My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 2/22/17

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 2/22/17
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Hello Wednesday, how goes it? Middle of the week, halfway there, the peek over to see the light at the end, and one of my favorite days of the week.

I’m feeling a bit on the tired side today. Busy days and a bit of fitful sleep, so I’m leaning on music (and coffee) to carry me through. So, what is helping me today?

How about some love showers with Kula Shaker? A bit of celebration at having “…all the time in the world”? Then up the ante with some Leftfield turned up loud. Oasis and Placebo round out the five with two of my favorite songs from the both of them. That’s what is getting me through the middle of the week day.

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. “Shower Your Love” :: Kula Shaker, featuring Shenai

“Shower your love on me,
don’t make it so hard to cry.
Shower your love on me,
you don’t need a reason why.”

I have never explored Kula Shaker’s music, beyond their “one hit”, until recently. I’m enjoying the discovery, especially off of the Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts album. I like the aural bridge between world music and brit pop that comes out of each of the songs. This one has a bit of a later Beatles feel to me, as well.

2. “We have all the Time in the World” :: Fun Lovin’ Criminals

“And we got all the love in the world.
And as time goes by you will find we need nothing more.”

Woke with this song in my head. It stayed with me for most of today, playing on a loop, in my consciousness, until I just had to hit play.

3. “Open Up” :: Leftfield, featuring John Lydon

“Open up,
make room for me.”

Play. This. Song. Loud.
And dance.

4. “Cigarettes & Alcohol” :: Oasis

“I was looking for some action,
but all I found was cigarettes,
and alcohol.”

I had a time with Oasis for awhile, making a break from them, keeping a wide distance from their music and my ears. But, then two things changed my mind. The first was Ryan Adams’ cover of “Wonderwall” that blew me away, stole my music loving heart, and forced me to admit that they did make great music. The second thing that happened was this song. I heard it during a television series I was watching, and immediately had to go find the song and insert it into many playlists. This is one of my favorite early morning, commuting to work songs.

It also needs to be played loud.

5. “Every You Every Me” :: Placebo

“Sucker love is heaven sent.
You pucker up our passion’s spent.
My hearts a tart your body’s rent.
My body’s broken yours is bent.”

I’m back to writing the band novel. A character in the book – James – my favorite character, has an extensive soundtrack that fuels parts of his story arc, and personality. This is definitely one of them.

I think he listens to Placebo quite a bit, actually.

Happy Wednesday – and happy Wednesday songs from My Top 5 Music Obsessions. What have you been listening to today?

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