This has got to be the biggest mixtape of the summer, an extraordinary musical marriage: Weezy meets Zooey. The soundtrack from 500 days of Summer was an instant hit: The Smiths, Passion Pit, Hall & Oates, it really is one of the best movie soundtracks of all time. So what better than to produce a mashup mixtape featuring Lil Wayne's dulcet tones. When ULIP Radio first saw this, we thought nahh this won't work. Its not the best mashup album of time - Jay-Z and the Beatles' Grey Album must take that award. But 500 Days of Weezy is kinda catchy and a bit of a laugh - just don't take it too seriously.
Today, the 5th July 2012, the Times Higher Education website posted an article about ULIP entitled "British institute puts the accent on French connections" - Though its infuriating that people still fail to recognise ULIP as a stand-alone university, rather than just an institute, this article does praise ULIP in a number of ways, making particular reference to our fantastic location in the heart of Paris. Bizarrely the article mentions that ULIP boasts "an exceptionally high recruitment of boys" - not entirely sure where that came from! Either way, its nice that ULIP is finally getting some kind of recognition in the British media - and its about time too! ULIP is a university so often overlooked in higher education guides and the like. It is therefore an exciting development that we receiving at least some attention from these influential medias.
However, it is a great shame that no students were asked of their experience at ULIP. It's all very well speaking to the lecturers and the dean, but to get a real insight into the success of ULIP, surely the students are the go-to interviewees?! Regardless, any press is good press right?
It has now been about a month since Hot Chip released their fifth studio LP, In Our Heads. They will be playing an exclusive DJ set with Breton at the Aftershow Days Off Festival
Their gig in Paris is on Saturday 7th July at the Cité de la Musique. Tickets are 27 Euros each and are available here
Yes, 27 euros is fairly pricey, but with Hot Chip you are guaranteed a great show.
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