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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... View Article

Day 374: Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol

Another new band to join my long list in Covid Island Discs. This song by Snow Patrol is a nice little number. There is a line in this song which is very similar to an REM song Losing my Religion... View Article

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... View Article

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... View Article

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... View Article

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... View Article

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... View Article