20 March 2009

You stick around, I'll make it worth your while

It's a beautiful day outside. I wish I wasn't at work. Then again I'd probably wish I wasn't at work even if it were pissing rain and freezing outside. But it's not; it's sunshiny and 65 degrees. I can't wait to leave work and go for a walk around the lake.

I still haven't called Old Flame back. I will. I just keep putting it off. I'll probably call her today while I'm on my walk. I'm not looking forward to it but she deserves the call. I'm pretty sure that once I'm off the phone I'll be wanting a stiff drink, so I'm hoping that tonight is a good one.

Taking a day and a half off from work in the middle of the week really killed my productivity. I feel like I haven't been able to get anything done. I may have killed one too many brain cells on Tuesday night. Poor guys, I should really get 'em something for treaing them so bad recently. Maybe a new book?

Now for my top five good-weather/sunshine albums. These are the ones that are perfect for a day at the park with your dogs, your lovers, and your dog lovers. So break out the frisbees, hacky sacks, and Nerf footballs then crank the stereo up, folks.

1) Bling Melon - Blind Melon -- This 1992 classic has to be my all-time favorite park album. The music is so sunny! If you can get over the tragic death of lead singer Shannon Hoon and the mostly depressing lyrics, that is. Just listening to "No Rain" makes me think of sunny days with friends.

2) Bob Marley - Legend -- What better music for sunshine than the best-selling reggae album of all time? Plus, it features arguably my favorite song ever, "Redemption Song".

3) Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty -- I think that the Beastie Boys made some of the best feel-good music to come out in the 90s. This is probably my favorite of theirs.

4) Rancid - And Out Come the Wolves -- I remember hearing this album when it came out in 1995 and knowing that I'd love it forever. It's just filled to the brim with punk rock angst and California sunshine. May still be a toss-up with Let's Go for good-weather goodness.

5) The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds -- This album pretty much defined sunny weather music. I couldn't leave it off the list, could I?

Also ran: Sublime by Sublime and Odelay by Beck.

Now that I've got myself in a rockin' good mood I think I'm going to cut out of work early and head to the park with my hacky sack, a six-pack, and my friends. Any music suggestions?


Heather Rose said...

Sorry I missed this one. I've been on a sort of bloggy hiatus.

I would have recommended Mother Nature's Son by The Beatles...and maybe some Joanna Newsom. Alas, it is too late now.

Apollo said...

The weather will get good again, dear Heather. Don't you worry. Then we can be harp-jammin' all day.

Aleta said...

Okay this is so totally not really topical, but kinda is?

I love how sunny Blind Melon is, enough that last year I dressed up as the Bee Girl for Halloween. It was really cool because I was chubby and it was fun, but probably shouldn't have worn it to work because that was um, mortifying.

Apollo said...

That had to be the best costume at your work though, Aleta. Although I can imagine it being somewhat terrifying. I used to make a point to wear my Halloween costumes to class when I was in college. My slightly-too-revealing Viking costume got some stares. No one expected me to tap dance, though.