I Like Music. You Like Music. Pepper Playlist

February 19, 2016

This is a sad blog to write. Pepper is leaving us. For the last two years we shared a freezing office and even though there were plenty of arguments, yelling, eye rolls, and those "pffft" sounds you make when you get frustrated, there were far more laughs, food conversations, inside jokes (SO MANY), and high fives.  Most of you will miss hearing her voice on Monday, but none more than me. The upside is I finally get my own office, but the downside is I lose my work BFF.  Pepper, you rule, and these songs will always make me think of your stupid face. 




VANCE JOY "RIPTIDE" - I mean, the only thing stronger than my love of Meg Myers is Pepper's love for Vance Joy. 




THE DISTRICTS "4th AND ROEBLING" - Fun fact; Pepper and I were in charge of picking the music for the station and getting us to agree on songs after 1 spin was next to impossible...unless you were this song.




BARNS COURTNEY "FIRE" - One day Pepper walked into our office and said "Manley, I heard a song that I think you're going to like." She was right. 3 minutes later I was running down the hall to get it on the radio immediately. That song was Fire, obvi. 




GERRARD WAY "NO SHOWS" - One day I got an email with the new Gerrard Way song and after having a good, and a little mean spirited laugh about how bad a solo Gerrard song was going to be, we listened and both fell in love with it.  This was on the office playlist for quite a while. 




me: "Pepper what does this remind me of?"

Pepper: "If Lana del Ray was a creepy old guy?"

me: "That's it!"




THE RENTALS "FRIENDS OF P" - There were 2 songs that Gregr and I tried to get Pepper to spin daily, one being "Pepper" from Butthole Surfers, this one being the other. 




RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS "SCAR TISSUE" - In the intro I mentioned all the great inside jokes we shared, this would be one of them. 




JAMIE T "ZOMBIE" - Radio is the best job in the world, but it can also be incredibly frustrating.  Whenever Pep or myself found ourselves in a funk, one of us would fire up this song and play it at maximum levels while we danced out our angry feels.  It worked 100% of the time.


So long Pepper, I applaud and admire you for leaving on your own terms and for going out on top.  There's really only one thing left to say...she gone (inside joke)!