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The Final(s) Push Playlist

We really get that it feels like we’ve been preparing for/taking finals for about a month now. While you may be feeling a bit angry towards Columbia/New York/finals in general, keep your head up and remember that you will be heading home no later than Friday hopefully. To restore some faith in this city/school and offer […]

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Get Pumped: The Playlist

Much as you try to deny it, the school year is almost upon us.  To get ourselves jazzed about going back to school, Bwog remembered the songs that got us really pumped about “g01ng t0 c0llEg3 1n nEw Y0Rk C1tyYyyy.”  You know what we’re talking about: that song you played on repeat for the entire […]

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Overseen: NSOP 2011 Edition

Despite delays, NSOP is now well on its way. Bwog has been out and about, mingling and picking up free shit. Here are the highlights we’ve observed thus far: The most commonly asked question at the information desk was when and where Convocation would be. The record number of blue bins one freshman required to […]

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Composer Portrait: Fred Lerdahl

Claire Sabel reviews last night’s concert at Miller Theatre. The work of Fred Lerdahl, the Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition at Columbia, was showcased last night in the second of Miller Theatre’s Composer Portraits, a monthly staple of their 2010-11 season. Lerdahl, a Guggenheim fellow and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, has also written extensively […]

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Professor Playlist: Am Studs Stud, Roosevelt Montas

In this edition of Professor Playlists, Bwog brings you the musical selections of Professor Roosevelt Montas, a.k.a. Lit Hum and CC legend and Director of Columbia’s Center for the Core Curriculum. Siboney, Bebo Valdez Marie-Louise, Wendo Kolosoy Bad Romance, Lady Gaga I know What I Know, Paul Simon Rocky Raccoon, Beatles Frío Frío, Juan Luis […]

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Professor Playlist: Lit Hum Legend, Christina Mercer

Bwog has jammed with the JJ’s Place guys, shaked to Shakira with Dean Peña-Mora, and sung a Sesame song with Dean Denburg. Last year, Gareth Williams, Chair of Literature Humanities, helped us cram creatively with a study guide playlist. Below, fellow Lit Hum legend Christia Mercer kindly shared what’s in heavy rotation on her Ipod: Bob […]

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Playlists: Carman’s Sir Mike

More playlists from Columbia’s most beloved figures. This week, Raph Debenedetti got fist-bumping, jammin’ Carman security guard Michael Layne, aka Sir Mike‘s, Top 10. Kind of Blue – Miles Davis Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan My Girl – Jackson 5 Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield Here […]

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Prof Playlist: Country Gets Foxy

Last year, Bwog jammed with the JJ’s Place guys, shaked to Shakira with Dean Peña-Mora, and sang a Sesame song with Dean Denburg. We know how those crazy cats in Dodge Hall like to party, so we asked Music Department Chair and Ethnomusicology Professor, Aaron Fox, what’s in heavy rotation on his Ipod. Below are […]

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Dean’s Playlist: Denburg Sings a Song

Nothing connects people like music, so we continue to humanize the administrators of our great University with the latest addition to our rave-reviewed series of celebrity playlists. This week, we feature Dorothy Denburg, Dean of Barnard College and the person who makes decisions about meal plans and such. Bwog can’t personally remember the last time […]

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Dean’s Playlist: Feniosky Likes Shakira

You seemed to enjoy our JJ’s Playlists a few weeks ago, so we’re bringing you more. SEAS Dean Feniosky Peña-Mora kindly responded to Bwog’s request to share his favorite musical selections. Instead of a list of songs, Peña-Mora has his pick of the albums he enjoys. Stay tuned for more playlists from other campus notables– […]

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Jammin’ with JJ

Bwog’s Late Night Dining/Procrastinating Correspondent Carolyn Ruvkun asked the staff of JJ’s Place to compile “celebrity playlists.”  As follows is what they returned with great excitement; Bwog proudly presents you with enough conversation starters to last you through the semester. Procrastinate on, friends. Willie Clear Touch, “Freestyle” Noel, “Silent Morning” Michael Jackson, “Beat it” Cynthia, […]

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iTunes Playlists Go Down On Valentine’s Day

Bwog music metacritic Bryan Mochizuki critiques the iTunes valentines day mixes, and offers his own. The advanced minds of the iTunes Music Store have put together a collection of mixes for Valentine’s Day, and they’re…pretty crappy.  It’s bad enough that some people will actually give their dude “Rock Love Songs For Him” – so does […]

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Dead White Men Dancing

Still winding down from that CC exam? Check out this mix, graciously relayed by a student of CC teacher Dermot Albert Ryan. Plato – “Quiet” – The Beta Band Aristotle – “We’re Going To Be Friends” – The White Stripes Hebrew Bible – “Israelites” – Desmond Dekker New Testament – “Jesus” – The Velvet Underground […]

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