The Tools of Excellence for a Brave New World, 2: The Play-List

Nicholas Bate:

Music: the instant mood changer and enhancer. You need to write, to cook, to lift weight, to relax? Music will help. In Covid-19 world of uncertainty, music grounds and reassures new boosts the mood you need.

Nicholas Bate’s list of essential things make you look at everything you own and do a little differently.

I think I’ve made fewer mixtapes in 2020 than I have in years. Cura, the weekly playlist has become an every-two-months thing lately. And yet I’m probably consuming more playlists than ever. I’ve become the statistical Spotify user this year. What do I feel like? Oh, they have an algorithmic playlist for that? That’s fine. It’s more than fine. It’s easy.


September 22, 2020