Music all of a sudden feels overwhelming. There weren't that many top picks from last week, it's evident by how quiet the blog was. My personal playlists are totally out of hand and Mercury is in retrograde.
I'm not even going to attempt to explain what that means, so take Susan Miller's word for it:
Because Mercury is the planet situated closest to the Sun, its orbit is much shorter than Earth’s. About three or four times a year, Mercury speeds past Earth, and that is when we experience a Mercury retrograde period. If you were in a car and another car passed you, you could tell it was going faster than you. But if it slowed down and you then passed it, it would appear that that car was actually going backward. Then when the other car speeds up and passes you again, it kicks up all of the dust in the road. As Mercury speeds by, it is like a train flying past, creating a powerful, turbulent gust of “wind” in its wake. The turbulence and disruption Mercury creates when it retrogrades can affect what we feel on Earth in our everyday lives.
This retrograde deal apparently is the reason why I can't write reviews or find new music, which is a huge relief.