OQM Playlist: Life during quarantine #29

Nick Triani returns with his Life during quarantine playlist and reflects on his highlights of 2021 so far.

Nick Triani returns with his Life during quarantine playlist and reflects on his highlights of 2021 so far.

Nick Triani

Listen to Life during quarantine #29 here

I honestly thought I was done with quarantine playlists. But here I am a year later, positioning tracks in the right order, for a free flowing listening experience and for maximum impact. The vaccine roll-out seems ultra slow as EU bureaucracy creates a sense of unease throughout the union. Right-wing conspiracists take cheap shots.Time stretches inconceivably as the lack of human interaction outside of one’s immediate family and our computer screens remains a fading memory. 

For me culture has kept the fires burning. Some personal highlights from 2021 so far:

-Adam Curtis’ revealing and thought provoking documentary about how we got here, Can’t Get You Out of My Head

-A timely reminder of how things can get out of control with MAUS by Art Spiegelman

-Elvis Costello’s entertaining Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink

-The general art-house pretentiousness of Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Yes, it was a mess and yes it was strangely moving and really essential all at the same time)

-Catching up with my discography gaps of Judy Collins‘ astonishing 1970s back catalog

-Discovering Jorge Ben’s remarkable A Tábua de Esmeralda album

-Litku Klemetti cementing her reputation as the only interesting presence within the Finnish music mainstream in 2021

-Joni Mitchell’s Wild Things Run Fast

 

Until next time

Find more Life during quarantine playlists here

Nick Triani is an editor and contributor to One Quart Magazine.

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