Henk-Jan’s soundtrack to 1-10 May 2021

Each day I add music to my soundtrack to 2021 Spotify playlist. Here is the first batch for May.

Saturday 1 May: Daniel Amos – Happily Married Man

Married now for 23 years. To be celebrated with roses, cake, and music, a classic by Daniel Amos from 1976. “Happily married man, signed, sealed and faithful. From the beginning that’s the way. The Good Lord had it planned. And when it comes to being hitched. I’d rather fight than switch. That is why I’m takin’ a happily married stand.”

Sunday 2 May: Lights – Beside Myself

Lights still knows how to compose a great pop song. Beside Myself is her best track in years.

Monday 3 May: able machines – Can You Keep a Secret

Last Friday I virtually met Tay Côlieé and Linus Dotson, together known as able machines and fell in love with their Pathological album.

Tuesday 4 May: Minim – Remember the Fallen

Remembrance day in the Netherlands, for the second time without the possibility to attend local gatherings to keep the two minutes silent and sing the national anthem at a memorial at 8 PM.

Wednesday 5 May: Las Ketchup – The Ketchup Song (hippy)

It’s Liberation day in the Netherlands. We have been living in freedom now for 75 years. Without the pandemic, I would be in Zwolle today to attend the Bevrijdingsfestival Overijssel and see both known and unknown artists surprise the audience. Now, an online program with a handful mini-concerts was streamed through Youtube. I worked a full day and e.g. was invited to a Ketchup Teams meeting with one of the Scrum masters. She meant Catch up but stirred today’s song selection.

Thursday 6 May: Noa & Gil Dor – Calling Home

It’s #throwbackthursday again. Noa & Gil Dor included a soft jazz version of their own Calling Home (from the 1996 Calling album) on the new Afterallogy record.

Friday 7 May: Nakkia Gold, Wiz Khalifa, Bob Marley & The Wailers – Justice (Get Up, Stand Up)

Nakkia Gold and Wiz Khalifa reworked Get Up, Stand Up by Bob Marley & The Wailers (1973) to a new single.

Saturday 8 May: Echo Image – Walk My Mind

Mind wandering while walking approximately 40 kilometers today in the province of Groningen. Norwegian synthpop band Echo Image is with us.

Sunday 9 May: Lisa Li-Lund – Sunny Sunday

Finally, it’s a sunny Sunday. Winter’s gone and last night I slept okay. I agree with Franco-Swedish musician Lisa Li-Lund.

Monday 10 May: CLNGR & Le June – Hurt You Anymore

Hurt You Anymore by CLNGR & Le June is one of the tracks that German Anna features in her Youtube workout videos.