Weekend Playlist: Songs That You Wouldn’t Believe They Play at Kenyon Basketball Games But They Actually Do

Kenyon Men’s Basketball has had a great season, and as it comes to a close I can’t help reflecting not only on the gameplay but the sweet music that fills Tomsich during any time out. Now, I’m not sure who’s on AUX at these things, but they are a bit of a deejaying prodigy. They have an unmatched gift of throwing on a playlist of songs that you wouldn’t believe make sense for a basketball game, and yet, there they are. There is no way I could be as masterful as whoever chooses these songs, but I’ll try my best to recreate this excellence in a Weekend Playlist.

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Honest Question: What is the Hit Song “Anna Sun” About?

Oh, you know the song. Anna Sun isn’t only the beloved Sociology professor at Kenyon College, but the name of a chart-topping hit with a melody you can’t shake. When you were home for weeks at a time whether it be Thanksgiving or Spring break, you mentioned/humble-bragged to your friends from home while you were coasting that the song they were blasting is actually based on that tiny speck of land you call your college. Did you know Anna Sun is based on Kenyon? Yeah, the lead singer went there. Yeah I’m the coolest person you know. 

We decided to investigate one step further, push the envelope if you will. We listened to the earth-shattering lyrics over and over, desperate to find the clear references to the ‘bier.

Fire-crackers in the east my car parked south: Ok he’s obviously talking about dear South Lot 2, lovingly known as the ends of the earth.

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Walk the Moon Free on iTunes

Photo via Instagram (Just kidding. Sort of?)

The Thrill got a hot tip from Frances Sutton ’13 that Walk the Moon‘s brutally hip hit “Anna Sun” is the free single of the week on iTunes. If you don’t already own this song, (because you don’t go to Kenyon, you’re too cool to listen to Walk the Moon or you’re Anna Sun) jump on this. Unless you scored an NCA, the line “this house is falling apart” will really resonate next year.

Exclusive Anna Sun song response email screengrab after the jump.

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Walk the Moon Makes Front Page (Gets Famous Again)

(Via theotherpaper.com) Check it. Front page.

If you’re one of those people who jump at the opportunity to wave anything Kenyon-related in the face of your hometown friends to prove that it, you know, exists, then listen up. It’s no secret that Walk the Moon’s fame is intensifying, and this trend continues as they dominate the front cover of The Other Paper, Columbus’ source for local news and entertainment. As well as giving the band an extensive feature article, the paper also gives a brief shout out to Kenyon (heyyo).

Read more after the jump!

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