Day 473: Call me when you’re sober, Evanescence

A final song from Evanesence and another incredibly intense song from Amy Lee. This song is particularly poignant because it is about an ex-boyfriend of hers Shaun Morgan who suffered from drug addiction. As with every Evanescence song, this video is a feast for one’s ears and eyes.

Day 371: Lithium, Evanescence

Another classic from Evanescence. This song kind of reminds me of my father because lithium is the main drug they use to treat bipolar disorder. Lithium is a mood stabiliser removing both the highs of hypomania and the lows of depression in bipolar disorder. This song of course piqued my curiosity so I did a …

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Day 345: She moves in her own way, The Kooks

Returning to English music to finish Covid Island discs week 48. This is a little number by the indie band the Kooks. After hearing this song I bought the album. I do like the Kooks and Luke Pritchard’s accent gives the band a unique sound. Not entirely sure the accent is a genuine Northern one

Day 108: Rehab, Amy Winehouse

My first job was working in a Drug and Alcohol Unit at Westmead hospital. The issues around illicit drug use are certainly not straight forward and sadly even those who are talented and famous are not safe from their possible ultimate consequences. This song by Amy Winehouse turned out to be a portent to her …

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Day 107: Smile, Lily Allen

A woman scorned as they say. I like the line “so you call me up on the phone so you can have a little whine and a moan” Cute! The video however is pretty dark. Think you would think twice before dating Lily.

Day 66: Make Nice, Dixie Chicks

“I’m not ready make nice, I’m not ready to back down, I’m still mad as hell and I don’t have time to go round and round and round.“ Boy have we been taken around the houses today with a Rose Garden “Prime Ministerial/Dominic Cummings” press briefing. I think I feel more anxious than angry as …

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