This shot is of the meadows in Edinburgh. It’s a Saturday in May and today the Meadows were full of people! Enjoying the hot weather! And playing cricket!!
We’d been invited to a Bar-B-Q round at Mr and Mrs. Toad’s, which we couldn’t go to, unfortunately, but it’s time for a few upbeat summery numbers here, I think.
Apart from the whinging about the taxman taking all his money (The Beatles spoil Revolver ever so slightly by whining about this, although otherwise it’s the greatest album ever), this is a classic summer tune:
The Kinks -‘Sunny Afternoon.’ mp3
You gotta have a bit of reggae for the summer…
Bob Marley -‘Waiting In Vain.’ mp3
…and some good quality American R’n’B. Apparently there are people in the world who do NOT like this song?! I pity the fools.
Beyonce -‘Crazy In Love.’ mp3
I don’t own a convertible, but if I did (ha!), this is exactly what I’d want to be playing on the stereo in hot weather.
Rockers Revenge -‘Walking On Sunshine (Extended 12″ mix).’ mp3
…and for a bit of contrast:
Miles Davis -‘So What.’ mp3
Other perfect summer sunshine tracks I’d have: Primal Scream ‘Higher Than the Sun;’ The Cure ‘Close To Me;’ The Orb -‘Little Fluffy Clouds;’ Saint Etienne ‘Only Love Can break Your Heart; Aztec camera ‘Somewhere In My Heart’; ‘Shanice -‘I Love Your Smile’ and ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’ by Roy Ayers. Obviously…