Steve Klein's Pandemic Mix
Are you having a hard time keeping your head on straight during COVID-19? You are definitely not alone. We asked Steve Klein, director of student activities and an avid music collector, to put together a list of songs to help keep you company while you stay home and save lives.
Steve was the Alumni Association’s first PUB Night speaker in 2011. He discussed the history of Rock & Roll using music posters and memorabilia and has used that same knowledge to curate a collection of album artwork for the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art. Steve recently celebrated 35 years with Pacific University.
“Keep in mind these are not Top 40 jammers but a bit alternative for a chill-out frame of mind," Steve said. "Great for making dinner or just hanging out with the dogs and cats. I don’t have Spotify, but I do have Kleinify.”
Without further ado, here is Steve’s list of chill jammers!
- Waxahatchee | Saint Cloud (This was just released in March)
- Frazey Ford | U kin B the Sun (Some naughty words along with outstanding vocals)
- Vetiver | Up on High (Acoustic guitar-driven)
- Andy Shauf | The Neon Skyline (A quirky sound that will take you deeper)
- Mustfa Khaliq Ahmed | Son of the Drum Song (Infectious global beats)
- Tyker Childers | Country Squire (Good storytelling twang)
- Alex Cuba | Sublime (¿Es muy bonita, sí?)
- Jeffrey Martin | One Go Around (Local folkie from the McMinnville area)
- Black Belt Eagle Scout | Mother of my Children (Portlander)
- Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings | Soul of a Woman (RIP SJ)