Music compilation. I’ll be doing this Sundays, this is just a warm up.
This round-up consists of songs that center around a weather theme; the title above was part of a line taken from the Stone Temple Pilot’s classic ‘Plush’.
Both versions of this song are good, but here’s the acoustic version, cus I find it impressive..
When I think of weather, I think of rain and wind. Must be a side-effect of living on the Oregon Coast. Some notable songs around the wind theme: the Kansas Classic ‘Dust in the Wind‘, makes me sorta pensive and ruminative. Then there’s ‘The Wind’ by Cat Stevens. Moving onto nice weather, or at least hope of the same, that yearning gem by Bill Withers, ‘Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone’.
Oops, I guess the weather hasn’t cleared up yet. There was an animated movie Disney released called ‘Home on the Range’. I’ve seen a lot of mediocre children’s movies, but this one was so mediocre in every aspect, it almost signified a complete waste of time… except. Except, except there was one portion of the movie, where the animals are caught out in the storm and there’s a song. This portion of the film is like some strange, melancholy bird spreading wings of grace over a lost cause. The song is by Bonnie Raitt and it’s called, ‘Will the Sun Ever Shine Again’.
…^ chose the no video video, as the cartoon montage had disabled embed. Thats ok.
Ok, time for some ridiculous, excessive sun. Weeeeeezer… Island in the Sun. This’ll get rid of your seasonal affective disorder, for a minute or two.
Rihanna. Yup. I’m musically schizophrenic. Half of me just hates on the mainstream. I want indie tunes! I want expressive talents! I want people you’ve never heard of!
But you can’t dance to it. So Rihanna, Nelly Furtado, yes, even Justin Timberlake have a place in my iTunes library. Without these additions, my workouts would be a real bummer
Now somethin’ Sublime. This song is a play off of the famous ‘Summertime’ tune from Porgy and Bess. They definitely pimp it up and twist it around a bit. I had to include this in the lineup. Sublime’s one of my fascination bands. This band was together 7 years before lead singer, Brad Powell died of a heroin overdose in a hotel room in 1996. Their third album was released after his death, and it was the most popular. Some of their work is crap, and some of it is groundbreaking. I have had three favorite songs that I later discovered to be by this band. Can’t help but wonder what they would have come up with had Powell lived.
Finally, I’m gonna take a page out of ass of steel’s book and end with a beatle. This is actually a post-beatle song, even a post-humous song. It was the most popular track on the album ‘Brainwashed’, which was released one year after George Harrison succumbed to cancer. There is something plaintive and heartfelt about this closing track, and it captured my fancy more than any of McCartney or Lennon’s late work has ever managed to do. George Harrison: Stuck inside a cloud.