How does one cope with the world? We all go through things that cause us to reassess who we are and what we’ve done. For me, unsurprisingly, it’s music. I’ll find something to play to calm me or get me pumped up, or sad or any number of emotions. I’m occasionally surprised at what sets me back on the right course (for me). It’s usually not what I thought it would be, nor is it generally one of those albums that I would have considered a best of all time, although the music becomes a personal favorite. Not usrte the same music wold work twice – I’ll have to check that.

Here’s today’s music mix for you – wonder if any of these tunes becomes one to restore me to a solid base. Listen to Coco Montoya, Christone Kingfish Ingram, Holly Golightly, Hall & Oates, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lower Dens, the Kings, the Neighborhoods, the Neats, the Clean, Gilberto Gil, Bo Diddley, Jason Hawk Harris, and the Who.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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