The Basement: Dec 4th Recap – Topics, Playlist
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The Basement: Dec 4th Recap – Topics, Playlist

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On this week’s show, we started off show by talking about a restaurant in Brooklyn, New York called ICHIRAN. The ramen-restaurant is gaining popularity because of the unique service it offers, described in detail this article on Grubstreet.com. The restaurant is designed in such a way that the patrons don’t have to have any significant form of social interactions. They sit in private booths, write down their orders on paper, and get served through small windows in their booths. We explored the anti-social implications of a restaurant that essentially eliminates any need for interactions with other humans. This conversation also lead to a discussion tipping and the service industry as a whole. In the restaurant industry, servers are traditionally paid less than minimum wage, and tipping is often expected (but not mandatory) and is usually determined by the quality of service provided by the server.

During our pop culture segment, we discussed J. Cole’s upcoming album entitled, “4 Your Eyez Only”, after releasing a documentary via TIDAL featuring two new songs. On one of the new track releases, “False Prophets”, he levies subtle criticisms towards the current state of rap, commenting on the behaviour of other artists like Kanye West and Lil’ Yachty. We also talked about the constant comparisons of current artists to past legends. For example, The Weeknd is often regarded as the modern Michael Jackson, but the issue that arises seems to be that it does an injustice to both artists. While it may be fair to say that there are notable similarities between the two artists, they both have individual characteristics and careers that shouldn’t be lumped together. Calling The Weeknd the new Michael Jackson puts The Weeknd in a position to fill larger than life shoes, and also in a sense, takes away from the legacy left behind by the late Michael Jackson (rest in peace).

For the people/opinion segment, we explored people’s personal preferences in relation to physical attributes when dating. Sometimes, people have specific physical attributes that are mandatory for them to feel attracted to someone else. We talked about whether or not it’s shallow to have these preferences, what some of these preferences are, and when these preferences go too far.

PLAYLIST
Popcaan – Ova Dweet
Gallant – Open Up
Chance the Rapper – Summer Friends
Daniel Caesar – Get You Ft. Kali Uchis
Noname – Freedom Interlude

Week 12: December 5, 2016
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Week 12: December 5, 2016

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There was so much to talk about; this weekend was very overwhelming for music (but in the best way possible). Childish Gambino dropped his third studio album, Awaken, My Love!a new song by Kid Cudi and Travi$ Scott titled “Baptized In Fire” was released a teaser for Cudi’s upcoming album, and J.Cole released album artwork and videos for the sudden release of his fourth studio album, titled 4 Your Eyes OnlyDJs Deej, Nix, and Winks are happy with, and looking forward to everything.

In a slight revisit of Starboy by The Weeknd, the DJs looked at its progress since its release. As of right now, all eighteen tracks are on the Billboard Top 100 list, which is a repeat of the accomplishment that the artist had with his last album, The Beauty Behind the Madness

It was a little bittersweet for the trio, as it was the last show of the semester. There are only twelve episodes left before they leave Laurier for the next step in academia, and otherwise. It may seem like a lot, but this term has gone by quickly. The trio are looking at introducing some new segments next term. If you want us to highlight a less mainstream artist, please Tweet us at @RLAfterClass or comment on our Instagram post @afterclazz.

This week’s track list is as follows:

  1. “True Colours” – The Weeknd
  2. “Redbone” – Childish Gambino
  3. “St. Tropez” – J. Cole
  4. “Leave” – Post Malone
  5. “Now and Later” – Sage the Gemini
  6. “Snow (Hey Oh)” – Red Hot Chili Pepper
  7. “All Night” – The Vamps ft. Matona
  8. “Old Thing Back” – Matoma ft. Ja Rule and The Notorious B.I.G.

 

Exploring Body & Mind: Waylon Auger
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Exploring Body & Mind: Waylon Auger

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Join Drew Taddia on Exploring Mind and Body this week as he interviews Waylon Auger on Dealing with Adversary!  

 
Waylon injured his knee several times, he talks about surgery, getting reinsured and what it took for him to have the mindset and determination to get back up, retrain, and recondition which ultimately led him to getting back on the court at the Captain of the Olds Volley Ball Team.