Hanging Out Here: A few online dwelling places while inside

Quarantine is well… quarantine. Here are a few of the things that kept me occupied this week in the age of social distancing. Click the headings to get there!


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“It goes without saying that you can’t talk about spiritual jazz without talking about John Coltrane. Nor can you ignore the distinctive music and theology of Herman Poole Blount, better known as Sun Ra, composer, bandleader, music therapistAfrofuturist, and teacher of a course called “The Black Man in the Cosmos.” NTS’ expansive mix offers work from both of them and other familiar artists like Alice Coltrane, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Gil Scott-Heron, Ornette Coleman, and many more (including players from as far away from the birthplace of jazz as Japan) who, whether or not you’ve heard of them before, can take you to places you’ve never been before. Start listening with the embedded first part of the playlist above; continue on to parts two, three, and four, and maybe — just maybe — you’ll come out of it wanting to found a church of your own.”

-Open Culture

see links to all four parts below!

  1. PT1
  2. PT2
  3. PT3
  4. PT4


Last but certainly not least. Dig through years of our archives featuring interviews and original pieces by some of the city’s most beloved writers!