March contains many of my close friends’ and family members’ birthdays, St. Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras, and spring break. One underrated March holiday is Pi Day, your local math-nerd’s favorite day. I love Pi Day because it’s existence poses the question: “What is the most insignificant thing we can make a holiday out of?” Pi (𝜋), if you’re unfamiliar, is an irrational number that is equivalent to the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It’s a cool math concept for a lot of reasons, one of which is that pi’s decimal form (3.142592…) never ends and it never falls into a repeating pattern. Thus, Pi Day falls on March 14 (3/14) to celebrate this phenomenon.
As someone who is more English/ History/ Humanities and Social Sciences inclined, this concept is something I still have trouble wrapping my head around. But, I love that we celebrate this number, and in order to contribute to the festivities, I compiled a playlist of 15 songs that (Spotify says) are 3 minutes and 14 seconds in length.
Without further ado, here’s my p(i)laylist.
- “Guttural Sounds” – Okay Kaya
- “Radical” – It Looks Sad.
- “The Perfect Girl” – Mareux
- “Hot Dad Calendar” – Cayetana
- “Elementary School Dropout” – Yucky Duster
- “Sophisticated Space” – Sidney Gish
- “Take My Head” – Turnover
- “Someone Tell the Boys” – Samia
- “Common Denominator” – Nisa
- “Going Going Gone” – Lucy Dacus
- “Call off the Dogs” – Marika Hackman
- “L.A.” – Elliott Smith
- “Subject To the Ladder” – Broadcast
- “How to Socialise & Make Friends” – Camp Cope
- “Dead Boy” – Acne
Like always, you can stream this playlist on Spotify.