On The 23rd Day of January, I was born (which makes today my birthday!). In the 24th year of my life I will be investing time and energy into friendship.
These are the songs I’ve been listening to, in attempts to meditate on the friendships I wish to create this year (Best Friends - Missy Elliott featuring Aaliyah / Ram On - Paul & Linda McCartney / Choose Me - James Blake). Making a friendship is more complicated than a playlist. Since the music and the various creative communities I've been a part of have always kept me in a state of feeling very connected, I underestimated the necessity for friendships in the past. Some of the selected songs reflect on loss of friendship (End Of A Friendship - Julia Jacklin), nuance in relating (Scottie Pippen - Mick Jenkins & serpentwithfeet), and other tribulations that may have obstructed the true relationship I've been meaning to cultivate (Pathologically Yours - Okay Kaya,). Other songs are just by artists I consider friends! (Tommy - Claud / LEVITY - Canteen Killa, Elliott Skinner, Frankie Laroux, Zach Mullins / So Flat - Tex Patrello). As always, the concept is more or less liminal.
"Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?"
Not on The 23rd Day, at least. Happy listening!
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Playlist in my series “On the 23rd day”, which is thematically centered around various concepts. Happy listening and enjoy the 23rd day.