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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The Best Music for Summer Weather: Sketches of Spain with Signs of

One of my few claims to cool is that I've been a Miles Davis fan since infancy, or thereabouts. I remember buying this on vinyl one glorious summer Saturday in Berkeley and taking it home to listen with all the windows open.

Definitely: the perfect good weather music.

And of course there's a little political connection: Spain and Italy may actually get it together to tell the big bankers that austerity doesn't work.   Associated Press reported Monday that Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Italian Premier Enrico Letta urged :the eurozone to focus more on spurring economic growth instead of just reducing debt.... 

"Europe must focus on getting more young people into the workforce and alleviating the financial hardships ordinary people are facing, Letta  said. In particular, he warned, if an upcoming June EU summit ends with another "bureaucratic, routine, formal" result, the 2014 elections for the European Parliament could see a rise in victory for anti-European parties."

Maybe this is good music for cool action too. 
 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just the fact of buying the vinyl of this recording in Berkeley is in itself cool.

Alas, I think a change of direction by the austerians may require torches and pitchforks.

But it would be cool if they could be as cool as Miles.