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Got a light? :: Monday Playlist

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Got a Light? :: A Monday Playlist
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“Cigarettes & Alcohol” :: Oasis
“Mrs. Robinson” :: The Lemonheads
“Don’t Need the Sunshine” :: Catatonia
“I’ve Been Here Before” :: Lush
“Los Feliz (Blues & Greens)” :: The Jesus & Mary chain”
“Ocean” :: Goldfrapp
“#1 Crush” :: Garbage
“Life is Strange” :: T. Rex
“Destiny” :: Zero 7
“Breathing Underwater (CHR Summer Mix)” :: Metric
“Ceremony” :: New Order
“All You Need is Love” :: The Beatles
“Lost in the Supermarket” :: The Clash
“Pretty Green” :: The Jam
“A Million Miles Away” :: The Plimsouls
“Cigarettes & Coffee” :: Otis Redding
“Perfect Skin” :: Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
“Always the Sun” :: The Stranglers
“Age of Consent” :: Cayetana
“You’re the Best Thing” :: The Style Council
“Sleepy California” :: Her Space Holiday
“Monsters & Angels” :: Voice Of The Beehive
“She’s Not There” :: The Zombies
“On Your Side” :: Pete Yorn
“Nothing, Not Nearly” :: Laura Marling
“Cigarettes & Loneliness” :: Chet Faker
“I Got High” :: Clem Snide
“Apocalypse” :: Cigarettes After Sex
“Like a Friend” :: Pulp
“Glam Bucket” :: Underworld

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/27/17

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/27/17
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What Music is playing on My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day today? Its a Monday, the day so many dread, but with Music isn’t anything conquerable, bearable, and maybe even joyous? For this Monday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions we tune in to The Supremes’ covering my favorite Sam Cooke song. From there we hear from Saint Etienne with “You’re In a Bad Way”. I chose a track from Pulp’s His ‘N’ Hers album for number three, and then a third released track from Goldfrapp’s soon-to-be-here album. The five Music Obsessions for Monday wind up with a track from Morcheeba (pictured above), “Friction”, taken off their 1998 album, Big Calm.

You can click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify link to listen to the My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: Top Five playlist. I add each five songs shared to the playlist each day, so the playlist evolves as the week does.

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day:

1. “Bring It On Home To Me” :: The Supremes

“If you ever,
change your mind,
about leaving,
leaving me behind,
bring it to me,
bring your sweet lovin’,
bring it on home to me.”

I had no idea that The Supremes had an entire album of Sam Cooke covers. This is a delightful surprise, especially as Sam Cooke is one of my all-time favorite singers. This song, my favorite Cooke track, sounds lovely, melodic, with the right amount of hope sewn in that the original always carried with it. I look forward to spinning the rest of the album today.

2. “You’re in a Bad Way” :: Saint Etienne

“Toast is burned,
and your coffee’s cold,
and you leave all the post,
’cause it’s nothing but bills again.”

Reminds me of a “Manic Monday” kind of song, perfect for a Monday. This is a fun, feel good, impossible not to smile kind of song. Another reason for it to be perfect for a Monday. Saint Etienne always reminds me of my trip to Manchester, UK. It was in a small record store that I picked up a double-CD, greatest hits album of theirs: London Conversations: The Best of Saint Etienne.

3. “Do You Remember the First Time?” :: Pulp

“Now I don’t care what you’re doing,
no I don’t care if you screw him.
just as long as you save a piece for me.”

Oh Uncle Jarvis, you always seem to capture the way adolescent, or early twenty-something love feels like. The kind that is fraught with desperation, with strung out feeling, with first times and starts and stops, and unrequited love.

4. “Moon in Your Mouth” :: Goldfrapp

“I want stay here now.
Every moment is a luxury.”

In preparation for this week’s release of Goldfrapp’s new album, Silver Eye, here is the latest pre-album single released by the band. This track, and “Ocean”, are both so fantastic. I cannot wait for their seventh album to get here.

5. “Friction” :: Morcheeba

“Friction is turning to fire.
Friction is burning much higher.”

