Yesterday, the first day of spring, had a Stevie Wonder soundtrack. I listened to “Master Blaster” (Jammin’, not the Mad Max character), “You are the Sunshine of my Life“, and other great songs. It was an excellent theme for the morning, as I walked the puppy from the east side over to the west side, around the neighborhood and back. 3 hours of non-stop Stevie.
The combination of Stevie, sunshine, puppy energy, and flowers & leaf buds everywhere made for a fantastic morning. Bass and enthusiasm and undying optimism. Even the righteous anger of “Cash in your Face” has a sense of determination that stems from hope and joy. Stevie can make unrequited love a matter of hope and optimism. It’s a great way to start the weekend and the spring.
Today is LoFi. Lots of piano pounding and distorted guitar. I think tomorrow may have a punk-funk fusion motif: RHCP, Cake, Death, and Sublime. Don’t know Death? You should definitely get acquainted.