My Spring Quarantine Mixtapes


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During last spring's corona virus precautionary quarantine, I walked a lot.

Everyday I would put on my coral shoes and hit the streets for one or two hours of intense walking.

I would also listen to a lot of music on my headphones and then make mixtapes for almost each and every one of these days.


There were two major categories while making these mixtapes:

At first, there were just songs I would choose out of Spotify's Discover Weekly so, not a lot of creation there.

But then I improvised a bit and made a few playlists of my own.

While in my 20s, I would make compilations inspired by anything but my 30s found me in lack of mixtape imagination.


So below you can see:

The Spotify Quarantine Specials, which are my own ones,

and,

The Spotify Quarantine Non Specials, which were small fruits picked out of Spotify's immense Discover Weekly basket.


Enjoy!


The Spotify Quarantine Specials


17 songs for Petar to listen to while making mageritza

Somewhere in Serbia. A Monday Special with soothing backing vocals and polyphonic tunes. While in precautionary corona virus quarantine. April 2020, Athens, GR.

Featuring: Bulgarian voices, Baka Beyond, Kate Bush, the amazing Irish band Lankum, Preisner, Epirus voices etc.


14 songs to listen to while your heart is melting for these strings

Because this is why you play the violin. A Thursday Special, while in precautionary corona virus quarantine. April 2020, Athens, GR.

Featuring: Dvorak, Grails, Yungchen Lhamo, Giannis Aggelakas & Nikos Veliotis etc.


14 songs to listen to while you're slowdancing in the kitchen

In a sudden beam of light. A Tuesday Special, While in precautionary corona virus quarantine. April 2020, Athens, GR.

Featuring: ABRA, John Mayer, Robert Glasper, Shura, The 1975 etc.


14 songs to listen to while your students are not lying to you during April Fool's

Because they are home without you. A Wednesday Special. While in precautionary corona virus quarantine. April 2020, Athens, GR.

Featuring: all short of truth and lies songs, eg Liars, Bravery, Fleetwood Mac, The Weeknd, London Grammar etc.


7 songs to listen to after you got videocalled from some cats out in the open

A Tuesday special. While in precautionary corona virus quarantine. March 2020, Athens, GR.

Featuring: Lusine, Apparat, Portico Quartet, a solo kalimba song of mine etc.


30 songs to listen to while you are walking for almost 2 hours

This is a long one. A Wednesday Special. While in precautionary corona virus quarantine. April 2020, Athens, GR.

Featuring: Leatherface, Propagandhi, Faraquet, Violent Soho, Quicksand, Elliott etc


The Spotify Quarantine Non Specials


10 songs to listen to while picking flowers

Out of Discover Weekly, while in precautionary corona virus quarantine. March 2020, Athens, GR.


6 songs to listen to while taking out the garbage

Out of Discover Weekly, while in precautionary corona virus quarantine. March 2020, Athens, GR.


5 songs to listen to while heading to the supermarket for emergency literature

Out of Discover Weekly, while in precautionary corona virus quarantine. March 2020, Athens, GR.


6 Robert Glasper songs to listen to while washing the pancake dishes

While in precautionary corona virus quarantine. March 2020, Athens, GR.


11 songs to listen to when you are sad but then you see a cat and another one and another one

Out of Release Radar, while in precautionary corona virus quarantine. March 2020, Athens, GR.


1 song to listen to while almost dancing to avoid each other at the supermareket

While in precautionary corona virus quarantine. March 2020, Athens, GR.


10 songs to listen to while testing 13033 on a national holiday

Out of Discover Weekly, while in precautionary corona virus quarantine. March 2020, Athens, GR.


7 songs to listen to while you are all reflected and all alone

Out of Discover Weekly, while in precautionary corona virus quarantine. March 2020, Athens, GR.


7 songs to listen to while carwatching over the highway

Out of Discover Weekly, while in precautionary corona virus quarantine. March 2020, Athens, GR.


16 to listen to while you're not doing the laundry

Because it's Sunday. Out of Release Radar, while in precautionary corona virus quarantine. March 2020, Athens, GR.


8 songs to listen to while you can't handle the blue

Out of Discover Weekly, while in precautionary corona virus quarantine. March 2020, Athens, GR.


9 songs to listen to while you feel like you are walking in Twin Peaks

Out of Discover Weekly, while in precautionary corona virus quarantine. April 2020, Athens, GR.

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