Song of the Moment

“Cod’ine” by Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-MarieFresh off a fever fugue, looking ahead from existential dread I can’t say it’s a leap to the warm reassurance “Co’dine” provides that we’ve all felt somewhere between life and death. A self-taught musician representing herself and standing up for indigenous people, Buffy Sainte-Marie blew away the ’60s folk scene with her art and activism and no one who’s heard her voice has caught their breath since.

So, gasping back from a bout with strep, I find my own breath in “Cod’ine.” Here’s to you, Buffy.

















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