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Mar 13, 2020

It's a pretty stressful time, and I (Kirk) had a feeling some of you might be cooped up, staring at your phones and anxiously checking the news. I'm right there with you.

I've found a lot of comfort in music over the last few days, and occasionally, some much-needed distraction. I wanted to try to share that with all of you, so I made a new playlist featuring songs from artists I've talked about on Strong Songs.

You can find it here:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3OYYGNNXWw6lNvYU2OY1Mi?si=5DtK6owKS3Cv-s3-tpkTzw

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/a-playlist-for-trying-times-strong-songs/pl.u-11zBvz3hmqpG7

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/preview/pl/AMaBXylOrnWocYbzZ6XTVYPJuHh1APp_ZyXr_769Ztu9a_CQzYVUVbi_zxRdY3w0O36oCbDW9bMiUuaYvWljw-7_J9uWejR9hw==?u=0 (Thanks Thomas!)

Here's the track list, for those who may want to create it for themselves:

1. Toto - Rosanna
2. Paul Simon - Spirit Voices
3. Beyoncé - Love On Top
4. Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
5. ABBA - Take a Chance on Me
6. Queen - Love of my Life
7. Frozen 2 - Into The Unknown
8. Art Blakey - Come Rain or Come Shine
9. Electric Light Orchestra - Across the Border
10. Lin-Manuel Miranda - Piragua
11. Elton John - This Song Has No Title
12. Janelle Monáe - Wondaland
13. Heart - Love Alive
14. Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
15. Madonna - Borderline
16. Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
17. Seal - Crazy
18. Danny Elfman w/ Oingo Boingo - Just Another Day
19. Dolly Parton - The Light of a Clear Blue Morning
20. Led Zeppelin - The Battle of Evermore
21. The Cardigans - Great Divide
22. Rush - La Villa Strangiato
23. Nina Simone - Feelin’ Good

If you have some free time, consider sitting down with the playlist, turning up the volume, and seeing what you hear. Where's the thump? Where are the pop and sizzle? What are the vocals doing? How about the bass? Are there any unexpected instruments in the mix?

Barring unforeseen events, I'll be back this coming Wednesday with a new episode. Stay safe, and take care of each other out there.

~KH

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MARCH 2020 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS

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MARCH 2020 HALF-NOTE PATRONS

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Brett Douville
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Brooke Wilford
Chas Lednicky
Chris Brown
Christer Lindqvist
Cyrus N. White
Darryl Stewart
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Earl Lozada
Eero Wahlstedt
Elliot Jay O'Neill
Emily Williams
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Forrest Chang
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Jacob Dye
Jaehoon Jeong
James Johnson
Jeffrey Olson
Jennifer Bush
Jeremy Dawson
John and Sharon Stenglein
Jon O’Keefe
joujou
Juan Carlos Montemayor Elosua
Jules Bailey
Justin Liew
Justin McElroy
Kate Albury
Kevin Morrell
Kevin Pennyfeather
Leigh Sales
Mark Steen
Markus Koester
Matt Gaskell
Max Schechter
Melanie Stivers
Michael Blackwell
Miriam Juskowicz
Mueller
Nate from Kalamazoo
Nicholas Schechter
Richard Toller
Robbie Ferrero
Sam Fenn
samuel gardner
Shane DeLeon
SP
Tanner Morton
Tom Clewer
Tom Lauer
Toni Isaacson