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Paul’s Picks

Paul’s Picks

Paul Jacobson reviews David Bazan’s “Care”Paul Jacobson | Contributor  If there’s one thing I appreciate in a musician, it’s honest songwriting. David Bazan is an honest songwriter; he’s one of the most honest songwriters I can think of. Bazan is an interesting character: once an outspoken Christian writing songs about […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
According to Nelson Rediger, regional director of development, the carillon can play up to 1,000 different songs (photo by Halie Owens).

Chimes and times

Carillon features will be added this springBy Annabelle Blair | Echo The Rice Bell Tower will soon have the ability to project more than music due to a donation of electronic carillon by Dr. Paul Gentile (’52) of Fort Wayne. The carillon, a set of bells in the tower, are […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Senior Paul Jacobson shares his recommendations  in Paul's Picks. (Provided by Paul Jacobson)

Paul’s Picks

My Top 5 albums of 2016By Paul Jacobson | Contributor   5. “Preoccupations”– Preoccupations Preoccupations follows up their fantastic 2015 release with another very strong album. The band continues to dole out tight, well-written post-punk tunes. Though the album does falter a bit in the middle with the shorter songs “Sense” […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph provided by unsplash.com) Need some help studying? Try listening to these classical melodies.

Focused study sessions

Taylor’s music department gives study music suggestions By JoAnn Rediger | Faculty Contributor “Research supports the idea that listening to classical music while studying can enhance learning and concentration. Film scores are also an excellent source of music to listen to while studying. Thank you to the 9 a.m. Art […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Graphic by Becca Eis) “All I want for Christmas is . . . ” more Christmas music, actually!

A rockin’ Christmas

Deck the halls to the melodies of these festive Christmas albums By Kelsea Denney | Contributor Whether you were blasting Mariah Carey in October or are just now looking forward to the Christmas season since Thanksgiving has passed, these 2016 Christmas albums will help jump start your holiday spirit. “Merry Christmas” […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Paul Jacobson shares his recommendations  in Paul's Picks. (Provided by Paul Jacobson)

Paul’s Picks

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of My Bloody Valentine’s 1991 release “Loveless”By Paul Jacobson | Contributor  Visceral; ethereal; overwhelming; primal; emotional. These are all words I would use to describe My Bloody Valentine’s 1991 release“Loveless,” which celebrates its 25th anniversary on November 4 (the occasion for this review). The album was […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Provided by unsplash.com) American tunes to spice up the election season

Spotify: American Tunes

American tunes to spice up the election season By Laura Koenig | Echo No matter your feelings concerning Election Day, sit back and enjoy a few American tunes. Check it out here: http://spoti.fi/2esmXdz “Party In The U.S.A.”– Miley Cyrus “I’ve Been Everywhere” – Johnny Cash “God Bless The U.S.A.” – […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Sidewalk Prophets spend over 200 days on the road a year, and one of those days will be tomorrow at Taylor University to share their new album “Something Different”. (Photograph provided by Shannon Hines)

Spotify: Dave Frey of Sidewalk Prophets

Enjoy lead singer Dave Frey’s top 10 favoritesBy Laura Koenig | Echo Excited about the Sidewalk Prophets concert? Lead singer Dave Frey shares his favorite songs, plus a fun bonus track on his Spotify playlist. Check out the rest of their playlists on Spotify at http://spoti.fi/2dN9Y4Z. 1. “Doubting Thomas” – […]

by · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Paul Jacobson shares his recommendations  in Paul's Picks. (Provided by Paul Jacobson)

Paul’s Picks

Bon Iver earns spot in Paul’s Picks By Paul Jacobson | Contributor Very few musicians can romanticize isolation, solitude and loneliness the same way that Justin Vernon can. His first two albums explored these themes extensively, and undoubtedly inspired countless listeners to long for a similar kind of experience in […]

by · October 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Spotify: Football Favorites

Spotify: Football Favorites

See Taylor’s football players’ pre-game playlists  Listen to the full list here: http://spoti.fi/2dBhL55 Name: Blake Wheeler Year: Senior Position: Linebacker Number: 36 “Requiem (The Fifth)” – The Trans-Siberian Orchestra   Name: Everett Pollard Year: Sophomore Position: Quarterback Number: 15 “From Time” – Drake (radio edit) “Keeping the Faith” – Billy Joel […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment