Matt Martin’s Goodbye Playlist

TDP and meBefore it all began, The Devils’ Playlist was just an idea, a concept thought up by my AP Literature and Composition teacher, Mrs. Janovitz, but over the course of this year, I was able to see it grow into something absolutely amazing. Originally, Mrs. Janovitz had casually mentioned TDP in class one day, saying that she was going to be setting up a table at the club fair for all those interested in discussing and writing about music. Naturally, I was interested, and ever since our first club meeting in October, I became hooked on writing about music news and doing my own reviews. I started following music news websites and innumerable artists, and I found a passion that I had never even considered up until this year. I met a group of individuals that was equally impassioned by music as much as I was, and my music library soon began growing at an unprecedented rate.

Whether it be for our articles, our recommendations, or our podcast, the amount of support we have received from both the BHS faculty and the student body throughout this year has been not only pleasing but also extremely flattering. I am more than satisfied with how TDP has grown in such as short time. Joining The Devils’ Playlist was one of the best decisions I made throughout my entire high school career, and I want to give my dearest and most sincere thanks to Mrs. Janovitz, every reader we have had, and every member of TDP for making it such an enjoyable and memorable experience. I can only hope that TDP will live on in the years to come because I will certainly be back to write some articles in the future. As for my ‘goodbye playlist,’ these songs are a sort compilation of the emotional stages I’ve felt in my final days in high school. So without any further adieu, here are my ‘goodbye’ songs, BHS.

Stage One – Disbelief: “I Feel So” by Boxcar Racer

Stage Two – Nostalgia: “Lightspeed” by Grieves

Stage Three – Acceptance: “Move Along” by All-American Rejects

Stage Four – Growth: “The Adventure” by Angels & Airwaves

Stage Five – Energetic Bliss: “Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked” by Cage the Elephant

Stage Six – More Bliss: “A Night At the Spleen” by Closure in Moscow

Stage Seven – Fear for Future:  “Help I’m Alive” by Metric

Stage Eight – Ready for Future: “Drive” by Incubus




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