David Hockney - Arrival of Spring

GOTW Plague Tapes #90

Friday  09th April   20.02hrs Dublin time

Plague Tapes #90

We are in coming into the strange time known as ‘the rough month of the cuckoo – ‘Garbh mí na guach’ which apparently runs from April 15th – May 15th, and has highly changeable weather patterns.  I felt that today as I scrambled away from my outdoor coffee with a friend to end up huddled and freezing knocking the hail of myself.  This time, this plague tapes is about the springing of spring, the budding, the coming back to life, the songs of redemption, the arising.  That’s why we start with the great masterpeice from John Coltrane – Acknowledgement. 


David Hockney - Arrival of Spring


The News  – at 70 mins 

Andrew brings us up to speed as we move into the second week of this vunerable period ahead, and we appear to be doing quite well.  Case numbers – daily are down, and there was no real spike due to Easter, and the five day case average is down to 404 from last weeks figure of 536.  This is all due to people being amazing and observing the conditions of the lockdown.  The other side of the equation is to recognise the vaccine program which last week administerd 97% of the vaccines that came into them.  That is also impressive.  It is now estimated that R is below 1, 0.9 and that we are following an optimistic trajectory, as illustrated in a graph which might have us below 100 cases per day by Mayday.  Wouldn’t that be amazing.  We also talk about the vaccine roll out that might be capable of delivering 90% vaccinated adult population by end of quarter 2.  It is one of those weeks where it is good news, and going in the right direction, towards the endgame we go.

Love & Rage,

Dr. Groove


  1. John Coltrane ––> A Love Supreme [Part 1 -Acknowledgement]  
  2. Quelle Chris  & Chris Keyes    —> SACRED SAFE (feat. Merrill Garbus, Cavalier & Homeboy Sandman)
  3. SAULT —> The Beginning and the End
  4. Edward Larry Gordon—> All Pervading
  5. Floating Points & Pharoah Saunders & The London Symphony Orchestra  —> Promises Movement 6 
  6. SAULT —> Rise 
  7. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble —> Royalty
  8. Godspeed You! Black Emperor —> A Military Alphabet (five eyes all blind) (4521.0kHz 6730.0kHz 4109.09kHz) / Job’s Lament / First of the Last Glaciers / where we break how we shine (ROCKETS FOR MARY)
  9. Nick Cave —> Balcony Man
  10. Rachika Nayar —> A Buring Plain 

News at 70 mins – see above

11. Gemma Dunleavy -––> Cruisin


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