I'm a Vandals fan and have quite a few of their tunes in my disorganized library of MP3s going back to the advent of MP3s (or at least it felt like the advent-remember listening to .wav clips on AOL? I do). I was jamming to my Pandora playlist of NOFX radio today when "People that are Going to Hell" by The Vandals came on. I rocked out, as usual, but then I looked up the lyrics because I realized it might be a good song for #MusicMonday. Turns out it was kind of the opposite of what I figured the song was about.
I’m here to give you all an update on what I’ve been doing as CFI On Campus intern, and what it’s like to work here.
Center for Inquiry On Campus (and its predecessor, the Campus Freethought Alliance) has been connecting students with knowledge, resources, and other leading secular activists and scientists for over fifteen years. We believe that it is our job to inspire students and to educate the secular leaders of tomorrow so that they can expand on the limits of our knowledge and bring reason to the coming generations. A big part of how we fulfill this mission of being a jumping-off point for young freethinkers is by holding our annual student leadership conference. It is a chance for students to come together in real life and relate leadership experiences, share how-to tips, make connections, and inspire each other. Several students who attended the 2011 Student Leadership Conference have offered to share their stories so that others can get an idea of what to expect, why it is important, and how you can help. This is one of those stories.
I was going to write something for Music Monday, but Cody always does a good job of writing about philosophically interesting music, so today I thought I would just extend Music Monday into Tuesday. Tom Petty Tuesday.
Thanks to a recent suggestion, this week's Music Monday artist is The Hold Steady. Specifically today's song comes from their second studio album Separation Sunday, a concept album of sorts that follows a cast of characters who experience life in a series of drug benders, religious conversions, and life on the streets.