By Joanna C. Valente
Here’s some music, new and old, you should listen to and check out:
The Specials - “Ghost Town”
Let’s go back in time to the 70s and listen to some original ska.
The Jam - “Town Called Malice”
The Jam is one of the most influential early British punk bands that tend to be forgotten in mainstream circles. This pop-punk song will definitely put you in an energized mood.
How to Destroy Angels - “A Drowning”
Trent Reznor’s band with wife Mariqueen Maandig is clearly deeply influenced by Nine Inch Nails, however, this is more ethereal and atmospheric.
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Sexting Ghosts, Xenos, No(body) (forthcoming, Madhouse Press, 2019), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault. They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Them, Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente