the songs next door april 2020
i start each month’s mix on the 8th of the month before, and publish it on the 8th – so april’s mix was started at the beginning of march and reflects my listening until the 8th of april. this was a month unlike any other i’ve had in my lifetime and i’m still in shock enough that there aren’t a lot of songs reflective of my mood – frankly, i don’t trust my mood these days. it changes often and doesn’t always make sense. but, i’ve never had to think about my feelings during a pandemic, so i have nothing to compare them to. on my best days, i feel connected to the fundamental humanity in all of us and that’s when i can hear the healing in the music.