Friday, 21 August 2009

Summer Rain

A lovely hot sunny day here it was, just wisps of white cloud in an otherwise blue sky - too nice to fret about soaking wet floors in my temporary home, yet fret I did, or rather at the indifference of a man who'd give slumlords a bad name. Could be much worse though - it could be winter with just a teeny gas fire, or I might be flat broke, rather than just passing a few sometimes disagreeable months between bricks & mortar.

90ºF and damp as hell, wasn't a whole lot of fun though, but blow this tip I will, and soon, all being well.

I've skipped the music, both playing and posting, lately - yet today, already improved from some numbingly frustrating phone calls & conversations, I did fancy some, and returned to a lovely numinous version of a song I already liked - Summer Rain by Anna Ternheim, from Leaving on a Mayday, which finally saw a US release this month - hurrah!.

Summer Rain - Anna Ternheim
Leaving On a Mayday

Here's the a cappella version that felt so elevating this evening - It's Anna, along with Nina Kinert, Ane Brun, First Aid Kit and Ellekari Larsson

Summer Rain - Anna Ternheim

Thanks M~ for turning me onto it :) xx

Listen to more & see the video on Anna's myspace

and some yummy tour dates... very tempted by the Amsterdam gig I am... although Salisbury Arts Centre'd be much nearer, but she ain't playing there - next year maybe? - it's a lovely venue, pretty please?.

2009-08-29 Popaganda, Stockholm (SE)
2009-09-13 Stadtgarden, Cologne (GER)
2009-09-14 Fabrik, Hamburg (GER)
2009-09-15 Frannz, Berlin (GER)
2009-09-16 E-Werk, Erlangen (GER)
2009-09-17 Ringlokschuppen, Bielefeld (GER)
2009-09-19 Volkshaus, Basel (CH)
2009-09-20 Fri-Son, Fribourg (CH)
2009-09-21 Jazzhaus, Freiburg (GER)
2009-09-22 de Duif, Amsterdam (NL)
2009-09-23 Alhambra, Paris (FR)

U.S. TOUR 2009
Special guest to Loney Dear / Asobi Seksu

2009-09-30 Casbah, San Diego, CA (US)
2009-10-01 Troubador, Los Angeles, CA (US)
2009-10-02 Slims, San Francisco, CA (US)
2009-10-03 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR (US)
2009-10-04 Chop Suey, Seattle, WA (US)
2009-10-06 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC (CA)
2009-10-09 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN (US)
2009-10-10 Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL (US)
2009-10-11 Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH (US)
2009-10-12 Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON (CA)
2009-10-13 Il Motore, Montreal, QC (CA)
2009-10-14 Great Scott, Boston, MA (US)
2009-10-15 Maxwells, Hoboken, NJ (US)
2009-10-16 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (US)
2009-10-17 Johnny Brendas, Philadelphia, PA (US)

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