BEN LOVELL '10, JOE HENDERSON '10 AND KATHY YANG '10
If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
BL: Legend by Bob Marley and the Wailers. It's great for any mood or time of day.
JH: Rolling Stones: Forty Licks.
KY: The Flying Club Cup by Beirut. I can (and have) listened to the album on repeat for days.
Best spontaneous dance party music?
BL: Anything by the Tough Cats. They are a local folk group that puts on one of the best live shows I've ever seen.
JH: Freestyle: Don't Stop The Rock
KY: "DARE" by Gorillaz. I DARE you not to dance to it. Oh that was so terrible. I'm sorry.
What type of music gets you in the mood?
BL: Put on almost anything by Ben Harper and I'm good to go.
JH: The mood for what? *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*
KY: The Lion King soundtrack. Nothing gets me going like the "Circle of Life". Just kidding. Probably "My Favourite Book" by Stars. Girly romanticness to the extreme.
If you were in a band, what would it be called and what kind of music would you play?
BL: The band's name would definitely be Mainestream Motown and we would sing covers of old Motown hits.
JH: We wouldn't have a name, we'd have a symbol, and we wouldn't really play music, we'd just bang on instruments and raise a ruckus.
KY: We would spend too long arguing about the band name, get into a dramatic fight and never "make it big." Years later we would reunite and talk about how great it would have been if we had formed our Jack Johnson cover band.
Best new music you've heard?
BL: I really like M.I.'s Jack Johnson Sessions. Anything that fuses or blends hip-hop and other music seems to be the way to go these days.
JH: I haven't really heard much new music. Ben and Kathy don't let me out much.
KY: Broken Bells. Every song is sooo good!
If your radio show could host any any musician, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
BL: If we could bring back Jimi Hendrix that would be awesome. We could just let him do one improvised solo and most of our show would be accounted for.
JH: Keith Moon. Because he's Keith Moon.
KY: Marilyn Manson because I'm convinced he's not a real person.
What's the first album you ever bought?
BL: MC Hammer's Let's Get It Started (oh yeah, the one with "Can't Touch This" on it). I learned all my dance moves from MC Hammer.
JH: Queen: "Greatest Hits I & II."
KY: I'm not sure what the first album I ever bought was but I know the first album I've ever owned is the Titanic soundtrack (thanks, Dad).
Best guilty pleasure music?
BL: "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum. I won't even try to justify this but it speaks my soul.
JH: Mango Floss: Ninja F***ing Zombies, Zombie F***ing Ninjas.
KY: Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga, back to back...on repeat. And I'm not going to lie, I like "Need You Now" too.
If you had to pick one song to be banned from Bowdoin what would it be?
BL: I would ban "Cotton Eye Joe" and if someone were caught doing a line dance while listening to it the offense would be doubled.
JH: "Party in the USA." Its such a god-awful song.
KY: That song "I'm Awesome" by Spose that's been playing NONSTOP on the radio because the guy is from Maine. Just because he's from Maine, doesn't justify how awful it is. Not even funny awful. Just awful.
Best concert you've ever been to?
BL: This summer I got to go see AC/DC in Foxboro, MA during their "Black Ice" tour. They may be getting up there but man can they still rock.
JH: 2008, Roger Waters playing Darkside of the Moon in Hartford
KY: Lollapalooza 2006. I guess technically it's a music festival so kind of a cop-out answer because it was basically an orgy of non-stop fantastic concerts by musicians I still love: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, The Shins, Andrew Bird, The New Pornographers and Broken Social Scene to name a few.
Best road trip soundtrack?
BL: The best road trip music = the original Lion King soundtrack on cassette tape. Helped me pass the time on many old school family road trips.
JH: "The Life Aquatic" with Steve Zissou. David Bowie covers in Portuguese, need I say more?
KY: I like making my own playlists for long road trips but if I could only choose one I would go with "By The Way" by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Also remind me not to go on any road trips with Ben. That might get awkward...
If you could choose one song to play when you enter a room, what would it be?
BL: "Welcome to Jamrock" by Damian Marley ft. Biggie. It would definitely make me seem more B.A. every time I strolled through.
JH: Led Zeppelin: "Kashmir." But just the opening instrumental part.
KY: "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Everyone I meet will think I'm in love with them which, you know, fair enough.
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- Compiled by Rachel Goldman.