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CIVL Shuffle: Summer semester edition

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy wants to invite you to enjoy this summer semester at UFV! Try to use these songs to make it easier!

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By Aaron Levy (CIVL Station Manager) – Email

Print Edition: May 7, 2014

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CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy wants to invite you to enjoy this summer semester at UFV! Try to use these songs to make it easier!

Maylee Todd “Summer Sounds”

It’s a quick, airy little ditty, but it does the trick. The breezy wisp of soft strums and plucks that make up the chord structure of this almost intermission-worthy track from the Choose Your Own Adventure debut for Maylee Todd is perfect for sitting back, relaxing, and cracking open those books.

Girls “Summertime”

This song takes the bulk of its running time to get started over a chorus-drenched guitar strum pattern that frolics in the field like memories from your fancy-free youth; and that’s what it’s about. “Summertime, soak up the sunshine with you.” Disclaimer: it does include a drug reference.

L.F.O. “Summer Girls”

New Kids on the Block did have a bunch of hits, and as a child, I did struggle with bathroom visits after ingesting any significant amount of buffet Chinese food. I can’t speak about this song’s subject matter beyond these touchstones. My own youth was not filled with teenage philandering.

Refused “Summer Holidays vs. Punk Routine”

It’s a funny title when you think about it. Any punk-related experiences I had in high school were certainly based on my summer holidays, or the early freedom of games like hooky and truancy. “Rather be forgotten than remembered for giving in.” Maybe I missed the point.

Two Hours Traffic “Stuck for the Summer”

I’m morbidly reminded of this song as we see helicopters circling overhead today at UFV. It’s an upbeat number, but unfortunately, the Two Hours Traffic on Highway 1 for this evening’s rush-hour crowd is nothing to be excited about. Look both ways before crossing, and use walkways where possible.

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