An ode to 91.1 The Doobie

EMILY SHANE ‘17

Managing Editor

I’ve walked through Slayter a lot this past semester: got a BLT, checked my mailbox, people-watched in The Nest.

The Doobie is always on, but for most of this semester the chatter of the lunchtime rush has drowned out the beats or, perhaps I was simply just too preoccupied to listen. The other day I was conducting an interview and The Doobie vibes filtered through my conversation.

With the music stuck in my head, I went back to my apartment and I streamed the station from my laptop. As I studied the exploits of Thomas Jefferson and my roommates cooked dinner, DJ Moebius played some tunes on his “Trippy Tree Music” show.

Given control of the radio dial, I almost always play country music. However, I’m definitely a situational music listener. Saturday mornings? NPR. At the gym? Reggaeton. Pregaming? French Montana.

DJ Moebius’s music was the perfect study music.

The Doobie newsletter, The Equinox Vibecast, says they are broadcasting “45 radios shows this semester featuring electronic, jazz, pop, country, indie, classic rock and world music, sports and political banter, community discussion, good vibes and more.”

With country, I love finding new music, but I’ll be the first to admit that at some point there is only so much country music one can listen to. 

The Doobie is the perfect antidote. When I can’t listen to another song about a fishing and drinking beer in the back of a truck on a country road because the singer’s wife left him and took the dog, The Doobie is there.

For two hours, you get a taste of a different genre of music. If you’re really not feeling it, watch netflix for a bit, turn it on again, and there’s a whole new type of music.

The DJs do all the work and you can just enjoy the music. If you like it, cool, you just found new music you might not have found on your own. If not, you still supported your peers.

But almost always I’ve been pleasantly surprised. I’ll be tuning in tonight to 91.1 to hear DJ Moebius again.