A Spring song to me, full of newess and cool mornings, off-and-on rain falling from the sky, dancing, and love. The song features Spikey T on vocals.

Let’s here it for Monday, or at least Monday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions. Check back tomorrow for another set of 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/15/17

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/15/17
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Welcome Wednesday’s music for My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day, starting off with some Weller for Wednesday. From there Throttle takes over with a high intensity cover version of “Hit the Road Jack” (not sure what I enjoy more, this take on the song, or the video). The Go-Go’s flashback, and The Libertines warn about looking back into the sun. The five for today ends with some Small Faces, the song of the five that requires a turn-up-the-volume moment, so come on, turn it up.

You can click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify link to listen to the My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: Top Five playlist. I add each five songs shared to the playlist each day, so the playlist evolves as the week does.

1. “Sunflower” :: Paul Weller

I’d send you a flower,
a sunflower bright,
while you cloud my days,
messing up my nights.”

Such a beautiful song full of love lost and longing. Another song that showcases what a songwriter Weller is. As I dig in deep and discover/rediscover his music I come up with a new favorite. This week – this song – “Sunflower” – is my favorite.

There is something about this song that reminds me of The Zombies.

2. “Hit the Road Jack” :: Throttle

“Hit the road Jack,
and don’t you come back no more,
no more,
no more,
no more.”

Though Ray’s version is my ultimate favorite, this take on “Hit the Road Jack” is stellar, as is the video. Doesn’t it just make you want to dance?

3. “We Got the Beat” :: The Go-Go’s

See the people walking down the street,
fall in line,
just watching all their feet.
They don’t know where they wanna go,
but they’re walking in time.”

Talk about wanting to dance. This song immediately brings back junior high, PE class, in the locker room, talking music with a new friend (music always is the key). She brought a vinyl of Beauty and the Beat to school one day and I took it all in, the cover art, the inside sleeve, before I took it home to listen. We sang this song, and “This Town” in the small hallways for weeks after.

4. “Don’t Look Back Into the Sun” :: The Libertines

“And they’ll never forgive you,
but they won’t let you go,
oh no.
She’ll never forgive you,
but she won’t let you go,
oh no.”

Sometimes you hear a song you loved, a song you haven’t heard in a long time, and you have to play it, over and over, and over again. Today that song is this song. That first Libs album, Up the Bracket, will always be my favorite. So many memories.

5. “It’s Too Late” :: Small Faces

“I’m askin’ you baby,
why make me wait?
You better love me now
(before It’s too late).”

Did I mention this is a turn-up-the-volume song? Well, what are you waiting for? Turn it up!

So, there you have it…Wednesday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the day. What are you spinning today?

 

 

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/7/17

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/8/17
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Wednesday’s a favorite day of the week. The day is already beautiful outside, clear skies, sun bright, slight breeze making its presence known. Sleep eludes some nights, but last night she came with kindness, and hazy dreams. I woke with music in my head and started to contemplate already what would make My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.

Today’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day begins with a beautiful song about finality and expectation. It leads into a new discovery song from Turin Breaks which I’ve been listening to, off-and-on, the last two days. Next is Gene Clark. I’d originally wanted the Paul Weller/Death In Vegas cover, but it doesn’t seem to be available via Spotify. Camera Obscura and Spoon make it five, and it is all ready to hit play, and turn the volume up.

You can click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify link to listen to the My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: Top Five playlist. I will add each five songs shared to the playlist each day. 

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/7/17

1. “The Funeral” :: Band of Horses

To the outside,
the dead leaves lay on the lawn,
for they don’t have trees to hang upon.

This is one of those songs that sounds incredible in the car, with the volume up high, and the sky’s light dim – whether it be nearly sunrise, the first presence of nightfall, or that middle of the night juxtaposition of dark and city light.

2. “Long Distance” :: Turin Brakes

Well if this gets ugly,
I’d swear,
this ain’t our last chance.
The vultures that circle,
my head,
are flying alongside;
the world’s turning.”

