​The Kids are Alright: Songs for Youth Perseverance

“Do you ever use a really good moment in your life to bring yourself up from the difficult times?” asks DJ Pablo Rasmussen. We do. That’s why we’re bringing you The Kids are Alright: Songs for Youth Perseverance this Wednesday, December 13 at 10 pm to Thursday, December 14 at 5 am. In preparation for the orgy we asked different musicians and friends to share their song of perseverance.

Steve Miller from Spot Collins shares the song that has often helped him persevere: “Spent Gladiator 2” by The Mountain Goats. Steve shares that “with the repeated chorus of ‘just stay alive’ the song is very much about perseverance in every sense of the word.” We also love the Spot Collins song “Bend It Like Becker” with lyrics like “Just try to live amid the bliss, and quit your keepin’ score.”

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Yasmin from San Francisco, CA shares the song that helped her persevere in her teenage years: “Awake My Soul” by Mumford and Sons. She tells us that “this song gives me courage to seek truth even when it’s hard and it reminds me that there is light in everyone and that our purpose on this earth is for connection and for love.”

Boston based musician and activist Saraswathi Jones tells us that a song that helped her persevere in her youth, especially in college, is “Rebel Girl” by Bikini Kill. She explains that “with its fierce and driving drum beats and those ripping guitar lines and most of all its provocative lyrics about revolution really made me feel like I can do something to change the world, and it still does.”

Amanda Glazer is a DJ for Record Hospital.

Tune in for the orgy The Kids are Alright: Wed. Dec 13 10 pm - Thurs. Dec 14 5 am.