With the ongoing protests and marches for social justice unfolding across America and the world, we got to talking with our older relatives and our youthful friends and a lively debate ensued: what is the best playlist of protest music and songs? Music was integral to the civil rights movement and the anti-war protests of the 1960’s. What is the soundtrack of the current Black Lives Matter moment and movement? Our resident DJ Julie Chang Murphy has curated our list of the most popular protest songs from the civil rights era to the current day to fuel us and inspire us as we raise our voices and speak our truth.
There’s so much happening in America right now. Which caused us to ask: what’s the best music playlist for July 4th this year? Our correspondent and resident DJ Julie Chang Murphy has created a playlist of the perfect American songs for Independence Day this year. Find it on Spotify here.
New month, new music! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has created the perfect music playlist of what to listen to in the month of June 2020, and the theme is music for a summer road trip. Turn the key, put the top down, and press play.
So, how’s your love story progressing right now? If you’re like most of the people we know, the answer changes like the weather – sometimes even faster. It’s complicated. Our resident DJ Julie Chang Murphy has curated a music playlist to express our feelings about our romantic relationships during this time of social distancing, including the best love songs perfect for a COVID-19 pandemic era. Longing, irritation, disappointment, gratitude, anger, devotion, fatigue and everything in between. It’s our Love in the Time of COVID-19 Playlist, and whatever you may be feeling at this exact moment, there’s a love song for that. Grab your partner – or not – settle in, and press play. We’re all in this together. Except when we’re not . . .
What is the appropriate soundtrack for the times we are living in right now? As we all keep watch, stay home, and learn how to live with the “new normal” brought to us by COVID-19, it’s a complicated question. What are the songs to help us stay sane while working from home and staying safe at home? Our correspondent and resident DJ Julie Chang Murphy has developed a “Pandemic Playlist” with her top picks of the best music to stay sane during quarantine mode. Take three deep cleansing breaths, and then press play here.