There seems to be a correlation of themes between this song, and the one before. Something about mortality, of fate, of finality. Or maybe this is just illustrating the downsides of long distance relationships?

3. “So You Say You Lost Your Baby :: Gene Clark

So you say you lost your baby?
Do you know that your the one?”

This song reminds me of music my Aunt used to play on her 8-Track player. I remember it among the many tunes I’d play during long, endless seeming, Summer nights.

I’m going to include the cover I’d originally wanted to share just because it really is wonderful.

“So You Say You Lost Your Baby” :: Death In Vegas & Paul Weller

4. “Let’s Get Out of This Country” :: Camera Obscura

“We’ll find a cathedral city.
You can be handsome,
I’ll be pretty.”

Song I woke with in my head. I think it may have been in one of my dreams, too.

5. “You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb” :: Spoon

“Blow out that cherry bomb.
Blow out that cherry bomb,
for me.”

The turn it up and dance around tune of the day.

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Hope this Wednesday’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day was enjoyable.
What are you spinning today?

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Lipstick marks on fold out postcards, and other roadside attractions :: A Monday Playlist

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Lipstick marks on fold out postcards, and other roadside attractions :: A Monday Playlist
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“Green Light” :: Lorde
“I Can Change” :: LCD Soundsystem
“Special Needs” :: Placebo
“Black Balloon” :: The Kills
“This is Love” :: PJ Harvey
“Wake Up the Nation” :: Paul Weller
“Because I Love You” :: The Master’s Apprentice
“Just” :: Radiohead
“The Cutter” :: Echo & The Bunnymen
“This is the One” :: The Stone Roses
“Secret” :: OMD
“Breezeblocks” :: alt-J
“Crazy Love” (love) :: Paloma Faith
“Slow Down, Love” :: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
“First” (Return to Tackyland version) :: Cold War Kids
“Hold Me” :: Fleetwood Mac
“My Name is Trouble” :: Keren Ann
“Suzanne” :: Francoise Hardy
“I Could Be Happy” :: Nouvelle Vague
“Keep on Loving You” :: Cigarettes After Sex
“Angel” :: Massive Attack
“Love” :: Lana Del Rey
“Best of Friends” :: Palma Violets
“Crystalised” :: The xx
“Moonage Daydream” :: David Bowie
“Cigarettes & Alcohol” :: Oasis
“Jets” :: Blur
“Roses” :: Pete Yorn
“Malibu” :: Hole
“Have a Nice Day” (Day in the Sun version) :: Stereophonics
“Wish You Were Here” :: Catherine Wheel

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 2/28/17

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 2/28/17
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Tuesdays. The day felt heavy at its start, stresses snaking in to interrupt freshly brewed, strong coffee, and music to press play to. But, I pushed through, persisted, turned the music up louder. Five music obsessions came together quickly, as they often do, and started to spin around and around, turning this Tuesday on its head.

The five got started with some love from The Thrills, that worked its way into “The Hardest Walk” circa Psychocandy. Big Star came around with a song that holds one of my favorite lyrics – “would you be an outlaw for my love?”. Eddie & The Hot Rods and a cool cover from The Stranglers tied it all together, and there it is, today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.

You can click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify link to listen to the My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: Top Five playlist. I will add each five songs shared to the playlist each day. 

1. “Not for All the Love in the World” :: The Thrills

“So, baby lets spread tonight,
I got a tank full of gas to light –
we could drive for miles and miles.”

I forgot how much I love this song. It snuck up on me today, part of a Spotify playlist – the “Discover Weekly” they populate based on my listening habits. This feels like a road trip song, a b-side (if there were sides to mixes) that would be thrown after the sun had been down for a good five or six hours. The strings, the lyrics, the melody, the chords, it feels a bit precious. It calls for a hand to hold, an extra stop on the side of the road, maybe even a few wishes on stars in the sky.

2. “The Hardest Walk” :: The Jesus & Mary Chain

“The hardest walk you could ever take,
is the walk you take,
from A to B to C.”

Its hard for me to separate this song from the movie, Some Kind of Wonderful. I feel like I discovered so much music from John Hughes films.

