Thursday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day are a 5-song moody mix of favorite artists of mine. These are the 5 songs that I played, on repeat, on my way into work this morning, and they are the 5 songs I keep playing as the day starts to unfold. It all started with Jeff Buckley and thinking about Tiffanie DeBartolo’s book, God-Shaped Hole. Driving through parts of Los Angeles this morning I was reminded so strongly of Trixie and Grace. I half expected to see them walking hand-in-hand into a diner, or with bags full of fresh fruit from a corner market.
The rest of the songs just fell into place, and into my obsessive 5-songs-on-repeat morning commute.
Song 1 is “Last Goodbye” by Jeff Buckley. It is the first Jeff song I ever heard. I can still remember seeing the video play on MTV as part of their Buzz series. The ads for it ran often during airings of the short-lived TV series, My So-Called Life, that ran over a summer on MTV. The next track is one of my favorite songs off of Ryan Adams recent album, Prisoner. “Do You Still Love Me?” has a late seventies rock vibe that I completely dig. Aimee Mann’s song, “Goodbye Caroline”, is song 3, off of the often overlooked concept album, The Forgotten Arm. It is such a great album! Neko Case’s exceptional cover of “Danny’s Song” is up next. I fell hard for this song when I heard it on the HBO Series Vinyl last year, and the love for this cover is still going strong. The last song is PJ Harvey’s emotional punch of a song, “C’mon Billy”. How can you not be obsessed with that song?
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Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day – 8/31/17
1. “Last Goodbye” by Jeff Buckley
please kiss me,
But kiss me out of desire, babe,
and not consolation.”
2. “Do You Still Love Me?” by Ryan Adams
“What can I say?
I didn’t want it to change,
but in my mind,
it’s all so strange.”
3. “Goodbye Caroline” by Aimee Mann
“Put on your coat, babe,
my luck is winding down.
I’ll get your suitcase,
and pull the car around.”
4. “Danny’s Song” by Neko Case
“Try to earn what lovers own.”
5. “C’mon Billy” by PJ Harvey
the things you said.
My little Billy,
come to your lover’s bed.”
I hope you enjoy Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions featuring Jeff Buckley, Ryan Adams, Aimee Mann, Neko Case, and PJ Harvey.
Be sure to Tune in tomorrow for the next round of Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.