Sophomores Caroline Prokopowicz and Kiersten King drew stares and grew hairs when they got behind the WBOR mike this September with "Moustache Radio," a show primarily devoted to alternative, indie and folk rock.
Prokopowicz said she and King have shied away from speaking on air ever since Prokopowicz mispronounced the studio name during their first broadcast. Though they may be reluctant to comment on their playlists, the two have strong convictions about what music is worth listening to. "Mustache Radio" is a veritable authority on the best of several different genres.
Greatest mustachioed artist of all time?
CP & KK: Weird Al.
Best song someone could play to get you out of bed in the morning?
CP: "Get Up Offa That Thing" by James Brown.
KK: "You Make My Dreams" by Hall and Oates.
One great song for the month of October?
CP: "That's the Way" by Led Zeppelin.
KK: "Blame it on the Tetons" by Modest Mouse.
Best concert experience you've ever had?
CP: Either an open rehearsal for the New York Philharmonic because it was really cheap. It was just a rehearsal, but they played through all the pieces. It was just like a concert. Or an actual concert I saw two years ago with The National, Modest Mouse and R.E.M.
KK: It was a concert I saw two years ago; it was Regina Spektor in Denver.
Lyrics that sum up how you're feeling right now?
CP: I like all of the lyrics from "Heartbeats" by The Knife. I guess if I had to choose a representative bit of the lyrics, I would choose, "Both under influence / We had divine sense / To know what to say / Mind is a razorblade... Ten days of perfect tunes / The colors red and blue / We had a promise made / We were in love."
KK: "I'm on the pursuit of happiness / And I know everything that shines ain't always gonna be gold, hey / I'll be fine once I get it, yeah / I'll be good" from "Pursuit of Happiness" by Kid Cudi.
Album that will stand the test of time?
CP: "Graceland" by Paul Simon.
KK: Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy."
First album you ever downloaded from iTunes?
CP: "The Bends" by Radiohead.
KK: Jill Scott's "Who Is Jill Scott?"
Best song you've ever heard that was featured in a movie? What was the movie?
CP: "Trouble" by Cat Stevens in "Harold and Maude."
KK: "Hero" by Regina Spektor in "500 Days of Summer."
Best break-up song?
CP: "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" by Bob Dylan.
KK: "Shit Song" by Kate Nash.
Album of the year thus far?
CP: "The Wild Hunt" by the Last Man on Earth.
KK: I'm just going to agree with her.
Album of the decade?
CP: "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" by Wilco.
KK: The "Once" soundtrack by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.
Artist you're currently listening to more than any other?
CP: The first one is Joao Gilberto. The second would have to be Great Lake Swimmers.
How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?
CP & KK: Our sources tell us the average is seven.
Tune into "Mustache Radio" with
Caroline Prokopowicz '12 and Kiersten King '12 every Monday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on WBOR 91.1 FM or streaming online at wbor.org.
-Compiled by Peter Griesmer.