Song of the Day = “Bury My Lovely” by October Project

I was 13 when this record came out. It was the perfect soundtrack to my raging girly angst. Emil and Julie’s lyrics beautifully rendered by Mary’s vocals let me escape from my head and emotions. I could put this CD on my Sony Discman, put on my headphones, lay on my bed and close my eyes to everything else in the world but these songs. 

You know, I feel sorry for people that have never been moved by music the way this song moved me. Sometimes people look at me like I’ve grown another head when I tell them that a song has moved me to tears, or filled my heart with immense joy, hope or love. Though, I suppose I look at people that don’t have these reactions to music the same way they look at me. It’s just something that we’ll never understand. 

High School Daze Mix

High School Daze.

A little mix I made of some of my favorite songs and albums from high school. Not all of these came out while I was in high school, but they were the CD’s that were in constant rotation in my Walkman or on my dad’s stereo. It was the late 90’s in a small town in Georgia. Needless to say, my tastes were a little different than most of my fellow students… take a listen (click the image) and enjoy.

1. Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

2. Cathedral Bells - The Ocean Blue

3. No More “I Love You’s” - Annie Lennox

4. Bury My Lovely - October Project

5. Mary Jane - Alanis Morisette

6. Cloud On My Tongue - Tori Amos

7. Strangers When We Meet - David Bowie

8. Hey Man, Nice Shot - Filter

9. Something I Can Never Have - Nine Inch Nails

10. Medication - Garbage

11. God’s Mistake - Tears For Fears

12. Valley of the Mind’s Eye - Thomas Dolby

13. In The Meantime - Spacehog

14. Cry In The Sun - Better Than Ezra

15. Common People - Pulp

16. Dance In Your Shadow - Kula Shaker

17. Cast No Shadow - Oasis

18. Singin’ In My Sleep - Semisonic

19. Freak of the Week - Marvelous 3

20. You Get What You Give - New Radicals

Song Of The Day = Raging Child by Mary Fahl

I fell in love with Mary’s voice the first time I heard October Project’s “Return To Me” on 99X back in 1993. There were only 2 October Project albums with Mary on lead vocals before the band disbanded and reformed a few years later as November Project with mary Anne Marino on lead vocals. Mary Fahl released the solo record, The Other Side of Time, in 2003, giving me another taste of the voice I had fallen in love with 10 years prior. This is my favorite song off of that record.

Mary’s voice is extraordinary, but definitely unique. I’ve had friends that have complained that it’s just “too weird” of a voice to be enjoyable. To each their own, but I strongly disagree. Her voice is the very definition of “haunting” and there are days where I literally crave hearing it. I sing along, knowing that I can never sound anything like her, and it just makes my heart happy.

I am so excited that her interpretation of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” has finally been released. It’s been in limbo since 2006 and I was pleased to discover today that I could get it on Amazon! I know I’ll be listening to it for the next couple of days, so you’ll probably be graced with some more Mary Fahl in the next couple of weeks.

Song of the Day = Dark Time by October Project

Song of the Day = Bury My Lovely by October Project (Both albums by this band are spectacular. I don’t think I ever left home in the 90’s without taking at least one of these albums with me.)