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Liberation For Women -That’s What I Preach, Preacher Man

22 Jul

I just had a realization.  When it’s freezing out in, say, the middle of February, the type of songs about summer that I want to listen to are of the sweet variety.  But on actual days like today when it was 85 degrees at 5am and now is currently 104 (ahhh), the summer songs I want to listen to are of the slower and more hypnotic variety.  Like yesterday’s song for instance.

Or like today’s.  There is simply no better song for the moment than the steamy “Peaches” by The Stranglers.  It mixes heat and sand and sex all with the a plodding rhythm – and I say that in the most complimentary sense.  I’ve basically had it on repeat all day.   It so perfectly fits the moment that even though you may have it in your collection already, it needed to become an official resident of Margauxville.

But just in case you don’t have it, here’s something to mull over about The Stranglers as you’re downloading.  I cannot wrap my head around the fact that they started in 1974 and are still going.  Of course there have been some line-up changes, but even so…that’s crazy.

“Peaches” is from their infancy – 1977, although if someone told me it was recorded yesterday, or tomorrow, I wouldn’t be surprised.  It’s as in-your-face now as it ever was.  The only thing that could make it better for me is if I were actually walking down the beaches right now.

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Your Summer Theme Song

21 Jul

Everyone was complaining about the heat today. And as I look at the 100 degree prediction for tomorrow, I’m guessing there will be even more complaints a-coming.

First thing this morning, I biked to Hot Yoga where I too complained about the heat – not enough. I thought the teacher was over-compensating and turning on the fans and opening the windows too much. I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who goes to Bikram and cools down.

I just put away my down comforter a couple of weeks ago.  But I think even I may turn on the A/C tonight, mostly because I worry that my units just feel useless and unwanted and I certainly don’t want any of my inanimate objects to feel let down. I have enough living and breathing people in my life who feel that way.

So while I love the steamy, sultry, swamp-like weather, I get that most people don’t.  And so for all of you out there, here’s your theme song: “City Too Hot” by the legendary Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.

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