Playing tracks by
Algiers, Kamasi Washington, Timmy Thomas, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar and more.
Hello friends. This edition of Gray Days and Gold is somewhat 'off-brand,’ because the notion of rounding up another hour of elegant pop music felt irresponsible and dishonest to the moment. Music’s central to how I express myself, and what I need to express right now is frustration, weariness, outrage, sadness and occasional hope.
You won’t hear my voice, because I have nothing useful to add; the songs speak with more power and authority than I do—as does the fact that we’ve been here time and again, and have the songs to prove it.
Featuring music from Algiers, Kamasi Washington, Timmy Thomas, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Michael Kiwanuka, Solange, Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, Michael Hedges, Cassandra Wilson, A Tribe Called Quest, Jamila Woods, Brittany Howard, Curtis Mayfield, Cleo Sol and Fishbone.
Take care, err on the side of compassion, and fight the powers that be.