I can’t recall what came first, with this song, though. Did I buy the album Psychocandy after seeing Some Kind of Wonderful, or did I already have it in my collection? They are so intrinsically tied together now.

3. “Thirteen” :: Big Star

Won’t you tell me what you’re thinking of?
Would you be an outlaw for my love?”

One of my all-time favorite songs. Those lyrics up there…sigh.

4. “Do Anything You Wanna Do” :: Eddie & The Hot Rods

“Gonna break out of this city,
leave the people here behind.
Searching for adventure,
it’s the type of life to find.”

Another road trip song. This was the first song I heard this morning, pre-sun, pre-coffee; a musical attempt to cut through today’s stress.

5. “For What It’s Worth” :: The Stranglers

“There’s battle lines being drawn.
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong.”

How did I never know The Stranglers covered this song? This is a pretty cool cover, most definitely.

The lyrics certainly hit right now.

I hope you enjoyed Tuesday’s tunes from My Top 5 Music Obsessions.

What are you listening to today?

 

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Misplaced fortunes and three small words :: a Monday Playlist

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Misplaced fortunes and three small words :: a Monday Playlist
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“To Cry About” :: Mary Margaret O’Hara
“Crying” :: Roy Orbison
“505” :: Arctic Monkeys
“Crucify Your Mind” :: Rodriguez
“Shivers” :: Divine Fits
“Fuel” :: Ani Difranco
“Oh! Sweet Nuthin'” :: The Velvet Underground
“Can’t Hardly Wait” :: The Replacements
“The Only One” :: Manchester Orchestra
“Don’t Throw Your Love Away” :: The Searchers
“Good & Gone” :: Frank Turner
“Silver & Gold” :: Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
“I Don’t Wanna Die in this Town” :: Old 97’s
“Things Happen” :: Dawes
“K” :: Cigarettes After Sex
“Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly) :: The Icicle Works
“Soul on Fire” :: Spiritualized
“Something Makes You Feel Like” :: Cornershop, featuring Soko
“Slip Inside this House” :: The 13th Floor Elevators
“Can I Sit Next to You” :: Spoon
“Float On” :: Ben Lee
“Save Me” :: Aimee Mann
“Hey Joe” :: Charlotte Gainsbourg
“You On My Mind In My Sleep” :: Richard Ashcroft
“All the Beautiful Girls” :: Keren Ann
“Gypsy” :: Fleetwood Mac
“A Man/Me/Then Jim” :: Rilo Kiley
“Out of the Woods” :: Ryan Adams
“Halifax” :: Pete Yorn
“Dream a Little Dream”:: Pink Martini & The Von Trapps

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Winged words flying just beneath the storm :: a Monday Playlist

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Winged words flying just beneath the storm :: a Monday Playlist
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“I’ve Got a Woman” :: The Barbarians
“Can’t Get Enough of You Baby” :: The Colourfield
“Daydream in Blue” (BBC Radio 2 Session) :: I Monster
“Trigger Happy” :: Morcheeba
“I Exhale” :: Underworld
“Brand New Toy” :: Paul Weller
“Birth of an Accidental Hipster” :: The Monkees
“Fake Plastic Trees” :: Amanda Palmer
“Let it Go” (Acoustic version) :: James Bay
“Sara” :: Fleetwood Mac
“Suddenly Last Summer” :: The Motels
“We Have all the Time in the World” :: Fun Lovin’ Criminals
“Head Over Heels” (Dave Bascombe 7″ N.Mix) :: Tears For Fears
“High & Dry” :: Radiohead
“It Doesn’t Matter” :: Depeche Mode
“In a Manner of Speaking” :: Nouvelle Vague
“No New Tale to Tell” :: Love & Rockets
“Life is Strange” :: T. Rex
“K.” :: Cigarettes After Sex
“Hayling” :: FC Kahuma, featuring Hafdis Huld
“Learn to Fly” :: Juliana Hatfield
“Lay Your Hands on Me” (UK single) :: Thompson Twins
“Killing Moon” :: Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
“The Killing Jar” :: Siouxsie & The Banshees
“Where Did Our Love Go?” (Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing version) :: Soft Cell
“Alive & Kicking” :: Simple Minds
“Lovely New York” :: Evan Dando
“Wild World” :: Cat Stevens
“Dream a Little Dream of Me:” :: Zee Avi

