Daily Archives: August 14, 2016

Another Hot Summer Night: Music for the Heat

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I has been hot here in the Virginia Tidewater lately and no it is not a dry heat. In addition to soaring temps we have been sitting in a rich tropical air mass for the last few weeks. In other words is is humid as all get out and the humid makes it feel a lot hotter than it actually is. A couple of weeks ago a friend sent me a picture of his backyard weather station that had a temperature of over 100 degrees but a heat index of 130 degrees. The Weather Channel had the heat index at a mere 114 that day.

We we get this kind of weather I am reminded of the great line in immortal Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles spoken by Taggart (Slim Pickens) sidekick Lyle (Burton Gilliam) to his railroad work crew:

“Come on, boys! The way you’re lollygaggin’ around here with them picks and them shovels, you’d think it was a hundert an’ twenty degrees. Can’t be more than a hundert an’ fourteen.” 

But I digress. Since I love music why not a few songs about the heat, the hot, and the fire? I am sure that there are plenty more but these are the ones that came to mind this afternoon. I hope that you enjoy.


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