LEAH WANG '12 AND SADIE NOTT '12
If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
LW: I'm between two albums right now: "The Carter III" by Weezy F. Baby and "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
SN: "Kamakiriad" by Donald Fagen. That would never go on our radio show but there it is. Steely Dan (Fagen's group) was on in my house non-stop during my childhood.
Best spontaneous dance party music?
LW: Passion Pit remixes, fo sho. For realsies.
SN: "Get Low" by Lil' Jon. I got down to that in seventh grade. And "Let the Beat Build" by Weezy.
What music gets you in the mood?
SN: To do what?
LW: I'd like to be as nave as Sadie, considering my parents are going to read this. But I'll say that James Morrison has an amazing sexy/raspy voice that I love.
If you were in a band, what would it be called and what kind of music would you play?
SN: I was in a band once. It was called Just Add Water. We broke up before we had the chance to record, or play any sort of music together.
LW: My band would be Jenny Lewis's band, and I would be Jenny Lewis, and we would play Jenny Lewis-esque music. I'd still listen to rap and hip-hop, though.
What's the best new music you've heard?
SN: Mike Posner's "Drug Dealer Girl."
LW: The xx Remix of "You've Got the Love" by Florence + the Machine. Yup.
If your radio show could host any musician, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
SN: HOVA. He's a genius. He could bring Beyonce with him. And supposedly they have a house like two towns away from me—what?!
LW: I'd love to have Drake on our show. I'm a huge Degrassi fan.
What's the first album you ever bought?
LW: Spice Girls - "Spice." Then all of their albums thereafter, except for when Ginger Spice left.
SN: I think it was Backstreet Boys' "Millennium." I'm not embarrassed to say I listened to the entirety of that album with my friends...on a regular basis.
Best guilty pleasure music?
LW: Justin Bieber, hands down.
SN: 3LW. Although I'm not sure I feel guilty about that.
If you had to pick one song to be banned from Bowdoin what would it be?
LW: That Pitbull song—the one that goes: "I know you want me." So bad.
SN: Sorry Leah—all Justin Bieber, hands down.
What's the best concert you've ever been to?
LW: Rock the Bells '08 in Boston was amazing. Nas, Tribe, Spank Rock, they were all there.!
SN: Steely Dan. Pretty sure I was the youngest person in the audience. But on the other end of the spectrum, Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra. I've seen them a couple of times in jazz clubs and the vibe you get from so many instruments in such a small place is unreal.
Best road trip soundtrack?
SN: Any Young Money.
LW: I would probably switch between bro-out music (Jack Johnson, G Love, DMB, etc.) and catchy singles (Miley, Weezy, etc.) on my iPod. Sorry if that deters any readers from wanting to go on a road trip with me...
If you could choose one song to play when you enter a room, what would it be?
SN: "Empire State of Mind"! Gotta rep the hood, yo.
LW: "Lollipop" (remix). Duh.
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- Compiled by Rachel Goldman