From the serious to the not so serious. If I had a CD for summer 2009, then this would be it:-
It is an ‘if’- as a sound for the summer has to be played loudly in a car with the windows open. For this to happen the other people in your family would have to like this; mine don’t (yet…..being a Christian means to have hope that things could be different...).
I am really getting to love this CD- it is an album out of it’s time. Lots of Phil Spector-ish strings and musicÂ in a kind ofÂ early Eddi Reader/Belle and Sebastian style. But better than that.
It makes me think of summer- but a British Summer. That is the kind of summer that could end at any moment; you have no expectation that the good weather could ever last and a day could include hot sun, rain, cold, high temperatures, hail and even snow. So the songs have a maudlin edge to them…hence the title.
‘I don’t want to be sad again
This maudlin career must come to an end
I don’t want to be sad again’
That just so reminds me of a British summer. The only good songs are mournful songs. Bliss….pass me that cold beer, some suntan lotion, get the BBQ on and turn the heating up full and find my raincoat….