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Lazy Weekend Music – the heat is on

Posted on: July 9, 2016

dog cooling off

Just gotta cool off!

Good Saturday and weekend to you Widdershins

This time we can truly say thank goodness this week is over!  Yes, the heat is on, and in many ways.

It did not start well with the announcement and statement by F.B.I. Director James Comey regarding Hillary’s use of her private email server when she was Secretary of State.  The good news was that he stated there was no way anyone would make a decision to prosecute her or her assistants over the server.  The bad news is that the Republicans were, to say the least, not happy with that decision and decided to call the Director on the carpet, uh to Capitol Hill to answer some questions they had.  They still didn’t like the answers they got and so the merry go round will continue.

Then, two episodes of dismay and disgust as, once again, two black men were shot and killed for seemingly no reason at all in Baton Rouge and a St. Paul suburb.  After that, a third episode of utter horror as a lone sniper opened fire on Dallas police officers as the officers were present at a peaceful protest of the first two shooting events.  The attack killed five officers and injured another seven.little dog-water

After these events this week, let’s have a “time out” shall we?  I don’t know about the weather where you are Widdershins, but it’s been hotter than, well, it’s been hot this past week. boxer-iceHeat indices in Bama were in the 100° range and in nola there were heat advisories most of the week.  So with that let’s take a look at some songs about summer, heat and the like.  There are tons of songs out there with mentions of heat, fire, summer. I’m also adding in some images of dogs and heat because although we aren’t in the dog days of summer yet, they’re approaching.

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(1) Summer in the city ~ The Lovin’ Spoonful

(2) Hot Summer Night ~ Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

(3) Hot! Hot! Hot! ~ Buster Poindexter

(4) Heat Wave ~ Martha & The Vandellas

(5) Too Hot ~ Kool and The Gang

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Now sometimes when it’s too hot you want to cool off

(6) Ice Ice Baby ~ Vanilla Ice (now don’t laugh too much!)

(7) Rupert Holmes ~ Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

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Okay Widdershins, you get the drift and idea.  I know you’ll be able to come up with some songs and we can take our minds off of shock, sadness and the like for a day or two.

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25 Responses to "Lazy Weekend Music – the heat is on"

Summer breeze makes me feel fine…

Here comes the sun…

Not a classic since it has been around only 3 weeks, but quite entertaining:

And I have to throw some electronica into the mix:

A little KISS perhaps?

The heat index here is 99 and I’m sure it will hit 100 before the day is over so:

As y’all might have heard, some parts of KY had almost 8 inches of rain last Thursday and Friday. Do not be alarmed. The Ark Park is now open.

Prolix said: some parts of KY had almost 8 inches of rain last Thursday and Friday.

Well then, that should certainly float their boat shouldn’t it?

The brilliance of the House Republicans at work.

Currently, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act authorizes nearly $200 million for a variety of programs aimed at curbing prescription opioid and heroin abuse. But Congress must appropriate the money at a later date.

Two national conventions coming up, then they’ll want to adjourn early before the elections. I don’t see that appropriation happening.

Who knew Foreigner was still around?

@11: Hey GAgal. Excellent choice!

I used to hum this continuously when I was mad at my boyfriend about something. Drove him crazy!! Tee-hee. I also hummed “Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone”. That was a good one too. 🙂

@14: Welp, he couldn’t say you didn’t warn him. 😉

@10 that does not bode well. If it’s not going to be funded, they really shouldn’t do the BS of authorizing the program. It’s all smoke and mirrors.

@16: Exactly Luna. And if they don’t appropriate the money before the end of the year, it’s a new Congressional session that starts in 2017. Will the bills have to be reintroduced and start all over?

My reply is late because I’ve been watching that movie Black Mass on HBO. It’s phenomenal what that guy Bulger got away with in Boston.

@15 Fredster, actually he was the one who started that trend. We had an argument before he picked up his daughter for the weekend. The next day we’re all kicked back on the deck at his house, watching the geese and goslings on the pond. He quietly sings – I’m leaving it up all to yoo-ooh-ooh, YOU decide what’cha gonna doooo… So I started quietly singing Ain’t No Sunshine. We knew we loved each other enough that this spat wasn’t that dreadful. It may seem passive-aggressive, but it wasn’t really. It made us both think about our argument and relationship. It was all good.

@18: Aw, that’s nice. Glad to hear it. 🙂

Luna@20: That’s a nice instrumental of that classic piece. 🙂

I’m not sure why but I had a big crush on John Sebastian.
Maybe, I thought he looked like a cuter, American John Lennon.

@22: Yeah, I can see that Sue.

Forester, nice summer post! Loved the dog pix and the songs. We also loved John Sebastian–a very talented guy.

@24: annie, I just felt like doing something to get away from all the mess and horror of the week. In fact, I made a conscious decision to avoid all the news shows except the local weather and also the cable news networks. I just didn’t want to see anymore right now.

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