good people share: 0722
a semi-regular music share and internet digest for a community of good people, from pdx to nyc and everywhere in between.
dear good people,
as we head into one of the most patriotic weekends of the year, it’s hard not to acknowledge that our country is stuck in a loop, approaching burnout and more divided than ever.
out-of-touch leaders are more focused on partisan bullsh*t and antiquated founding principles than protecting the most vulnerable communities and advancing our country for all.
it’s hard to process the raw and unjust stuff happening around us - in-real-life and through a screen, but we must keep at it.
most of us don’t have stages like phoebe bridgers and kendrick, but we can find meaningful counterweights to the attacks on basic human and legal rights, including:
showing up in force for the mid-terms — local nyc races and also house/senate races with national implications like john fetterman in pennsylvania, mandela barnes in wisconsin, and tim ryan in ohio.
donating to abortion funds and other support groups to make the biggest impact with your rage.
boldly addressing senseless gun violence on the streets and in schools, connecting people to causes they care about.
transitioning people into affordable housing with preventing evictions.
acting on these words.
meditation apps are a dime a dozen, but i’m trying to become an insight timer power user.
maximizing time taking “responsibility” and “initiative,” per adam grant.
and for me, writing this newsletter and making a monthly playlist.
this playlist is updated on spotify at the beginning of every month, even when i don’t publish a newsletter.
it’s intended for a spectrum of moods and to be played from top to bottom.
find 5+ years of archived monthly playlists in my spotify bio.
despite the madness, it’s important to create space for joy and creativity. here’s what’s on my radar.
“this is going to hurt” clearly explains what’s happening with the economy right now.
apologies for the delay is something i say way too much. today’s norms of responsiveness are ridiculous.
when all else fails, listen to happy music.
chromesthesia: the condition where every musical pitch evokes a specific color. this is a serious superpower.
sound more intelligent when you look at the beer list.
would you join me for pnw oysters at breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
10 lessons learned walking 6,000 miles in 2021. jealous.
imagine turning studio time with nas and amy winehouse into iconic samples.
short new yorker documentary about a blind single father who runs a diner with the help of his three kids—with whom he shares a collection of more than seven hundred shoes.
laugh out loud descriptions of nfl quarterbacks and their alter ego (what kinda guy they seem like).
emojis aren’t one-size-fits-all.
an intimate and intense look at the aftermath of katrina and its impact on the youth of new orleans.
best shows as of late: tokyo vice, somebody somewhere, and barry
best playlists as of late: ben sinclair ("the guy" on hbo’s high maintenance) and noche 2019, a playlist created for the award winning restaurant pujol in mexico city.
best brands as of late: hermanos komouri out of mexico city and cobbler union in atlanta .
new york is “making a comeback” so there’s a slight chance that you’ve recently moved here like me. or maybe you’ve lived here in the past. i’ve been trying to find the right way to capture/document my experience as a first-time resident. here are some reflections from my recent arrival.
it’s harder to be a concert guy here, but good venues are plentiful and it requires buying tickets in advance. anyone down for…
toro y moi / noname / enumclaw @ brooklyn mirage (7/19)
polo & pan (dj set) @ webster hall (7/23)
parcels @ central park summerstage (7/27)
khruangbin @ prospect park bandshell (8/4)
hiatus kaiyote @ brooklyn mirage (8/11)
… or even harry styles / blood orange @ msg (multiple dates),
plus free, quality shows across public parks in all five boroughs.
there are so many hidden green spaces or alleys around the city such as the st luke in the fields church garden (485 hudson) or the washington mews (nyu).
nothing like being a die-hard red sox fan surrounded by yankees’ fans when they’re by far the best team in baseball.
this champ takes pictures everyday for up to six hours in central park.
what’s your opinion about summer bike riding while bumping your portable speaker?
my big goal is to be featured on “watching new york,” an account featuring candids of real life street style.
more summer (wednesday backyard) parties hosted by your favorite brands and farmers markets (and environmental programs).
you likely know michael hill’s soothing voice.
the severe housing crisis is forcing many to live with strangers.
in the spirit of good people share, please click here to continue dropping nyc knowledge on me as i move in.
✌️// 🙌 // 🌎
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