My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 2/17/17
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A very rainy Friday, stormy and pouring down really. My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day are definitely influenced by the weather outside. It starts with a nostalgia-soaked beauty from Cocteau Twins which weaves itself perfectly into the epic beauty of “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)”. After that we shift gears into something newer – very newer, actually – from The Jesus & Mary Chain. Then, it ends with two lush, dreamy beauties from Slowdive and Lush.
You can click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify link to listen to the My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: Top Five playlist. I will add each five songs shared to the playlist each day.
1. “Wax & Wane” :: Cocteau Twins
“The devil bite’s dirty,
we wax and wane.”
This song always reminds me of crossing the bridge between Oakland and San Francisco, in April of 1991, with Garlands playing, on cassette, in my car stereo. Julia’s dad and I were trying to guess at the lyrics, making up our own as we drove. It was one of the last good memories the two of us shared together before so much of our lives changed.
2. “Running Up that Hill (A Deal with God”) :: Kate Bush
“Tell me, we both matter,
it’s you and me.
It’s you and me –
won’t be unhappy.”
Epic. This song is epic. It feels like a film trilogy in one song, with all the highs and lows, the drama, the questions of love and religion, and the human experience.
3. “Always Sad” :: The Jesus & Mary Chain
“There’s nothing like you,
in this world.”
I wrote about this song here. I’m so digging this new JAMC song. I can’t stop listening to it. New album, please be here now.
4. “Alison” :: Slowdive
and don’t be stoned,
I’ll be here in the morning…
’cause I’m just floating.”
Dreamy, lush and liquid-feeling, this is the perfect song for this grey and stormy weather. Turn it up and float around in the sounds of it. Sometimes I forget how much I love Slowdive.
5. “I Have the Moon” :: Lush
“We have ended many lives,
but we never really died.”
Another song I feel like floating around in today. I love the lyrics, too. They remind me of age and aging, of getting drunk nostalgically, of the “alternate realities” of our lives, the one we were once in, the one we are now in, and that space we drift within when we are not so sure where we are, or where we want to be. Also, this is one of those songs that is just made to make out to. Don’t you think?