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playlist for an invocation of spring

[alternately, songs that make me think of open windows, warm breezes, going coatless, Little League games, fresh air and longer days]

Short Skirt/Long Jacket - Cake
Beautiful Girls - Van Halen
Here in Your Bedroom - Goldfinger
Strawberry Letter #23 - Brothers Johnson
No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
Save it For Later - English Beat
Mountain Song - Jane's Addiction
Beat Surrender - The Jam
Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
Red Hot Summer - Coheed and Cambria
White Zombie - Thunderkiss '65
New Day Rising - Husker Du
Trunk Fulla Amps - Self
You and Me (Less Than Zero) - Danzig
Be Quiet and Drive - Deftones
Fundamental - Puya
New Noise - Refused
Ashes to Ashes - Faith No More
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns n Roses
Spacegrass - Clutch
May 16th - Lagwagon
Bitches - Mindless Self Indulgence
Heresy - Nine Inch Nails
Freedom Like A Shopping Cart - NOFX
So Few - Nothingface
Sidekick - Rancid
Spirit of Radio - Rush
Waiting for my Ruca - Sublime
Chemical Wedding - Bruce Dickinson

And what list would be complete without:

Sister Christian - Night Ranger.


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It is nice to see MSI get the recognition they deserve, as a hopeful band full of sunshine and puppies.

excellent list!

The song that always reminded me of summer is Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Probably because that was the song put on during our drive home from high school on the first warm day...windows open, flying down those back roads, music blaring... Ah, the memories.

Yeah, invocation rocks. I've been wearing tshirts for a week to will spring into being. Spring is a state of mind, not a season. :p

Turquoise shoes and purse today! If Spring won't come to me - I'll go to it! Unfortunately we're expecting 1-3" of snow today (Columbus, Ohio) and another 1-3" tomorrow! So I might forego the pink dress and shoes for a few more days.

"In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry does it for me.

To me, sping is light and airy and full of promise. Any angst was left behind with the last snow. Therefore, my list is heavy on sunny, pop music.
So here's the mellow, old guy edition:

Word Up - Cameo
Greatest American Hero - Joey Scarbury
Jessica - Allman Brothers
Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
Tired of Towin the Line - Rocky Burnette
Roll Me Away - Bob Seger
Blue Sky - Allman Brothers
New Orleans Ladies - Louisiana Leroux
And We Danced - Hooters
Red Rubber Ball - Cyrkle
1000 Miles - Vanessa Carlton (So sue me)
MR Blue Sky - ELO
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles (so obvious it's lame, I guess)
Go For a Soda - Kim Mitchell
Back on my Feet Again - Babys
This Time I'm in it For Love - Player
You SHook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Red Wine and Whiskey - Katrina & The Waves (not that other, obvious song)
Fantasy - Earth, Wind & Fire
Rubber Biscuit - Blues Brothers
More Than a Feeling - Boston (Sue me again)
Walk of Life - Dire Straits
Centerfield - John Fogerty
Sailing - Christopher Cross
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Knock on Wood - Amy Stewart
Double Dutch Bus - Frankie Smith
Flirtin With Disaster - Molly Hatchet
It's a Great Day To be Alive - Travis Tritt
You and the Mona Lisa - Shawn Colvin
Mexico - James Taylor
Call Me the Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Heads Carolina, Tails California - Jo Dee Messina
Wish I Had A Girl - Henry Lee Summer
Jazzman - Carole King
Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar
Shock Me - Kiss
Ode to a Butterfly - Nickel Creek

OK, I'll quit now.

don't ya just love it when the winter's gone, and all of a sudden it start gettin warm? Birds be singin, flowers be bloomin, lots of brand new cars be zoomin