I’ll be updating it more too.
It’s finally up!
I probably won’t be updating this anymore, so check my site out.
Keep it real fratdaddy to be.
Is this blog written by people from a specific organization or just one guy or...? What is your backstory?
I’m just one guy. I’d prefer not to name where I’m from/where I go, but I’ll let you know that it’s a southern, well known and respected university. I’ll also let you know that I’m a junior majoring in Marketing. And yes, I’m in a fraternity; one considered “top tier” by most of my college.
I attended boarding high school in Virginia and played lacrosse and squash for them. I’ve been around this culture for quite some time.
It’s not up yet, but we’re close. Bookmark it!
Right before rush too.
sick sale at Peter-Blair. Jump on it and buy all your frat ties.
Style points go to cummerbund wearers as well.
sweet discount at chegg for your textbooks. More money for natty now. You’re rich as shit though so it doesn’t matter.
This great coupon code CC120720
offers you 11% off of your books
Alright fratstars in training,
Big updates are coming. I’m getting my own site soon so from that you’ll be even more able to learn about how to join the most elite area of college. I’ll keep you updated on when to move over there, but it’ll be soon.
What kind of music do you like?
First off, if you say Nickelback, leave. Also sidenote, give up.
Second, it better be good music, which usually is in the eye of the beholder, but since you’re trying not to suck, it should probably be good music..
Obviously Dave Matthews, Dispatch, and Sublime are the cliché choices, but you’re better than that (no you’re not, you’re reading this.). When the topic of music comes up during rush, you’ve gotta impress.
Always a good choice; Bands like Phish, Moe, Perpetual Groove, The Allman Brothers, and The Grateful Dead are choices that stand out. That’s not all though. You can’t just say “Yeah I listen to the Dead.” You have to know at least 3 of their songs. If you can do this, then you’re set. Well not really. You should throw out your Linkin Park cd’s and start knowing this music well.
Bands such as Pearl Jam and CCR are also acceptable and highly respected. Once again though, know at least 3 songs.
Knowledge of the lyrics of every popular song ever created ever is strongly encouraged too. This includes but is definitely, definitely, definitely not limited to:
More Than a Feeling – Boston
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Thriller – Michael Jackson
You get the idea – songs that we’ve all heard countless times (honestly, do you not know the lyrics to these songs?). At 1:27 AM on Friday night when the DJ busts on Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond) and the whole party starts drunkenly singing the lyrics, you’re going to look like a fag if you can’t join in. Knowing these songs lyrics = crucial.
Now, along with great bands and music like this, knowing popular pop songs is also necessary.
What’s played at parties. Obviously. To be good at this involves 24/7 research. You gotta stay on top of new music coming out, especially sick remixes or mash ups. Don’t know any Mash up bands? Check out Girl Talk and Super Mash Bros. You’ll get the idea.
Awesome example of sick party music = Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus and Shots by LMFAO ft. Lil Jon.
Finally, and probably most important:
You better know awesome 90’s music. You don’t know the lyrics to Jumper by Third Eye Blind? Who are you? Probably homeschooled. Ouch.
Ride Wit Me – Nelly
Mmm Bop – Hanson
Waterfalls - TLC
I could go on, but as you can see, music is a pretty long topic. This is a pretty frat-tastic guideline though and it should get you through basic music conversations with fratstars.
Keep it real fratdaddies to be.