CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 82 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 5.6.2020

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CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 82 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Friday 5th June 2020

Chromatica – Deluxe CD

Lady Gaga (Artist)

Audio CD (Issued 29 May 2020)

Number of Discs: 1

Label: Polydor

 

  1. Chromatica I
  2. Alice
  3. Stupid Love
  4. Rain On Me (With Ariana Grande)
  5. Free Woman
  6. Fun Tonight
  7. Chromatica II
  8. 911
  9. Plastic Doll
  10. Sour Candy (With Blackpink)
  11. Enigma
  12. Replay
  13. Chromatica III
  14. Sine from Above (With Elton John)
  15. 1000 Doves
  16. Babylon
  17. Love Me Right
  18. 1000 Doves (Piano Demo)
  19. Stupid Love (Vitaclub Warehouse Mix)

 

Sixth studio album by the American singer and songwriter, featuring production from BloodPop, BURNS, Axwell and Tchami, among others, and collaborations with Ariana Grande, Blackpink and Elton John. Themes of the album revolve around mental health, healing, and finding happiness through hardship.

Lady Gaga’s Chromatica scores biggest opening week of 2020 on the Official Albums Chart

Lady Gaga’s latest album outperforms the rest of this week’s Top 10 combined.

Lady Gaga celebrates her fourth Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart today as her latest collection Chromatica debuts at the top with impressive opening-week numbers.

Gaga’s sixth record lands at the summit with 53,000 chart sales – the biggest opening week for an album on the Official Chart in 2020 so far. It’s also the strongest comeback for the singer in some time, Chromatica smashes the first week tallies of her 2014 Tony Bennett duets album Cheek To Cheek, 2016’s Joanne and the cast recording of A Star Is Born from 2018.

Chromatica outperformed the rest of this week’s Top 10 combined, finishing as the week’s best performing album across physical, streaming and downloads. It’s also the fastest-selling vinyl record of the year to date, with 8,500 copies of the record snapped up on wax this week.

Gaga also claims the biggest opening week for a female artist album since Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next in February 2019.

Three songs from Chromatica finish inside this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 40: Rain On Me ft. Ariana Grande at 2, Sour Candy with Blackpink at 17 and Alice at 29.

Gaga’s previous Number 1 studio albums are The Fame/Fame Monster (2009), Born This Way (2011), Artpop (2013). The soundtrack for A Star Is Born, which is credited as a cast recording, was also a Number 1 in 2018. View Lady Gaga’s Official Chart history so far here.

Meanwhile, Youtuber-turned-rapper KSI holds at Number 2 with his debut album Dissimulation, and Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent completes the Top 3.

Two more new releases land in this week’s Top 10: Golden Hour by Norwegian producer Kygo opens at 6, marking his second Top 10 album, and Manchester rapper Aitch is new at 7 with his Polaris EP.

Further down, the debut album from Scottish indie group Vistas, Everything Changes In The End, enters at 21, and Canadian rock band Rush are new at 22 with the 40th anniversary edition of their 1980 album Permanent Waves.

  1. No.1 SPOT

UK records more daily deaths than entire European Union

The UK recorded more coronavirus deaths than every member state of the EU combined yesterday, as health experts warn that Downing Street is risking a second wave of infections by easing lockdown too soon.

A total of 359 deaths were recorded in the UK, compared with 332 across the 27 countries in the bloc in the same 24-hour period.

The weather was not the best today, some rain but some sun.

We did our longest walk since the Lockdown began. From home to Newstead Abbey circular walk 6.5 miles. Afterwards our daughter told us it was No.17 In the Sunday Times Best Spring Walks on March 16th. That is not good news, drawing attention to it. It is a walk I do about three times a week in everyday life. Now every man, woman, child and their dog will be doing it.

The walk helped us whilst awaiting concerning news of my brothers-in-law’s hospital treatment.

I took delivery of a full book page magnifying glass to help my failing eyes. I learned about it from my daughter who deals with such things in her job.

It started off as a HumanWare Connect 12 electronic magnifier (new generation) distance viewing 25X at £2,900. But I then considered reducing it to an i-pad Pro around £1,000. But ended up buying a  Fancii Full Page 2X Reading Magnifying Glass with 12 Dimmable LED Lights, Hands Free Magnifier with Stand & Lanyard – Large A4 Sheet Illuminated Vision Aid for Books, Newspapers.

I would still like the i-pad but can’t afford it. So I think I am going to sell things on Ebay to finance it.

Either that or do as my granddaughter did. She was desperate for a L.O.L. Surprise Ball. She has some much hard come by money in her piggy bank, but she did not want to use that. So, she wrote to the Tooth Fairy politely asking for one. The Tooth Fairy refused. So, she wrote to Santa who also refused. But, gullible grandparents stepped in.

I suppose I could crowd fund.

My dizziness seems to have cleared due to the tablets prescribed by the doctor. For which I am grateful. But he never rang back as he said he would.

I know the medical profession are busy and doing a perfect job, brilliant job and he has far better things than me to worry about. Ut’s not that bit. It is don’t say “I will ring you in a week’s time to check you out” if that ain’t going to happen. Just cut the conversation and say goodbye. I end up happy with and not disappointed in the system. All about expectations.

Tesco delivered ahead of time. That’s good.

Gogglebox was a Celebrity Gogglebox last night. Excellent! The producers know how to keep the comedy quality even with celebrities. My favourites are Bez and Shaun Ryder.

Another very interesting and fast moving lockdown day.

 

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Only one rule when it comes to love things.

“Fall in love with as many things as possible.”

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is… Chromatica CD by Lady Gaga

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Indecision

Not long ago, my wife and I were having one heck of an argument.

“Leave!” she screamed at me. “Get out of this house!”

As I was walking out the door, she yelled, “I hope you die a slow and painful death!”

So I turned around and replied, “Now you want me to stay? Make up your mind!”

LOVE IS…

Love is…what you make it

 

5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus

We are grateful  Lockdown gives us  a time…

  1. A time to listen to Chromatica CD by Lady Gaga…A time to listen to Born This Way [VINYL]by Lady Gaga
  2. A time to acknowledge my eyes are failing and using a magnifying reader for my books…

TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVERST CLIMB CHALLENGE

DAY 62        18 Times – 162 Feet Cumulative Total 9,396 Feet

               

HORRIBLE LITTLE NUMBERS

Country                 Confirmed cases  Deaths

1              US                          1,920,061              109,802

2              UK                         286,294                 40,548

3              Brazil                    672,846                 35,930

4              Italy                      234,801                 33,846

5              France                   187,195                 29,090

6              Spain                     241,310                 27,135

7              Mexico                 113,619                 13,511

8              Belgium                59,072                   9,580

9              Germany              185,450                 8,673

10           Iran       1              69,425                   8,209

 

UK deaths yesterday 204

 

Global cases

Updated 7 Jun at 08:24 local

Confirmed            6,896,179              +154,367

Deaths                   399,785                 +4,801

Recovered             3,087,315              +90,483

 

 

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