03-04-19 | Songs for Listening | David A. Graham
David A. Graham has picked the songs for Monday, March 4 at Songs for Listening. David is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers US politics and global news. He's been writing extensively about the Trump campaign and presidency at TheAtlantic.com. Prior to The Atlantic, he reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National. David also teaches journalism at Duke University.
While the majority of his writing at The Atlantic focuses on the daily moving pieces of the Trump presidency, David is occasionally set free to write about music. In the last couple of year he's posted articles on Winter Jazzfest, Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize, MC Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger), Talib Kweli, Cecil Taylor, and Fats Domino. In these pieces you can feel him let go of the myopia required to cover the current presidency and bite into the enduring question of what's urgent and great in music.
‘For Lo I Raise Up' by Charles Villiers Stanford, performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge
'I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To' by The Fantastic Violinaires from 'A Message To My Friends'
'That's What Dreams Were Made For' by Green on Red from 'Gas Food Lodging'
'Holy Lands' by Makaya McCraven from 'Universal Beings'
'Coward of the Country' by Ron Miles from 'Heaven'