Monday, July 09, 2012

Music Monday: Hot, Hot, Hot

In honor of a twelve day heat wave...and the nation's...and Philly's hottest twelve month stretch on record, our first "Music Monday" focuses on one of the more dark modern rock acts of the 1980's, The Cure...and also Buster Poindexter, who tweaked the song off of an earlier version from a song by the infamous act known as "Arrow".

"Hot Hot Hot" has several different connotations -- the first is The Cure's late 80's song off of "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me" which talked about being love struck (there are several references to lightning striking in the track) whereas the Poindexter version was more about the need to have a party and a good time.  I'm just not sure throwing a big party is what I'm in the mood for after twelve days of 90 degree weather as I would prefer simply chilling by the pool with a cold drink.

Nationally, hot hot hot sums up the last twelve months.  29 of the 48 states have had the warmest July-June period since 1895 according to NOAA, including the entire Northeast and Great Lakes states.  Much of the nation's Midwest features temperatures that have exceeded four degrees above average for the past twelve months.

I promise that our next "Music Monday" won't be as cheesy as today's...nor will I pull out Glenn Frey if we happen to have a 90 degree day next Monday (it's possible, by the way) but we will try to tie a song or two into a theme involving weather as we try this feature out.