I’m sure you have your own ‘Can’t Get Enough Of’ selections. You know the ones that grab you and don’t want to leave you, the ones you keep playing and playing and playing and still can’t get enough of? Don’t fucking deny it, you have them too.
Let’s start with the latest one. Couple of mornings ago. I wake up to go to work. I usually turn on NY1 to check the weather. On my cable box it’s channel 60. 61 is VH1. I usually quickly go over to 61 to see what’s playing. I don’t have a remote so I have to reach out and use the plus and minus on the box, next to my bed. Channel 59 is static. Not much surfing possible there, you see. So…The Fray’s ‘How To Save A Life’ comes on. The piano intro and Mark Pellington’s name was enough to fuck me. I knew right away that I wouldn’t be able to function properly until I listen to this song to death (no pun intended). Yes, the same Mark Pellington who brought us Pearl Jam’s ‘Jeremy.’ As I’m writing now, the piano intro is on a loop inside my head. It will keep playing while I sleep, tomorrow when I am on the train, and tomorrow night when I sit back here again to write something else.
Please don’t write me and tell me I have a rare musical disease bordering mental collapse or something. Anyway, let me start with 3 such songs.
The Fray’s ‘How To Save A Life’
I stumbled into the following almost the same way as ‘How To Save…” NY1 weather…why not check out VH1…boom…pants down…music fucking for the next few days.
Five for Fighting’s ‘The Riddle’
Procol Harum’s ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ happened to me in 1995. It was at a Language of Film class (Prof. Lindley Hanlon – Brooklyn College – if you must know). She screened ‘New York Stories‘ for the class and the Scorsese film started with this song. You can guess the rest.
Procol Harum’s ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’