Problem - a day off work sick with the flu, unable to function normally.
Solution - spin some rescued $1 vinyl and don't fight it!
I have determined the record 'Golden Mexican Hits for Dancing Vol. 6' is especially good for the hallucinatory aspects of the flu, while Francoise Hardy helps when your brain simply can't operate in English mode anymore & suddenly, miraculously, can understand French. Also, Roberta Flack is good in the bath.