What’s in Lisa Otsuka’s music library? The Psychology and AP Lit teacher shared some of her favorites with us.

“Hurt” by Johnny Cash “perfectly describes [her] addiction to literature…[it is] haunting and so real.”

Others, such as Simon & Garfunkel’s “April Come She Will,” and “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” by The Police capture certain moments. The former is one of her favorite songs to play on guitar while the latter describes “every happy 80’s memory.”

Finally, Otsuka shared her most hated song: Beastie Boys’ “Girls.” The song forms the soundtrack of growing up with a teasing brother who never failed to sing to Otsuka its “mysogynistic” lyrics (“Girls/”To do the dishes”/”Girls”/To clean up my room”).

Check out previous weeks’ playlists

Wellington’s ‘Get Up and Go’ playlist

Kryger’s ‘Desert Island Discs’

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Editor-in-Chief. Hi! I'm Miranda Simes, and I'm a senior at M-A. This will be my third year on staff, and I’m excited to take on the role of editor as well as continue to inform the community. Though journalism, I am eager to generate discussion with my peers about a diversity of topics. With its ability to question authority and give voice to the silenced, I consider journalism to be a truly powerful medium of expression. I also enjoy representing M-A on the track and soccer teams, as well as hiking, finding new music, and baking in my spare time.