Submitted for your approval: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s playlist, culled from years of favorites he’s shared.
The jumping-off point for the playlist comes from this Boston.com piece. Writer Ross Christantiello started by sharing some of the music Baker talked up last week on GBH’s Boston Public Radio. (As an aside, Boston Public Radio is a fine program and GBH is a Boston institution. But please do not listen to Boston Public Radio, as it airs at the same time as my show. Listen to my show instead. I’m Adam 12, weekday’s 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on ROCK 92.9. Thank you.)
From the Boston Public Radio tunes, Christantiello then dug into the Globe archives for some more of Baker’s favorite acts and artists. And he used Twitter as a resource as well: Charlie Baker has been spotted at Dropkick Murphys shows more than once over the years. From there, reporting from other local media outlets like Boston Magazine is cited and the list of Baker’s top tunes grows.
Charlie Baker’s Playlist
The one thing Christantiello didn’t do, however, is form Baker’s picks into a proper playlist. That’s what I’ve done below. Now, if you haven’t figured it out by now, this is not a political piece. We’re not talking about Baker’s performance as Governor of Massachusetts or picking apart his record or pontificating over who will replace him come November. All we’re doing here is rockin’ out, Charlie Baker style. So sit back, relax, and let the tunes flow. You might be surprised by what you hear.