Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Song of the day: "Lumina" by Joan Osborne

Most people are familiar with Joan Osborne's "What if God Was One of Us," which was all kind of catchy. The song was off her 1995 debut, "Relish," which means I was about 21 when I bought this record.

The aforementioned song was one of the first songs I played while teaching myself guitar, along with the whole of Hole's "Live Through This"—with "Violet" and "Miss World" being favorite tracks.

Back to Joan Osborne. My song of the day is her "Relish," which is a quite, hushed, pretty and, lyrically speaking, subversive song. It is, after all, a retelling of the Adam and Eve story.

I could be mistaken but I think it was on the soundtrack of "Walking and Talking," a romantic comedy featuring Catherine Keener and Anne Heche, which is one of my favorite movies.

For another song in this vein, and from a similar era, try Liz Phair's "California." Sometimes quiet speaks loudly.

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