Music has helped me through a lot of this clamorous turmoil. It can take my mind off of the impending apocalypse or it can help me wallow in it further, depending on my mood and what I'm listening to at the time. Using the events of the last few months as an inspiration, I have put together another digital mixtape for you to stuff in your ears and help you block out all that unwanted noise. From the initial Baked Bean shortage when the news broke and people started hoarding to the glut of (mostly dumb) conspiracy theories being spread on social media, from songs about isolation and mental illness to music about mankind's possible redemption, and with a delicious swirl of black humour included, it's all here. Well, not all here. This is only Volume 2 after all...
Containing a veritable smorgasbord of musical genres - from electronica to pop to Citypop to punk to metal to ambient and then back again - the mixtape is available to listen to on Mixcloud for free right here or you can listen to it using the handy widgets on this very page you're currently rubbing your eyeballs on.
As I did in Volume 1, I won't describe the reasons for each song's inclusion - hopefully the music will do all the talking in that regard - but as before I urge you to look at the tracklist only after listening to the mix, as you may find it more rewarding (and surprising)...
LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA VOL. 2:
THE SECOND WAVE
by Mark's Musical Malarkey
The Who - Heinz Baked Beans
Ron Grainer - Arrival: A1m1 Take 6 (from the TV series "The Prisoner")
Ron Grainer - Arrival: A1m2 Take 4 (from the TV series "The Prisoner")
A-Ha - The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
The Damned - Sick Of Being Sick
Thicko - We Are All Fucked
Dynamo's Rhythm Aces - Panic
Killing Joke - Wardance
Kruder & Dorfmeister - Deep Shit Pt. 1 & Pt. 2
Chris Morris' Blue Jam - Doc Cock (from the radio series "Blue Jam")
The Cure - Close To Me [Acoustic Version]
The Future Sound Of London - Herd Killing
Pete Tong with the Heritage Orchestra (conducted by Jules Buckley) featuring Zara Larsson - Every Heartbeat
Zombi - Time Of Troubles
The Orb - The End Of The End [Instrumental]
Bob's Burgers - Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! (from the TV series "Bob's Burgers")
Monty Python - Arrival At Castle [Edit] (from the film "Monty Python And The Holy Grail")
Tiny Tim - So What's The Use?
Dan Harmon & Ryan Elder - The Flu Hatin' Rap (from the TV series "Rick And Morty")
Bonobo - The Fever
Chris DeMarco - Alive (from the film "Troma's War")
Nina Walsh - Sweetest Cure
Radiohead - Climbing Up The Walls
The Future Sound Of London - Among Myselves
The Church Of Synth - Der Fall Von Leviathan [Ourobonic Plague Remix]
Pink Floyd - Is There Anybody Out There?
Ewigkeit - Theoreality
Brian Eno - Deep Blue Day
Seaside Lovers - Blue Memories
Pop Will Eat Itself - Babylon
Keep safe you lovely lot.
- Mark Anthony Finch
If you missed it, you can read all about - and listen to - Volume 1 right here!