My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/19/17

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/19/17
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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day for Monday starts out with a Paul Weller-music-discovery with a song from the band The Moons that Weller made an appearance on. Next up is a Northern Soul track from Tamala Lewis that leads into another new music discoery, with Steve Cradock’s “Anyway the Wind Blows”. The Teardrop Explodes become song #4 on this Music Obsession Monday, and then it winds up back with more Weller, this time with The Jam’s “Just Who is the 5 O’Clock Hero?”

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. “Something Soon” :: The Moons, featuring Paul Weller

“In the end it’ll be alright.
I’ll be spending all my money,
on a Friday night,
then start over again.”

The Moons have worked with Weller for quite some time now, recording their debut album in his studio, and some of their band working as his band for tour times. They have a connection to Edwyn Collins, as well, who produced their second album. This song is from 2012’s album Fables of History, the band’s third album. Producer Jan ‘Stan’ Kybert has worked with Oasis in the past, as well as with Massive Attack, The Rifles, and you guessed it, Mr. Weller. I dig the throwback sound of this song, as well as The Moon’s themselves. Oh, and I also dig Weller’s hat in this video.

2. “You Won’t Say Nothing” :: Tamala Lewis

“You won’t say everything,
you won’t say no,
you won’t say nothing.”

Feeling Northern Soul-ish this morning after watching the 2014 movie Northern Soul last night (available on Netflix). I’ve been spinning a compilation album from Spotify called Northern Soul – The Soundtrack to Your Life this morning, and this song stood out immediately, garnering a few repeat plays, and a spot on today’s Music Obsession List.

3. “Anyway the Wind Blows” :: Steve Cradock

“Hey…
anyway the wind blows,
anyway the wind blows.”

Both the artist and song are new to me here. I found them by perusing the “related artists” section for The Moons Spotify page.

4. “Second Head” :: The Teardrop Explodes

“Like a second head,
is it the first one you started out with?”

I hadn’t listened to The Teardrop Explodes in years, but was reminded of their debut album, and this song, while driving to work this morning. This song was actually left off of the UK version of the album, along with “Bouncing Babies”, but the vinyl I had included it.

5. “Just Who is the 5 O’Clock Hero?” :: The Jam

“Hello darlin’,
I’m home again,
covered in shit and aches and pains.
Too knackered to think,
so give me time to come round.
Just gimme the living room beat to the TV sound.”

Weller is brilliant at capturing a day-in-the-life, as well as looking beneath it, with an eye on the societal routines, leanings, and consequences of the day-by-day. As a bonus, press play below, a live version where The Jam segue into “Chain Gang” at the end of this song.

So, there’s Monday’s 5 Songs (with a bonus 6th). Hope you enjoyed! Tune in tomorrow for another 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.

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

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/17/17
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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day for Friday start out with the song that was stuck in my head on waking this morning. I think it has been spinning around in my subconscious ever since I watched The Jam documentary this past Wednesday (About the Young Idea – check it out here). Next up, Music-wise, is Sleaford Mods’ “B.H.S.”, which gets stuck in my head at about the halfway mark of my daily commute, for some reason. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds brings it next, with my favorite track from his self-titled, bird-flying album. Pete Yorn comes around with “Crystal Village” next, a song and video he recently posted, explaining the inspiration for the brown suit in the video (i.e. Nic Cage in Valley Girl). Tones on Tail ends this My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day in honor of finding out today that they put more Poptone tickets on sale…can’t wait to see them in Las Vegas, in May.

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. “The Eton Rifles” :: The Jam

“Thought you were clever when you lit the fuse.
Tore down the house of commons in your brand new shoes.
Compose a revolutionary symphony,
then went to bed with a charming young thing.”

Eton, in the “Eton Rifles”, refers to England’s elite college, Eton, in this class warfare anthem. As I mentioned before, this song was stuck in my head when I woke up today, as well as going in and out of my consciousness ever since watching The Jam documentary this past Wednesday. I do wish I had a time machine to go back in time to see live Music that I’ve missed – like a Jam show – yes, please.

