Welcome to the latest edition of ‘Isolation Blues’ (sorry for missing last week). Here are some of the tracks that have gotten us through the last seven days. There are seven standard categories (based around the stages of grief) and we’ve selected a track to compliment each mood. Click HERE for a link to the playlist on Spotify.
Plus we’ve recommended a Documentary and a Film to keep you entertained too.
Here are our selections;
1) ‘Shock & Denial’ = How To Dress Well – Say My Name Or Say Whatever
2) ‘Pain & Guilt’ = Sufjan Stevens – Death With Dignity
3) ‘Anger’ = Nadine Shah – Out The Way
4) ‘Reflection’ = Jane’s Addiction – I Would For You
5) ‘The Upward Turn’ = Glen Campbell – Wichita Lineman
6) ‘Reconstruction’ = Theo Parrish – Falling Up (Carl Craig Remix)
7) ‘Acceptance’ = David Bowie – Subterraneans
Documentary of the week = Elliot Smith – Heaven Adores You (Amazon Prime)
A great insight into the life and music of one of America’s most understated modern singer-songwriters, Elliot Smith. Heave Adores You follows a fairly linear narrative documenting his career and ultimate sad demise. It’s a great starting point for his music or opportunity to round off your knowledge if you’re already a fan.
Film of the week = Frost/Nixon (Amazon Prime)
A fantastic historical drama following the aftermath of the Watergate affair and David Frost’s series of interviews with uber-villain of the world (at the time anyway), Richard Nixon. Based of Peter Morgan’s play of the same name, directed by ‘mini-Spielberg’ Ron Howard and with a stellar cast (Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Sam Rockwell and more), it’s funny and gripping throughout. And you know…a deceitful President, underhand press tactics, back room deals…it all sounds kind of familiar right?