In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (Act 2, Scene 1) Titania and Oberon (the fairy queen and king) are having a killah argument. Oberon’s being wickedly unfair and Titania artfully lets him know what’s what:
As a consequence of this bad weather and these bad moods the seasons have started to change. A cold frost spread over the red roses, and the icy winter wears a crown of sweet summer flowers as some sick joke. Spring summer, fertile autumn and angry winter has changed places, and now the confused world doesn’t know which is which. And this is because of out arguments. We are responsible for this.Imagine this—The Amazing Bob rooting for Denver and me for Carolina. Our squabble's getting intense. The cats hide. The weather patterns make a seriously nasty shift—the earth's off its axis. And that's what brings us the heinous gales and blowing snow that we’re IN FACT experiencing right now.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark also had something to say about the weather conditions:
O, that that earth, which kept the world in awe,Yup, what Hammie said.
Should patch a wall to expel the winter flaw!
As did King Henry VI:
I, that did never weep, now melt with woeI’m with King Hank—I was really digging the warmer temps, the no-snow scene. Ah well, it IS February and all.
That winter should cut off our spring-time so.
Not exactly Shakespeare but Talking Heads had some ideas here. Also, love this tune. My aural memory, after 11 years of deafness, isn't as sharp as it was but, mega happily, I can still hear this in my head. Yea me!
Watch out, you might get what you're afterAnd then there's Creedence with another of my fav tunes:
Cool babies, strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house
Wait 'til the party's over
We're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house
Talking Heads—Burning Down the House
Well don't go around tonight,After seeing An American Werewolf in London, this scene always come to mind when the song pops into my head. Followed immediately by this massively brill piece. Of course. Damn, I loved that flick!
Well it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.
Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.
Creedence Clearwater Revival—Bad Moon Rising
Happy Nasty Weather Monday!