Archive for Phill Giliver

('17, Mechanical Engineering) once went through a drivethrough on a bicycle and started to panic. He called his mom and she said 'I'm at work I can't deal with this right now.'
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HEADLINERS: your week 2 playlist

Spring is for defrosting.

YOUNG THE GIANT – “Mr. Know-It-All” – as described by chloe rickards

The lead singer of Young the Giant is a Stanford alum — it shouldn’t be too hard for Frost to rope them in, right? And, while they might not open with (or even play) “Mr. Know-It-All,” I feel like this song could have been inspired by Sameer Gadhia’s time here.

LORDE – “Green Light” – as described by siena streiber

Maybe it’s just because I’ve only been on this campus for three years, or maybe it’s my increasing inner feminist, but why in the heck haven’t I seen […] Read more…

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VIBES: your week 10 playlist

Some vibes to get you through dead week.

HANA – “Clay” – as described by som-mai nguyen

For all your quietly-vengeful-mermaid aesthetic needs. Wait for the beat, then wait for the hook.

WILCO – “She’s A Jar” – as described by nick burns

Part of what makes Summerteeth such an enduringly enjoyable album is how dream and nightmare are inextricable from start to finish. “Lush” is a word that comes up again and again, but also “emotionally devastated”: it’s the Cocteau Twins meets the Mountain Goats. “She’s A Jar” is driven by lazy, distant synths punctuated by expansive harmonica: the instruments are as relaxing as the […] Read more…

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90s RAP THROWBACK: your week 4 playlist

Our favorite 90s hip-hop.

PUBLIC ENEMY – “Fight The Power” – as described by yanni dahmani

Mother fuck Trump and John Wayne

HOUSE OF PAIN – “Jump Around” – as described by ena alvarado

Who else watched Mrs. Doubtfire obsessively as a kid? I can’t remember how many times I danced recklessly to this song on top of my mother’s precious dining table, home alone in our apartment on a Sunday afternoon. To call it a classic would be an irresponsible understatement. “Jump Around” is a funk fest, and all that remains is to hail Robin Williams!

BEASTIE BOYS – “Body Movin’” – as described […] Read more…

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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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DUETS: your week 2 playlist

The best 1-2 punches.

TOM JOBIM & ELIS REGINA – “Águas de Março” – as described by nick burns

It’s the most pure and otherworldly of all the bossa nova standards, the catchiest (“Girl from Ipanema” notwithstanding) and the most happily inscrutable, seeming to exist—not unlike Dylan’s “Mr Tambourine Man”—outside the boundaries of genre, mood, lyrical convention or meaning: is it a sad song? a happy one? Elis and Tom are certainly cute, playing cat and mouse with the mic, but the words and the notes mix melancholy and joy: the titular rains of March, Regina sings, […] Read more…

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