Monday seems full of hope and promise. A little lighter than usual, a little less chaotic. It could be because I got a better night’s sleep than I have recently, that the last few nights have been in that “better sleep” place. I’m remembering dreams again, vividly, and feeling less worn and weary. The sun was out and the weather a tiny bit warmer. I can feel the upcoming months in the air, the way that sooner rather than later I will be another year older, and after that, not too far off, those hot Summer months when I long for a reason to wear boots and sweaters again. But right now, after a week, or so, of cold weather (cold for Southern California), I’m happy to see that sun in the sky. I think today I’ll take a walk at “lunch”, bring along my headphones and a book. There’s a spot just across from one of the art museums where I like to sit. It’s in the midst of so much – food trucks, tourists, business people in the lunch rush, buskers, the whir and honking cars, the homeless, and low flying birds hoping for left behind treats. Sometimes it’s all too much to be among and still be able to concentrate on reading. Some days I turn the Music up and watch the world instead of taking in words on a page. But other times I can lose myself there, in the midst of it all, and escape into whatever story I’m involved in. No matter what though, I take the Music with me. Always the Music.
Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions starts off with the first Song I heard this morning. “Marbles” by Tindersticks played while I made a pot of coffee, and got ready for the day. I hadn’t heard them in quite awhile and was happy to be “surprise reunited” via this week’s Discover Weekly Playlist from Spotify. Next up is actually the next Song on that Playlist. I couldn’t help but include the both of them as they sound so great together. I’ve been binging on “The Cedar Room” by Doves off-and-on all morning. Track 3 is my Favorite Jeff Buckley Song – “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over”. I’m still feeling last night’s in theater viewing of A Concert for George (Harrison). The Performances from it are still singing in my head. I don’t think I ever took in George’s Song “Isn’t It a Pity” completely, but after the moving rendition of it in the Concert Film, and Eric Clapton’s description of why he loves it, I’m really hearing (and loving) it. Last, but not least, is one of my Favorite Songs by The Replacements. “Skyway” always reminds me of living in Chicago, and the bittersweet love I had there.
I hope you are finding some good in this Monday, and that your own Music Obsessions are filling you up. Maybe you’ll enjoy these Five on your Monday along with me. Let me know what you think in the comments, and please share what’s playing in your world today, too.
Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day – February 26, 2018
1. “Marbles” by Tindersticks
2. “The Cedar Room” by Doves
3. “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” by Jeff Buckley
4. “Isn’t It a Pity” by George Harrison
5. “Skyway” by The Replacements
I hope you enjoy this Monday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions. This may be my Favorite Monday Five in awhile. I know I’ll be Pressing Play and listening over-and-over a lot today.