5 Songs For The End of The Week

Joy Oladokun has crafted a body of work full of beautiful melodies and deep meaning. Her songs inspire the desire to memorize every word so you can sing along. She has said, “My favorite artists are the ones you can believe every word they’re saying. And Tracy Chapman is literally a master class in that.”… Continue reading 5 Songs For The End of The Week

5 Songs For The End of The Week

“come celebratewith me that everydaysomething has tried to kill meand has failed.”-Lucille Clifton, an excerpt from the poem “won’t you celebrate with me” I love this Bettye Swann cover of the Aaron Neville classic. https://youtu.be/KwPU3KfnRE0 A timeless, flawless hit that embodies pop, R&B, and the standards of the Great American Songbook. https://youtu.be/J5BRuWS9iAk Yola gets down… Continue reading 5 Songs For The End of The Week

5 Songs For The End of The Week

“Cultivate your own aesthetic and your own universe. Create your own universe and share it with people you respect and love. “-André Leon Talley Many greats have covered this gospel classic. LaVern Baker’s interpretation builds on Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s version, transforming it into a foundational Rock N’Roll record. https://youtu.be/fWoPJgiPkxA In the pantheon of great Aretha… Continue reading 5 Songs For The End of The Week

5 Songs For The End of The Week

Cooking and contemplating playlists are among my favorite procrastination activities. These are five of the songs that kept me company this week. I made stews, cookies, and didn’t do what I was supposed to be doing. “Trust your obsessions. They know you best. They will be things responsible for your survival.”-Shefon Taylor, artist https://youtu.be/2e7OHLqEyAA https://youtu.be/jiVhmF9EK3w… Continue reading 5 Songs For The End of The Week

5 Songs For The End of The Week

Only three more Fridays left in 2021. The new year is almost here. Congratulations on making it through another week! “Tomorrow belongs to those of us who conceive of it as belonging to everyone; who lend the best of ourselves to it, and with joy.”-Audre Lorde Faith & Majesty crossed my path as I doomscrolled… Continue reading 5 Songs For The End of The Week

5 Songs For The End of The Week

“No one is loved like musicians. Musicians are loved by people, really loved, because they give them the ability to express their emotions and their memories. There’s no other form that does that.”-Fran Lebowitz, “Pretend It’s a City” https://youtu.be/FuMm_9z06is https://youtu.be/b1Z4PAZX9Bs https://youtu.be/SujVJlCjKxU https://youtu.be/z9L6H-URx9s https://youtu.be/1N5GeOqM3QM

Five Songs For The End of The Week

Joan Armatrading “First of all, I was born to write. It’s why I’m on this Earth. Secondly, I love doing it. I would never stop doing it. I just so love writing that I can’t imagine doing anything else. So I’m constantly aware of everything that’s around me – ready to absorb it and maybe… Continue reading Five Songs For The End of The Week