Music Wednesday

I have so much music in my “new music” queue that I haven’t had the time to give everything a good solid listen. So this time you get 57-minutes of music covered over nine tracks. It’s a broad stroke of sounds, so have some patience if it doesn’t all reach your musical interests.

Each track has a unique link for a variety of streaming services. And if you use Apple Music, I created it as a playlist.


Blinding Lights by The Weeknd
Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music | Tidal

Coffin by Jessie Reyez (featuring Eminem)
Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music | Tidal

Kerosene! by Yves Tumor
Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music | Tidal

Murder Most Foul by Bob Dylan
Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music | Tidal

Heaven (Ready Fi Di Feeling) by Jah9
Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music | Tidal

A Forest by Alva Noto
Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music | Tidal

A Western Circular by Wilma Archer
Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music | Tidal

Robbers, Thugs and Muggers (O’Galajani) by Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela
Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music | Tidal

Killing What Keeps Us Alive by Margaret Glaspy
Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music | Tidal

Politics Reading Technology

Sunday Reads

Hello friends. We’ve been spending a lot of time in our homes these past weeks. It feels disruptive. Unsettled. I hope you find these articles interesting.

One of my favorite places to read is The Intercept. They focus on investigative journalism. Today I will be spending 5-hours on Zoom calls. And since Zoom has been in the news a great deal lately, this article takes a deep dive into some technical aspects of the tool. Did you know they’ve gone from about 10m users to over 300m users in the last few weeks? Yikes! Read Zoom’s Encryption is “Not Suited for Secrets” and has Surprising Links to China, Researchers Discover.

A short article from Behavioral Scientist on why social distancing can feel so difficult and how we can improve upon it. Increasing Social Connection While “Social Distancing”

Yes, we’re still in the middle of an election for president. This article from Current Affairs takes a long look at both Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. It actually has something to say for people in both camps. It’s long. Everything Has Changed Overnight.

For the nerds and librarians: Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet. A fun and interesting read from Wired.

Back in the 80s, the only solution for getting sober was going to Alcoholics Anonymous. Today, there is a plethora of solutions such as Refuge Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, and SMART Recovery. To name a few. But which one really works? This article in the New York Times tries to answer that question in Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Other Approaches: The Evidence Is Now In.

Grab a cup of coffee and happy reading.

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