WNYC‘s Soundcheck asked eighteen musicians, including Laurie Anderson, Regina Spektor and Jim Jarmusch, to list the best and/or most-appropriate post-Sandy songs. Their responses are golden.
It practically goes without saying that music provides the soundtrack to our lives, be it in happy moments or in times of struggle and pain. Such is the case this week following Hurricane Sandy which has seen much of the Eastern Seaboard still without power, with major flooding, and experiencing tragedy of all kinds. In the wake of the storm, we asked our listeners and a variety of musicians what music helps them get through such events and what they would play for people still facing hardships.