Mind Over Money

This past Thursday, I wrote a bit about serendipity, and here it comes again.

I was feeling like posting some older songs in the last week or so and, this past Saturday, landed on “Higher Love,” by Steve Winwood. Well, today I listened on the BBC Sounds app to some of Sunday’s episode of Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour (“I Embrace All Formats”), and didn’t Winwood appear in the broadcast during Garvey’s sister’s feature, the “Beckapedia”! She did a profile on Winwood’s years with bands before he launched his solo career, and the playlist followed up with a song by the Spencer Davis Group on which he sang. 

Well, now for today’s song.

Going back a little further, to the May 31 lineup of Finest Hour (“Tom Waits, Tim Buckley and Talk Talk”), I heard “Mind Over Money,” released in 2001 by the English group Turin Brakes. (The program has been featuring a lot of music of that vintage lately, or maybe it’s just coincidental.) Anyway, I’m quite sure it’s the first I heard of the band, and find it’s precisely the kind of sound Garvey seems to favour. I quite like it too, and listened to a few more of their songs on YouTube autoplay so will be checking them out some more.

Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.

Here’s the video for the song from the Turin Brakes VEVO/YouTube channel

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