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May was another month filled with great music. Here is my playlist for it:

1. Marques Toliver- “CanAan”

2. She & Him- “I’ve Got Your Number Son”

3. Cloud Boat- “Lions on the Beach”

4. Dirty Beaches- “Night Walk”

5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- “Sacrilege”

6. Jay-Z- “$100 Bill”

7. Ryan Hemsworth- “Empty Thoughts Over A Shallow Ocean”

8. Haim- “Falling”

9. Mikal Cronin- “Weight”

10. Adult- “Idle (Second Thoughts)”

11. Mount Kimbie- “You Took Your Time (Feat. King Krule)”

12. Say Lou Lou- “Fool of Me (Feat. Chet Faker)”

13. Pure X- “Someone Else”

14. Koreless- “Sun”

15. Vampire Weekend- “Step”

16. Ms Mr- “Dark Doo Wop”

17. Madeline Peyroux- “La Javanaise”

18. Beaches- “Send Them Away”

19. The National- “Fireproof”

20. Dungeoneese- “Nightlight”

21. Still Corners- “Berlin Lovers”

22. Savages- “She Will”

23. Allo Darlin’- “Lets Go Swimming”

24. Pia Fraus- “Mute the Birds (Feat. Ulrich Schnauss)”

25. Daft Punk- “Doin’ it Right”

26. Chance the Rapper- “Chain Smoker”

27. Alpine- “Multiplication”

28. MS MR- “Hurricane (CHVRCHES Remix)”

 

 

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VW

It was three years ago, that I saw this band, who truly captured all the feelings I had about them since hearing their debut. Vampire Weekend is one of my favorite bands because of their collegian attitude and style with their music, which still remains relevant.

Their debut showed me a group of guys who were experiencing college life and the environment that comes with it. VW’s debut was very energetic and focused on lyrics that an English major, like myself at the time, could understand. These things include: “Oxford comma” and having to read things that can sometimes be very dull.

Modern Vampires of the City displays VW no longer as freshmen college students, but as mature men who have grown up and are looking toward the future. This can be shown in both the music and the lyrics.

The song “Step,” in particular, exhibits these qualities as Ezra Koenig sings about a love he has for a girl and is looking forward to spending time with her:

The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out.
What you on about?
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
I’m stronger now, I’m ready for the house
Such a modest mouse, I can’t do it alone, I can’t do it alone
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl.

The music in the first album can be heard as vastly different than any other bands from their time. VW incorporated classic indie rock sounds with an Afro-Cuban beat. This remains in the most recent release, but with more orchestration.

I see this album as not only VW’s best, but also my favorite of their records. A band who has stood through all three releases solid and helped me through my college career and looking forward to the future as a man.

Classically Yours,

ZRH

pants

 

Warmer months bring sunny skies, picnics in the park, and admiring all of the beautiful flowers. After Christmas, I obtained this really vibrant orange and navy floral fabric. It reminded me of future months when flowers would be blooming. It also made me think more creatively about what I could do with it.

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As I was looking on Pinterest, I found this really original pair of pants, in which, the owner had somehow put fabric on the bottom to add a sartorial edge. I was greatly influenced by this idea and took it to my seamstress, Mina. She was very responsive to my idea and had them done in no time.

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The results of the pants are flawless, as they are exactly what I dreamt of. They embody my style and are current with the season.

Classically Yours,

ZRH