This mixtape is called Numbers

I've always enjoyed math. It wasn't necessarily my strongest area but I found a certain level of comfort in the rules. I honestly do use math in my day to day job frequently and have always kept a calculator on at my desk.

During my freshman year of college I started out thinking I was going to be "a scientist". I literally didn't have any further explanation beyond that. On paper I was "Undeclared - Physical Sciences" which I suppose means that I wasn't planning on being a biologist. As part of this non-trajectory I started my first quarter enrolled in the math series that all us scientists were expected to take. I was in a huge lecture hall packed full of people who seemed to know what kind of scientist they were going to be.

By the end of the first quarter I quickly realized I was in over my head. I switched from my vague "Undeclared - Physical Sciences" to the more flowery "Visual Communication & Presentation" (more colloquially known as "Design"). This path did not require any math. However, I did something that confused a lot of people. I decided to drop down into the non-scientist math series and continue on. Everyone else in my new major thought I was nuts as many of them had chosen this path to steer clear of math and sciences. Additionally, my math classmates were perplexed as to why I was in their class when I really didn't need to be.

I can't really say exactly why I continued on. I think partially I was nervous about pivoting to Design as my confidence in my creative side was very low. I also believe that I wanted to prove that I could do it and I didn't want to end my scholastic math career feeling like I had given up.

So on that note here is a mix of songs that have numbers in the title. Enjoy!

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Song
Album / Compilation
Timestamp
Clip from Superman III
00:00:00
Sonic Youth - 100%
Dirty (1992)
00:00:09
Hot Snakes - 10th Planet
Automatic Midnight (2000)
00:02:36
Blonde Redhead - 23
23 (2007)
00:05:47
Architecture In Helsinki - It'5
In Case We Die (2005)
00:10:57
Coheed And Cambria - 2's My Favourite 1
The Afterman: Descension (2013)
00:12:58
Girlhood - 4AM
4AM single (2021)
00:16:10
Clip from Seasame Street
00:19:08
Beastie Boys - 3 The Hard Way
To The 5 Boroughs (2004)
00:19:37
Lucinda Williams - 2 Cool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Car Wheels On a Gravel Road (1998)
00:22:17
50 Cent - 21 Questions (Featuring Nate Dogg)
Get Rich Or Die Tryin' (2003)
00:26:47
3rd Planet - Modest Mouse
The Moon And Antartica (2000)
00:30:25
Massive Attack - Five Man Army
Blue Lines (1991)
00:34:20
Carl Sagan
00:40:15
Lapsley - Seven Months
Long Way Home (2016)
00:40:25
Suede - The 2 Of Us
Dog Man Star (1994)
00:43:47
Mogwai - 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
Rock Action (2001)
00:49:02
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