Freshman Peyton Melin organizes Lenten common basket

The Melin family visited with a family during their travels to Flores De Villa, Peru, last summer. Their trip included aiding their church in building homes for struggling Peruvians. (courtesy of Peyton Melin)

Freshman Peyton Melin organizes Lenten common basket

April 15, 2014

With the help of the BSM World Language Department, freshman Peyton Melin spent the week of April 1 raising awareness to the community of BSM about a small city in Peru, Flores de Villa, located about 30 minutes from the capital, Lima. “Lima is a modern city with a casino,... Continue Reading

Junior establishes self as premier softball player

Junior establishes self as premier softball player

April 15, 2014

Junior captain Maddie Houlihan has come along way since first stepping up to the tee-ball plate as a young six year old. With her college future already mapped out and two years remaining as a Red Knight still to play, the University... Continue Reading

Senior looks to continue acting at prestigious institute

Since his first performance in the BSM eighth grade production of "Annie," Faber has dedicated his life to singing, dancing, and acting, which ultimately landed him at Tisch School of Arts. (Dasia Davenport)

Senior looks to continue acting at prestigious institute

April 14, 2014

After refreshing his web page for hours, senior Danny Faber spotted a green box in the corner of his screen, informing him of his acceptance into the musical theater program at Tisch School of the Arts. “For a moment I didn’t know what had happened and my whole body started shaking, it was emotionally... Continue Reading

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in latest record

The album takes influence from the sounds of the 60's and 70's, while still remain modern and fresh. (Aloe Blacc press image)

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in latest record

April 9, 2014

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in the music business with “Lift Your Spirit,” a soulful and creative album with a classy feel. His vintage sound made it more difficult for him to produce hits, but his... Continue Reading

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

Staff writer Emily Pirkl struggles through the perils of her AP Euro assignments. (Shannon O'Connor)

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

February 25, 2014

It’s 11:09 p.m. (nine minutes after my self-imposed bedtime) and I’m far from snuggling under my flannel bed sheets. By the looks of it, I will be violating my own rule for the fifth night in a row, and, judging by my track record, this won’t be the last time. I’m on Tumblr, of course. Or, at least, I was. Then I clicked on link for a YouTube... Continue Reading

SportDateTimeOpponentLocation
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 17 7 p.m.Spring Lake ParkAway
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 17 7 p.m.Spring Lake ParkHome
Boys TennisThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Robbinsdale ArmstrongArmstrong High School
Boys TrackThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Multiple OpponentsFridely
Girls TrackThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Multiple OpponentsFridely
Boys LacrosseSat, Apr 19 5 p.m.EaganAway
BaseballMon, Apr 21 4:30 p.m.WayzataHome
Boys GolfMon, Apr 21 9 a.m.Chanhassen Invite Deer Run Golf Club
BaseballTue, Apr 22 4:15 p.m.IrondaleAway
Boys GolfTue, Apr 22 1 p.m.NSC OpponentsVictory Links Golf Course
Girls GolfTue, Apr 22 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys LacrosseTue, Apr 22 7 p.m.St. Thomas AcademyHome
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.
SportDateOpponentResultW/L
Boys TennisTue, Apr 08 Columbia Heights7-0W
Boys TrackTue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents46
Tue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents83
Girls TrackTue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents83
Boys TennisMon, Apr 07 Blake 3-4L
Girls BasketballSat, Mar 08 Holy Family Catholic61-66L
Girls BasketballTue, Mar 04 Mound-Westonka85-60W
Boys BasketballSat, Mar 01 Waconia60-69L
Girls BasketballFri, Feb 28 Columbia Heights84-46W
Boys HockeyWed, Feb 26 Eden Prairie2-3 2OTL
Boys BasketballTue, Feb 25 Mound-Westonka50-47W
Girls BasketballTue, Feb 25 St. Louis Park71-47W
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

The Weepies

Soothing harmonies artfully construceted by this two-person group entangled in the guitar’s distinct picking mesh to create an eerie and pleasant tones. The way that these blissful melodies snatch a listener’s attention prove that the Weepies are not your everyday folk music artists.

Do not be misled by the fact that The Weepies are categorized as an indie pop-folk group. Although they are not your typical alternative artists, their lyrics construct a universal bridge by painting vivid images that allow any listener to connect with the song.

Relationships are a given when it comes to song content. “Gotta Have You,” with soft beats and memorable guitar phrases, and “World Spins Madly On”, with a quick and calming strum of the acoustic guitar in the background, are both songs from the album “Say I Am You” which focuses on relationships.

Groovy and tinted with distortion mixed with an acoustic guitar, “Hideaway” is the title of an album and one of their hit songs that portrays how the Weepies often compare situations captured by their songs to nature and animals in a refreshing way. “Even the stars sometimes fade to gray,” resonates in this song’s chorus.

The Weepies’ style takes music a whole step forward. Just look at how they are categorized– indie, folk and pop are anything but similar, yet somehow the talented artists manage to wrap it up into a series of songs.

Deb Talan and Steve Tannen were once two independent singer-songwriters; however, upon meeting at Club Passim in Massachusetts, where they found a deep musical connection, they have been playing together ever since. “Say I am You”, their first album to receive mainstream attention, ignited their success in 2006.

Along with their music appearing in more than twelve TV shows as well as in several motion pictures and commercials, The Weepies were nominated for a Short List Music Prize. Their continuously expanding audience allowed for their iTunes sales to top the folk charts in eight countries and the duo was asked to play in countless music festivals throughout the year.

Yearning for more musical discovery, the artists immediately started writing their next album when their crazy year on the road came to an end in 2007. “We were empty,” says Talan on their website. “We both felt dark after being in the bright lights for a year. We were looking to reconnect with what moved us about music in the first place. We needed to hide out and write.”

“Hideaway”, the product of their brief time away from fame, became yet another hit. Although slightly tinted with the theme of struggle and loneliness instead of the lovey-dovey feel of their first album, it complemented their previous album wonderfully.

The Weepies’ only members, Deb Talan and Steve Tannen, sing and write their songs with an incredible sense of unity that must come from their recent marriage in 2007. Altogether the relaxing and thought provoking masterpieces of Steve and Deb have won their place in music history.

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