Tuesday has gone by quickly. I slept in a little longer than I planned, something I don’t let myself do, but I still had time to grab a coffee and get to work. The sun was already bright and hot, a sign of another almost-Summer in LA. I went for a walk at lunchtime and took in some of the rays. There’s this small path between two tall buildings that I love. It leads into a neighborhood, and there are some wildflowers growing in between the pavement cracks, and along the side. I like to think someone threw seeds into the air in hopes that some would take, sprout, and grow. There’s beauty everywhere. Truly.
Music is beauty to me, and sometimes I come across songs that feel like those wildflowers, growing out of cracks and broken pieces, fallen from the sky, or from somewhere/someones. Like these Top 5 Music Obsessions for today.
Top 5 Music Obsessions – June 12, 2018
1. “Time of the Season” by Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
The joker in the pack is always dealing.
If loving someone is a crime,
then strike me down.”
I’ve been in the mood for Isobel and Mark lately. Paired up with the two Pete Yorn/Scarlett Johansson albums, and some Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood and I have the perfect June duet playlist. Now I just need a by the ocean road trip to go with it.
2. “Halah” by Mazzy Star
“Maybe I hold you to blame for all the reasons.
That you left.”
Suppose I do.
3. “Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow” by Felt
“You’re stepping out of something,
sunlight bathed the golden glow.
Stop making a movie of it.
Stop telling the things I know.”
But I will keep making a story out of it, a novel. Creating stories out of nothing, out of everything, and out of something unknown. It is a bit of magic.
4. “Kinky Afro” by Happy Mondays
“You come around here and you put both your feet in.”
1990. This song takes me back. I feel like dancing to it, with the volume turned way, way up. In a baby doll dress and doc martens, a crocheted beret. A time machine in a song moment.
5. “Mind Games” by John Lennon
“Love is the answer,
and you know that,
Love is the flower.
You gotta let it,
gotta let it grow.”
Like music. Like wildflowers. Love.
Top 5 Music Obsessions – Week of June 12, 2018
Thanks for the musical wildflower magic and these Top 5 Music Obsessions songs by Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, Mazzy Star, Felt, Happy Mondays, and John Lennon.