Poetry Crush Winter Writing Playlist & San Junipero Part I

1 Feb


(from: Black Mirror episode 4, season 3: SAN JUNIPERO)

Every morning we dance to something and on the morning of the inauguration, my 21-month old daughter and I danced to the 1980’s pop song Everybody Wants to Rule the World. On our walk to school, a car that parked itself on our street had something similar in mind,  blasting Michael Jackson’s 80’s pop hit Thriller (not songs from the album. The actual song Thriller). Both of these felt so right for the moment that it made me think there was more to 1980’s pop music than we may have all realized. It also reminds of my favorite film this year (technically a TV show): Black Mirror, season 3, episode 4 – SAN JUNIPERO.

San Junipero is a virtual reality love story set in the 80’s, complete with an 80’s soundtrack (a couple of songs I use below) and at the same time a reimagining of H.G. Wells The Time Machine.

We are on the cusp of living in our own individual virtual realities, with the current state of fake news. And technology of virtual reality is on the cusp of solidifying those worlds so we can further dig ourselves into the holes of time.

Anyway, after a long pause, I am back to writing.

We don’t do the same drugs no more
We don’t do the, we don’t do the same drugs, do the same drugs no more

-Chance the Rapper


All you Black folks, you must go
All you Mexicans, you must go
And all you poor folks, you must go
Muslims and gays, boy, we hate your ways
So all you bad folks, you must go

-Tribe Called Quest


We act like nobody dies
You act like nobody dies
I act like nobody dies
We act like nobody dies

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down


 This is how I feel right now
Obsolete manuscript
– Regina Spektor

Don’t be stupid. Don’t be dumb.
Vagina’s where you’re really from.

– Pussy Riot

*** Another playlist to check out: from Lin Manuel Miranda


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