My Playlist

​A Taste of Press Corps Writer Evelyn S.'s Favorite Things


About the DJ: My name is Evelyn, and I am an almost-senior attending Inglemoor High School. I love to read, watch movies, listen to Broadway musical soundtracks on my “down” days, or go out for a cup of coffee just for the sake of it. Overall, I’m just an easy-going person who appreciates small things in life.

1. Joe Hisaishi
Joe Hisaishi is a film composer who composed soundtracks for pretty much all of the Studio Ghibli films. The soundtracks from famous Ghibli films such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and Howl’s Moving Castle are all composed by the ever talented Hisaishi. I take delight in listening to those soundtracks pretty much all the time; there’s always a piece that fits your mood for the day. I recommend listening to Merry-Go-Round of Life or Path of the Wind, as they’re my favorites.

2. Les Miserables
I absolutely love all forms of Les Miserables, from the original novel written by Victor Hugo to the Broadway musical, and further on to the movie starring Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean. My favorite element of the work is the music composed by Claude-Michel Schönberg, as it moves one into sympathizing with the characters who attempt to overcome their personal obstacles in life. My ultimate favorite song is “One Day More” as the title itself holds different meanings for the characters.

3. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
This YouTube program got me hooked from the first episode, probably because I’m such a die-hard Jane Austen fan. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is the modern reenactment of the Jane Austen’s most well-known novel: Pride and Prejudice. The show tells the story through a series of video blogs with Lizzie (Elizabeth) Bennet retelling us the major events of the story with few modern twists. Her way of recreating the story is especially hilarious if you have read the book, and it is refreshing to hear the story from a different perspective.

4. Eric Whitacre
Eric Whitacre is my ultimate composer “crush” ever since I came across his name when our band chose to play his piece titled "Sleep." His creation of a virtual choir is what truly got me into his music. He gathered thousands of people to submit videos of themselves singing his work and then compiled all of their voices into one giant, virtual choir singing the song at the same time. How awesome is that? Pretty awesome.

5. Food photography
I am a foodie — that means that I enjoy anything food related, including taking pictures of food. There is actually a lot of effort when it comes to taking the perfect picture, like the lighting, arrangement, and freshness of the food. Food photography is one of my therapeutic methods of getting by through the day; it helps me relax as my put my concentration into framing the perfect photo.

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