Happy first Monday of the school year, Barnumbia! I’m desecrating album sequencing my skipping songs I don’t like. What are you doing today?

Happening in the world: King Charles III is leading a procession to bring his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II’s, coffin to St. Giles’ Cathedral in Scotland this morning. There, her coffin will be available for public viewing for 24 hours. The procession began earlier today in Edinburgh, following the ritual passing of the keys to the Scottish city to the new king. The procession to St. Giles’ Cathedral marks the second leg of the queen’s ceremonial journey from Balmoral Castle, where she passed, to Windsor Castle. St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle will be her final resting place, beside her late husband, Philip. (Washington Post)

Happening in the US: 24 vehicles and over 50 people were rescued from Californian mudslides over the weekend. Hurricane Kay, which made landfall in Mexico on Thursday, triggered the slides and hit Southern California with record rainfall and harsh winds. The storm also caused the closure of parts of the CA-190 freeway and lingering thunderstorms are making flash floods a remaining concern in some counties. For those that had been suffering under last week’s heat wave, though, the lingering tropical storm brought cool temperatures and a moment of respite from the bruising temperatures. (NBC News)

Happening in NYC: Anthony Varvaro, a former MLB pitcher and New York City area police officer, was killed in a crash on Sunday. Authorities said Varvaro was on his way to an assignment at the World Trade Center for yesterday’s 9/11 ceremony when the crash happened. Varvaro was an officer at the Port Authority and New Jersey police departments and previously played for the Atlanta Braves, the Boston Red Sox, and the Seattle Mariners. He is survived by his wife and four children. (CNN)

Happening in our community: Barnard’s 2022 Convocation is at 4:30 pm today in Riverside Church! Doors open at 3:30 pm for students, staff, and faculty. The event will last around an hour and will be followed by the Barnard Block Party, featuring Mr. Softee, lawns games, and carnival foods! More information is available on the Convocation Website.

Album(ish) of the Day: It’s feeling like a Sheryl Crow by Sheryl Crow day. Today, I’m skipping “Sweet Rosalyn,” “Redemption Day,” and “Ordinary Morning”—but that’s just me.

How I feel while listening to my music today via Bwog Archives