Music can lift us up in this dark time

Certain songs I listen to are my “pick-me-up” songs. One of them is “Rip It Up” performed by Little Richard, who died this month at age 87. In his appreciation for The New York Times, writer Wesley Morris called Little Richard, “equal parts church, filth, lust, androgyny, comedy, passion. And eventually anger.”

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Writer, athlete, mom, sports fan. New York City native. Probably the only person on earth who has interviewed Derek Jeter and written dialogue for Susan Lucci.

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