You were glorious you.
Updated: Jul 22, 2020
“It’s not a competition.”
It’s something we say to each other all the time. It’s something we claim to all of you. And yet, the desire to one-up each other is a driving force behind how we perform, like two bulls in a china shop trying to see who can break the most stuff (aka, hearts?). So it was no surprise to us when you all asked us to each take our own individual spins on the same set list for our most recent SpotiFriday Live show.
But before we get to that, here are a few actions we’re taking to support social justice this week, and we invite you to do the same.
Sign the petition by Color of Change seeking criminal charges against the officers who killed Elijah McClain.
Order some ice cream from Tipping Cow, a Black-owned ice cream shop in Somerville.
All right, back to the showdown I MEAN IT’S NOT A COMPETITION. We had a lot of fun taking our own spins on the same six songs, since individually we have such drastically different styles. This is also the first SpotiFriday Live where we have individually repeated any songs, and given the length of this quarantine (thus far; #wearamask), we feel pretty good about that. You can (re)watch Mary’s performance and Dann’s performance, then give a listen to the companion playlist, complete with both versions of “Glorious You” by Frank Turner.
This week’s theme is houses and homes. Let us know you’ll be there this Friday at 6 pm EDT. Half our tips will go to support Black Lives Matter and other racial justice organizations.
Also — if you haven’t already, you can listen to our new single “We Were There” on Bandcamp. It’s the first of four tracks off our collection of songs called “playlist. #notarecord.” The next one will be out in August, so keep your eyes peeled!
Thanks for being amazing. ❤️