good people share: 0421
this newsletter started with a playlist and calendar of concerts. three years later, it’s a monthly digest of things that inform and motivate me to share with a community of good people.
dear good people,
as we emerge from the pandemic, i’ll miss taking afternoon walks, doing nothing, pretending that i’m a jazz pianist or the captain of a container ship.
my ambivert self might have forgotten how to socialize, but i still won’t reply all.
getting together virtually will never go away so let’s act like it and continue listening to beast mode.
but despite the reemergence, another trying and terrifying month of headlines leaves me thinking that “rage is the only language that i have left.”
this playlist is updated at the beginning of every month. it’s intended for a spectrum of moods and to be played from top to bottom.
3+ years of archived playlists in my spotify bio.
dogs popped off in 2020.
wishing fallon’s penthouse could be my starter home.
she and him and lettuce.
get out of zoom free.
getting “high” makes sense.
nice combo — simple mantra…and politics collab.
really missing my hangout spots.
the story behind a “celebration of everyday people and the power of live music to bring them together for a fleeting, indelible moment.”
one of the many places to dig for new music: higgo’s happy place.
any (rare) interview with clooney is worth it, especially on this podcast.
enough of a reason to finally try headspace.
“we need to make the inbox a lot less interesting.”
oscar nominated film that portrays the daily trauma and deadly consequences of biased-based policing.
nothing to see…other than a six foot lizard scaling shelves at the corner store.
if you spend your day online, please be decent.
beebs continuing to pivot.
dance like you’re “home alone…in a 90s house party.”
the “be” tee. be recognized. be valued. be heard. collab between the founder of jaefields and portland gear in response to hate crimes against the Asian community. shirts made to order and proceeds go towards supporting local BIPOC businesses.
shawn lassiter is a non-profit leader, lifelong educator, single mom and also a candidate in the tx-06 (north texas) special election on may 1, the only flippable congressional seat in 2021. let’s support candidates who can successfully move red to blue.
a diverse group of leaders from the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community created a fund in partnership with gofundme to raise money for organizations that are on the ground doing the real work. they’ve raised nearly $6 million since early march and have a goal of raising $8 million. donate here.