Read more about the background of this series of posts.

Beyond dividing the main academic year into three terms instead of two semesters, one of the most idiosyncratic scheduling things that Dartmouth did was to require students to be on campus for the summer term between their sophomore and junior years.

Photo of the album cover: a woman about to bite into a rack of ribs

I don’t remember whether that’s specifically why we didn’t try to repeat our freshman barbecue that spring. Schedules tended to get kind of divergent with off terms and foreign study. But with everyone back in town for prime cookout season, we definitely got back together, and this sequel was the soundtrack.

I’m kind of astonished that this is the first appearance of the Violent Femmes: that CD lived semi-permanently in Vince’s deck, along with a few of Debbie’s other favorites. I’m also pleased to see that New Age Girl has made it to Spotify since I started this project. Banditos is a personal favorite, if only to bug Vicki. The random insertion of Peace & Love, Inc. is probably my fault: I enjoy InfoSoc, but I shouldn’t have jammed them in here.

Spotify playlist


  1. My So-called life – The Hollywood’s Martins
  2. A Little Respect – Erasure (Apple Music)
  3. See the Constellation – They Might Be Giants (Apple Music)
  4. Can’t Wait One Minute More – CIV (Apple Music)
  5. Molly (Sixteen Candles) – Sponge (Apple Music)
  6. Good – Better Than Ezra (Apple Music)
  7. My Best Friend’s Girl – The Cars (Apple Music)
  8. I Kissed a Girl – Jill Sobule (Apple Music)
  9. Road to Nowhere – Talking Heads (Apple Music)
  10. Banditos – The Refreshments (Apple Music)
  11. Peace & Love, Inc. – Information Society (Apple Music)
  12. Long Way Down – The Goo Goo Dolls (Apple Music)
  13. If You Don’t Start Drinkin’ (I’m Gonna Leave) – George Thorogood & The Destroyers (Apple Music)
  14. We Will Rock You – Queen (Apple Music)


  1. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) – R.E.M. (Apple Music)
  2. Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes (Apple Music)
  3. Lump – The Presidents Of The United States Of America (Apple Music)
  4. New Age Girl – Deadeye Dick (Apple Music)
  5. Enough – Dance Hall Crashers (Apple Music)
  6. Just Like Anyone – Soul Asylum (Apple Music)
  7. A Girl Like You – Edwyn Collins (Apple Music)
  8. Mint Car – The Cure (Apple Music)
  9. Life Is A Highway – Tom Cochrane (Apple Music)
  10. Like A Child Again – The Mission (Apple Music)
  11. Milk and Honey – Fury in the Slaughterhouse (Apple Music)
  12. Chanel – Saigon Kick (Apple Music)
  13. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC (Apple Music)
  14. Fields Of Gold – Sting (Apple Music)