Staff Playlists, Vol. 2

Rother + Valz

A person’s taste in music can say a lot about their personality. In order for students to better understand our staff, teachers are sharing playlists of their creation to allow the student body a glimpse into who they are outside of the classroom.

George Rother — History Department

Playlist Prompt: Imagine the city of Tumwater is burying a time capsule and have asked you to create a playlist that defines your generation for them to include. Which ten songs would you use?


  1. “Gimme Shelter” (The Rolling Stones)
  2. “Purple Haze” (Jimi Hendrix)
  3. “For What It’s Worth” (Buffalo Springfield)
  4. “White Rabbit” (Jefferson Airplane)
  5. “The Thrill is Gone” (B.B. King)
  6. “Fortunate Son” (Creedence Clearwater)
  7. “London Calling” (The Clash)
  8. “Hotel California” (Gipsy Kings)
  9. “My Sweet Lord” (George Harrison)
  10. “Walk on the Wild Side” (Lou Reed)

Henry Valz — Chemistry

Playlist Prompt: Imagine you are stranded on a deserted island with only some kind of music-playing device, a stereo system, and a playlist of your creation. What ten songs would you choose to listen to until you are rescued?


  1. “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” (Billy Joel)
  2. “One” (Metallica)
  3. “Jesus of Suburbia” (Green Day)
  4. “Jungleland” (Bruce Springsteen)
  5. “Do What You Want” (Bad Religion)
  6. “Arrested in Shanghai” (Rancid)
  7. “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen)
  8. “Brandenburg Concerto 5” (Johann Sebastian Bach)
  9. “First Call” (NOFX)
  10. “Under Pressure” (Queen)

Mr. Valz would like to point out that to power a stereo system on a deserted island, he would “need about a 500W Solar Panel System”.

By Gabby Connors


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