Issue 11, Semester 2, 2019
Alright folks, brace yourselves.
Just like Pancake Parlour's famous syrupy, multi-stacked, banana-laden, god-tier(debatable?) dessert, or (Stephen King's) Pennywise the Clown — this. is. “IT”. The big one. The doozy. What you all have been waiting for (and by 'you all’, I mean the 1 person who listened to/followed the last playlist I made — shout out to them!). The playlist to end all playlists (... because I will be graduating soon, and this 3-part series is complete).
You know how it goes: mo' money, mo' songs. Finally, this one goes out to my fellow third years, ready to leave the halls and exit the (revolving) doors of MLS for the big, wide world out there (source of the mo' money). With good feelings, with bad feelings... with ALL the feelings.
There is 1 song for each 5-day week of all 12 weeks in our 6 entire semesters = a massif 72 weeks of the JD (plus a few bonus songs for those who did summer/winter subs or are extending!).
Honestly, I think Post Malone's recent release, Hollywood's Bleeding, could've applied perfectly to the JD experience. Trust Posty to appropriate from even as niche an area as a graduate law course. But he did, and he did it well. Although for the sake of balance, there is only a single Post feature. The rest touch other, more discrete genres than 'post-Malone' (think post-punk, post-rock etc).
I tried to avoid as many clichés as possible (e.g. Vitamin C's "Graduation Song") and made this playlist as appropriate for a graduate cohort as I could. But inevitably, as we go on into our future lives, we’ll remember all the times we had together at MLS (#JD2017). And as our lives change, come whatever, we will still be departing this degree forever… so it’s only fitting that we reflect upon our lives so far.
To conclude, in the wise words of Des’ree -- ‘laife. oh laife. ohhhhh laaaaaiaiaife. ohhh laife (doo, doot doot doooo)’.
Karan is a Third Year JD Student and the 2019 De Minimis Layout Editor and Resident Playlist Creator.