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Day 60: Fix You, Coldplay

I guess we hit another milestone, 63 days in lockdown and 64 days since I last swam. This song seems strangely appropriate.

When I was in high school, I once was doing the lighting for a school play. While I knew I would never be a rock musician I sometimes wondered if I could get into stage lighting because I found the whole experience quite enjoyable. Fix you is a song that I have often imagined choreographing the lighting for. In my imagination, I start with a single spotlight on the organ. With an individual spot being added as each instrument is slowly added to the developing tune. When the guitar comes in towards the end at that point the whole stage is flooded with light until the near the song’s end where it reverts to a single spot on Chris Martin singing the final words:

I will try to fix you

My Video Summary

If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 9 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!

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