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Arcade Fire talks about philanthropy at UT

Posted in News with tags , , , , on March 20, 2012 by 30daysout

Our Austin correspondent Lily Angelle attended a special lecture last night entitled “Hope, Haiti & Service,” where members of the band Arcade Fire spoke to University of Texas students about advocacy and volunteerism and urged them to get involved with relief efforts in earthquake-stricken Haiti.

Members of Arcade Fire perform at the University of Texas.

Arcade Fire members Win and Will Butler, Régine Chassagne and Marika Anthony-Shaw talked about the group’s work with Partners in Health since 2007 to provide health care for people in Haiti. Win Butler said the band has donated more than $500,000 over the past four years and $1 from every concert ticket goes to the charity.

However, Win Butler cautioned that philanthropy is not just writing a check and sending it off – one also needs to make sure the money is going to the proper efforts.

“If the question of ‘is this useful’ isn’t coming up, then you’re doing something wrong,” he said. “If I donate a bunch of money and people end up going out and painting some schools when there’s massive unemployment, I’d be concerned.”

Some attendees grew impatient with the talk and walked out before the lecture was over. So partly to “put it in the faces” of those people, as Win said, the musicians produced a couple acoustic guitars and performed two songs from their 2004 debut album Funeral: “Haiti” and “Wake Up.”

Video by johnrsull29

Go! Texas

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2010 by 30daysout

Tonight’s the big BCS Championship Game pitting the University of Texas against the other team from Alabama.  The Longhorns’ lackluster performance in the Big 12 Championship Game against Nebraska has many “experts” picking the Crimson Tide to roll.  Whether they do or not is up for debate, however, I can guarantee you that our cheerleaders will be hotter.  Kickoff at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena is set for 7 p.m. CST.  Hook ‘Em.

MP3: “The Eyes of Texas” by the University of Texas Longhorn Band

MP3: “March Of The Longhorns” by the University of Texas Longhorn Band

MP3: “The Yellow Rose of Texas” by the University of Texas Longhorn Band

MP3: “Deep In The Heart Of Texas” by Gene Autry

MP3: “Texas In My Soul” by Willie Nelson

MP3: “Miles and Miles of Texas” by Asleep at the Wheel

MP3: “What I Like About Texas” by Jerry Jeff Walker

MP3: “It’s A Texas Thing” by Gary P. Nunn

MP3: “Screw You, We’re From Texas” by Ray Wylie Hubbard

MP3: “Texas Me” by Doug Sahm