Friday 7 September 2007

Music - Sunshine Tunes

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.

1 comment:

Sunkyoung said...

I got an email from a friend of mine in Dublin and he said Ireland has an Indian summer which is little compensation for the washout in the summer. And you even say you've not got summer.:)