Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Yo La Tengo

At the risk of having severe abuse hurled in my direction, can I just say....it's too hot! I realise I'm in the minority here, but the temperatures of late have been perfect for me - it's just the biblical quantities of rain that I've had an issue with. Now though, after just a couple of days of non-stop sunshine, i'm wilting!

So today I took a drive with the windows down in order to get some air movement going on. The mp3 player was on shuffle, as it always tends to be in the car, and up popped this - as the little repeated piano figure eased it's way into my brain I swear I actually felt a little cooler and more comfortable.

The track is 'Let's Be Still' from Yo La Tengo's 2003 LP, the appropriately titled 'Summer Sun'. The band have released a dozen albums and a plethora of singles, EPs and compilations since the mid-1980s. They're also known for their eclectic range of cover versions and make an annual appearance on New York's WFMU radio station fundraising evening where, in exchange for a pledge, they'll turn their hands to any tune the listeners request. The band even released a limited edition compilation LP of these one-offs entitled 'Yo La Tengo is Murdering the Classics'!

It's a hot and humid evening. Let's spin this one more time.

4 comments:

Singing Bear said...

Yes, I agree, it's too hot! I prefer it cooler myself. In fact, I'll take rain over heat.

Lovely track from Yo La Tengo. Great band.

Old Pa's Corner said...

That has always been the trouble in the UK...you are not prepared for any hotness....here in Spain we have fans and air condition....a must...I hate rain...you can't take the dogs out...when I go to UK in winter I canot take the dry heat indoors....alway remember it don't take a weatherman to......
enjoyed the track!!

The Swede said...

Thanks guys.

OPC, I've always tended to take holidays in Spring or Autumn to miss the extreme heat. I like to be able to walk around in comfort, but I dislike the rain as much as you - and this year we've had a gut full of it! I've never been to Spain - is it pretty hot all year round?

Old Pa's Corner said...

Well June july Aug it is very hot and no rain...Sep Oct Nov hot to warm...the rest it is mostly warm you can be in shorts T-shirt in December....a couple of month may be cool/cold....with rain...much preferable to the UK

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