labor day music: sutra, the art of being

happy long weekend!

i hope your day is filled with a bomb cookout/pool party/nap/trip to ikea.



weekend music: the foreign exchange, asking for a friend

fresh from the foreign exchange’s new album, tales from the land of milk and honey, asking for a friend is the group’s hilarious first single.

hope you’re having a good weekend!

weekend music: wonderland records, hell you talm bout

janelle monae’s wondaland crew kicked off their eephus tour in philly by joining a black lives matter protest. hell you talm bout was released the next day as a tribute and rally cry for the movement.  it gave me chills to hear the names of so many black lives lost by state-sanctioned violence.

what happened miss simone? out on netflix

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1950:  Photo of Nina Simone  Photo by Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Imageswith people around the world uniting for the black lives matter movement, this summer is the perfect time to celebrate one of the greatest musicians and revolutionaries of the 20th century. what happened, miss simone? was released on netflix friday and is an intimate view into the nina simone’s life.  using previously unreleased footage, letters and interviews with close family and friends, the singer-songwriter’s words and life are just as relevant now as they were the day dr. martin luther king jr. was murdered.