On the Eve of Another Year :: Goodbye 47 A Birthday Eve Playlist

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On the Eve of Another Year :: Goodbye 47
A Birthday Eve Playlist
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“Oblivious” :: Aztec Camera
“So in Love” :: OMD
“If I had a Gun” :: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
“Roses” :: Pete Yorn
“Metropolis” :: The Church
“Wild Wood” :: Paul Weller
“Melt Your Heart” :: Jenny Lewis
“Emmylou” :: First Aid Kit
“I Could be Happy” :: Nouvelle Vague
“Queen of the Underworld” :: Jesse Malin
“Starlite Diner” :: Ryan Adams
“Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters” :: Elton John
“Challengers” :: The New Pornographers
“True Affection” :: The Blow
“Out on the Road” :: Norah Jones
“Penny Lane” :: The Beatles
“The Ghost in You” :: The Psychedelic Furs
“Such Great Heights” :: The Postal Service
“Know Who You are at Every Age” :: Cocteau Twins
“Love Street” :: The Doors
“Fooled Around & Fell in Love” :: Elvin Bishop
“Alive & Kicking” :: Simple Minds
“Scrape Away” :: The Jam
“Gunga Din” :: The Libertines
“Parklife” :: Blur
“Mr. Blue Sky” :: Electric Light Orchestra
“B.H.S.” :: Sleaford Mods
“Setting Sun” :: The Chemical Brothers
“Going out of My Head” :: Fatboy Slim
“Novocaine for the Soul” :: Eels
“Not if You were the Last Junkie on Earth” :: The Dandy Warhols
“The Only One I Know” :: The Charlatans
“This is the One” :: The Stone Roses
“Baby It’s You” :: Smith
“Brand New Key” :: Melanie
“So Alive” :: Love & Rockets
“Troubled by the Way We Came Together” :: Natalie Imbruglia
“Mr. Big Stuff” :: Jean Knight
“We are All Made of Stars” :: Moby
“But Not Tonight” :: Depeche Mode
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide” :: David Bowie
“Satellite of Love” :: Lou Reed
“My Drug Buddy” :: The Lemonheads
“Learn to Fly” :: Juliana Hatfield
“Days Go By” (acoustic) :: Dirty Vegas
“The More You Live, the More You Love” :: A Flock Of Seagulls
“Birthday” :: The Sugarcubes

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We Dream in Colors Not Yet Discovered :: A Monday Playlist

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We Dream in Colors Not Yet Discovered :: A Monday Playlist
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“Big Jet Plane” :: Angus & Julia Stone
“Beauty” :: The Shivers”
“Whole Wide World” :: Bahamas
“Clementine” :: Sarah Jaffe
“Feel Like Me” :: Cassius, featuring Cat Power
“Born to Die” :: Lana Del Rey
“Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby”:: Cigarettes After Sex
“Wolves” :: Phosphorescent
“I Know It’s Over” :: The Smiths
“Baby’s Coming Back to Me” :: Jarvis Cocker
“My Ever Changing Moods” :: The Style Council
“Streets of Your Town” :: The Go-Betweens
“Tonight the Streets are Ours” :: Richard Hawley
“Beetlebum” :: Blur
“Child Psychology” :: Black Box Recorder
“Guns of Brixton” :: Nouvelle Vague
“Hayling” :: FC Kahuna, featuring Hafids Huld
“The Sea” :: Morcheeba
“For What It’s Worth” :: The Stranglers
“Going My Way” :: Paul Weller
“Lucky Man” :: The Verve
“Red Earth & Pouring Rain” :: Bear’s Den
“Don’t Know Any Better” :: Puressence
“On & On” :: Longpigs
“Two of Us on the Run” :: Lucius
“23” :: Blonde Redhead
“Bluebeard” :: Cocteau Twins
“Don’t Kiss Me Goodbye” :: Ultra Orange, featuring Emmanuelle
“The Butterfly Collector” :: The Jam
“This is How it Feels” :: Inspiral Carpets

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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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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

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 2/7/17

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 2/7/17
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Tuesday, Tuesday. Are you ready for a new Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day…for Tuesday?

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. “Cherry” :: Chromatics

“But, I can’t keep crying,
all of the time.
No, I can’t keep crying,
all of the time.”

Track one/title track from my favorite Chromatics album. This song feels like riding around in an 80’s movie, through Los Angeles, at night – the asphalt wet, the street lights glittery, pulses racing and the tease of neon on black somehow indicative of the swirling, midnight emotions. Cherry. The post-modern, but now past-modern, 80’s femme fatale. Nearly the one that got away, but its cinema, so she is caught in the end.

2. “Never the Same” :: Supreme Beings Of Leisure

“Soft hands,
my drug –
you taste like home to me.”

Another first track. This one feels fast-forwarded. 90’s instead of 80’s, 4am instead of midnight, pulse still racing, but this time from the E and not the coke. The street still wet, shiny and slick. The night is nearly over, and everyone are the ones that get away. They were masks and brightly colored disguises.

