Ted Leo xoxo

With the new Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse records coming out in March, we want to make sure our man Ted gets his proper due for Living with the Living, scheduled to release March 20.

The new album's on the internet, and it's dang good. I haven't quite gotten into the whole thing yet, but from a cursory listen it sounds like TL decided spread the love around and make a song for every genre. Plus there's a tune about this,which looks freakin' tasty as hell.

Here's a link to one notable track, Bomb. Repeat. Bomb (1954), courtesy of TheHypeMachine. Sounds like Ted's summoning the specter of late-80s/early-90s post-punk, with delicious, delicious results.

In other news, Buzzsaw's putting on a FREE show this Thursday, March 1 at No Radio RecordsSkybox, Stanley & the Livingstons, The Tundra Toes, and the unholy debut of This Fantastic. Music starts at 6:30pm.

The Ism Issue

Our second edition of 2007, the Ism Issue, is now out on Ithaca College campus and can also be found floating around downtown. The issue is also up on our Web site, where you can read all the printed articles, plus additional content, including a previously unpublished report on IC's journalism department written by Prof. Alan Wright's Issues and the News class.

There have been some new developments in the Park School since our story on the journalism department went to press. The
Daily Californian reported on Feb. 21 that Park School Dean Dianne Lynch is one of four candidates being considered for the position of dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. This is quite an honor for Dean Lynch, but one wonders what effect uncertainty over her future will have on plans to revamp Park's journalism program and start a Center for Independent Media. So far, Dean Lynch has made no public statement about her intentions, and both the Park School blog and the Ithacan have been silent on the matter.

ADDENDUM: Dean Lynch has said she takes issue with the identification of her in the
Daily Californian as a "front-runner" for the position. She was nominated for the post and will travel to Berkeley in March for an interview, but she has not yet spoken with the search committee and says the process is still in its early stages. Although four candidates have been scheduled for interviews, Berkeley may still consider more people for the job. If and when she is a finalist, Lynch said, she will inform the IC community. Meanwhile, she is not looking to leave the Park School.