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CIVL Shuffle — January 24, 2018



CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy continues to encourage us to re-evaluate our positions, and unpack our privilege both in the workplace and in our home lives.

Ke$ha “Praying”

Why aren’t we hearing more of this song in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns? Should this not be the anthem for the entire movement? A song about professional suppression at the hands of a privileged and powerful man, and the gendered violence that goes along with it.

Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know”

Alanis wrote this song, supposedly, about Canadian and former Full House (ORIGINAL VERSION) star Dave Coulier, otherwise known as Uncle Joey. In the early ‘90s, Coulier had an extra-marital affair with Alanis, and Alanis apparently was somewhat less pleased with him than he who’s referenced in “Hands Clean.”

Nicki Minaj ft. Chris Brown, Drake, and Lil Wayne – “Only”

Previously shuffled, I feel like the Lil Wayne verse that serves as the finale to this dark, star-studded recording, is super insulting to Nicki Minaj. I won’t reprint the line here, but the opening of his turn is just the most overreaching and rude thing that he could say.

The Kingsmen “Louie, Louie”

A song whose intelligible lyrics mirror most of our feelings regarding the Louis C.K. revelations that came out late last year; Louie, we’ve gotta go. We can no longer support you, and it makes us scream ai, ai, ai! For shame! Let’s engage in the conversation, everyone, please.

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