The Blogger's Curse works! Since my last post -- which droned on&on about what a rotten "Spring" we've been thru here in the Pacific Northwest -- we've had 2 GORGEOUS sunny days: We hit 65 degrees on Sat & 70 on Easter Sunday.
I've already gotta nice sunburn going 2 make up 4 last Summer -- which was so short I didn't even get a tan....
& everybody wants it 2 B Spring For Real, here. There were a LOT of people out Sun nite, almost like it was a Summer Fri nite. It's still 47 degrees outside at 1 am -- warmer than some of R cloudy, rainy days have been lately. It's a real change 4 us.
Course it's sposta start raining overnite....
...But my Real Work continues. In my ongoing effort 2 turn unsuspecting members of the suburban US on 2 some slightly Strange Music, the rest of this week's playlist at my job included....
Pat Metheny -- As Falls Wichita So Falls Wichita Falls, The Search, Ozark, Praise, New Chatauqua, First Circle.
Lyle Mays -- Ascent.
Synergy -- Icarus, Warriors, S-Scape.
Nektar -- Do You Believe in Magic?, The Dream Nebula Parts 1 & 2, It's All in Your Mind, King of Twilight, Wings, It's All Over.
The Nice -- America.
Moody Blues -- Veteran Cosmic Rocker.
Justin Hayward and John Lodge -- When You Wake Up.
Rush -- The Camera Eye, Red Barchetta.
King Crimson -- The Great Deceiver, Lament, The Night Watch, Coda from "Larks Tongues in Aspic, Part 1," Red, Starless.
Happy the Man -- Service With a Smile, Wind-Up Doll Day Wind, Open Book, Morning Sun, Steaming Pipes.
Group 87 -- Future of the City, Magnificent Clockworks, One Night Away from Day.
U.K. -- In the Dead of Night/By the Light of Day/Presto Vivace and Reprise.
Mark Knopfler -- Going Home (Theme from LOCAL HERO).
Steve Tibbetts -- Ur.
Camel -- Sasquatch, Breathless, Echoes, Wing and a Prayer, Down on the Farm, Starlight Ride, Rhayader/Rhayader Goes to Town, Lady Fantasy suite, City Life, Please Come Home.
Alan Parsons Project -- The Gold Bug.
Mike Oldfield -- Arrival.
Scarlet Rivera -- Day of the Unicorn.
Jethro Tull -- Dark Ages, The Whistler, And the Mouse Police Never Sleeps, One Brown Mouse, Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day, The Third Hoorah, Nursie, Life's a Long Song, A Christmas Song.
Steeleye Span -- Allison Gross.
Hawkwind -- You'd Better Believe It, Goat Willow, Lost Johnny, Hall of the Mountain Grill, Paradox, Web Weaver.
...Response was somewhat low-key, tho 2 folks responded 2 Pat Metheny's "Wichita Falls," 1 Regular asking if we always played Cambodian music in the store ... & another customer commenting that "You sure play some strange music here...." & "Wichita Falls" isn't even that strange!
Another Regular was thrilled 2 hear Tull's "Skating Away," which he'd apparently never heard B4. He recognized the voice but couldn't place the song, & then stayed 2 hear the whole thing!
1 young guy said he really enjoyed a few mins of Synergy's epic "Warriors." Another Regular was stopped in his tracks by Hawkwind's "You'd Better Believe It," then said only that I'm "into some strange stuff...."
Signs R Ncouraging. This work will continue, of course....
Coming Soon: More Sandy Denny, Richard & Linda Thompson, more Weather Report LIVE, Eric Burdon, Nektar, Illusion, Borbetomagus, & more.....
& coming slightly later: "2 months on Match.com," a terrifying story you won't want 2 miss....