Nov 29, 2011

Have you ever heard of a "jukebox"?

Ever feel like iTunes and Pandora fall short when it comes to historical music? Well, you're in luck, because today we're turning the spotlight on the National Jukebox. What is this, you ask? Simply put, it's an online archive containing "more than 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925."

We're talking the earliest days of sound recordings, folks: H-I-S-T-O-R-Y. You can search for songs, or you can browse by genre (e.g. religious, ethnic).

Listen for free, and while you're at it, ponder this: of the artists that you currently enjoy, who do you think will merit inclusion in the National Jukebox 100 years from now?

Nov 15, 2011

International Education Photos

It's International Education week here at Saint Martin's! Be sure to stop by the O'Grady Library,
which is hosting a photo contest highlighting the international adventures of SMU students. You can vote for your favorite photo, and who knows, it might win!

Nov 8, 2011

What if President Obama resigned?

No, President Obama is not resigning. But what if he did? In light of the news that Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is resigning, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at other world leaders who are or who have already bid farewell to their posts.

There's Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece, who is sort of beginning the resignation process.

There was Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who resigned earlier this year.

And of course, there was Richard "I am not a crook!" Nixon, who resigned his position as the 37th president of the United States of America.