3. “K.” :: Cigarettes After Sex

“I remember when I first noticed that you liked me back.
We were sitting down in a restaurant,
waiting for the check.
We had made love earlier that day,
with no strings attached –
but, I could tell that something had changed,
how you looked at me then.”

A new Cigarettes After Sex song that I didn’t know about. This one may be becoming my favorite of all their songs.

4. “Goddess On a Hiway” :: Mercury Rev

“Well, I got us on a highway,
and I got us in a car,
got us going faster than we’ve ever gone before.”

Can I please have a road trip now?

5. “Falling & Laughing” :: Orange Juice

“You may think me very naive,
taken as true –
I only see what I want to see.”

Love is naive, especially at the start. But sometimes the naivete is what makes the whole thing work. Maybe it is hope, and not naive actions. Maybe it is balance, which seems to be opposite the idea of love as naive, that makes it fall upward.

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The inner workings of a raindrop and the songs they sing :: A Monday Playlist

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The inner workings of a raindrop and the songs they sing :: A Monday Playlist
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“Girls” :: Death In Vegas
“I Could be Happy” :: Nouvelle Vague
“Bluebeard” :: Cocteau Twins
“Heartbreak Beat” :: The Psychedelic Furs
“Nothing Can Stop Us” :: Saint Etienne
“This is the Day” :: The The
“2 Wicky” :: Hooverphonic
“I’m Glad You Belong to Me” :: Edwin Starr & Blinky
“Nobody’s Baby” :: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
“Anemone” :: The Brian Jonestown Massacre
“Beautiful Summer” :: Primal Scream
“Queen” :: Perfume Genius
“Affection” :: Cigarettes After Sex
“Under the Pressure” :: The War On Drugs
“This is How it Feels” :: Inspiral Carpets
“Cosmic Dancer” :: T-Rex
“Meds” :: Placebo & Alison Mosshart
“Medicine” :: Daughter
“Putting the Damage On” :: Tori Amos
“The One Who Stayed and the One Who Left” :: Regina Spektor
“The Scientist” (live) :: Aimee Mann
“Tender” (Cornelius Remix) :: Blur
“I Exhale” :: Underworld
“You are My Joy” :: Reindeer Section
“Challengers” :: The New Pornographers
“Get Some” :: Lykke Li
“Fade Into You” :: Mazzy Star
“Swamp Thing” :: The Chameleons
“April Skies” :: The Jesus & Mary Chain
“These Arms of Mine” :: Otis Redding

Five Obsessions of the Day :: California, Part 2

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Five Obsessions of the Day :: California, Part 2

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Five obsessions of the day, my five, with a theme for the week. California in song — day 2. You can click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify link to listen to the Music Obsessions of Today :: Top Five playlist. I will add each five songs shared to the playlist each day.

1. “A Sorta Fairytale” :: Tori Amos

“On my way up north,
up on the Ventura,
I pulled back the hood,
and I was talking to you.
And, I knew then it would be,
a life-long thing,
but I didn’t know that we,
we could break,
a silver lining.”

Long drives up half-congested highways until we reached the coast. Sometimes there were deafening silences between us, filling in the spaces, the stereo speakers, the sunroof, the worn out seats. I gripped the steering wheel tightly, trying to hang on to something. I had forgotten the words to say, so I stared out at the water below.

2. “Drinking in L.A.” :: Bran Van 3000

“I woke up this morning with the sun in my eyes,
when Mike came over with a script surprise –
a mafioso story with a twist.
A To Wong Fu-Julie Newmar Hitch.”

The energy and chase for that damn “dream” of Hollywood; screenplays, movie ideas, and drinking…drinking…drinking. I like the way this song paints that part of the California experience. It sings out like a snapshot, especially a shot of being a certain age in the city, overwhelmed with desire and a jaded almost-not-there optimism, served up with a side shot of failed dream pessimism.

3. “Screenwriters Blues” :: Soul Coughing

“You are going,
to Reseda,
to make love
to a model,
from Ohio,
whose real name,
you don’t know.”

A good pair up with the song before. This is touched with an older and wiser voice, a bit beyond the “drinking in LA” age, though there is still drinking going on. Early morning city, 5am, a favorite time of mine to be up, to be taking in everything, to be creating. Lyrically this song is genius.

4. “Redondo Beach” :: Morrissey

“I was looking for you,
are you gone, gone?”

I remember the first time I heard this Patti Smith cover. An ex-lover and I were driving around Los Angeles, the city new to him, and we were spinning one of his latest “mixes”. Though I always loved the original, this one, in some ways, surpassed it for me. I can’t see the off-ramp signs for “Redondo Beach” without hearing “gone, gone” in my head.

5. “Still in Hollywood” :: Concrete Blonde

“Singing to the rhythm of the beat of my feet,
I swear I heard the voices singing to me:
Keep on, keep on, keep on.”

