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My department has instituted a new blogging system on the revamped website, and since I've got nothing going on here I thought I'd start using it to do a bit of journalism and politics and education commentary. You can check it out here. I will plan to continue this once I'm settled at my new institution, hopefully on a platform that allows me to name it something other than "asveenstra's blog."

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  1. The Spinto Band, Brown Boxes
  2. Karmella's Game, The End
  3. Northern Room, Black Light
  4. The Virgins, Rich Girls
  5. White Rabbits, Fox Hunting
  6. Bob Mould, See a Little Light
  7. The German Art Students, Damn the Digital
  8. Toadies, Tyler
  9. Vampire Weekend, A-Punk
  10. The Dials, Joe Lies
  11. National Beekeepers Society, Amputee
  12. Whatfor, I'm a Bummer
  13. Vancougar, Obvious
  14. The Heligoats, Been a Drill
  15. Testa Rosa, My Sin
  16. R.E.M., Electrolite
  17. 8889, It Takes All Kinds
  18. Jail, Always Wrong
  19. Evangelicals, Another Day
  20. Ra Ra Riot, Dying Is Fine
  21. Headlights, Towers
  22. The Bird and the Bee, I'm a Broken Heart
  23. Frightened Rabbit, The Modern Leper
  24. Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Paper Kitten Nightmare
  25. The Dan Andreas Fault, Murder (Or a Heart Attack)
  26. The Whigs, Right Hand on My Heart
  27. The Bravery, This Is Not the End
  28. The Box Social, Having an Average Weekend
  29. The Gutter Twins, Circle the Fringes
  30. The Hold Steady, Slapped Actress

posted by Aaron S. Veenstra
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This may be the last year I do any of this year-end stuff. We're moving to Carbondale, IL, in August, and who knows what the music scene will be like down there. The podcast and DVD may be done as a result, and if so I imagine I'll just find something else to do with my time. Enjoy!

Disc One:
  1. The Hold Steady, "Constructive Summer"
  2. The Presidents of the United States of America, "Sharpen Up Those Fangs"
  3. Tokyo Police Club, "Tessellate"
  4. My Morning Jacket, "I'm Amazed"
  5. The Gutter Twins, "Idle Hands"
  6. Firewater, "Some Kind of Kindness"
  7. Black Mountain, "Evil Ways"
  8. The Audition, "Basbhat"
  9. The Hush Sound, "The Boys Are Too Refined"
  10. The Mountain Goats, "Lovecraft in Brooklyn"
  11. R.E.M., "Man-Sized Wreath"
  12. Young Knives, "Up All Night"
  13. The Jealous Sound, "Got Friends (John McGinnis Remix)"
  14. Gnarls Barkley, "Surprise"
  15. The Dials, "18"
  16. Be Your Own Pet, "Heart Throb"
  17. Foals, "Cassius"
  18. Cruiserweight, "Balboa"
  19. Chris Walla, "The Score"
  20. Whatfor, "Call That Girl"
  21. Frightened Rabbit, "Keep Yourself Warm"
  22. The Heligoats, "Are You Saying Yes?"
  23. The Bird and the Bee, "Tonight You Belong to Me"

Disc Two:

  1. Sleeping in the Aviary, "Write On"
  2. Nine Inch Nails, "1,000,000"
  3. La Scala, "Parallel Lives"
  4. Mason Proper, "Bone Men"
  5. Mystery Jets, "Veiled in Grey"
  6. The Whigs, "1000 Wives"
  7. The Black Keys, "Things Ain't Like They Used to Be"
  8. Pale Young Gentlemen, "The Crook of My Good Arm"
  9. Does It Offend You, Yeah?, "We Are Rockstars"
  10. We Are Scientists, "Let's See It"
  11. Mates of State, "Now"
  12. Juliana Hatfield, "Just Lust"
  13. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, "Think I Wanna Die"
  14. Vampire Weekend, "Walcott"
  15. The Spinto Band, "The Black Flag"
  16. The German Art Students, "Pompeii"
  17. Ludo, "Go-Getter Greg"
  18. Zox, "Another Attack"
  19. Nada Surf, "I Like What You Say"
  20. Death Cab For Cutie, "Long Division"
  21. Vancougar, "Philadelphia"
  22. Feist, "Please Be Patient"
  23. Headlights, "Get Your Head Around It"

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