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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/2/17

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/2/17
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Thursday morning. Sleepy, but smiling. I need strong coffee and music to keep me going. Counting the days for the weekend. A trip away, a show to see, the best of company. Right now though, on this Thursday morning, its strong coffee and music, and smiling.

We’ll start with a new discovery band (thanks, Paul Weller, for the in-interview mention) from Canterbury, then its some melodic/electronic/sonic star-wandering music from Portishead. From that I have Arcade Fire reminding me to “Wake Up”, widening my eyes and gliding right into Razorlight’s “Golden Touch”.  Last, but not least, The Easybeats sing about “Friday on My Mind” (though its really Saturday, on mine).

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. “No Peace” (Sine of 4 Disco Remix Radio Edit) :: Syd Arthur, featuing Sine of 4

“I can’t get no peace.”

Syd Arthur is a brand new music discovery, found via a Paul Weller interview where he spoke of new music he was listening to (a few years back, not a brand new interview). This was one of the first songs we listened to, checking them out, though it was the original version/original video (good stuff, check it out). This is a one-to-watch band. I hope they come across the pond to tour sometimes.

2. “Wandering Star” :: Portishead

“Wandering stars,
for whom it is reserved –
the blackness of darkness,
forever.”

Dummy will always be one of my all-time favorite albums from the 90’s. The songs, like this one, never seem dated, and never get old to me. I want to float around in this song today.

3. “Wake Up” :: Arcade Fire

“Our bodies get bigger,
but our hearts get torn up.”

But sometimes they mend, they grow stronger, they believe again. Sometimes.

4. “Golden Touch” :: Razorlight

“But then when you’re not around,
they say, “oh, she’s changed.”
We know what they mean.
Well they mean,
they’re just jealous,
because they never do the things,
that they wish that they could do so well.”

Sometimes it seems the people closest to me distance themselves the most when I’m happy. I used to think it was me. That I was the one distancing, but no, I don’t think that’s it, or at least not all it. Though I’d agree that no matter how strong I am perceived to be, I need people when I’m hurt and sad and broken, but don’t we all need people when we are happy, too? I do.

I’ve been told its jealousy, but I think that is an over-simplification. When I think deeply on it I see a society that has learned to communicate the best when there are things to complain about. Have we all forgotten how to relate to happiness? Has happiness been lost in the translation?

5. “Friday on My Mind” :: The Easybeats

“Tonight,
I’ll spend my bread.
Tonight,
I’ll lose my head.
Tonight,
I’ve got to get to night.
Monday I’ll have Friday on my mind.”

Or Saturday…

There was Thursday’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions.

What are you listening to today?

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