hello hearters

During this lockdown, whenever I get really down n depressed - I force myself to put on my headphones (proper ones, with real bass and a good treble), select a playlist (I'm from the mixtape generation, so have a bunch of themed playlists rather than relying on the algorithms of Spotify ;) and DANCE (or, yeah, sometimes, just lie and look at the ceiling and listen to sad songs).

dancing, gif, and the madonna image
stuff like this:

Because before Beyonce, there was Ms. Ross

as we're all pretty much dancing on our own right now...

Anastacia - I'm Outta Love

In the spirit of sharing, I've asked a few friends to recommend their go-to Surviving in the Time of COVID tracks. I can take zero credit for the list below - thank my friend William back in England ---- but it's totally genius and I thought you might enjoy it too.

club, cool, and dancing image
considering it's going to be a looooong time before we can get back here.
happy dancing, hearters!
dance, film, and The Breakfast Club image

Lockdown Mix 2020

1. Dua Lipa and Ben Howell BBC remix

2. Daði og Gagnamagnið - Think about Things

3. Alice - Lady Gaga

4. All I ever wanted - Human League

5. Tea for the Tillerman - Cat Stevens

6. It ain’t easy - David Bowie

7. Return to Oz - Scissor Sisters

8. Cars and Girls - Prefab Sprout

9. Dance 10 Looks 3 - A Chorus Line

10. Atomic - Case, Lang, Viers

That's the end of William's list - here are a few more of my tracks....


before I went to Korea in 2011/12 on business trips, I asked for the K-Pop tracks du jour and this one really captured my imagination. I later saw G-Dragon filming his solo video in L.A. (true story).

Cowboy BONUS

this one only works if you live on the ground floor or you'll drive the people downstairs CrAzY - trust me on this one.

emo/Goth BONUS

the sound of my university days......another story for another time.
although most of this story is highly autobiographical, darlings.

Retro Bonus

----- you can't go wrong with a lip sync to thank you for the music to cool down....

Finally - a story about the songs from my youth.


Too kind....