Ever wonder what your professors are listening to through their headphones when they walk into the classroom? Well, wonder no more, because these five professors are here to tell you about all of their favorite tunes.
Harris Friedberg, Associate Professor of English
I’m listening to “See Ya,” the last cut on my son Andrew Friedberg’s Thank God for Rock Bottom. It’s built on a stop-time guitar riff that knocks me out.
Courtney Patterson-Faye, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Since last month (including today in my office, in my car on the way to campus, and at my Department’s open house mixer this evening), l have been playing Ari Lennox’s Shea Butter Baby album on a continuous loop! I constantly play one song, “New Apartment,” on repeat, and I just can’t help but wish I had her album when I got my first apartment years ago. I sing it at the top of my lungs (no matter the location) and even include hand signals along the way. It’s such a great song that screams a truth about a black woman on the cusp of becoming who she wants to be: part of which is in control of her own self and her own space.
Leo Lensing, Professor of Film Studies
I like Margo Price’s “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle).” Like all good country songs or almost all, it’s about the evils of drink and how to get past them. I try to get over country music, but it’s hard….
Scott Higgins, Professor of Film Studies
“Canada Plus” by Article 54. It turns out that soft Euro disco is my preferred form of protest music these days.
Greg Goldberg, Associate Professor of Sociology
I recently re-discovered Cody ChesnuTT’s song “Look Good in Leather.” It’s fantastically catchy, and if I were DJing a queer leather party, it would be high up on my playlist.
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