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The Mike’s music recs for 2021!
Adam Morrison, Business Manager
For myself, the dominating theme of 2021 thus far has been a lack of socialization and an inundation of dozens upon dozens of hours of pre-recorded lectures. So, dear reader, I’ve compiled a playlist that captures the mania of this situation: from waking up in your room, to doing work in your room, to exercising in your room, even to sleeping restfully in your own room. Pop this playlist on and go to town.
Wakeup: Certainly, waking up when it’s dark is a challenge. So, try not to ruminate it for too long. However, I’m sure at least one psychologist would agree with me – or could be paid to agree with me – that sadness can be turned into productivity in the morning. So, follow that strategy, have a large breakfast, check-in with the good ol’ OutLook and CrowdMark and go get it, [Student Number]!
Mad World – Tears for Fears
Chamber of Reflection – Mac DeMarco
Loving Cup – Rolling Stones
Weekend Wars – MGMT
Happiness is a Warm Gun – The Beatles
First Day Out – Tee Grizzly
Mid-Day: Be wild and crazy! Consider taking lunch at 11:30 or even, having that 4th RedBull. Mid-day is where the magic happens and the procrastination gets done, so make sure to make the most of it while you can; because, remember, as soon as the sun goes down in 35 minutes the day is over and it’s time to pack up and browse TikTok for the remainder of the week.
Baiana – Bakermat
Heybb! – Binki
Roses – Outkast
Every time we Touch – Cascada
D.A.N.C.E. – Justice
(And then just for fun) Father Strech my Hands Pt. 1 – Kanye West
Bed-time / Evening: We all know that in order to get a restful night’s sleep, a faithful The Mike reader needs to be lulled away from their work by somber tunes of reflection and nostalgia. However, this segment of the playlist is easily the most dangerous for turning a peaceful night in to an unintentional 3AM existential crisis. Best cut it off before Vincent comes on.
Ranked in by Sadness, ascending
Helpless – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
White Ferrari – Frank Ocean
Box #10 – Jim Croce
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) – Don McLean
Look on Down From the Bridge – Mazzy Star