What music gets you in the mood?
Kraftwerk, especially "Showroom Dummies" and Magnetic Fields "Underwear."
If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
"Dominique" by Jeanine Deckers a.k.a. The Singing Nun.
Best spontaneous dance party music?
The Fiery Furnaces, the entire album "Bitter Tea," but especially the first track "In My Little Thatched Hut" and the 7th track "The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry."
If you were in a band, what would it be called and what kind of music would you play?
I am in a band, it is called My Mind and we play lullabies for sleeping babies.
What's the best new music you've heard?
Atlas Sound "Logos."
If you could meet any musician, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Jesus Christ, because he is a friend of The Singing Nun.
If you could rename any song, which would it be and why?
"Mesopotamia" by the B-52s. I'd call it "Iraq."
What's the first album you were ever gifted?
"Live in New York" by Frank Zappa from my best friend Jamie.
If you had to pick one song to be banned from Bowdoin, what would it be?
The 1982 disco version of "Dominique" by Jeanine Deckers a.k.a. The Singing Nun. It incites adolescents enrolled in college to become serious and to study.
What's the best concert you've ever been to?
It'll date me but Eek-A-Mouse at Toad's Place in New Haven in 1989.
Best road trip soundtrack?
Blonde Redhead "Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons."
If you could choose one song to play on loud speakers all over the Bowdoin campus, what would it be?
The original 1963 version of "Dominique" by Jeanine Deckers a.k.a. The Singing Nun.
If you would like to listen to DJ Kolster's playlist, visit the Orient Express at
- Compiled by Mariya Ilyas