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
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.
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