May 5, 2016
Connor Murphy '16
Today we take a look at one of my closest friends and coworker, Matt Smith. His taste in music has included some of our strangest, most comedic submissions.
Why do you participate in Songs of the Week to the extent that you do?
Because one day, Connor asked me to do it, and I thought "Hey, I'll help out my friend." But then I ended up selling my soul to doing it every week.
If you could recommend one artist to our readers as a good gateway into less popular or accessible music, who would it be?
From my first submission, the Avalanches will open your mind to new ideas and feelings that you didn't know a human could ever feel. Frontier Psychiatrist  will enlighten you.
I've noticed that most of our top contributors seem to be listening to very diverse, less popular music. Do you think this is a coincidence?
People who submit more will take out more of what they know, so eventually over time, they'll start picking out more obscure things, which are probably better.
How well has Songs of the Week worked for you in terms of music discovery?
Does anyone actually read it?
Has Songs of the Week taught you anything about the tastes of the school?
Again, does anyone read it?
What do you look for in music?
Something interesting. Different from everything else.
Lastly, of the tracks you've submitted, which is your favorite?
Frontier Psychiatrist , Carried Away , and Akbar , the song about corn.
Drapht - Jimmy Recard
The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
A Single Pill - Say Geronimo
C.W. McCall - Convoy
Drake Bell - Bitchcraft
Idina Menzel - Let It Go
Bliss n Eso - Life's Midnight
Dan Bull - The Staircase
Ted Poley and Tony Harnell - Escape From The City
Funky Panda - Swing What You Got*
Red Peters - Closing Song
Spose - Knocking on Wood
Stan SB - Tears in the Rain*
Moby - Wait for Me
Streetlight Manifesto - Toe to Toe
Never let it Die - Watsky
Robbie Williams - Candy*
Christina Aguilera - Candyman
John Cena & Tha Trademarc - The Time Is Now
Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
Nice Peter - Christmas With You*
Shirley Temple - I’m Gettin Nuttin for Christmas
Train - Shake up Christmas
Mike L - G.T.F.U
Spose - Nobody
Alice Francis - St. James Ballroom
Avicii - Addicted To You
Jeffery Dallas - Akbar
Parov Stelar - The Mojo Radio Gang
The Planet Smashers - Mighty
William Davies - Do What I Do*
C2C - Happy
DensleMs - Gravity Falls (Densle Remix)
Weezer - Thank God for Girls
Benny Bell - Shaving Cream*
Hilltop Hoods - 1955
The Script - Hall of Fame
Jamie Berry - Sweet Rascal*
Passion Pit - Carried Away
Rehab - Bartender Song
11 Acorn Lane - Perfect (Electro Swing Remix)
Frank Sinatra - That's Life
Hermitude - Golden
Dead Workers Party - Minecraft’s Ending
Keep Singing - Rick Astley
Reel Big Fish - She Has a Girlfriend Now
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