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Monday, February 8, 2016

We're in for nasty weather

I bring you literary and musical weather commentary on this stormy Monday morn. You're welcome.

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.
Em no. TAB and I didn’t argue about last night's game. He watched while I read in bed with Rocco. We’ve a fine division on labor on this count. You can’t pin this storm on us.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark also had something to say about the weather conditions:
O, that that earth, which kept the world in awe,
Should patch a wall to expel the winter flaw!
Yup, what Hammie said.

As did King Henry VI:
I, that did never weep, now melt with woe
That winter should cut off our spring-time so.
I’m with King Hank—I was really digging the warmer temps, the no-snow scene. Ah well, it IS February and all.

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 after
Cool babies, strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

Hold tight
Wait 'til the party's over
Hold tight
We're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

Talking HeadsBurning Down the House
And then there's Creedence with another of my fav tunes:

Well don't go around tonight,
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 
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!

Happy Nasty Weather Monday!

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