Tag Archives: Morningside Heights

13 June 2020

Walking. Morningside Heights.
Pacing. The Shire.
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Get By – Talin Kweli
You Bring Me Joy – Mary J. Blige
UMI Says – Mos Def
Wish I Didn’t Miss You – Angie Stone
The Rain – Missy Elliott
Cold War – Janelle Monae
Orange Moon – Erykah Badu
Ultralight Beam – Sunday Service Choir
Bitch Better Have My Money – Rihanna
If I Ruled The World – Nas, Ms. Lauryn Hill
I Wanna Be Down – Brandy, MC Lyte Queen Latifa, Yo Yo
The Pleasure Principle – Janet Jackson
Flawless – Beyonce, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Desperado – Rhianna
Mad – Solange, Lil Wayne
Scuse Me – Lizzo
Real Love – Mary J. Bilge
Momma Look Sharp – 1776 (Playbill 30-Day Song Challenge, picked myself)

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6-7-8 June 2020

This playlist covers three days of exercise.

Walking. The Shire. Walking. Morningside Gardens.
California Soul – Marlena Shaw
My People – Erykah Badu
Optimistic – Sounds of Blackness
Glory – Common, John Legend
Ella’s Song – Sweet Honey in the Rock
I Owe You Nothing – Seinabo Sey
Shirley Chisholm 1972 – Shirley Chisholm
Everything Is Everything – Lauryn Hill
Trouble, Heartaches & Sadness – Ann Peebles
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Aretha Franklin
I Can’t Stand the Rain – Ann Peebles
You Brought the Sunshine – The Clark Sisters
A Change Is Gonna Come – Ledisi
Soul Sista – Bilal, Rhapael Saadiq
Rose in Harlem – Yeyana Taylor
The Shores of Normady – Jim Radford
The Road to the Isles – Rob Crabtree
My Head Is Filled with Music – The Real McKenzies
Bobby Kennedy – Black 47
Sign O’ the Times – Prince
We March – Prince
Dreamer – Prince
Land of Lola – Kinky Boots

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2 November 2019

5K walk. Morningside Heights.

Walked in solidarity with Kirk in the Hills to support Accent Pontiac. Accent Pontiac’s mission is “strengthening Pontiac’s youth and community through equitable access to intensive and consistent music making.” My father’s first jobs were as a high school instrumental teacher and band director. The last half of the play list honors him.

It was great to get some exercise, support a friend, support a great cause, and remember my father.

In Every Corner of the Forest Part 1 – Bill Miller
Stick Me for My Riches – Wu-Tang Clan
Come Alive – Eternal Summers
Old Glad – Jack Gladstone
I Could Write a Book – Miles Davis
The Wooden Shoe – John McCutcheon
Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
The Four Legged Ones – Joanne Shenandoah
El Chivo – The Chieftains with Los Cenzontles
Scotland the Brave – The Pipes and Drums of the Royal Tank Regiment
The Thunderer – Leonard Bernstein and the  New York Philharmonic
Washington Post – Leonard Bernstein and the  New York Philharmonic
Hands Across the Sea – Leonard Bernstein and the  New York Philharmonic
Light Cavalry Overture – London Festival Orchestra
Under the Double Eagle – Leonard Bernstein and the  New York Philharmonic
The National Emblem – Leonard Bernstein and the  New York Philharmonic
March of the Toreadors from Carmen – Leonard Bernstein and the  New York Philharmonic
Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39 – Leonard Bernstein and the  New York Philharmonic
Colonel Bogey – Leonard Bernstein and the  New York Philharmonic

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4 October 2019

Walking. Morningside Heights.
Red-Tailed Hawks – R. Carlos Nakai
Flamingo – Kero Kero Bonito
To the Last Whale – Crosby & Nash
Song of Peace – Abraham Jam
All God’s Critters – John McCutcheon
Paz Y Libertad – Jose-Luis Orozco
Wolf – Jack Gladstone
Prayers for Polar Bears – Adina Nyree
Peace, Love, and Understanding – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
To My Old Brown Earth – Pat Humphries
Baby Elephant Walk – Quincy Jones
Peace and Power – Joanne Shenandoah
Down by the Riverside – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
King of Birds – Karine Polwart
Lite a Flame – Laura Nyro
Loads of Love – Diahann Carroll
Prayer of St. Francis – Sarah McLachlan

