In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.
I wanted to talk briefly this week about how social media companies finally seem to be taking some responsibility for the content that appears on their platforms. Just focussing on Facebook, they now have some robust policies, and employ 15,000 human moderators, not to mention all the tech they have at their disposal.
To date, KK is a lot more into new music that I am. I’m mostly stuck in the Seventies or Eighties, but I do tend to like the tracks she shares with me. Here is one she just shared on our new site, what do you think?
Incidentally, having set up our site pretty hastily, we’ve now “rebranded”, and got a proper domain name, for it. The image I wanted to conjure up was “summer sunshine” and I think we did that well. Thank you, KK, for your efforts. You can tell us what you think about that, too!
Whether or not there’s sunshine where you are in the world this Sunday, we hope you’ll enjoy a sunny track, and that it uplifts your spirit.
In June 2020, John Batiste took part in theJuneteenthcelebration in Brooklyn, New York which coincided with the death of George Floyd. It was a day of protests, marches, and vigils to celebrate, show solidarity, and fight for equal rights and treatment of Black people.
Batiste told the audience, “…music has always been something that has had all of the different purposes of our life and our community and our healing and our unspoken pain — Now, it’s more important than ever for us to be reintroduced to what our ancestors used music for, because it’s been forgotten. The world at large sees music as entertainment. It’s never been that, at its root. It is that in one element of it, but the entire spectrum…