Friday, December 6, 2013
I just went outside to Monument Square just to check and see if this whole storm thing is as bad as it seems from my 5th floor window at One City Center. Yep. It is. Man alive I hate March.
But dear music fans, let us not despair. The first day of spring is tomorrow and maybe, just maybe, the weather will behave accordingly in the coming days. Or weeks? Or months? Aackkk!
Until then, here a few carefully chosen selections to remind us of sunny days, blue skies and all around springtime cheerfulness.
And let us remember these words from Victor Hugo who said " laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." And let us also remeber that the 2013 Red Sox regular season starts in 12 days!
Now on with the music!
"The Sound of Sunshine" by Michael Franti & Spearhead
"Oh What A Beautiful Morning" from "Oklahoma"
"59th Bridge St. Song (Feelin' Groovy) by Simon & Garfunkel
"Spring Fever" by Elvis Presley (and some fabulous co-stars)
"Groovin" by The Young Rascals (note: for many years I thought the lyric was "life could be ecstacy, you and me and Leslie")
And last but not least, "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny NashTweet
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.