End Times Playlist #3


Well we’re a week into lockdown here.

It’s unbearable, and two weeks minimum to go.

To add to this, today I’ve lost a close family member.

It’s really crazy to think that at the start of February, I was so excited about all the promise that 2020 held. Let’s think of one another as much as we can and try to keep each other’s spirits up when we can.

To that end, here’s some music.

Let’s start with Rina Sawayama, and her new tune XS:

I discovered this earlier today and had it on repeat ever since. It reminds me of something? Maybe early 21st century? Any ideas?!

Time for Blue! If you’ve never enjoyed this British boyband then you really should. Also features the lyrics “got the city on lockdown”, which have never been more appropriate.

This evening we watched along with a classic Eurovision Song Contest with about 10,000 other people, which was a really nice thing to do to be together even when we can’t be. So here’s an old Eurovision song from a few years ago that you may not have heard:

This next one is a really interesting song because it’s Coldplay but it’s also not:

And we’ll finish with a rather special duet:

Stay safe out there, guys.


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7 Responses to End Times Playlist #3

  1. hotspur says:

    Oh no, gnidrah, I am so sorry you’ve lost someone. My thoughts are with you and your family. If there’s anything I can do, please let me know. It’s such terrible news on top of terrible news.

    In the meantime I’ll say thanks for the music. Martha Reeves and Dusty Springfield have amazing voices, and I liked the Coldplay mainly because those visuals are very 2000-2005 kung fu, a very pretty era. Also it reminded me of this, maybe the single greatest video ever made:

    Be well, gnid. And for what it’s worth, you guys, I’m doing okay here. Just boiled a giant corned beef, plan to open a wine, hoping the employer keeps me on, muddling through. I did cut my own hair the other night. That was interesting. Really, uh, more of a buzz than a cut, to be honest, and even that asked for talent I don’t have… but who’s gonna see it? Ya know?

    • gnidrah says:

      Many thanks for your very kind wishes – I’ll shout if ever the homeless monsters can be of assistance. Right now just reading and writing is good enough for me.

      Haircuts are going to get very interesting…! I’ve got work till the end of April right now, they’ve said they might move shifts around but they don’t intend for me to lose any, fingers crossed. Trying to keep supermarket visits to once a week, and get a few kilometres walked per day, till any tougher restrictions are brought in. What a world!

  2. Sergeant Tibbs says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, gnid. Losing someone is so hard under normal circumstances and with isolation measures, it must be especially difficult. I’m glad you’re finding things to keep you occupied. Thank you for keeping us busy with your playlists. After listening to Martha above, I listened to the Supremes, and then this: https://youtu.be/EjCz_sUVZ5U

    • gnidrah says:

      Thank you so much, that’s so very kind of you. We just feel pretty helpless, I guess. We’ll get there.

      What I love about that Supremes record is how it builds, and even when I know what’s coming, because I’ve heard it a hundred times, I still find the end punches me in the gut! (in a good way) thank you for sharing.

  3. Tracey says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this, gnidrah. My condolences to you and your family.

    I will point everyone to the new Pearl Jam album as my contribution to the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbHEWFpV0NSs1j_UPOsERpV7Va4MvIcVP

    • hotspur says:

      I still remember where I was when Vs. came out. Such excitement hung in the air. A friend burst into my room (The Cabana, we called it) and said, “I just came from X’s and he already has the new Pearl Jam and it’s AWESOME.” I don’t remember which friend or who had the cd BUT I remember the first time I heard Daughter. Later that night, someone put it on when I was in a basement watching my friend Karteek play darts, and he started singing along — he had heard it once earlier in the day, ONCE, and already knew all the words.

      Karteek also loved Gin Blossoms.

      I am looking forward to the year 2023 when suddenly all hit movies and shows are set in 1991-1993.

    • gnidrah says:

      Thank you so much, everyone has been so kind.

      And thank you for the recommendation, I shall give it a listen!

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