Wednesday. Okay, Wednesday, I’m facing you head on and going for not being sad today. You and me, Wednesday, we know why it hurts, and we know it will for awhile, but fuck it. I’m not leaning into the pain today. I’m leaning so far back that I’m doing some gymnastic backbend here, and I’m turning the music on so loud that my ears are ringing. You and me, Wednesday, we’re going to get through it.
And that music turned up high? It’s today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions. Let’s have a listen.
Top 5 Music Obsessions – Wednesday, June 6, 2018
1. “Bang” by Blur
“I don’t need anyone.
But, a little love would make things better.”
2. “Tattoo” by Petra Haden
“Welcome to my life, tattoo.”
How cool is this? My favorite track off of The Who’s Sell-Out album. I’m so digging this.
3. “Oh! Sweet Nuthin'” by The Velvet Underground
“Say a word for Polly May.
She can’t tell the night from the day.
They threw her out in the street,
but just like a cat,
she landed on her feet.”
I feel you, Polly. I really, really do.
Quite possibly the song that has appeared the most on my Top 5 Music Obsessions. I can’t help it. This song makes me feel good.
4. “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga
“Head stuck in a cycle,
I look off and I stare.
It’s like that I’ve stopped breathing,
but completely aware.”
I’m really trying to break this cycle, and breathe.
5. “By the Waters” by Paul Weller
“Come down beside the water,
sit and rest.”
I miss the ocean. I miss the water. I need to find my own space near it now. Reclaim the water.
Top 5 Music Obsessions – Week of June 4, 2018
Thanks for the music, the turned-up-high volume, and for the motivation to get through another Wednesday in this “after” reality. I hope you enjoyed these Top 5 Music Obsessions with Blur, Petra Haden, The Velvet Underground, Lady Gaga, and Paul Weller.
What music are you obsessing over today?