Lunar Eclipses and Old Photographs :: A Monday Playlist

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Lunar Eclipses and Old Photographs :: A Monday Playlist
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“Salt of the Sea” :: Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions
“To a Road, Love” :: Marissa Nadler
“Keep on Loving You” :: Cigarettes After Sex
“Drag” :: Low
“I Dare You” :: The xx
“Melt” :: Chet Faker & Kilo Kish
“Hayling” :: FC Kahuna, featuring Hafdis Huld
“Left Behind” :: Zero 7
“Dead Meat” :: Sean Lennon
“Tougher than the Rest” :: Camera Obscura
“The Upswing” :: Bell X1
“Volcano” :: Damien Rice
“Know Who You are at Every Age” :: Cocteau Twins
“Light From a Dead Star” :: Lush
“As Far as I Can See” :: Phantogram
“Drifting, Falling” :: The Ocean Blue
“Quiet Heart” :: The Go-Betweens
“One of These Mornings” :: Moby
“Lucky Man” :: The Verve
“Blush” :: Wolf Alice
“400 Bone” :: Frightened Rabbit
“Youth” :: Daughter
“Last Words” :: Isaac Gracie
“Maybe I’m Amazed” :: Jem
“Honey & the Moon” ::Joseph Arthur
“True Faith” :: Flunk
“All the Beautiful Things” :: Eels
“Beetlebum” :: Blur
“Stay” :: Belly
“Into Dust” :: Mazzy Star

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 2/6/17

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 2/6/17
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Another week. Another Monday. Are you ready for a new Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day?

You can click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify link to listen to the My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: Top Five playlist. I will add each five songs shared to the playlist each day.

1. “Let’s Go” :: The Feelies

“Well, alright.
Well, alright.
Let’s go.”

Something in this tune reminds me of late 80’s Summers and some of the music I was listening to back then. It reminds me of my old red Honda civic with the hatchback and all the stickers, inside, and outside. It reminds of of cassette tapes, or that teal blue suitcase I used to carry them around with. It reminds me, as well, of drives up and down PCH, in late July.

2. “Vitamin C” :: CAN

“She is living,
in and out of tune.”

Cinematic in sound, and feeling. I’m reminded of some of the music that came out of the booths on Olvera Street, when I was a young girl and visited there with my Grandfather. I want to write to this song. I am adding it to my “to write” playlist that I’m starting to compile.

3. “Motion Picture Soundtrack” :: Radiohead

“It’s not like the movies.
They fed us on,
little white lies.”

Reacquainting myself with the Kid A album through a live performance of it, in its entirety, blew me away. I see myself getting lost in it for awhile. This is the song standing out to me today.

4. “A&E” :: Goldfrapp

“I’m in a backless dress,
on a pastel ward,
that’s shining.
Think I want you still,
but there may be pills at work.”

My favorite Goldfrapp song, closely tied with “Strict Machine”. I remember the first time, or two, I listened to it I didn’t get what was actually going on. The lyric above is so cleverly written that it takes a bit of notice to truly understand. I wrote a character once whose mother was based a bit on this song. She was hospitalized, wearing “…a backless dress on a pastel ward”, due to an obsessive love she had that took her over.

5. “Road to Nowhere” :: Nouvelle Vague

“We’re on a road to nowhere,
come on inside.”

This song makes me want to take a road trip. Right now. Today.

That’s it for this Monday’s My Top Five Song Obsessions of the Day. We heard from The Feelies, courtesy of Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” mix. Next up was “Vitamin C” from CAN, then on to some Kid A Radiohead, an album, and song, I can’t seem to get enough of. “A&E” followed, bringing it that kick in the creativity that I think I needed to get back to writing, and it all ended (for today) with a cover song.

What are you listening to?