My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 2/24/17
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Here you are. Friday. Finally Friday. Friday’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions starts with my favorite track off of The Juliana Hatfield Three’s album – a quintessential album for me, from 1993. Then we return to my Brit Pop rediscoveries with a band I neglected in the past. Oasis comes around again with one of my current favorite songs of theirs, then its one of my all-time favorite tunes from “Uncle Jarvis”. Friday’s Top 5 ends with some Weller, a track of his that was spinning in my head before the sun came up today.

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. “For the Birds” :: The Juliana Hatfield Three

“I don’t care for boys or girls,
I’d rather hang around,
with the birds.”

This song reminds me so much of 1993. That apartment on Valencia with the big front room that was our bedroom. We didn’t have a TV. Didn’t have one in the first two places we lived in. Just books and music. So much music. I played this CD, over and over, every song memorized and sung-a-long to. This one was always my favorite. I would sing it to my baby daughter in the early mornings, holding her close in my arms.

2. “Walkaway” :: Cast

“If you’ve heard all they got to say,
you looked,
but turned away –
walkaway, walkaway.”

Cast is a mid-90’s Brit Pop era band that somehow passed me by. In my recent music rediscoveries I came across them, and have been exploring their tunes. This one is a standout, to me.

3. “Shakermaker” :: Oasis

“But, when you’re happy,
and you’re feeling fine,
then you’ll know it’s the right time.
It’s the right time,
to shake along with me!”

This may be my current favorite Oasis, possibly tied with “Whatever”.

4. “Disco 2000” :: Pulp

“And I said,
let’s all meet up in the year 2000.
Won’t it be strange when we’re all fully grown?”

I hear this song and picture a Danny Boyle film, 90’s era, circa Trainspotting, Shallow Grave and A Life Less Ordinary. I’m not sure it ever made it on any of those soundtracks, but that’s where my train of thought goes.

Also, I love this video.

5. “The Changingman” :: Paul Weller

“Is happiness real?
Or am I so jaded
I can’t see or feel?”

This is it. The song that was spinning in my head when I woke up this morning.

And there it went…the “Friday Five” from My Top 5 Music Obsessions.

What have you been listening to today?

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