It is not difficult to become consumed with the weather. As it is, it’s hard avoiding awareness of the weather at all times. There is a clear connect between casual conversations with people you fork money to over to for purchased goods and services revolving principally about the weather. Temperature and precipitation factor into daily routines no matter how much one may prefer to the contrary, from the clothes needed to combat the elements warm or cold, to the plans scuttled by unseemly elements. A good deal of that preoccupation is stressing about those elements and the damage they wreak, but it’s undoubtedly best just to relax and take things in stride, since there isn’t a damn thing anyone can do about it anyways.
For something always present as weather, you’d be hard pressed to find a more apt descriptor/reminder/indicator of certain types of weather than music. Music lends itself to feelings or memories of a certain type of weather and can soundtrack a certain storm or major event, providing context to particular memorable moments in time. Or maybe that’s just me. Perhaps you don’t personally associate music with weather even in the slightest. Perhaps some songs sound like the sun and crashing waves and a cool breeze for me, and sound like a collection of instruments to someone else. Personally, Abram Shook’s‘s lazy and ever so slightly funky “Coastal” practically screams warm weather (and it clearly does to other outlets writing up the track as well). The track is a hazy, effervescent ode to California and it’s associated coast, which can help remind you of warm summer days gone by, or better yet, those to come.
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