If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
PN: "Funeral" by Arcade Fire is by far my favorite album of all time snd probably always will be.
JS: Gnarls Barkley's "The Odd Couple". Cee-Lo Green is a soul machine.
Best spontaneous dance party music?
PN: "Digital Love (Boris Dlugosh Remix)" by Daft Punk. Anytime, anywhere. Check it out.
JS: The Calvin Harris remix of Jamiroquai's "Canned Heat" is retro funkadelic.
What music gets you in the mood?
PN: "Samba de Benençao" by Bebel Gilberto.
JS: The dulcet tones of Seal's "Kiss From a Rose" makes me want to break out the silk sheets.
If you were in a band, what would it be called and what kind of music would you play?
PN: The Smokey Mountain String Band. We'd play alternative and old-timey bluegrass.
JS: Dibs on banjo and high vocal harmonies.
What's the best new music you've heard?
PN: These aren't super new, but I'm a big fan of "I and Love and You" by the Avett Brothers and "Bitte Orca" by the Dirty Projectors. Also, recently I learned about an old EP of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon called the "Hazleton EP" which is pretty amazing.
JS: Lyle Lovett's "Natural Forces" makes me want to wander the prairie ASAP.
If you could meet any musician, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
PN: I think it'd be sweet to hang out with Jeff Tweedy from Wilco. He seems like a pretty cool down-to-earth guy.
JS: I'd visit Tom Waits, in a seedy bar on a rainy night, and he'd tell me stories about old criminals he knew.
What's the first album you ever bought?
PN: "Crash" and "Under the Table and Dreaming" by Dave Matthews. Still love them both.
JS: A simultaneous purchase of "Astro Lounge" by Smash Mouth and the Baha Men's "Who Let the Dogs Out." No regrets.
Best guilty pleasure music?
PN: For all of my indie rock snobbery, I can't deny a serious love of Coldplay and Dave Matthews Band.
JS: Arthur Lyman's "Hawaiian Sunset." It's just an entire album of Hawaiian lounge music.
If you had to pick one song to be banned from Bowdoin what would it be?
JS: "TiK ToK." Ke$ha sounds like she smells bad.
PN: Same here, but let me listen to it one more time first.
What's the best concert you've ever been to?
PN: Arcade Fire with LCD Soundsystem opening. It was face-melting good.
JS: Definitely the Avett Brothers in Boston this past fall, they gave us a great show.
Best road trip soundtrack?
PN: Any 90's rock mix including "Every Morning," "Summer Girls," "She's So High Above Me", and of course "Semi-Charmed Life."
JS: Eddie Vedder's soundtrack album for "Into the Wild". I've heard at least one song from it on every BOC trip I've been on.
If you could choose one song to play when you enter a room, what would it be?
PN: "Give Up the Funk" by Parliament. It's TOO funky.
JS: "Old King" by Neil Young. Yee haw.
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- Compiled by Rachel Goldman