Music to listen to…
– When you can’t decide whether to become a wiccan or go to Urban Outfitters: “Fineshrine”- Purity Ring
– When you’re a white guy who’s too embarrassed to say the N-word when rapping: “Thrift Shop”- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Wanz
-When you are drinking a cup of green tea while playing Super Mario Sunshine: “Circle”- Shugo Tokumaru
–When you’re seducing Don Draper with trips to your beach house when he’s on vacation in Los Angeles: “Do You Believe”- Poolside
–When you’re either dropping Acid with Ken Kesey or, alternatively, getting gunned down in slow motion in a Tarantino movie: “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” -Tame Impala
–When you’re at a sweet sixteen party for your younger sister and her friends and you figure out none of them have heard of the Police: “Locked Out of Heaven”–Bruno Mars
–When you’re in a montage from “O Brother Where Art Thou” and you’re probably also stealing a pie from a windowsill: ”Ho Hey”–The Lumineers
–When you’re fleeing from the cops in your red ‘66 GTO just outside “the Mutiny” in Coconut Grove and take the comb out of the right breast pocket of your pastel blue three-piece linen suit to touch up your hair, because that’s exactly where your priorities are right now as you signal for your mistress, Donna, to get down, as you wouldn’t want all of this gunfire to hurt her: “Kelen Ati Leen” –The Souljazz Orchestra.
–When you’re trying to strike the perfect balance between “self-aware” and “tough” with your date, who smokes Parliaments and is wearing a Dead Kennedys shirt with a black beret and crimson cardigan while driving down US-1: “Vizcaya”–Jacuzzi Boys
–When you are mad at your friend, who always seems to have difficulty not being in control, for unintentionally killing your wife because he set off a nuclear warhead in a construction site under the somewhat misguided belief that it would make you able to travel back to a time you’re both more familiar with, but instead said warhead split the timeline in two, forming both a completely real timeline and some sort of utopian purgatory-like thing that functions as God’s waiting room, and you, in the former timeline, decide to deal with this by breaking into an abandoned house built in the 70s, drinking flat, generically-branded beer, and moping by yourself for a bit:
“Search and Destroy”–Iggy Pop
–When you’re nearing completion of your Ph.D. dissertation dealing with the most heart-clenchingly profound song lyrics ever composed in the English language: “Snakes in the Grass”–Waka Flocka FlameLife’s Soundtracks is a series of lists aiming at providing the appropriate musical accompaniment to your life’s most meaningful moments. This is the first installment from contributors Zoë Brown and Kevin Sands, music directors at UM’s student radio station WVUM. words_zoe brown, kevin sands and hyan freitas.