There is something about the desert in June that feels inherently magickal to me - a feeling which has been strengthened by the trips I've made between California and Indiana. I love the desert, I love driving, and I love curating a journey through music. This playlist is comprised of music that personifies the American desert, from the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma and Texas to the red rocks of Utah to the mountains of California's High Desert. I have tried to capture the sonic essence of the sprawling Southwest over the better part of the last century.
For me, and I'm sure for many others out there, 2019 felt like a year of building up towards a grand payoff in 2020. Now, it seems that 2020 had other plans in store for everyone. With the world on hold and record numbers of people losing their jobs or even their lives, it is easy to get overwhelmed with anxiety and uncertainty about the future - not just for ourselves, but for society at large.
Music is created from vibrations rippling through the Universe at varying frequencies and resounding within the cosmic energy. Therefore, music is just as directly in tune with the Universe's energy as someone pulling tarot cards. It is that relationship to the Universe which makes music a perfect tool for divination.
It is Thursday, October 3rd, which means that it is the end of the week for music. Welcome to the first installment of the weekly round-up, wherein I will discuss my favorite new albums from the past week, and share a selection of what else I've been listening to over the past 7 days.
One of my favorite questions to ask people when I'm getting to know them is their top 5 favorite albums. I have found that the ways in which people answer that question can say as much about the person as their actual choices can.