Heat Wave

17 08 2009

Things are heating up in Seattle again. Time for some more hot music. If you don’t have Kinks you gotta have Who covering a Martha and the Vandellas classic.

Speaking of Heat Waves, if you can’t get Fred Astaire and Marilyn Monroe, try Miss Piggy and Kermit.

But this is the Emerald City. It could rain. Caught up in a summer shower…and Johnny B. Sebastian playing the harp.


Hotter Than Hell…

3 07 2009

I hate hot weather. I despise the summer. But, crap, what can I do? Without air conditioning, there is just no getting around it, even in Seattle. So, let us proceed to the Serenity Prayer:

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

The point being, “accept the things I cannot change.” No matter how hard I scrunch up my eyebrows and hunch my shoulders, it is not going to get cooler outside until the effing sun goes down.

Instead, let us focus on some summertime tunes, one after the other. Starting with the Kinks who are lazing on a sunny afternoon. The Kinks tend to show up at many of my blogs.

Now, Mungo Jerry In the Summertime:

Kick it up a notch with the Lovin Spoonful…

Then drive it up as high as it can go with Blue Cheer, whoa!

And let us bring it on home with Mr. Steve Fromholtz and the Texas Trilogy. “‘Cause it’s hotter than hell when the sun hits the land…”