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.
Toni Hummel — English Department
Playlist Prompt: What ten bands comprised of female artists would you recommend to your daughters to inspire them to become strong and powerful women, like yourself?
- Le Tigre
- Team Dresch
- Bikini Kill
- Beat Happening*
- Girl Trouble
- The Gossip
*Not all girl, but “both have powerful GIRL messages”.
The songs on this list reflect my “Coming of Age”- so, are a little Riot Grrrl. We didn’t call it that at the time- just a bunch of young women who called BS on all the boy bands that dominated the clubs. This community is what I would love for my two ladies to have in their lives.
Hummel also suggests…
- PJ Harvey
- The Breeders
- Veruca Salt
- Lydia Lunch
- Siouxsie Sioux
- Joan Jett
Kevin Wimsett — Social Studies Department
Playlist Prompt: As an authority on history, which ten songs would you say have had the most impact on the world, either politically or socially?
- “We Shall Overcome” (Pete Seeger)
- “The Star-Spangled Banner” (Francis Scott Key)
- “Fortunate Son” (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
- “We Didn’t Start the Fire” (Billy Joel)
- “It’s Like That” (Run DMC)
- “Fight the Power” (Public Enemy)
- “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?” (Bing Crosby)
- “Happy Days are Here Again” (Jack Yellen and Milton Alger)
- “It Don’t Mean a Thing” (Duke Ellington)
- “Jailhouse Rock” (Elvis Presley)
By Gabby Connors