Archive for Katie Nesser

('18, Art History, Editor-in-Chief) is a cautionary tale from Texas. She loves true crime, sweet tea, and Candy Crush Saga.
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THE PURPLE ONE: your week 7 playlist

More people need to listen to Prince…


“1999” – as described by alex cheng

Harrowing music video, pretty good dancing, one of the greatest songs of all time. Prince still manages to look cool while performing with the vampires from What We Do In the Shadows in a high school gymnasium.

“Sometimes It Snows in April” – as described by tyler dunston

Possibly the saddest song he ever wrote. Prince’s falsetto in the second “I-I-I used to cry for Tracy…”  gets me every time. (Not to mention D’Angelo covered this song after Prince’s death: “I often dream of heaven and I know that…Prince is there” — […] Read more…


SOUTHERN TWANG: your week 5 playlist

Songs with a little bit of Southern.

UNCLE TUPELO – “Wait Up” – as described by nick burns

This song is about the twangiest thing you can get that is still somewhat recognizable as rock music. Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy’s earlier work under the moniker Uncle Tupelo started as an experiment in trying to get staid St. Louis audiences to listen to hardcore punk by disguising it with blues rock and rockabilly. In many ways Tweedy’s project has stayed the same: how far can I push my music, experiment with noise and texture, without destroying the folk-rock substrate on which everything rests? […] Read more…

BJD45W Five High School students at school.

HIGH SCHOOL THROWBACKS: your week 3 playlist

Throwback to 4 years ago.

CALVIN HARRIS – “Feel So Close” – as described by kevin garcia

Though I haven’t engaged with much of his work outside of his fresh Top 40 singles, Calvin Harris released this #banger just a few weeks before the start of my senior year of high school and, out of its sheer ubiquity, I probably sat through this song hundreds of times during that 10 month stretch of time.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS – “Cry for Judas” – as described by nick burns

Much of the music that came out in 2012–2013 now sounds dated to me, and Transcendental Youth is not the […] Read more…

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