Well, I’m still here, just. I’ve self-isolated in my Man Cave in order to bring you this week’s fun-packed random music shuffle from my portable telephone. Ten tunes, I tell you what they are and you fall asleep.

So, before we all die, let’s rock!

  1. She’s The Only One by Bread. “She’s a butterfly,” points out David Gates, “and she flies too high” in this lesser known countrified tune.
  2. Sky Took Hold by Grizzly Bear. Excellent psychedelic rock from their 2017 long player Painted Ruins. Such a good band.
  3. 4 + 20 by Crosby, Stills and Nash. Gorgeous Stills tune, beautifully sung.
  4. Black Spasmodic by a Tribe Called Quest. From their 2016 album We Git It From Here…Thank You, this is classic ATCQ. Essential.
  5. England by the Dwight Twilley Band. Classic rock from the criminally all but unknown Mr Twilley, from his 1976 album Sincerely.
  6. Woodland Rock by T Rex. 1971’s Electric Warrior was Bolan’s creative high and this tune comes from that record.
  7. If There Is Something by Roxy Music. Almost country music at times, this comes from their 1972 eponymous first album. Ferry at his most magnificent.
  8. Final Straw by REM. Straying into the realms of folk music, this is rather lovely. God, I miss them.
  9. Gone Too Far by England Dan and John Ford Coley. Although I always say Elton John was the first person I ever saw in concert. actually these guys were the support act, so it’s actually them. Lots of yeehaws, as I recall!
  10. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys by Traffic. Title track of their 1971 classic album of the same name, this is close to being the best thing Steve Winwood ever did and that’s really saying something.