Tuesday came and went, so I’m going back in time (digitally speaking) and putting together yesterday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions. The songs came and I collected them up, but I ran out of time to post them. Work was busy, but it wasn’t just that. I’m in the midst of writing obsession. The muse showed up and woke me up, or I woke myself up and the muse noticed and came back around. Or, maybe it was the terrific writing workshop I am in now. Or, well, maybe it’s due to this broken heart of mine. I’m channeling all that pain and passion, grief and loss into something creative. Whatever the reason, or reasons, I’ll take it. I’ve missed living creatively like this. I’ve missed being this on fire with my work.
So, without further delay, and a day late…
Top 5 Music Obsessions – Tuesday, June 5, 2018
1. “Nothing Natural” by Lush
“The feeling now you’re gone,
this wretched life goes on.
The knife inside of me,
it turns just like a key.”
I found this song in a playlist I’d started for my character James, the one character from my book that I’ve always felt the most connected to. Funny that I find this song now. I certainly know what that fucking key feels like. Only too much right now.
2. “Brand New Friend” by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
“Walking in the pouring rain.
Walking with Jesus and Jane.
Jane was in her turtleneck.
I was much happier then.”
I’m forever fascinated with songs about Jane. Someday I’m going to write a Jane. I feel like I have a story already forming about “her”.
3. “Beyond Belief” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
“So in this almost empty gin palace,
through a two-way looking glass,
you see your Alice.”
I’m so obsessed with this song right now. The lyrics are incredible. It’s definitely in the “muse” category for me right now.
4. “We Dance” by Pavement
“Check that expiration date, man.
It’s later than you think.”
I’m trying to remember this. Not to waste time. Not to enjoy every fucking moment while its happening. It seems that nothing lasts, and life is short. It’s later than you think.
5. “My Little Corner of the World” by Yo La Tengo
“And if you care to stay,
in our little corner of the world,
we could hide away.”
Anytime I’m not feeling well or right I watch “Gilmore Girls”. It is my “comfort food”. It makes me feel better, even if only temporary. This song is forever tied with the show.