A Campus Soundtrack

Posted by Sam on October 13, 2016

The Vari Reel

This is a mini-post I have been meaning to write since I began working here at the YUBlog. Not because it’s particularly informative, but because it involves one of the most universal past-times and forms of therapy in existence — music.

Have you ever listened to a song and thought to yourself, “This would be perfect for _____!”? Well, next to “I’m hungry,” that thought is by far the most common one I experience on a daily basis. Embracing my previous life as a Spotify song-suggestion generator, I figured I would put this tendency to good use and map the Keele campus with a soundtrack.

Without further ado, allow me to embrace the “Liberal Arts” half of my Liberal Arts & Professional Studies degree and hit you with what is essentially the first installment of a campus soundtrack. Largely the result of the positive feedback surrounding a previous post of mine, “The Sounds of York,” below you can find twelve song suggestions for specific situations and places around campus. Be prepared; it’s about to get real artsy:

 

WATCHING THE TREES CHANGE COLOUR AROUND CAMPUS

ENJOYING THE LAST WARM DAYS OF SUMMER

LAST ONE LEFT IN THE LIBRARY

THE EARLY MORNING COMMUTE

FIRST DAY DOWN CAMPUS WALK

WHEN DRAKE FINISHES AND YOU GET THE AUX CORD AT A VILLAGE PARTY

COMING BACK FROM A ROUGH DAY

BEING 21 AND STILL PASSING NOTES IN CLASS

LEAVING A 7PM EXAM WITH CRAMPED HANDS

CATCHING A NIGHT SHUTTLE BACK TO THE VILLAGE

RESIDENCE FLOOR PARTY

FORCING YOURSELF TO THE GYM

 

The only thing stopping this post from becoming any more of an indie Sundance film is a hand-drawn mixtape cover, so I’ll stop there for now. If you enjoyed this little post as much as I enjoyed putting it together, throw a comment below with a suggestion of your own, or hit us up at @YorkUstudents on Twitter. It may just me, but it would be interesting to hear how different people interpret the campus.

(P.S: For those interested, you can find below a continuous playlist with all the songs from the post.)

Sam
Sam

Sam recently graduated with an Honours BA in Communications.

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