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27 September 2019

Slow jogging / walking. Morningside Heights.
Strength work. Stretching. Gym at the Shire.
Ocarina – Agua Clara
Peregrino De Tu Cielo – Alejo Garcia
Mariposa – Es Sueno Del Inka
Taquirari De Verano – El Vate
Hearts of Stone – Los Lobos
Heaven – Los Lonely Boys
Carnavaliando – Marta Gomez
Vida – Ruben Blades
Agua Que Va Caer – Santana
El Reloj De Pastor – Sierra Maestra
Pobre Recuerdo – Viento De Los Andes
Caballo Viejo – Viva Quetzal
El Derech De Vivir En Paz – Victor Jara
Ice el Hielo – La Santa Cecilia
Almost Like Praying – Lin-Manuel Miranda, feat. Artists for Puerto Rico

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25 September 2019

IMG-0555In memory of Aleyah Elaine Toscano and all the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Walk/slow jog. Morningside Heights.
Stretching. Gym at the Shire.

Nikki Shawana – Sister Round Dance Song (MMIW Honour Song)

Song for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – Jayda Gadwa

Qiksaaktuq – Tanya Tagaq andToronto Symphony Orchestra

The Highway – N’we Jinan Artists, Kitsumkalum First Nation, BC.

Highway of Tears – Layla Zoe

Run Sister Run – Cass McCombs
Inspired by the run of Métis activist and athlete Tracie Leost to raise awareness about Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women

Performance for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – music by A Tribe Called Red

Red Dress – Amanda Rheaume, feat. Chantal Kreviazuk

Indian City – Through the Flood

Blackbird – Emma Stevens (in Mi’kmaq)

Say Her Name – Bear Fox

I wore the red I have. The hat is from the University of New Mexico.

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24 September 2019

Walking / slow jogging. Morningside Heights.
Strength work. Gym at the Shire.
Stretching. The Shire.
History Has Its Eyes on You – John Legend
Gold – Steve Kazee
Manic Depression – Seal & Jeff Beck
I Am Woman – Helen Reddy
Woke up This Morning with My Mind Stayed on Freedom – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Steel and Glass – John Lennon
Tincu – Viento De Los Andes
Three Preludes – Solaris
Persuasion – Santana
The Holy Ground – Mary Black
We Could Fly – Rhiannon Giddens
Last Song – Darien Dean, feat. Tiffany T’zelle
Give It up or Turn It Loose – James Brown
Surf’s up Tonight – Midnight Oil
Falling from Sleeves – Calexico
Tin Man – America
Clinch Mountain Backstep – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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21 September 2019

Walk / slow jog. Morningside Heights.
Stretching. The Shire.
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Peace Train – Cat Stevens
Peace and Power – Joanne Shenandoah
Peace Anthem – Sera
Peace at Last – Will Duncan and Bobby Horton
Peace in the Valley – John Scofield
Paz Y Libertad – José-Luis Orozco
Peace on Earth – U2
Peace Tonight – Indigo Girls
Peace Will Come – Tom Paxton
Peace – Los Lobos
Peace – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Peace Has Broken Out – Eric Bogle
Peace March – Bruce Cockburn
Peace of Mind – Keb’ Mo’
Peaceful … Is the Glen – Clan An Drumma
The Great Peace March – Holly Near

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20 September 2019

Walk/slow jog. Morningside Heights.
As bad as it was, this was my best effort to date.
Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Gardener – Rebecca Riots
Mercy Mercy Me – Marvin Gaye
Heart of the World – Mary  Youngblood
All God’s Critters – John McCutcheon
After the Gold Rush – k.d. lang
There Is a Garden – Archie Roach
Before the Deluge – Jackson Browne
Ode to the International Debt – Sweet Honey in the  Rock

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17 September 2019

Walk/slow jog. Morningside Heights.
Iowa Stubborn – The Music Man
Inkweru – Tananas
Thunder On – John Munro
You Can Tell theWorld – Simon & Garfunkel
The Bourgeois Blues – Lead Belly
Earth Spirit – R. Carlos Nakai
This Little Light of Mine – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Never to Be Forgotten – The Bobby Fuller Four
A Winter Dream – Nitanis “Kit” Largo
Clear Blue Skies – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Green Suede Shoes – Black 47

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