Class playlists

One of the minor perks of my job is that I get to sneak in some extra stuff to my classes, including quotes from books, movie suggestions, news articles, etc. to help elevate the material we’re all working on. Of those little bits of extra things have included music that I think is of some (tenuous) relevance to the class or a song or two I had been listening to a bunch at that time. This has led to some quasi-playlists that I think in some way describe the class that was. Below are reported two such playlists for classes that I think are full enough to share. Please do enjoy.


BIOMEDE 211, Winter 2018

  1. Ultimate” by Gogol Bordello
  2. Winter’s Day” by Blood Warrior
  3. The February Train” by Beat Circus
  4. Luna Park” by Sivan Talmor
  5. Early Mournings” by Birdmask
  6. Words I Never Said” by Lupe Fiasco
  7. Fascist Degradation” by Di Nigunim
  8. Get Up, Get Out” by The Weavers
  9. Happy” by C2C
  10. Somewhere in the Between” by Toh Kay


VG 100, Summer 2018 (in Shanghai!)

  1. This is America” by Childish Gambuno
  2. Wait For It” by Lin Manuel Miranda
  3. The Life You Save May Be Your Own” by Beat Circus
  4. The Hands That Thieve” by Streetlight Manifesto
  5. Viva La Persistence” by Kimya Dawson
  6. Legend” by The Score
  7. Lost in the World” by Kanye West
  8. Knucklehugs (Arm Yourself With Love)” by Diablo Swing Orchestra
  9. Nevada City Serenade” by Mischief Brew
  10. Belmont” by Blackbird Raum
  11. Seneca Falls” by The Distillers
  12. Your Country” by Gogol Bordello
  13. Things That Stop You Dreaming” by Passenger
  14. Lean-To” by O’Death