some music for troubling times.
by victoria comment

7/13/16

white record player on short wood stand with records leaned against it / sfgirlbybay

i don’t think any one of us is unaware that there’s a lot of awful and terrifying stuff going on in the world right now. our country is not okay right now. i don’t know exactly what to do — not at all. i don’t have the answers. i don’t even know how to express myself well right now but i know in my heart that it has to get better or we’re in for more violence and hatred and it won’t change if we don’t speak up. so that’s all i’m saying today — to ask you to please be aware of what’s happening that’s very wrong in the world right now and to ask you not to stand by passively — to talk to friends, family members, your kids and even strangers about what’s happening. dialogue is where it starts.

all i could think of is how music is often able to unite us. so i made you some music — you can download it on spotify or click below to listen here. i hope it’s somehow uplifting in these troubling times.

xo, victoria

black and white record player gif / sfgirlbybay

vinyl collections and modern record player stored inside a wood table / sfgirlbybay

modern white room styled with hanging pendant lamp and record player with amp via urban outfitters / sfgirlbybay

• images in order of appearance: lily glass for sfgirlbybay; vinyl rock; freunde von freunden; remain simple; urban outfitters.

18 responses to “some music for troubling times.”

  1. Thank you so much for the uplifting music. These are worrying times and it
    was wonderful that you acknowledged that in such a positive manner.

  2. Thank you for acknowledging how difficult this situation is for those of us who don’t have to deal with this prejudice day in and day out. I hate feeling so privileged just for being born with white skin. That has nothing to do with who I am. And having red, yellow,or black skin has nothing to do with who anyone is. The hate and violence that is manifested because of skin color or religion or sexual orientation just crushes my soul. Why do you care? All I care about is how a person treats others, not what color they are or what or how they worship or who they love. I would appreciate if they gave me the same consideration.
    I don’t know where we go from here either. But you are right…..people of good will and good sense have got to stand up and say that the current situation is unacceptable.
    P.S. Further thanks for the music!

    • thank you so much for your kind comment! i had to edit the post down because, well, let’s just say we all don’t agree to disagree. but i so appreciate your thoughtfulness. :)

      • Sorry you had blowback…..only to be expected these days, unfortunately. The original was thoughtful and honest. Thank you.

  3. Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin On”

    Mother, mother
    There’s too many of you crying
    Brother, brother, brother
    There’s far too many of you dying
    You know we’ve got to find a way
    To bring some lovin’ here today, eheh
    Father, father
    We don’t need to escalate
    You see, war is not the answer
    For only love can conquer hate
    You know we’ve got to find a way
    To bring some lovin’ here today, oh oh oh
    Picket lines and picket signs
    Don’t punish me with brutality
    Talk to me, so you can see
    Oh, what’s going on
    What’s going on
    Yeah, what’s going on
    Ah, what’s going on
    In the mean time
    Right on, baby
    Right on brother
    Right on babe
    Mother, mother, everybody thinks we’re wrong
    Oh, but who are they to judge us
    Simply ’cause our hair is long
    Oh, you…

    Thank you for your inspiring hearfelt post. Hope you don’t mind me sharing a very touching song frome the early 70’s.

  4. I’m not saying a ton publicly but I’m reading voraciously and talking offline with family and friends. Online, I asked for help diversifying my Instagram feed because I’ve realized how insulated my view is and I want to start there by getting to know new people with totally different view points in our country. Meanwhile, trying to find my way because it’s so overwhelming emotionally and I want to stay in action. Thank you for the music. I hadn’t thought of approaching this pain through music.

  5. Thank you for being real and acknowledging that we often don’t have words…but that we must talk to each other.

    Thank you for blending the beauty you show through images and words with the beauty of your person, and us all, as humans.

    It’s brave to speak out when you have a public space…thank you, thank you…

  6. Thank you so much for this! The playlist was just what I needed today after MORE terrible news coming out of France. Hugs to you.

  7. Being embroiled in a period of my life when I am feeling bowed under by responsibilities and duties, just scrolling through your wabi sabi images soothed my soul. And so did the playlist. All we can do in rocky times is hold on and breathe deep…thanks, lovely lady!

  8. Just catching up after being technology free for some time.
    Thank you for sharing. We all need a little hope, love and kindness in such painful times.

    Believing in the hope and goodwill of all the beautiful souls out there!

    <3

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