This was a fun list to compile. Perhaps it was because my load has been lightened a bit this week and I feel less stress, thus my playlist has lightened up considerably. But as ever, it's an eclectic mix. The only thing I did not include is the classical music I have been listening to by Erik Satie, who I would also recommend, even though he is quite melancholy at times. The piano is beautiful if you’re into that sort of thing.
This list has many songs about love and lovers who are leaning, yearning, needing, and wanting. The heart wants what it wants and love warps the mind a little. With that said, I present "The List of the Moment, Volume 18." Inherent in the list is all of those things we feel – desperation, elation, endorphins rushing – as love or infatuation begins.
So, summer is full on, the sap has risen in the trees from the spring, and we find ourselves squarely in love. Given that consideration; here is your List. As ever, I look forward to your comments and questions and also, note the new feature which allows you to listen to some of the more obscure songs. Just leave a comment about a song you would like to hear, I’ll upload it for you, and you can hear it at your leisure since it is difficult to define a song – sometimes, you just need to hear it. Amazingly and happily, I’ve worked out a way to do this, so do make your requests.
Thanks as ever for your patience and for reading.
"Young Americans" by David Bowie – A softer side of Bowie to be sure and not the Bowie of the hard-edged "Suffragette City," a great song which I almost had on "The List" but for some reason, "Young American" just struck me this week so it made it.
Perhaps it was because I just saw him performing the song on a repeat of the Dick Cavett Show. It was Bowie in full make-up with his side-swiped blonde hair and parachute pants — pure Bowie.
I hear this song and I hear sex. Well sex and politics, the lyrics bear that out. This is, without doubt, a political song or is that just me. Heck, he even mentions President Nixon at one point. For now, here's a sampling of the lyrics. You can get the full lyrics from lyrics freak, if so moved.