2. “B.H.S.” :: Sleaford Mods

“It’s at night when they come,
when I’m alone,
and not with anyone.
Through the shouts and music,
of the crowd down the road boozing,
near the free car park,
the bins and the alleyway,
of the Chinese restaurant:
number 3 for 2,
and number 4 for 1.”

I can’t wait to see Sleaford Mods play next month. I’m so ready.

Also, turn this one up loud.

3. “If I had a Gun…” :: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

“Excuse me if I spoke too soon,
my eyes have always followed you around the room.
‘Cause you’re the only god that I will ever need.”

I love this song. It definitely holds a permanent place in my all-time favorite songs list. It holds a lot of new meaning to me now. One of my favorite love songs…yes.

4. “Crystal Village” :: Pete Yorn

“You were there,
and it was good in the beginning.”

Another song that will live in my all-time favorite songs list permanently. Another song that will always be very special to me.

5. “Go!” :: Tones On Tail

“Living it up.
It’s a big kick.
It’s good for you..”

Turn this one way up loud, too. This song makes me want to dance so badly. I remember so many nights dancing to it, smoky dark clubs, the vibration of the music ricocheting off the walls. I could feel this song beat in the center of my chest.

I can’t wait to see them in May.

Happy Friday! Here’s to Friday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the day. Do you have any songs to add?

Where were you in 1970? :: A Throwback Thursday Playlist

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Where were you in 1970? :: A Throwback Thursday Playlist
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“Across the Universe” :: The Beatles
“The Only Living Boy in New York” :: Simon & Garfunkel
“O-o-h Child” :: The Five Stairsteps
“ABC” :: The Jackson 5
“Don’t Play that Song” :: Aretha Franklin
“All Right Now” :: Free
“Do You Miss Me Darlin'” :: The Guess Who
“The Letter” : Joe Cocker
“We’ve Only Just Begun” :: The Carpenters
“You Song” :: Elton John
“Band of Gold” :: Freda Payne
“Mama Told Me Not to Come” :: Three Dog Night
“Int he Summertime” :: Mungo Jerry
“Spirit in the Sky” :: Norman Greenbaum
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” :: Stevie Wonder
“Thank you” :: Sly & The Family Stone
“Maybe I’m Amazed” :: Paul McCartney
“Down On the Street” :: The Stooges
“Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)” :: The Temptations
“Who’ll Stop the Rain” :: Creedance Clearwater Revival
“My Sweet Lord” :: George Harrison
“Crazy Love” :: Van Morrison
“Big Yellow Taxi” :: Joni Mitchell
“Lola” (Coca Cola version) :: The Kinks
“Waiting for the Sun” :: The Doors
“Carry On” :: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
“Hold On” :: John Lennon
“If Not for You” :: Bob Dylan
“Oh! Sweet Nuthin'” :: The Velvet Underground
“Wild World” :: Cat Stevens

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/16/17

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/16/17
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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day for Thursday meet at the crossroads of dance and chill, infusing “Friday Eve” with an eclectic energy of Music to help get us through the day. It starts out with a new track off of the anticipated new album from Goldfrapp. From there we here some Chemical Brothers, who enlisted some help from Beck. Flunk comes around to spin this mix of Top 5 Songs around. Daughter grasps hands with M83 to take us into a breathing space, easing our minds and soothing us into the flow of another busy day.  Turn these two up loud though. Just because they are melodic and mellow, does not mean they do not benefit from some booming sounds.

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. “Anymore” :: Goldfrapp

“You’re what I want.
You’re what I need.
Give me your love.
Make me a freak.”

Normal is overrated. Love makes the living parts easier. Freaks, especially Music ones, are everything.

2. “Wide Open” :: The Chemical Brothers, featuring Beck

“Some day love’s gonna hurt me.
Turn back,
and soon I’ll believe it.”

I keep coming back to this song ever since I found it a few weeks back. It is as addictive as it is beautiful. It reminds me of a book I just finished, and the way a journey of self found love, and home, unexpectedly. If I were to create a playlist for the story I would want to include this track.

