May Flowers: Good Day Sunshine

The Beatles – The Fab Four were meant for blue skies. The colorful references and imagery in their lyrics paint pictures of nice days.

1. And Your Bird Can Sing – Take 2 Revolver Session
2. Norwegian Wood – Rare Home Videos of The Beatles
3. Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey – Demo
4. Strawberry Fields Forever – Promo Film
5. Good Day Sunshine – Paul McCartney Live Clip

The Grateful Dead – The Dead and the sunshine go together like peanut butter and jelly. And of course, those short shorts that Bob Weir used to wear.

1. Franklin’s Tower – Live From Radio City 1980
2. Sugar Magnolia – Live 07/10/1989
3. Bird Song – Live From Radio City 1980
4. China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider – GD Movie
5. Standing on the Moon – Live 07/06/1990

Bob Marley – Hard to find something better to listen to on a sunny day than Marley. Listening to the reggae master on a bright day with a nice buzz reminds me of pretty much every sunny day of my four years at college.

1. Kaya – Studio Version
2. Stir It Up – Old Grey Whistle Test
3. Talkin’ Blues – Live 1975
4. Pimper’s Paradise – Live at the Tuff Gong Studios
5. Trenchtown Rock – Live at the Rainbow

Paul Simon – Interestingly, I would classify Simon and Garfunkel as”winter” music because of its intimate feel. But something about Simon’s solo stuff and its rhythmic nature screams spring.

1. Cecelia – Live Summer ’06
2. Kodachrome – Live In Central Park 1981 w/ Garfunkel
3. The Obvious Child – Live In Central Park 1991
4. I Know What I Know – Live at the African Concert
5. The Coast – Live In Paris 2000

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  1. Hopefully it will be springy this weekend and we’ll do all sorts of fun springy activities!

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