Heroes, every day. That’s how we’re feeling about our nurses and doctors, our police officers and paramedics, our hairdressers and barbers, and our local restaurants and grocery stores, too. All of those folks are providing us with the essentials we need to stay healthy, happy, and safe. We feel very grateful for their dedication, sacrifice, and grit.
Included in this week’s playlist is a Brooks & Dunn song called “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone” and that’s exactly how we would feel if we were to lose the essential workers who are putting themselves at risk so that we don’t have to. They are our real-life heroes.
Our third Paulie Staying Home Playlist includes lots of songs about heroes, from the David Bowie’s 1977 classic to Waylon Jennings’ cowboy memories, and the Foo Fighters’ alt-rock anthem.
Perhaps most of us would have agreed with Fleetwood Mac when they sang “Heroes are hard to find.” Today that doesn’t seem true anymore. Heroes in this pandemic are all around us.
In contrast to the local heroes we’re seeing in our states, cities, and neighborhoods, we’re also seeing clearly what The Who described as “Hero Ground Zero” when they sang “In the end, every leader becomes a clown.”
Lastly, there are two brand-new songs opening this week’s playlist, “How We Living” from Michael Franti and Spearhead and “Children” from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. In good times and bad, these two artists are heroes of mine, so for that reason, we’ve included them.
Peace and love,