A few notes worth reading:
With the change in weather, there’s an entire new bundle of articles about how Albania is the place to visit, along with some opinion pieces on how strange the experience is: “’Albania?’ he repeats. It’s a country that always seems to come with a question. ‘That’s right,’ I say. ‘Albania’.” Welcome to my world. And then there’s this interesting article that takes a more historical perspective on a trip through Eagle Country.
In addition, here is a well written article about the K.L.A.’s alleged war crimes, and the processes of investigating parts of their history.
And now, Titra Shqip: a new project by fellow PCVs and students to spread the love of music between cultures. Too many times to count, kids of all ages shout English words from songs not really understand what they mean, and sometimes I find myself doing the same thing with Albanian songs. Check out some of the hits here.
The Mid-May Playlist: I’ve been trying more to stick to entire albums, treating them more like stories, but here I present a sample of some of the artists and songs I enjoy to play more that once. These songs are meant to balance, sustain, and motivate. Enjoy.
- The Stranger - Lord Huron
- Equestrian - US Royalty
- Gone the Bells - Cotton Jones
- Instead - Ola Podrida
- Taro - Alt-J
- This Isn’t Our Parade - Santigold
- Lightshow - Plants and Animals
- Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Tame Impala
- Next Year - Two Door Cinema Club (RAC Mix)