By Joanna C. Valente
Here’s some music, new and old, you should listen to and check out:
The Ventures - “The Twilight Zone”
Who doesn’t love The Twilight Zone theme song? This song from their 1964 album, Ventures in Space, needs to be on your summer playlist.
Sarah Vaughan - “Make Yourself Comfortable”
Vaughan’s velvety, beautiful voice is perfect for this song, which you should put on during a bath and close your eyes.
Eric Lau - Examples
Lau’s 2017 album is a mash up of electonic, funk, R&B, dreamlike beats. This is perfect to work and chill to. My favorite: “Harps in Space.”
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), 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