June 25, 2020 3 min read

"It's coming," they say. "A second wave." I believe them. Some people have been acting like there's nothing wrong, blissfully unaware - or perhaps deliberately ignoring - the death tolls reported in the news. "It's just the flu" some people exclaim. Except it's not. But anyway, summer is here and are you really going to close the beaches on the fourth of July because someone yelled "shark?" In the UK - currently experiencing a heatwave - thousands of people flocked to the beach regardless, leaving trash in their wake, shitting in burger cartons (yes, really) because the public toilets were closed and no doubt helping spread the Covid-19 virus further. Oh that second wave is coming alright.



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)...




by Mark's Musical Malarkey


The tracklist:

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! 


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