Tuesday, July 06, 2010
"I'd love to be with you, and the sun will rise, the sun will rise."
Cool, blue heaven.
Penobscot Bay, Maine
As the ferry made its way across the bay, a cool ocean breeze reminded us why we should have stayed put. Thick blue haze on the horizon warned us before we touched down but, who listens to anything any more?
(The title of this post — along with the musical selections — came with me across the Bay, 'The Velvet Fog' laying down his swingin' 1968 version of 'Sunshine Superman' as only Mellie Mel could do. The super-hip vocal styling gave me a chill — like someone walking over my grave (but, in a nice, cool, friendly way) — as I tried to remember if the people I knew back then (Yes, of course I was alive WAY BACK THEN) really talked like that. They probably didn't but, I probably didn't know anybody hip to laying down that righteous jive.)
Damn, it's hotter than H-E-Double Effin' Dogs on the mainland!
(Buy: Donovan: Sunshine Superman)
(Buy: Rickie Lee Jones: Duchess of Coolsville: An Anthology)
(Buy: Big Jim Sullivan: Sitar Beat)
(Buy: Enoch Light: Enoch Light's Action: It's Happening...So Let's Dance!)
(Buy: Mel Torme: Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head)
And, just because I needed a (cooler) little bit of the Super Rainbow to get me through this 'happening', well, here it is.
(Buy: Black Moth Super Rainbow: Dandelion Gum)