It’s felt weird not doing a new round of Astrological Playlists since the Aries one at the dawn of Spring. Of course *LEO* season would beckon me to dedicate some energy with a playlist dedicated to the season in the sky.
Leo energy is know for, how can we say, a bit of flair for the….well, dramatic. So it seemed appropriate, given the them of ferocious femme energy that we dedicated to Lionesses of Soul and Pop last year that we’d return to the theme.
Every leading lady or team here isn’t a royal child at the heart of the sun herself (although some potent examples like Timi Yuro and Maxine Brown are), but the beauty of self centered musicality is centered in this new playlist. Most of the songs have at least a faint aura of the cinematic, while others are full on Douglass Sirk on Vinyl.
There’s a lot of *I* and *Me* in these declarative songs. They all center their characters needs as paramount, or give wise warning how not to screw it up for yourself. As we approach Eclipse season, we can all learn to stand in our own greatness, and frailties and just be who we need to be. Long before we knew of the concept of Diva in the modern pop music sense, we have these bigger than life theater pieces committed to recording Studio Tape to have those late summer Talent shows to.
I do hope you enjoy.
1) Debra Lewis – Do What You Gotta Do
3) Ginny Arnell – I’m Getting Mad