Notes From Crew Quarters – Seasonal Music

by robertball on November 4, 2017

in Announcements, Blog, Notes from Crew Quarters

Photo by Hiroki Fujitani

Since the changing of the seasons is fully upon us in Michigan, we asked our editors what music they enjoy listening to in certain types of weather.

Alexander Clark
Associate Nonfiction Editor

The Smiths all fall long because I’m still 15 and sad.

Jacob Hall
Associate Fiction Editor
Decatur, Illinois

I like to listen to depressing music when I’m depressed in winter. I always feel a little better after hearing about how awful someone else’s life is.

Ethan Brightbill
Associate Fiction Editor
Allentown, Pennsylvania

After seeing The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology in Intro to Critical Theory, I always listen to Rammstein whenever I have a major paper due. December will be loud and German.

Bill Nyfeler
Associate Nonfiction Editor
Northern Michigan University

Like Ethan, I’m a Rammstein fan and listen to it or other excellent metal when a project is due, like Killswitch Engage and classic metal like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, early Van Halen, Metallica, etc. Cold days always draw me to early (late 70s-early 80s) U2 albums, especially the song New Year’s Day. Melancholy is System of a Down or Sarah McLachlan. Happy time is for fun music from Sia or Rihanna. Chill time is classic R&B like Brothers Johnson, Jaco, Dazz Band, and Isley Brothers.

Sara Ryan
Associate Poetry Editor
Ann Arbor, Michigan

I like to listen to weird, drone-y ambient music in the wintertime. Unless I’m in the shower– If i’m in the shower: 90s R&B.

Jennifer Howard
Escanaba, Michigan

The 4 Seasons’ Christmas Album takes me back. Took me a long long time to understand Mommy wasn’t actually having an affair with Santa Claus.

Robert Ball
Dearborn, Michigan

I genuinely love me some contemporary Christmas tunes. Nothing puts me in the jolly spirit like (Sir) George Michael’s “Last Christmas.”

Krys Malcolm Belc
Associate Fiction Editor, Fiction
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ace of Base’s “Cruel Summer,” in the summer. Close second LFO’s Summer Girls because I am a sucker for super crappy but amazing pop tunes.

Charlie Edwards
Engadine, Michigan

I listen to all types of music year round. I don’t really listen to anything specific at one point during the season, unless it’s Christmas, then obvi covers of popular Christmas songs! However, some of my favorite summer-flavored songs include “California Gurls” by Katy Perry, “Party in the USA” b Miley Cyrus, “Rock the Boat” by Aaliyah, “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, and “Lush Life” by Zara Larsson!

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