Thursday, December 12, 2013
On this eve of Winter Storm Nemo let us remember the words of Albert Camus now more than ever:
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."
We can get through this. Whether we get 6 inches or 6 feet, in a few days it will all be over. Sure, some of us will lose power, some of us will strain our backs shoveling, some of us will slip and fall. I'll surely do all three. But I'll do it with a smile on my face and one of several songs in my heart.
For now, we may be dealing with stuff like this:
But before you know it, we'll be back to this craziness and will long for the days of ten foot snow drifts and mugs of hot cocoa.
Now onto the musical part of this post. Here's a handful of carefully selected wintry songs to put you in the mood for whatever Nemo has to throw at us.
Dare I say let it snow?
"February" by Dar Williams
"50 Words for Snow" by Kate Bush
"Purple Snowflakes" by Marvin Gaye
"White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes
"Snow" (written by Randy Newman) by Saint Etienne
"What the Snowman Learned About Love" by Stars
"20 Years of Snow" by Regina Spektor
"Snowman" by XTC
"15 Feet of Pure Snow" by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
And last but not least: "Snow (hey oh)" by The Red Hot Chili PeppersTweet
Aimsel Ponti has been obsessed with - and inspired by- music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She's a huge fan of the local music scene and interviews an act every week for "Making Noise" which runs in the Press Herald GO section. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets.