Faces in the Crowd
- Describe your go-to quarantine outfit.
- What is your favorite quarantine meal/snack?
- What do you miss most about the dining hall?
- What is (are) your new found talent(s)?
- Sweatpants and a T-shirt.
- Seeing everybody in one place at the same time.
- Cooking, watching photography videos, learning guitar.
- Athletic shorts and the first t-shirt I can find.
- The chairs.
- Squash hoodie & shorts
- Twix & dumpling skin
- Chorizo soup
- Scorch a pan everyday.
- I just like wearing gym shorts and a t-shirt because it’s really cozy.
- Cookies have been great during this time.
- I miss sitting at Table 29 with my friends.
- I have found out that I am really good at taking naps.
You can listen to all of these songs on the playlist below! Enjoy!
Californication —Red Hot Chili Peppers
It seems like talk today is centered too much around coronacation, and not enough around this 1999 classic that hit #3 on Billboard 200 (but a disappointing 22nd on the Polish Albums Chart). Challenge your friends to learn all of the words and then have a virtual karaoke competition! There is a bit to learn from every line, and some of it might even be of use during this time! “Destruction leads to a very rough road but it also breeds creation“–something to ponder!
Gray again —Nathaniel Oku
As though we weren’t satisfied enough with Ports, Oku is back to bless us with his new hit single Gray Again. Available on all popular streaming services maybe, this one is perfect for filtering angst. Ideal listening position consists of outstretched arms, closed eyes, hung head, and a gentle sway in the hips.
I am a rock —Simon & Garfunkel
Arguably one of the cheeriest songs about extreme loneliness, this triumphant declaration of solitude is sure to strike a cord with anyone “gazing from (their) window to the streets below,” (i.e. quarantined). If you are searching for a way to find joy and excitement in your current state of isolation, try ramping this one up in the shower and dancing along to lines such as “I am alone!”, “I have no need for friendship!”, and “Hiding in my room, safe within my womb!”
To Be So Lonely —Harry Styles
Unfortunately lacking a music video, it never hurts to listen to this one while scrolling through a google images search of its beloved creator. As the title suggests, the theme of this song goes well with much of the current talk on social media, but it is also important during this time to be thankful for whomever you get to spend your quarantine with!
Other side of town —Sam Doores, ft. Alynda Sygarra
The old timey swing of this one is sure to induce just the right amount of nostalgia: enough to make you wish to travel back to the “good old days,” but not quite enough to keep you from remembering the high child mortality rate of the past and being thankful for modern amenities. The lines “Everybody’s / having a party. / I’m all alone I ain’t / got nobody” resonate with all those who are suffering from fomo, before bringing comfort with the realization that–though you may be alone–at this time, no matter where you are, you probably aren’t missing anything else. Though released in January of this year, the song ominously predicted the emotions of its expected audience, with a chorus echoing “Guess that I’m just the lonely one,” but “I ain’t the only one.”
Other Side of Town —John Prine
The man. The myth. The legend. As you take the time to remember a soul too good for this world, we recommend shuffling as much of him as you can find, from “Spanish Pipedream,” to “Angel From Montgomery,” to “When I get to Heaven.” “This is a song about a man who’s developed a special ability over a number of years. He’s…he’s able to travel in his mind.” The skill this song teaches is sure to come in handy during the months to come.
Murder Most Foul —Bob Dylan
All seventeen minutes of the latest release from another artist so incredibly apt at chronicling the human condition give listeners a lot to think about, and a lot to sing about. This one is perfect for occupying the entirety of a slow moving afternoon. It begins with a thought provoking glimpse at the country’s history, and ends with a 74 song playlist in the form of classic song references, so the party never stops! Use this link to see them all!