Henk-Jan’s soundtrack to 1-10 October 2020

Each day I add music to my soundtrack to 2020 Spotify playlist. Here’s the list for the first batch in October.

Thursday 1 October: Schiller & Nena – Morgenstund

Schiller‘s Morgenstund was featured in a support video for yeswecan|cer, Germany’s largest self-help group of brave people with cancer. People that are not ashamed, share their vulnerability and gratitude for every sunrise they can enjoy. First the campaign video, then the original from the 2019 Morgenstund album.

Friday 2 October: Fireflight – Who We Are

American rock band Fireflight is back! Who We Are is the lead single from Who We Are The Head and The Heart (release date October 23rd).

Saturday 3 October: Vitaa & Slimane – La scène

Vitaa & Slimane presented their second chapter of VersuS last Friday. Beautiful duets in French to listen to like La scène (the scene).

Sunday 4 October: Bob Carlisle – I Will Follow Christ

This year’s theme in our church is Follow Christ, who will follow? Bob Carlisle sets the example today.

Monday 5 October: Project Aegis – And the Rest is Mystery

Last Friday I got a link to Project Aegis, an all-star initiative, with 100% of the income going to Legacy Music, a nonprofit organization that provides music lessons and instruments to children and teens from difficult backgrounds. And the Rest Is Mystery, which is over nine minutes in length, was composed by Theocracy songwriter and vocalist Matt Smith, and features vocals by Neal Morse (Neal Morse band, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, ex-Spock’s Beard), Daniel Heiman (Dimhav, ex-Lost Horizon, Heed, Harmony, Crystal Eyes), Leah McHenry (LEAH) and Smith, as well as instrumental support from Smith’s Theocracy bandmates Ernie Topran and Val Allen Wood. The artwork was created by Markus Sigfridsson (Darkwater, Harmony, All Things Fallen).

“You have made us Your sons and daughters, and You showed us the way for the brokenhearted to finally be made whole to escape the shame of the things we’ve done and the pain of the things done to us…and the rest is a mystery.”

Tuesday 6 October: The Luka State – Fake News

Disinformation, fabricated ‘news’, and very aggressive reactions both offline and online dominated the local news these days. It seems that few people know what words like sobriety, patience, and respect mean.

Wednesday 7 October: Exit Calm – The Rapture

Huge numbers of books and movies were produced on a (near) future rapture of Christians leaving non-believers behind in troubles. Bad SF script or biblical teachings? I prepared a possible disturbing message to the small group members about this late 19th-century’ invention’. And of course there’s a song to it by Exit Calm.

Thursday 8 October: Purity Ring – Better Off Alone

Last week Purity Ring released their cover of Alice DJ’s Better Off Alone (1998) including a video clip. #throwbackthursday

Friday 9 October: Vengaboys – 48 hours

My work week totaled 48 hours, way too much, and I’m glad it’s Friday. Time to walk, visit museums, and listen to music, dance maybe 🙂

Saturday 10 October: Kraftwerk – Autobahn

Today, I visited the exposition Black Album / White Cube in Kunsthal Rotterdam. The journey into art and music featured e.g. singer, lyricist, and painter Emil Schult‘s cover art for Kraftwerk’s Autobahn (1974).