3. “Spring to Kingdom Come” :: Flunk

“I´m waiting for spring to come to my kingdom.”

Winter is never really a thing here, and yet the rains brought on this longing for the sun. Spring becomes Summer quicker than the months would signify. The weather turning quickly from downpours to the collective whirring of air conditioners and climate controls. Do we have one more rainstorm yet to come?

4. “Medicine” :: Daughter

“You could still be,
what you want to,
what you said you were,
when I met you.”

This song just reignited a story I’d put away for awhile. I love when that happens. Music my forever muse. I think I’ll start working on it (again) later today/tonight.

5. “Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun” :: M83

(Instrumental)

So cinematic. I close my eyes for the time it takes this song to play, letting it wash over me, allowing anything I am feeling to release, swirl and twirl and fray, and then let go. This helps to ease my jagged emotions this week, letting go of some new insecurities/fears that have surfaced, and breathe in all the good. Trust it to stay. I mean, oh my stars, this really is a beautiful song, and Music, it makes it, and me, so much better.

That was this Thursday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the day. What has you singing-a-long today?

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.
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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/6/17

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/6/17
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Monday morning came before the sun. A beautiful day, wide smiles and music playing is my “status” today. To-Do lists persist, but there is so much to be grateful for that I hardly mind, and there is music…always music…swirling and swaying through my office.

Today’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day starts The Flaming Lips dreamy-poppy ode to mortality, and love. Then a Nick Drake track that sang through my car during my to-work commute. Next up is “Another Sunny Day”, which it is, the sun bright in the sky. Sam Cooke croons and then Nouvelle Vague paints their version of an Echo & The Bunnymen song in that way that they do so well.

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 :: 3/6/17

1. “Do You Realize?” :: The Flaming Lips

“Do you realize,
that you have the most beautiful face?”

Would you call this a love song? Or, would you call it a song about death and dying, a song about facing our own mortality? Is it both? I think I always take it as both. Loving and dying are all part of living and life, right?

2. “Day is Done” :: Nick Drake

“When the day is done,
down to earth then sinks the sun,
along with everything that was lost and won –
when the day is done.”

Is this song about mortality, too? In some ways it seems like it is. Sometimes I forget how much I enjoy Nick Drake’s songs, and his vocals. It was nice to be reminded when my boyfriend sent this song to me this morning.

3. “Another Sunny Day” :: Belle & Sebastian

“Another sunny day,
I met you up in the garden.
You were digging plants,
I dug you,
beg your pardon.”

This song just fits this day.

Would anyone care if I danced around in my office?

4. “You Send Me” :: Sam Cooke

“You thrill me,
I know you,
you,
you thrill me.
Darling,
you,
you,
you,
you thrill me.
Honest you do.”

Oh Sam, your voice slays me.

Now this one is definitely a love song.

4. “The Killing Me” :: Nouvelle Vague

“Fate,
up against your will,
through the thick and thin,
he will wait until,
you give yourself to him.”

Another Nouvelle Vague cover that is so unique. Their take on it tells a different story, to me. It take a slightly off-kilter turn, which at time sits a bit uneasy, especially with the calliope/carnival sounds in the background.

 

Cheers to Monday’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions. Hope you enjoyed. 

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

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/3/17
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Friday, Friday, Friday. The end of the week came quickly, as happens often with the busiest of weeks. Tomorrow I will be in a different city — San Francisco — to see the Misfit Cabaret’s GRIMM (see details here). Today though, it is work and visits with friends, laundry and packing a bag, and, of course, music.

Today’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day starts with a Dramarama song that has a lot of personal significance, then its a song from the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack, a film I need to re-watch soon. Next up some Tori, followed by Ride and The Chameleons. A bit of a moody and melancholic mix of songs this Friday.

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 :: 3/3/17

1. “[I’d Like to] Volunteer, Please” :: Dramarama

“She’s bending someone’s ear.
I’d like to volunteer,
volunteer,
volunteer,
please.”

