Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A Ray of Sunshine

bye-bye bitter winter
here's the sun
welcome back at last
that day has come
another year of joy
just begun...

These are the opening lines to the perfect song to listen to today. Give the 1990 song "The First Day of Spring" from Friends a spin. You may not know the band, but their tale will sound familiar. Mid-'80s UK indie-pop band gets a tiny following at home but finds a larger and more passionate audience in Japan. Far-East labels worship them and reissue their catalog to this day. Like I said, old story. I hope the sun is shining where you are. If not, sit tight. It's coming. Really. In the meantime, this song will warm the cockles. Here in the Pacific Northwest, it's like summer (until tomorrow, anyway), but I won't rub it in. Happy spring!

The First Day of Spring


Alyson said...

Happy Spring Brian - Perfect sounds for today.

The Swede said...

I like this Brian. It has more than a touch of Teardrop Explodes' 'Reward' about it - no bad thing!
It's been a very mild winter for us in this little corner of Norfolk, following last year's Beast From the East.