Read books, exist better

A friend recently went book shopping at Bluestockings NYC

I don’t know where I got it, but I wrote this in my iPhone notepad a while ago, “Read things written by people different from you, or that provide insight into differing lives.” I’d like to borrow all these books.

A wealth of viewpoints (the books pictured):
How we get free, Keeanga-Yamahatta Tayor
Revolting Prostitutes, Juno Mac, Molly Smith
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk MD
Freedom is a Constant Struggle, Angela Y. Davis
Radical Transformational Leadership, Monica Sharma
Guns, Thugs, Rednecks and Radicals, Staughton Lynd, Daniel Gross
Written in Blood, Wess Harris
LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence, Adam M. Messinger
Heavy, Kiese Laymon
Twitter and Tear Gas, Zeynep Tufekci
Nonviolent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg

Let’s Get Together

I was running in my neighborhood, Flatbush, Brooklyn, listening to “Stay Free: The Story of the Clash” on Spotify. I’d always wondered about punk’s relationship to reggae. “The first sounds I remember hearing were reggae, really.” — Paul Simonon, Clash bassist, who grew up in Brixton, London.

“I used to pass by a lot of houses where there was West Indian music playing.”Song: One love, one heart …

“.. Let’s get together and feel all right.” Paul Simonon: “A lot of parties going on in the evening, when I was supposed to be going home.”

“35 years since the dawn of punk, and we take it for granted that reggae and punk are best mates … with roots as the music of youth rebellion and social action.” — Afropunk website