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2023 Summer Selections: The Flashback


Charlotte’s Playlist: 

This playlist derives feelings of summer and excitement for the future of The Flashback as I begin to plan my involvement. Although the songs listed are songs that I have mostly adored for some time now, I revisit these tracks most summers. For me, the soundtracks of my summers are dominated by ’70s psychedelic rock, leaving me with the feeling of an infinite sunset. 

  • “And She Was” – The Talking Heads
  • “Just Like Heaven” – Dinosaur Jr.
  • “Run-Around” – Blues Traveler
  • “Peace Frog” – The Doors
  • “Reelin’ In the Years” – Steely Dan
  • “Harvest Moon” – Neil Young 
  • “Need You Tonight” – INXS
  • “Personal Jesus” – Depeche Mode
  • “Groove Me” – Mass Production
  • “Hand In My Pocket” – Alanis Morissette 
  • “Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi” – Radiohead 
  • “Down On Me” – Big Brother & The Holding Company
  • “Sugar Magnolia” – Grateful Dead
  • “Ridiculous Thoughts” – The Cranberries
  • “ShadowBoxer” – Fiona Apple

Adam’s Playlist:

My summer selections were tailored to the type of summer I had: a summer of discovery. I worked an internship in Austin, Texas, which is 1,400 miles away from home. It was my first time living across the country by myself. I had to go through lots of self-discovery through my time in Texas, but it led to me listening to tons of older music I hadn’t dove into yet. All of the songs on my playlist were either first listens from this summer or were rediscovered and relistened to endlessly over the course of my time in the south.

  • “Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town” – Talking Heads
  • “Box #10” – Jim Croce
  • “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” – Jeff Buckley
  • “Annie’s Song” – John Denver
  • “Arrow Through Me” – Wings
  • “Summer Babe – Winter Version” – Pavement
  • “Babies” – Pulp
  • “Stay” – David Bowie
  • “Rock & Roll” – The Velvet Underground
  • “I Saw the Light” – Todd Rundgren
  • “Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel” – Townes Van Zandt
  • “Down In The Tube Station At Midnight” – The Jam
  • “Sinister Purpose” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • “Do You Feel Like We Do – Live” – Peter Frampton
  • “Jamming” – Bob Marley & The Wailers


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About the Contributors
Charlotte Materna, Co-host of The Flashback
Charlotte (she/her/hers) is a Senior, her major is Human Biology and she is minoring in Bioethics. She loves taking walks and enjoying live music. She has been with the Impact since the fall of 2022. “Sunshine Daydream I’ll walk you the tall trees We’re going where the wind goes blooming like a red rose” - Grateful Dead
Adam Steinhauer, Marketing Director/Co-Host of The Flashback
Adam (he/him) is a 5th year student studying Food Science and minoring in Beverage Science and Technology. He currently works as the Marketing Director and the Co-Host of The Flashback, previously serving as a Media Librarian. He joined Impact as volunteer in the fall of 2021. His hobbies include listening to multiple albums every day, driving aimlessly, and knowing way too much about restaurants and businesses in the Greater Lansing Area. He also has never met Vaporwave Santa in-person but they look quite similar. “Would it be outrageous to say / We’re either shouting or we’re shagging? / Locked in tempestuous phase” -Alex Turner

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