March 2020


Today´s positive/magic song is Alanis Morissette´s “Hand in My Pocket” from her 1995 international debut album ”Jagged Little Pill”. The song was the second single from the album and received substantial success through radio airplay in the US. The album “Jagged Little Pill” topped the charts in thirteen countries; with sales of over 33 million copies worldwide, it is one of the best-selling albums of all time and made Morissette the first Canadian to achieve double diamond sales. “Jagged Little Pill” was nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning five, including Album of the Year, making Morissette the youngest artist in history to win the honor, a record she held until 2010, when Taylor Swift won this prize with Fearless (2008). Rolling Stone ranked “Jagged Little Pill” number 327 on its 2003 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DayTen

Today´s positive/magic song is George Michael´s fitting “Freedom! ’90” from his 1990 album ”Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1″. It was a major hit and peaked at No. 8 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 and sold over 500,000 copies to earn a Gold certification from the RIAA. The song refers to Michael’s past success with Wham!, yet also shows a new side of himself being more cynical about the music business than he had been before. Michael refused to appear in the video and allowed the supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington, and Cindy Crawford to appear instead. The video was directed by one of my favourite directors, David Fincher. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DayNine

Today´s positive/magic song is Fleetwood Mac´s fitting ”Don´t Stop” from their 1977 album ”Rumours”. The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of their eponymous 1975 album, but struggled with relationship breakups before recording started. The “Rumours” studio sessions were marked by hedonism and strife among band members that shaped the album’s lyrics. The album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DayEight

Today´s positive/magic song is Bon Iver´s (aka Justin Vernon) beautiful song ”re: Stacks” from the 2007 debut album ”For Emma, Forever Ago”. The album was recorded at Justin´s father’s remote hunting cabin between late 2006 to early 2007 during a period of illness and frustration. The album became as well a major commercial success for Jagjaguwar, an independent label, and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

I personally remembering hearing this song the first time when I was visiting beautiful Reykjavik on Iceland at this lovely coffee bar Reykjavik Roasters. The album was played on a vinyl recordplayer in a corner and I was straight away emotionally touched when I heard ”re: Stacks” standing in line for my coffee. Lovely lovely song. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DaySeven

Today´s positive/magic song is The Stranglers ”Always the Sun” from their 1986 album ”Dreamtime”. Despite radio play and much hype, it only reached #30 in the UK Singles Chart. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DaySix

Today´s positive/magic song is Steve Winwood´s “Higher Love” from his 1986 album ”Back in the High Life”. The album was a top ten hit on the album charts in the United States, peaking at #3, and has sold over five million copies. The single “Higher Love” topped the singles chart and won the Grammy Award for “Record of the Year”. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DayFive

Today´s positive/magic song is Rare Earth´s “I Just Want To Celebrate” from their 1971 album ”One World”. A song that became a Top 10 Gold certified hit. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DayFour

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