[Ed’s note: Since we are all, for the most part, social distancing, self-isolating, and trying not to freak out, we at The Typescript thought we should share our playlists, what we are listening to as we try to work from home, and keep a semblance of normality. We are, starting today, going to publish a list each Sunday. Evi Cox provides our second playlist. Stay safe, folks, and let music keep us sane and safe. As a general rule, we will post both YouTube versions, such as they are, and, down below, a link to our playlists on Spotify].
So the ethos behind the Delirium playlist is trying to cultivate that difficult space between knowing the serious reality of what we’re living and still managing to have hope that things will still be ok. Some songs I just like and seem to fit, so enjoy; others have more poignant meaning. ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time’ (the Barenaked Ladiescover) has been in my head for its appropriateness to the gentle fragility it articulates with the piano and strings. Talking Heads – if anyone can make a disaster into art, its David Byrne and his vision of everything having gone to shit, but new and better stuff taking its place. Stars and the Rheostatis craft such human songs that you can’t help but be touched. Barrett’s Privateers: Nova Scotia’s unofficial-official anthem. Three Nova Scotians are my lodestars in this whole thing, so that song is for them, with love!
1. The Drifters, ‘Up on the Roof’
2. Talking Heads, ‘Nothing But Flowers’
3. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, ‘Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays’
4. Skee-Lo, ‘I Wish’
5. Sudan Archives, ‘Limitless’
6. Barenaked Ladies, ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time’
7. The Rheostatics, ‘The Beautiful Night’
8. Stars, ‘In Our Bedroom After the War’
9. First Aid Kit, ‘My Silver Lining’
10. Stan Rogers, ‘Barret’s Privateers’
And our Spotify Playlist: