Blue Mood Month

Posted: 26 December 2011 in health, music
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Blue Mood MonthI’m hoping to put together a playlist for this mental health project, and hopefully posting some of my choices here with lyrics.

SANE was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness, following the overwhelming public response to a series of articles published in The Times entitled The Forgotten Illness.

SANE has teamed up with Spotify and Feeling Gloomy to help lift everyone’s mood in January (and throughout 2012) by harnessing the power of music.

We’re asking musicians, artists, celebrities – anybody in the public eye – to make a playlist or album of their favourite ‘sad songs that make you happy’ i.e. songs that might have dark lyrics or mood but in fact cheer you up. Think of it like a modern version of Desert Island Discs but without the chat.

Each person will choose 10-12 songs (more if they like) to create an album or playlist. Some classic examples might include Concrete Jungle – Bob Marley and the Wailers, Everyday is like Sunday – Morrissey and Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division.

We will put the lists on Spotify and spread the word so people can listen to all the different songs. We’ve has a great initial response! Eventually we wish the public to be inspired by these collections to create/share their own albums and playlists. This will raise vital awareness of our mental health campaign: Year of the Black Dog.

Please email your list to Paul Flitcroft, Director of Fundraising & Marketing: E:  T: 020 7422 5544. Paul is also available to answer any questions.

Further information about Blue Mood Month can be found here.

  1. jadedheart says:

    This sounds like a great project! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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