Fall is here! Man oh man. Like the white girl I am, I love the Fall.
But crazy things are happening right now, the world is in an anxious state.
The Cubs have a shot. Donald Trump has a shot. It all makes me crave a shot of whiskey.
The only normal thing going on right now is the leaves changing color from crisp kelly green to a gorgeous medley of reds, oranges, and yellows. The cooler air hits our skin in a sharp but refreshing way, and the scent of bonfires reminds me of Friday night football games in High School. With the milder temperatures the oven regains its title as a source of comfort, emitting a welcome warmth and aroma, after being neglected on the hottest days of the summer. I spend the little free time that I have baking pumpkin bread, banana bread, and zucchini bread. If there were such a thing as Autumn bread I would bake it. I no longer have to dilute my coffee with ice, and I get to resume the meditative practice of making tea. The days get shorter and offer photo-worthy sunsets. And don’t even get me started on the way your skin stays cool but your insides get warm when you go for a run in this perfect running weather…
How about a few songs to further demonstrate my passion for this fine season:
“We Are Going To Be Friends” – The White Stripes
“September” – Earth Wind and Fire
“Maggie May” – Rod Stewart
I almost forgot: sweaters.
Getting back to reality, a couple of great shows have just been announced!
This weekend, Mary and Lin will be broadcasting live from Wrigley Field! Tune in Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm. I’ll be listening when I get tired of jumping in piles of leaves.
And if you happen to be an early bird on weekends, catch my new show Deep Digs at Dawn Saturday Mornings from 6:30 – 8 am. I dig deep into the XRT Music Library and play covers, live recordings, and lesser heard songs from your favorite XRT Artists.
Enjoy this gorgeous Fall weekend!