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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 4/6/17

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The Too-Good-To-Miss Tunes for the First Thursday of April is a combination of Lilting, Dreamy Numbers, Stellar Storytelling Songs, and an unexpected Duet Track. My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day Today begins with a New Discovery Song, Postscript’s “Dear Marie”, which is a Sweet and Simple Indie Folk Delight. Next up is another chapter in the seemingly endless Stories that Paul Weller has penned, and sung. This one was part of a Weller Wednesday listen last night, and I have had it swirling around in my head ever since. Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions encircle our ears, and the spaces between with the Sultry Sounds of “Salt of the Sea”. Leslie Feist and (Uncle) Jarvis Cocker surprised me with a duet which a fellow writer/Music obsessor shared with me today. We close the circle of Top 5 Songs with Iron & Wine’s take on a Cyndi Lauper hit, which leaves behind a feeling of mellow-hope, which is just what is needed on a very busy, and a very tired, Friday-Eve.

You can click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify or YouTube link to listen to the My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: Top Five playlist. I add each five songs shared to both playlists each day, so they expand as the week unfolds.

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day:

 1. “Dear Marie” :: Postscript

Dear Marie,
tell me what it was I used to be?
Dear Marie,
tell me what it was I used to be?
And if you’re further up the road,
can you show me what I still can’t see?”

This reminds me of my “Desert Story” I’ve been working on for a few years. It reminds me of two of the characters, and the vast, star-filled sky they meet up under. I need another drive out to the desert for inspiration, and to take some photographs to take back with me.

2. “Liza Radley” :: The Jam

And all the people in the town,
where we live,
say she’s not quite right,
she don’t fit in,
with a small town.”

Such a Wonderful story-sung-track. This one has been stuck in my head all day long.

3. “Salt of the Sea” :: Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

Waiting to fly around the salt of the sea.”

Reminds me of scenes from Twin Peaks, or one of David Lynch’s films – maybe Wild at Heart or Mulholland Drive. This is such a cinematic song – Sensual, Haunting, Gorgeous.

If you want to hear more from Hope, I listed out My Top 10 Hope Sandoval songsMy Top 10 Hope Sandoval songs, which include some of her solo work, some of her duets, and also her work with Mazzy Star.

4. “Century” :: Feist, featuring Jarvis Cocker

I find my feelings,
and guide them away.”

Though I have missed Leslie Feist’s voice (The Reminder is one of my Favorite Albums), I wish there was a bit more Jarvis in the vocals here. That the song was more of a duet. Though, when his spoken word part comes it is worth the wait. Maybe they could have worked more of his spoken word vocals into more of the song? Still, the song is raw, powerful, emotive and benefits from playing it loud – especially the last half of the song.

5. “Time After Time” :: Iron & Wine

Sometimes you picture me,
I’m walking too far ahead.
You’re calling to me,
I can’t hear,
what you’ve said.
Then you say –
go slow –
I fall behind.
The second hand unwinds.”

The lyrics to this song have always pulled at my heartstrings. So wistful, sad, yet beautiful. I’ve loved the original since I was a teenager, and this Cover keeps my love of this song growing.

There goes Thursday…or Friday Eve…the first one this April. I hope you enjoyed the Too-Good-To-Miss Thursday Songs on My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day. Let me know what you’ve been listening to, as well. Who knows, they may make the Top 5 list tomorrow.

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