Thus far, things are tilted towards hyperglycaemia. Let’s get some balance with the traditional “Sweet and low” and “Swing low, sweet chariot” (or rev it up with Dizzy Gillespie’s take on that, “Swing low, sweet Cadillac”…that is, if you’re not wirelessly connected like @annette, and your attitudinal Kittish Lac won’t budge before you fuel up)
I should clarify what on earth the link is… Someone, a while back in this post, suggested that we shoud have a Spotify Playlist. We now have one. The link should open a spotify playlist, which if you already have spotify, will open up in your spotify playlists list. If you don’t have spotify, I doubt that very much will happen. As it’s a clever collaborative playlist, you should be able to add songs to it if you so wish, and everyone will get them. Magic really.
So far, on the playlist, we have (all checked by my good self for quality – I didn’t just pick them for the names…):
Honey honey – Abba
High Low and In Between – Mark Wills, from his exceptional ‘Country Linedancing’ album
Hypo Full of Love (The 12 Step plan) – Alabama 3
Sweetness – Yes
Santa Claus gave me Diabetes – Stuckey and Murray, from the album ‘Destination: Rock Bottom’. It’s not quite a cheery song, this guy needs Shoot Up.
Well I think maybe a little more focus on where we SHOULD be, rather than these extremes of highs and lows…:
The Inbetween is the Everything – Grand Island
Seems to fit the bill?
And on the hyper side again, apologies for the foreign language, but the title is pretty good, I think?
Toxic Blod – Kaizer’s Orchestra
Yes, Blod means blood… I was tempted by ‘Medicine and psychiatry’ by them, but I’m not sure I want to start associating diabetaids with mental health issues too! Fliprons ‘The Man Who Was Eaten by a Pie’ has a certain, erm, metaphorical(?!) appropriateness… (As in: If we eat too much pie, it will, literally, eat away at us!)
I may return with more at some point, any excuse to raid the CD rack!
Sweet Like Chocolate – Shanks and Big Foot
Choclate Salty Balls – Chef from South Park
Down Down – Status Quo
And one for the hypo assisters: Higher and Higher – Otis Redding
And lastly, for the bad days: I Want To Break Free – Queen
i’m surprised no-one has mentioned “Too High” by Stevie Wonder or “Cold Sweat” by James Brown.
For a jazzier take on blood glucose, how about Wayne Shorter’s “It’s a long way down”, Eric Dolphy’s “Out to lunch” or Jan Akkerman’s “You can’t keep a bad man up”, or anything by Blood, Sweat and Tears.
Regarding the amount of clutter to which our lives are subject, two tracks from the Miles Davis album “Miles in the Sky” seem appropriate; “Stuff” and “Paraphernalia”.
And just as a warning to the non-pancreatically challenged, an old jazz standard, written by Johnny Burke and Jimmy van Heusen and featured on dozens of jazz albums, how about “It could happen to you” (try the version on the “Dial ‘S’ for Sonny” by Sonny Clark).