Professor Music Profile: Zoe Kontes

This past week I got a chance to sit down and talk music with Professor Zoe Kontes, Classicist and founding member/bassist of Kenyon’s now-defunct, all-professor cover band O! The Humanities. The task I laid out before her was not to simply choose five of her favorite albums, but five albums that have special sentimental value, five albums that represent a specific time in her life and that bring her back to that time with each listen.

Before she locked herself away in the hills of Ohio, Kontes led a very exciting life in the vibrant music scene in Durham, North Carolina while teaching at Duke University. Durham is the home of Merge Records and Kontes was lucky enough to live in the area during a pivotal time for the label. The rest, I will leave up to her.

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Places Where the Heat Is On

Bushnell, gurl, you gotta step up your game.

Gambier may be getting colder, but that in no way means that it is deemed necessary for the buildings to be warmer. I keep getting fed the same useless responses: it’s expensive to turn the heat on this early. What if it gets warmer again? Then where will we be? Don’t you think you’re being a bit prissy and frankly downright unpleasant this really isn’t that big of an issue so can you please stop complaining? Enough, I say! If I can’t get snuggly and watch a PBS drama while my body lightly toasts then I want out of this establishment!

Luckily, it doesn’t have to come to that. Read on after the jump to find out which residence halls are nice and warm* and just waiting to watch the lastest episode of New Girl with you.

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