Tuesday is warm weather and clear skies outside, but hazy grey tired inside of me. Insomnia had me in its grips last night. It was anxiety fueled and took a lot of time to try to work through. Hopefully, tonight will be full of more peaceful sleep. I could use it. In the meantime its coffee and hot tea and today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions getting me through.
Today’s first Track is the Song I had running through my mind all morning. Especially the lyric “I’m so tired. I wish I was the moon tonight.” Neko Case’s “I Wish I Was the Moon” is really speaking/singing to me today.
Next up is Jolie Holland’s “Old Fashioned Morphine”. Jolie is a Voice I’d forgotten about until I re-discovered her on my re-discovered Favorite Lyric site, Always On the Run. I can’t recommend this site enough for discovering/re-discovering fantastic Music. I love the take on “Old Time Religion” that the Chorus of this Song plays at.
Song 3 is “Over Everything”, a Duet from Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile. They remind of a Juliana Hatfield and Evan Dando for the 2000’s.
“My Blood” by Ellie Goulding changes course with a little ethereal Dance sound. I’d forgotten this Song completely until I stumbled on it amongst a Playlist of Songs I curated for the character Remy from a Novel-In-Progress I’m working on called “In-Between Days”.
Last, but not least, is a Song from Lloyd Cole And The Commotions that I often forget about, but love every, single time I hear it – “Down On Mission Street”. It is definitely in my Top 5 Lloyd Cole Songs list.
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Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day – April 10, 2018
1. “I Wish I Was the Moon” by Neko Case
2. “Old Fashioned Morphine” by Jolie Holland
3. “Over Everything” by Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile
4. “My Blood” by Ellie Goulding
5. “Down On Mission Street” by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
Here’s to surviving another day this week, and for keeping awake through the Insomnia-hangover I’m feeling. Let’s all Turn the Music Way Up! Hope you enjoy today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions from Neko Case, Jolie Holland, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Ellie Goulding, and Lloyd Cole and the Commotions.
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