The purpose of this pandemic song-of-the-day series is to help provide, through music, a way to channel frustrations, seek solace, or simply distance oneself from reality as we live through this. Looking back at the last few posts, I seem to have focused on the first two and not so much on the last … More Your Corona-virus Song of the Day. Nineteen.
It’s been just over two years ago that The Decemberists dropped their latest album, I’ll Be Your Girl. The opening track of that album is arguably the best of the track list. “Once In My Life” is a song that exudes a sense of self-pity. “Oh for once in my life Can just something … More Your Corona-virus Song of the Day. Eighteen.
Intentionally or not, we spend a good deal of our time and attention on the pandemic: reading articles, examining graphs, analyzing projections. Even when we separate ourselves from our chosen source of information, we can’t keep our minds from wandering back there. Cabin fever reminds us of why we can’t go out. Going out … More Your Corona-virus Song of the Day. Seventeen.
Statistically speaking, your odds of catching the corona-virus are slim. Your odds of developing a severe case are smaller still. And your odds of dying from the disease are microscopic. Statistically speaking. Two million confirmed cases vs. a world population of eight billion – that’s a pretty small percentage. But it feels different, doesn’t it? … More Your Coronavirus Song of the Day. Sixteen
This past Saturday, I came across a short video on twitter. Two men in suits and ties were standing on a basketball court, conferring with three NBA officials. Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder steps into the foreground. Looking puzzled and concerned, he starts a conversation with Joe Ingles of the Utah Jazz – … More Your Coronavirus Song of the Day. Fifteen.
There’s no shortage of A-list celebrities out there using social media to remind us to stay home and follow the CDC’s guidelines to help stop the spread of the virus and to keep ourselves healthy. In that spirit, our corona-virus song of the day is an appropriately-named tune designed to encourage the listener to … More Your Corona-virus Song of the Day. Fourteen.
If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you know that its name was inspired by a line from “Daddy’s Tune,” a song on Jackson Browne’s album, The Pretender. Forty-plus years after the release of that album, Browne is still touring, still releasing new music. Like most of us, Jackson Browne has had … More Your Corona-virus Song of the Day. Thirteen.
If you are familiar with The Decemberists, then you know that they seem a likely candidate to bring us at least one corona-virus song of the day. Known for songs that tell tragic tales that border on the macabre, The Decemberists were bound to have their day in this series. Today is that day. … More Your Corona-virus Song of the Day. Twelve.
Sometimes, you need a good song to take your mind off your troubles. Sometimes, you need a good song to encourage and inspire. And sometimes, you need a good song help you feel bad. If you’re taking a doubtful second look at that last one, consider – if it weren’t true, there’d be no … More Your Corona-virus Song of the Day. Eleven.
OK, so I’ve decided to change the name of this corona-virus series. Let’s move on. Recently, I saw a tweet asking for songs that have taken on new meaning with the onset of the pandemic. I paused only briefly as I scrolled past, my mind envisioning the typical Corona-virus Playlist. As I explained in … More Your Corona-virus Song of the Day. Ten.