Tuesday feels like riding a roller coaster, the kind that goes upside down, and takes the curves just a bit too quickly. You feel like you are hanging on for your life, holding your breath, bracing for a crash. But I’m still breathing. I’m hanging on tight, but my eyes are open. Its really just another day, one of To-Do lists, money stress, and worries about things outside of my control. To combat it all I’ve been cleaning my office, drinking a protein shake, took a lunch and watched some Hulu, and now I have the music turned up as loud as an office will allow. Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions are helping me survive, and conquer.
Is there anything you are doing to survive and conquer Tuesday?
Song 1 is “Secrets” by GGOOLLDD. GGOOLLDD was recommended to me by fellow Music Obsessive and gig-friend Jackie. We have similar taste so if she said go listen I pretty much knew I’d dig what I heard. Yep, I dig this, BBIIGG TTIIMMEE.
Next up is “Television Romance” by Pale Waves. This is another recommendation from a fellow blogger, Music lover, and cool long-distance friend. Susan sent me a Mix CD back in November of last year. Its lived in my car ever since. I was playing it again this morning and kept hitting repeat on this Song. I’m definitely a fan.
“Tree Futures” by TORRES is another “discovery” from Always On The Run. And Track 4 is a re-discovery from the same site – “Get Your Head Down” by The Baby Namboos. It’s been ages since I listened to them. Cheers to re-finding Music you loved in the past.
Last, but not least, is a Duran Duran Song I’ve been Obsessing over ever since I compiled my Top 10 Duran Duran Songs list last week. “A Matter Of Feeling” has been getting some heavy rotation in my life since last Tuesday, as is the entire Album, Notorious.
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Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day – April 3, 2018
1. “Secrets” by GGOOLLDD
2. “Television Romance” by Pale Waves
3. “Three Futures” by TORRES
4. “Get Your Head Down” by The Baby Namboos
5. “A Matter of Feeling” by Duran Duran
Let’s hear it for surviving and conquering Tuesday with Music! Hope you enjoyed Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions featuring GGOOLLDD, Pale Waves, TORRES, The Baby Namboos, and Duran Duran.
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Top 5 Music Obsessions for the Week of April 2, 2018
“The Hardest Walk” was my first Favorite Song from The Jesus And Mary Chain. Though it is from their 1985 debut Album, Psychocandy, it was actually a Soundtrack that introduced both the Song and the Band, to me. It was in the 1987 John Hughes’ Film, Some Kind of Wonderful, and featured on the Soundtrack, that I owned and Music Obsessed over.
The Music off of the Some Kind of Wonderful Soundtrack played like they’d all been collected from the Import section of my favorite Record Stores during my teen and twenty-something years. Record bins where I’d discovered Bands and Artists that were not getting airplay on even the edgiest radio stations of the time. I loved perusing these Albums, discovering new favorites to follow and share with other Music Obsessive friends. The Some Kind of Wonderful Soundtrack was full of them, and led me to Bands, like The Jesus And Mary Chain, that I’d become a true fan of.
“The Hardest Walk” by The Jesus And Mary Chain
from the Album, Psychocandy (1985)
“I never thought that this day would ever come,
when your words,
and your touch,
just struck me numb.”
“The Hardest Walk” would show up in another of my Top Favorite Movies, Sofia Coppola’s Lost In Translation, and it would also be heard in an episode of my Favorite TV Series, “Gilmore Girl”s. The Song seems to “walk” into so many “me” places, reminding me every time how much I love it.
Psychocandy was released in November of 1985 on Blanco y Negro Records. Its considered a quintessential recording due to the Albums combination of Guitar Feedback with traditional Pop Song Structures. This Album and The Jesus And Mary Chain have been noted as influential on the Shoegaze Genre. (from Wikipedia)
For me, this Song has always been about the end of a relationship just before it actually ends. Everything has dimmed but you’ve yet to officially call it quits. As they say, “breaking up is hard to do”, and that anticipation to saying “its over” is a hard walk.
It also seems to me that the “it’s over” is only felt by the Song’s protagonist. With lines like “I don’t want you to need me” always made me think that the other person is still in it, or maybe that is just the perspective of the “singer”.
What do you think?