by JACOB BASKES October 9, 2019
On Wednesday morning, the student-run Bowdoin Entertainment Board announced new “campus celebrity” playlists to improve its interactions with the student body. This week’s featured guest is President Clayton Rose, whose top picks include Travis Scott’s “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” and Post Malone’s “Sunflower”.
The playlist includes twenty-six tracks, though thirteen of them are covers of “Free Fallin’” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Apart from these variations on the 70’s classic rock hit, the playlist tends towards songs on the Global Top 100, especially those with “sick beats” and “words that I probably shouldn’t say,” writes Rose in the playlist’s description.
“I lived the first sixty years of my life unaware that between Crosby, Stills, Nash, and also Young, the world of music wasn’t entirely occupied,” continues Rose, whose newly released mixtape “ya bish” contains tracks similar length to his campus-wide emails and is similarly self-acclaimed to be “lit.” “Boy, was I wrong. Where was Cardi B when we had AC/DC? How about Playboy Carti when we had Styx? Also, what if they had a baby and named it Playboy Carti B? That would be sick.”
Other highlights of the President’s list include two tracks by Camila Cabello, “Señorita” and “Shameless”. President Rose was photographed at one of Cabello’s concerts in late July of this year, standing in the front row while holding a Polar Water and a VIP pass. Multiple anonymous sources present at the concert reported that the President reached out to grab the singer’s feet as she approached the edge of the stage, and even cried when the hook of “Havana” began to play.
President Rose earned his nickname “Mr. 15” from the fifteen signed Camila Cabello records lining his office walls.
With Khoa Khuong’s playlist scheduled to drop next Wednesday, many students in Bowdoin’s music community have ventured guesses as to what the Associate Dean of Students’ preferences will include. “I’m banking hard on some Estonian Top 50,” said WBOR host Anna Li. “I would love nothing more than to see ‘für Oksana’ or ‘öölaps!’ on Dean Khuong’s mixtape. I once walked into his office and he was blasting ‘Ma Kuulsin Seda Läbi Viinamarjavuäädi’ on his speakers. He was really into it.” Li hosts a 3 am show called “Let’s Get Estoned.” You can listen to President Rose’s playlist here.