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Songs of the Week – October 16, 2017

Songs! Hand picked by us! For you!!!

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Featured Show – The Albatross Hour, Thursdays at 3 PM

Natalie Wilkinson ’19


Like any good DJ, Natalie Wilkinson has an almost spiritual relationship with her radio show. She describes the studio as “a cocoon from the outside world,” and her DJ name came to her like an epiphany. “I had a dream, and Skooz came to me,” she explains. “I wrote it on my hand in the middle of the night in the dark—like ohmigod, Skooz, that’s what I want to be called.”

It comes as no surprise then that Natalie manages to incorporate poetry and literature into most of her shows. Yossarian Shrugged was Natalie’s first show’s name, a Catch 22 reference. On The Albatross hour, if not reading poetry out loud, then “I’ll usually overanalyze songs on air,” Natalie admits.

Natalie’s current show, The Albatross Hour, is a reference to a rarely-used metaphor that originated in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. “The albatross is a sea bird, and the metaphor means it’s something that weighs you down and doesn’t get off your back,” Natalie explains. “The reason I chose it as the name is because my show is an hour to let go of the albatross hanging on your back.”

Recently, Natalie has been overanalyzing songs by Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Daniel Caesar, Cosmo Pyke, Bobby Womack, XXXTENTACION, and Tennis.

Songs of the Week – October 9, 2017

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Songs of the Week – October 2, 2017

Let this playlist guide you through the uncertainty that is whether or not this Friday will be mountain day…??!?!

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Featured Show – Milk Men in the PM, Fridays at 9 PM

Pierceson Brown ’18 & Marshall Borrus ’20

Two cans of condensed milk prompted the Milkmen in the PM radio show. “Pierceson here takes himself to be some kind of human ratatouille,” said Marshall, or DJ Tres Leches, about his amateur chef co-host, DJ Dulce de Leche. Once, while at a friend’s house, Pierceson, much to the dismay of Marshall and others, “dropped two things of condensed milk into a pot for three hours.” Despite his friends’ skepticism, after three hours Pierceson successfully created the dessert dulce de leche. From there, Milkmen in the PM was born.

The two explain their show as “banter, but when we feel like we’re going off the deep end we play music.” While in the past Pierceson, an experienced WCFM DJ, often attempted to schedule their show, Marshall would quickly instigate nonsense: “I see my role as directly to undermine,” noted the ironically lactose intolerant DJ Tres Leches.

While The Milkmen conceded that they often get no more than “that one phantom listener, probably from the radiation,” they are still optimistic about their fan base. “Sometimes, we raffle off tickets to our show. So if people call in quickly enough they get to come,” advertises Pierceson. 
“They’re not great tickets, though, they’re outside,” confided Marshall. 
“Yeah, you have to stand and look in through the window of the studio, but you get a bathroom pass.”

In terms of music, Pierceson recommends King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, The Orb and Cuig. Marshall only recommends his YouTube channel, where you can find a 4 hour video of him reading The Time Machine by HG Wells and a 5 hour live stream of him doing homework. “Haha, who would watch that?” laughed Pierceson. Marshall rebuked, “I had more livestreams viewers of me doing homework than we have listeners of this radio station.”

To boost Marshall’s ego, watch here.

Songs of the Week – September 25, 2017

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