Welcome to the latest edition of ‘Isolation Blues’. 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’ = The Specials – Ghost Town
2) ‘Pain & Guilt’ = Spiritualized – I Think I’m In Love
3) ‘Anger’ = Sturgill Simpson – It Ain’t All Flowers
4) ‘Reflection’ = Death In Vegas – Dirge
5) ‘The Upward Turn’ = Grinderman – When My Baby Comes
6) ‘Reconstruction’ = Run The Jewels – Down (ft. Joi)
7) ‘Acceptance’ = Bjork – All Is Full Of Love
Documentary of the week = QT8: The First Eight (Amazon Prime)
Following the first 8 films made by Quentin Tarantino (so not including ‘One Upon A Time In Hollywood’), this documentary shares interesting vignettes from the majority of the main players involved. It’s great to have all the films together and reappraise what a solid and diverse body of work Tarantino has produced. However, at times it feels like a PR exercise attempting to distance him from his long term partnership with Harvey Weinstein.
Film of the Week = The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Dir. John Huston, 1948)
Set in the 1920’s, two desperate men begin prospecting in the Mexican hills hoping to obtain for their fortune. Greed intervenes and things don’t go exactly to plan. A kind of proto version of ‘There Will Be Blood’.