Dramarama is loaded with memories, both good and bad. This song was part of a long history of love and heartbreak, life and loss. It is a beautiful song though, and will always be a favorite of mine.

2. “Hot One” :: Shudder To Think

“Well you’re the grand wild,
but darling,
I’m a mess.”

All that talk of time machines to go back and see a Glam Rock band had me thinking about Velvet Goldmine, and this song.

3. “Caught a Light Sneeze” :: Tori Amos

“Caught a lite sneeze.
Dreamed a little dream.
Made my own pretty hate machine.”

Boys for Pele has been in rotation lately, for me. It is currently my favorite Tori, though that really does change all the time.

Love the Nine Inch Nails reference in the lyrics above.

4. “Vapour Trail” :: Ride

“First you look so strong,
then you fade away.
The sun will blind my eyes,
I love you anyway.”

The song I woke up with in my head. It was in my early morning dream, too, though most of the details are hazy.

I’m listening to an audio book about a girl who lost her vision in one eye by looking directly into the sun.

5. “Swamp Thing” :: The Chameleons

“When the world and his wife are on my back again.
Not enough pleasure,
too much pain.”

I always loved the lyric “when the world and his wife are on my back again”, the images it conjures up, the idea of the world and his wife weighing heavy. Or, the idea of carrying around the whole world, and his wife, as you wander through your days. It always resonated with me.

There was Friday’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions. Hope you enjoyed.

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“Two of Us on the Run” :: Lucius :: SOTD

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“Two of Us on the Run” :: Lucius
from the album, Wildewoman (2014)

“Our favorite parts are what we’ll keep,
ornamental parts of love,
and parts of memories,
so everything else has room to grow.
‘Cause in better light,
everything changes.”

About the Song:

“Two of Us on the Run” is track 7 from Lucius debut album, Wildewoman. Mom + Pop Music released the album in North America in October 2013. Play It Again Sam released the album in UK and Europe, Australia, and Japan in March 2013.

Jess Wolf and Holly Laessig are the lead voices of Lucius. The band also includes drummer Dan Molad, guitarist Peter Lalish, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Burri.

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My Thoughts:

A Thursday “throwback” poem I wrote, in October of 2016, with this song playing “Muse”, with some slight revisions:

Desert(ed)

We flicker off-an-on like strung out holiday lights
like the drain and fade of an unpaid utility bill
like the final wink-blink of oncoming headlights
that soon disappear into
this middle of night

I spot the exit up ahead
coming quick into view
you take a sharp right at the horizon line
almost colliding head first into that once familiar off-ramp
of us
that’s now just screams closed

Everything shrinks into a one-lane conclusion
collapsing into this last “last time”

Do you see it now?
The yellowing yield of a detour sign
the way it guides us up side streets
and near misses

We dodge the wreckage with a last minute turn of the wheel
slamming breaks squeal
joining in chorus with shuddered expletives
as my right hand automatically reaches to cover
your heart

As a young girl I used to sit quietly in the back
counting lines on the classroom clock
not wanting to admit that I couldn’t translate
numbers into time

You later taught me to read shadows
connecting my freckles and lines

This reroute lands us ten miles past Barstow
the desert dry covering everything in grey and grime
my eyes burn from all this open sky
from the sun-licked wind on my pinking skin
everything feeling like a scorpion’s sting

For a moment
I think you’ll leave me here
dangling precariously three last words

I know both of us are experts at running
at tripping on pretenses
and we hurry for the door

But you grab my left hand instead
circling each calloused year that’s past
on my open palm
whispering a Tarot card fortune
right between my ears
and my eyes

I can’t hear a single thing
until you finally
let go

“Two of Us on the Run” (live, from the Honey, I’m Home series) :: Lucius

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/2/17

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/2/17
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Thursday morning. Sleepy, but smiling. I need strong coffee and music to keep me going. Counting the days for the weekend. A trip away, a show to see, the best of company. Right now though, on this Thursday morning, its strong coffee and music, and smiling.

