In order to get through this difficult period (and I truly believe that we will get through this, in time), it is important to recognize the many stages of isolation and anxiety, and to pair them with appropriate musical accompaniment. Here are a few suggestions that you might find helpful.
He then goes on to reveal his 10 song playlist that is broken down into what he sees as the 10 stages of Pandemic:
Stage One: Preparation
Dave assumes everyone stocked up on TP and hand sanitizer back in January and was ready to go ...
Stage Two: Nesting
OK - you're stuck in the house ... what can you get done? Clean everything? Reorganize the kitchen? Paint the living room?
Stage Three: Productivity
Remember all those things you said you wanted to learn to do but never did? Why not learn to juggle (not knives please) or start knitting, or learn to speak German!
Stage Four: Virtual Connection
Turns out that you CAN still have happy hour with friends ... but it is all on this program few had heard of a few months ago called Zoom. Where it's like being on the set of Hollywood Squares!
Stage Five: Online Learning
OK - schools have adjusted to the new normal - and now the parents are the teachers ... kind of ... with online learning ... we now understand why teachers always saying they are underpaid and we REALLY hate new math
Stage Six: Intimacy
Everyone is predicting a baby boom in 9 months ... How many babies will be named Corrine, Ronda, or even Quarantine?
Stage Seven: Claustrophobia
You reached the end of Netflix, the house has been disinfected (three times today), and you're ready to just go out and do SOMETHING ... that doesn't involve 'seeing if the grocery store has TP'
Stage Eight: Panic
You can't sleep ... your phone screen time is up 95% ... you keep reading about cell phones causing the virus, that Carole Baskins killed her husband, and that The Simpsons have been right about all of their predictions
Stage Nine: Insanity
Rona Rules are like airport rules - you want a beer and a burrito at 7am in your pajamas? Go for it. Nothing is wrong anymore ...
Stage Ten: Hope
We're all in this together, right? There's light at the end of the tunnel .. Let's start thinking of the silver linings and realize it's all going to be ok ...