Well, the summer has finally arrived in Ireland. It's about 3 months late but is here nonetheless in all its balmy brilliance peaking today at 24c/72f. (Irish people begin to melt somewhere around 35/95). Its so easy to let your troubles melt away in it all. No wonder Jamaicans are so chilled or Californians are so gleefully happy. Let them try a few Monday morning with the rain belting down and see how they get on.
The weekend promises more of the same so I finally get to ponder on some of my favourite sunshine tunes. Sadly most of these songs are associated with times outside of Ireland but always ensure a warm feeling regardless of the weather we are dealt.
Superfunk - Lucky Star (Big hit in France a few years back)
Ian Pooley - Coracao Tambor (Anything in Portuguese is inherently sun kissed)
Bob Marley - Sun is Shining remix (A bit sacrilegious really but always recalls memories of Ibiza)
Toots and Maytals - 54-46 Was My Number (Cider sales have plummeted in Ireland this Summer but there's nothing to compare with pint glass of ice brimming with Bulmer's cider, some reggae in a beer garden with the sun shining overhead)
Zero 7 - In The Waiting Line (A bit of blissed out of chill to finish your day)
Right, time to get some rays on my milky torso. The farmer's tan is not a good look.