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August 7th Weekly Quick Pick Mix

Twelve songs, this week. Twelve. Because this is my blog and I couldn't narrow down the list. So, hey, enjoy!

I've been totally floored by Max Richter's newest release, Voices this week. Since the days of HBO's The Leftovers (a solid watch if you've never seen it), I've been unable to resist the emotional swings of the composer's music. This time around, he's taken the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and used it to inspire some truly magical compositions.

There's also more jazz on this mix than on any I've ever made before (in spite of the fact that I once co-hosted a jazz radio show). You can thank NPR Music for that.

I've had a lot of questions from folks asking what they could do to help address some of the troubles we're seeing in the world. I could make a whole list (and maybe I will some day), but one of the biggest things you can do is donate money. If you're able, consider a regular donation to an organization working for a cause you believe in. And it doesn't have to be much. The ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and The Electronic Frontier Foundation are a couple of places I toss a few bucks at each month. It's not a lot, but it adds up over time. And it's just money I would have spent on coffee anyway. So think about taking a few bucks you won't miss and donating them.

Enjoy this music. Keep fighting the fight. Mask up. Together we rise.

WQPM playlists are a collection of ten songs I've been listening to this week, crossing genre, era, and taste. No themes here, just the tunes I've been sticking in my ears lately. The newest Weekly Quick Pick Mix is available on Spotify and Apple Music.


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