The joyful celebration of pluralism through song perks me up when the world gets me down. I started an inclusion song playlist. What should I add?

One of my favorite bands, The Warning, is crowdfunding their new album.

Check out their Live at Lunario CDMX set, and then go give them some money so they can keep rocking us.

It’s been 5 and a half years since they caught our attention with their cover of Enter Sandman.

They have since put out an EP and two LPs (not a bad song among them) and are working on their third LP. They’re all still teenagers. Amazing and awesome. I can’t wait for the new album or the videos of the live sets from the upcoming North American tour.

BTW, check out Pau of The Warning along with a couple of other drummers I’m binge listening in this piece:

Drummers I’m binge listening:

Paulina Villarreal of The Warning

Akane Hirose of BAND-MAID

Hideki Aoyama of BABYMETAL’s Kami Band

Unschooling flow: Twitterstorian threads on the birthday of Ruby Bridges -> Chapter 4 of “Democracy in Chains” on school desegregation and the Byrd machine -> Drunk History on the Children’s March -> Fables of Faubus by Charles Mingus

I added Steven Universe’s “Let’s Only Think About Love” and Aurora’s “Queendom” to my Steven U. heavy “Inclusion Songs” playlist. This list lifts me after a day of self-advocacy.

I like the pairing of “Let’s Only Think About Love” and “Rainbow Connections”: two happy cry inducing gay weddings.

BTW, if you like Aurora, me too.

I’m spending this bright, chirpy, 60F morning on the porch with Hooray for the Riff Raff. This reverse murder ballad has become a part of civil rights movements. I’ve listened to many murder ballads: a litany of Eliza Days with “roses planted ‘twixt their teeth”. This is their point of view. It never fails to punch me in the guts.

Follow that up with the reflective and stirring Pa’lante.

Their covers of Jealous Guy and My Sweet Lord are moving and wonderful.