It's a rainy Sunday morning here in Beverly and while I could lament all the wet weather we've had this Fall, I'll opt to find the positive spin on it. It's a great day to catch-up on indoor projects. I'll probably bring my little three-foot plastic Christmas tree that I've had for the last 20-years up from the basement and set that up. The Patriots are hosting the Minnesota Vikings today at 4:25, so that will be perfect. Watch some football and decorate the tree!
While this Fall has been rainy, with the exception of Thanksgiving, we haven't really been hit with really cold weather just yet. Today's photo is a frosty reminder of how the year began. Starting on December 27th of 2017 we were plunged into a stretch of brutal cold that lasted until January 8th. What you're looking at is sea ice being blown-into shore by the North wind on Barnstable Harbor. You know it's really cold when you're dealing with sea ice! The cold snap didn't last quite as long as the one in February of 2015. That year I actually saw big chunks of sea ice riding the current through the Cape Cod Canal!
Today's song on the Lights-Camera-30 playlist comes to us from Denver's Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Nathaniel had worked at an assortment of jobs including a stint as a missionary, until he started focusing on music in 2002. By 2015, he was about to give-up on his music career when his song S.O.B. caught-fire and propelled him into stardom. "Tearing at the Seams" is the second LP release from Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and I've added the lead single, "You Worry Me" to the new music countdown.
My selection for the Anniversary-30 playlist is from British New Wave band, The Fixx. Their second studio album, "Reach the Beach" was released 35-years ago in 1983. It climbed to #8 on the Billboard album chart, going double-Platinum along the way.
The record spawned three Top-40 singles here in America: "One Thing Leads to Another," "Saved by Zero," and today's song... I had forgotten about this one until I recently heard it blasting over the store music system at Nordstrom Rack (I always feel old when I hear music I think of as cool at the store.) It's "The Sign of Fire" and it's waiting for you on the Anniversary-30 playlist. Happy listening! -Kristen