Summer Schedule and Summer Tune

1 Jul

dog at beach

Much kudos to Toria Munoz who has kept the Music Court afloat through the month of June. Summer pun totally intended. Summer at the Music Court has come to mean more consistent posting, and I look forward to bringing you the best of new and old music content to help line your steamy summer days. Toria will also help heat up your summer with excellent new music.

So, what can you expect during the summer?

  • Artist Profile (New)
    • There are a plethora of excellent new artists that are well deserving of praise and recognition. The Music Court plans to do just that. Stay tuned for artists that should help fill your summer playlists.
  • In The Jester’s Ear
    • Sometimes I hear a song – new or old – that I need to share with you all. This section allows me to do just that.
  • The Evolution of Song
    • Have you ever heard a song and thought to yourself where it came from? That happens to me a lot. We have already fully analyzed songs like “Goodnight Irene” and “House of the Rising Song.” There are many more songs to assess, and we will do so over the summer.
  • The Spirit in the Sky – One-Hit Wonders
    • Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky” is perhaps the best example of a one-hit wonder. We will explore the wide world of one-hit wonders in this section.

Before we begin the circulation of new posts over the summer, I feel like it is necessary to help you enter July with a song that I have always associated with summer.

When Mungo Jerry laid down this track I don’t know if the band could have anticipated that it would become a summer anthem. There is something so uniquely uplifting about the song, though, that represents the carefree emotion associated with the season. The opening riff sings with an effervescence akin to a ice-cold glass of water on a 95-degree beach day. Both the vocal and lyric possess an odd, warped sweetness that is both humorous and ridiculous. That said, the song is still such an earworm that its attractiveness is undeniable. Enjoy the perfect pop piece, and I look forward to sharing some more content with you throughout the summer of 2016!

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