Each day I add music to my soundtrack to 2020 Spotify playlist. Here’s the list for the first ten days in May.
Friday 1 May: Oh Wonder – Keep On Dancing
Most of us have to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries in solitude, with close family members only, thanks to COVID-19 lockdown measures. We married on 1 May 1998 and can relate to Oh Wonder‘s latest Home Tapes single, Keep on Dancing.
Saturday 2 May: Martyn Joseph – When We Get Through This
Last Sunday night I attended singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph‘s home studio live performance on Facebook. He got 1,700 viewers, a virtual hat went round to pay him for all the wonderful folk songs. Last Friday, the Welshmen presented a new song to honor the NHS staff, When We Get Through This.
Sunday 3 May: Mad at the World – Healing on Planet Earth
“We need healing on planet Earth.” says 80’s synth-pop icon Mad at the World.
Monday 4 May: Mevrouw Tamara & Knalland – Denk Niet Na
Tuesday 5 May: Joshua Ali – Walking in Freedom
No festivals, gigs or events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of freedom after World War II ended in the Netherlands, all thanks to COVID-19. What I can do, I’ll do: walk in freedom.
Wednesday 6 May: CHVRCHES – Forever – Separate But Together
Recently, CHVRCHES members re-recorded Forever in their respective homes.
Thursday 7 May: Charlie Peacock – Whole Lot Different Whole Lot the Same
It’s #throwbackthursday. In 1983 Charlie Peacock wrote Whole Lot Different – Whole Lot the Same, that was included on his debut recording, Lie Down in the Grass, released in 1984. It was one of the songs that meant a lot to me switching my parents’ house in Deventer for my two rooms in Groningen at the start of my years at the University of Groningen. Last Monday, Charlie Peacock emailed his fans about a reimagined version including altered lyrics of the same song, a whole lot different, yet a whole lot the same.
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Artist/Producer, Charlie Peacock, is joined by Jimmy Abegg, Sam Ashworth, Brent Bourgeois, Eric Heilman, Michael Roe, Aaron Smith, Bongo Bob Smith and Roger Smith, for this 2020 version of “Whole Lot Different Whole Lot the Same” (first recorded in 1984). Recorded remotely (shelter-in-place style) this version adds a new musical/lyrical section, celebrates decades of friendship and music, and remembers some of Sacramento’s finest musicians gone far too young, including Keith Jefferson, Jimmy Griego, Erik Kleven and Vince Ebo. Audio single available everywhere. # charliepeacock #sacramento #music #nashvillemusic #jimmyabegg #micro77s #aaronsmith #bongobobsmith #rosco8408 #thebrentbourgeois #smashworthmusic #ericheilman #friendship #musiclife #instamusic #musicvideo #wholelotdifferent
Friday 8 May: Needtobreathe – Hang On
A new Needtobreathe album Out of Body is upcoming. Hang On for a while. Bear Rinehart left the band by the way.
Saturday 9 May: Bert Hadders en de Nozems – Woar blift de zummer?
You could ask yourself: where’s the summer? The dialect of Groningen today because I’m a participant of the Pronkjewailspel, walking and discovering the province in my own neighborhood.
Sunday 10 May: RIOPY – Mother’s Day