Way back, I was a college DJ. I loved picking songs that felt like they went with the radio slot I got each semester, whether it was early morning or Saturday dinner time. And the season has a lot to do with the kind of music I want to listen to.
Certain albums always feel like autumn to me, like Radiohead’s OK Computer or In Rainbows. (This probably has a lot to do with the September release date of their albums.) In winter, I like to listen to Cat Power or Nina Simone. When spring comes, I pull out albums by Sarah Harmer, Leona Naess, Jeff Buckley, and the Innocence Mission.
So in celebration of the old Janarama show, here are a couple of spring-inspired tunes that I think you’ll love.
Leona Naess, “Leave Your Boyfriends Behind” from the album Thirteens.
And a longtime favorite from The Innocence Mission’s album Glow, “Bright as Yellow.”
And I do not wish to be a rose,
I do not wish to be pale pink,
but flower scarlet, flower gold,
And have no thorns to distance me,
but be bright,
bright as yellow,
warm as yellow.