We’ll start with a new discovery band (thanks, Paul Weller, for the in-interview mention) from Canterbury, then its some melodic/electronic/sonic star-wandering music from Portishead. From that I have Arcade Fire reminding me to “Wake Up”, widening my eyes and gliding right into Razorlight’s “Golden Touch”.  Last, but not least, The Easybeats sing about “Friday on My Mind” (though its really Saturday, on mine).

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. “No Peace” (Sine of 4 Disco Remix Radio Edit) :: Syd Arthur, featuing Sine of 4

“I can’t get no peace.”

Syd Arthur is a brand new music discovery, found via a Paul Weller interview where he spoke of new music he was listening to (a few years back, not a brand new interview). This was one of the first songs we listened to, checking them out, though it was the original version/original video (good stuff, check it out). This is a one-to-watch band. I hope they come across the pond to tour sometimes.

2. “Wandering Star” :: Portishead

“Wandering stars,
for whom it is reserved –
the blackness of darkness,
forever.”

Dummy will always be one of my all-time favorite albums from the 90’s. The songs, like this one, never seem dated, and never get old to me. I want to float around in this song today.

3. “Wake Up” :: Arcade Fire

“Our bodies get bigger,
but our hearts get torn up.”

But sometimes they mend, they grow stronger, they believe again. Sometimes.

4. “Golden Touch” :: Razorlight

“But then when you’re not around,
they say, “oh, she’s changed.”
We know what they mean.
Well they mean,
they’re just jealous,
because they never do the things,
that they wish that they could do so well.”

Sometimes it seems the people closest to me distance themselves the most when I’m happy. I used to think it was me. That I was the one distancing, but no, I don’t think that’s it, or at least not all it. Though I’d agree that no matter how strong I am perceived to be, I need people when I’m hurt and sad and broken, but don’t we all need people when we are happy, too? I do.

I’ve been told its jealousy, but I think that is an over-simplification. When I think deeply on it I see a society that has learned to communicate the best when there are things to complain about. Have we all forgotten how to relate to happiness? Has happiness been lost in the translation?

5. “Friday on My Mind” :: The Easybeats

“Tonight,
I’ll spend my bread.
Tonight,
I’ll lose my head.
Tonight,
I’ve got to get to night.
Monday I’ll have Friday on my mind.”

Or Saturday…

There was Thursday’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions.

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“Ready to Start” :: Arcade Fire :: SOTD

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“Ready to Start” :: Arcade Fire
from the album, The Suburbs (2010)

“If I was scared,
I would.
And if I was bored,
you know I would.
And if I was yours,
well, I’m not.

About the Song:

“Ready to Start” is track two of Arcade Fire’s third studio album, The Suburbs. The album was released in August, of 2010. The album debuted at #1 on the Irish Albums Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the US Billboard 200 chart, and the Canadian Albums Chart.

The Suburbs won “Album of the Year” at the 2011 Grammy Awards, “Best International Album” at the 2011 BRIT Awards, “Album of the Year” at the 2011 Juno Awards, and the 2011 Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album.

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“Ready to Start” was released as a single on October 3, 2010. The band performed the song as their second performance at the 53rd Grammy Awards, immediately following The Suburbs winning “Album of the Year”.

The band also performed the song at the Brit Awards days after the Grammy Awards.

The song peaked at #67 on the UK Singles Chart, the band’s highest placement since “Keep the Car Running”. “Ready to Start” also peaked at #16 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, in the U.S., the band’s highest ever placement on that chart.

Additionally, the single peaked at #25 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart, and in the band’s native Canada it reached #49.

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My Thoughts:

This song is chill-inducing to me. One of those songs that you turn up and let wash over you, emotions kicking in to overdrive, and sometimes it is my tears that accompany. There is a sense of revolt in the song, but there is also an undercurrent of insecurity, of loss, and of wanting more.

The dynamics of a break-up, of heartache, of losing someone are all present and accounted for. There is also that simmering strength that comes after a fall, if you allow it, if you grab a hard hold of it and survive.

“Ready to Start” (live) :: Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire, SOTD, Song of the Day