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CIVL Shuffle: Communications edition

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy is excited that Resource and Academic Development and Integration Officer (RADIO) Jay Mitchell is taking 101.7 FM to 100 level MACS courses next week, so here’s your shuffle on communications.

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By Aaron Levy (CIVL Station Manager) – Email

Print Edition: September 17, 2014

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CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy is excited that Resource and Academic Development and Integration Officer (RADIO) Jay Mitchell is taking 101.7 FM to 100 level MACS courses next week, so here’s your shuffle on communications.

Led Zeppelin “Communication Breakdown”

Though Plant and co. may want you to think that “it’s always the same,” there’s a plethora of ways to achieve a nervous breakdown and end up being driven insane. Great riff though, if  misleading philosophical postulation. Buried in the back of their first album, it’s an instant ‘60s classic.

Kendrick Lamar “Poetic Justice”

“They say communication saves relations, I can tell, but I could never write my wrongs unless I write’m down for real, P.S.,” says Drake in opposition to his statement at the end of “Fuckin’ Problems,” also with Kendrick, saying “This long d*** ****a ain’t fo’ the long talkin’” that beast.

Shad “Telephone”

A song about hating communicating via the telephone in long distance relationships, aided by whomever the Hey Ocean singer is, also appearing on his TSOL song “Rose Garden,” which is interesting since Shad’s spent large parts of his life A) touring, B) living in BC, and C) living in Ontario.

The Specials “A Message to You Rudy”

One of the first music videos ever, this song is immortalized, as if it hadn’t been already, by Sublime, in one of many raga-influenced singalongs; “Stop your messin’ around, better think of your future, before you wind up in jail.” If Rudy implies Guiliani, I doubt the message was received.

No Doubt “Spiderwebs”

We’ve all been there … Well, not if we were nerdy and/or shy teenaged boys, but any congenial, or even just personable lady has: too many phone calls, not enough lines, leave a message and she might get back to you.But if not, it’s your fault that she’s screening phone calls.

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