If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
HE: It would have to be Bob Marley's "Legend." With pervasive, always-current lyrics, and those sweet melodies mixed with electric guitar riffs just does it. And will always do it.
TK: To be honest, probably "Under the Table and Dreaming" by DMB. Got the right mix of songs. Either that or something like Beethoven's Eroica.
Best spontaneous dance party music?
HE: I have to say, "Return of the Mack" by Mark Morrison. Definitely a throwback, I get amped every time I hear it. Except 'Sex in the Boonies' kind of ruined it...
TK: Mo' Money Mo' Problems.
What music gets you in the mood?
HE: Gotta love Luther...Musiq Soulchild...Jill Scott. Then, there's some Modest Mouse and Method Man, but that's for an entirely different kind of mood...
TK: In Rainbows - Radiohead, there ain't nothing like the calm before the storm in Thom Yorke's voice.
If you were in a band, what would it be called and what kind of music would you play?
HE: I would probably name the band Tin Man (an inside joke) and we would rap lyrics over strictly Jazz and Classical music: sax, violins, lyrics, and organs. The band would also have a female singer used only for Jeezy-like ad-libs.
TK: Redemption Navy and we'd play covers of Bone-Thugz-in-Harmony and Souls of Mischief over classical guitar and violin.
What's the best new music you've heard?
HE: I've been on the mixtape train for a while now, so most of the new music I hear comes from that circuit. One of my favorites is Wiz Khalifa's "Burn after Rolling" (a play on that George Clooney movie obviously).
TK: I'm real into The xx at the moment. They swerve some chill beats.
If your radio show could host any any musician, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
HE: Miles Davis, without a doubt. He's almost too interesting of a guy, and I'd love to have him improvise something in the station. I also hear he's got that ill connect.
TK: Nick Drake. The guy sat alone at home, ate mushrooms and tuned his guitar in some crazy ways for years. He must have some interesting insights.
What's the first album you ever bought?
HE: Sisqo's "Unleash the Dragon." That was the album with "Thong Song" on it. Classic middle school stuff.
TK: It was Backstreet Boys, the one with 'Quit Playing Games with My Heart' on it. I bought it for a friend as a birthday gift, but they ended up getting a couple king-size chocolate bars.
Best guilty pleasure music?
TK: Easily Taylor Swift, though I'm not guilty about it. The woman is a genius.
If you had to pick one song to be banned from Bowdoin what would it be?
HE: "Return of the Mack" for the reasons above.
TK: That one song that's just three minutes of Jim Carrey doing "The Most Annoying Sound in the World" from Dumb and Dumber. Yeah, that one.
What's the best concert you've ever been to?
HE: Rock the Bells '09 was ridiculous. Festivals in general are basically the way to go...there's nothing better than seeing one of your favorite artists leave the stage to make room for another of your favorites.
TK: Barenaked Ladies in Toronto.
Best road trip soundtrack?
HE: Road trips and summer always go together, and there's something about acoustic guitar and road trips for me. My road trip soundtrack would definitely be bulging with Michael Franti and Bob Marley. Gotta throw in Bone Thugs' "Home" too...
TK: I'd have to go with The Best of John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Who doesn't want to stick their head out the window to the Jurassic Park theme?
If you could choose one song to play when you enter a room, what would it be?
HE: Definitely "Seed 2.0" by The Roots. The way that song starts up, people would just know you've arrived.
TK: I Don't Want to Lose Your Love (cover) - Bon Iver.
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- Compiled by Rachel Goldman