Strange times do call for music. And that’s exactly why I’m sharing another album with you today.
What’s Strange About This?
Some of this music may be strange, too. I don’t know if it’s the times we live in or not. It certainly reflects my mood recently if they are a bit odd, though.
From the cover notes: “The times we live in are so strange. The pandemic would have been enough. But the pile-up of everything from social unrest to wildfires across the far western United States has made it even more unusual. In such times, easy-going music just doesn’t seem to fit. Here are 10 sometimes odd tracks to match these strange times.”
Obviously, this calls for some peaceful harp music. Here you go.
Who Is Stranger?
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 virus has leveled the playing field. It seems like we’re all on the same footing and in the same danger.
Just like a musical jam session, I want music to be egalitarian and unifying. I know it doesn’t always work that way, but that’s the kind of music I want to create.
Odd, Yet Not Forgotten
These strange times are also reminding us what’s important. I know that in my life, loved ones and friends are dearer to me than ever. These times highlight the beauty of friendship and the human connections that we can lean into.
No wonder people have chosen to create “pods”. We need this sense of person-to-person connection. And technology connections won’t always cut it. We need hugs, proximity, and other forms of human touch.
But Wait: There’s More!
Whatever you’re doing to keep these strange times from messing with your sanity, keep doing that (as long as it’s not messing with someone else). For example, when I create music, I am helping myself to cope. I hope that I’m also helping some of you.
There are four more tracks on this album. I truly hope that you’ll click on any of the three images in this post to hear the rest or to listen to them all. And thanks for dropping by.