There’s something about Concrete Blonde that hits a part of me that started to become “me” in my very late teens/early twenties. I cut my teeth and “came of age” in the streets of Hollywood, in underground clubs, in chemicals and clove cigarettes and shared bottles in backseats, in early mornings in the Valley, or at Santa Monica by sunrise. This song is one of theirs that feels cut from the same time, and experiences, I was having then. You can hear the stories told, and untold, within the 3:45 minutes of the song.

So, that’s Day 2 of the California-themed, Five Obsessions of the Day. We heard an ode to the freeways in Los Angeles, and love going awry, via Tori Amos, two stories of trying to make it in Hollywood from Bran Van 3000 and Soul Coughing, a favorite cover from Morrissey and one of my all-time favorite songs about Hollywood, from Johnette and Concrete Blonde.

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Seamlessly weaving around the sun :: A Playlist

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Seamlessly weaving around the sun :: A Playlist
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“Afterglow” :: Phaeleh, featuring Soundmouse
“Technicolour Beat” :: Oh Wonder
“Affection” :: Cigarettes After Sex
“Hayling” :: FC Kahna, featuring Hafdis Huld
“In the Waiting Line” :: Zero 7
“Trigger Hippie” :: Morcheeba
“In Binary” :: Lamb
“Beijing to Berlin” :: Tricky, featuring Ivy
“Crystalised” :: Martina Topley-Bird, featuring Mark Lanegan and Warpaint
“2 Wicky” :: Hooverphonic
“Sour Times” :: Portishead
“You’ll be Lonely” :: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
“Can You Get to That” :: Funkadelic
“No Diggity” :: Chet Faker
“Faded” :: ZHU
“Until the Morning” :: Thievery Corporation
“Porcelain” :: Moby
“Past, Present & Future (Rock ‘n’ Roll)” :: Wax Tailor
“Fun for Me” :: Moloko
“On Hold” :: The xx
“Three Hours” :: Nick Drake
“You Wish” :: Nightmares On Wax
“Take it There” :: Massive Attack, featuring Tricky and 3D
“Don’t Leave” :: Faithless, featuring Rollo Armstrong & Sister Bliss
“You’re Not Alone” :: Olive
“Release the Pressure” :: Leftfield
“Get Some” (Beck remix) :: Lykke Li
“I Exhale” :: Underworld
“Useless” (The Kruder + Dorfmeister session) :: Depeche Mode
“Troubled by the Way We Came Together” :: Natalie Imbruglia
“Challengers” :: The New Pornographers

Everyone has been burned before, everybody knows the pain :: M5MO

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My 5 Music Obsessions of the Day

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1. “Dancing with Tears In My Eyes” :: Ultravox

“It’s late and I’m with my love alone.
We drink to forget the coming storm.
We love to the sound of our favourite song –
over and over.”

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2. “If You Leave” :: OMD

“If you leave,
I won’t cry,
I won’t waste one single day.
But if you leave,
no don’t look back,
I’ll be running the other way.”

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3. “The Only One I Know” :: The Charlatans

“The only one I see,
has found an aching in me.
The only one I see,
has turned her tongue into me.”

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4. “Mama Said” :: The Shirelles

“Mama said,
there’ll be days like this,
there’ll be days like this,
Mama said.”

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5. “Special Needs” :: Placebo

“Remember me when you’re the one who’s silver screen.
Remember me when you’re the one you always dreamed.
Remember me when everyone’s noses start to bleed.
Remember me.”

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Speak-easy eyes from all those stories past :: A Monday Playlist

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Speak-easy eyes from all those stories past :: A Monday Playlist
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“Glory Box” (live) :: Portishead
“Playground Love” :: Air, featuring Gordon Tracks
“Please Don’t Touch” :: Polly Scattergood
“Sugar Water” :: Cibo Matto
“The Sea” :: Morcheeba
“Hear Me out” :: Frou Frou
“Mad About You” :: Hooverphonic
“Hell is Around the Corner” :: Tricky
“Blue Skies” :: BT, featuring Tori Amos
“Love Spreads” :: The Stone Roses
“Brand New Toy” :: Paul Weller
“Birth of an Accidental Hipster” :: The Monkees
“Oh! You Pretty Things” :: David Bowie
“Dance Away” :: Roxy Music
“Que Sera” :: Wax Tailor
“Kandi” :: One Eskimo
“You Send Me” :: Caught A Ghost
“Religion” :: Lana Del Rey
“Joga” :: Bjork
“Rabbit in Your Headlights” :: UNKLE, featuring Thom Yorke
“Breathe” :: Telepopmusik
“Even Though Our Love is Doomed” :: Garbage
“Hotride” :: The Prodigy
“Black Car” :: Leon Else
“Queen” :: Perfume Genius
“Porcelain” :: Moby
“Temptation” :: New Order
“The Bones of You” :: Elbow
“Old Knives” :: Cold Specks
“One Caress” :: Depeche Mode