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Tuesday Evening Melody: “The Sound of Sunshine” by Michael Franti

by Chris Heagle, technical director/producer

They say that miracles are never ceasing, and every little soul needs a little releasing…

As the first day of summer came and went last week, I found myself raising my fist to the sky and shouting La Niña! Please pardon the blatent regionalism, but here in the Twin Cities, where On Being is produced, it’s been a pretty slow start to summer. Tons of rain for an already soaked landscape and temps that have been about 20 degrees below average.

In this part of the country, knowing the details of the weather are not just a staple of small talk. It borders on obsession. Normally, I would include myself in that camp (after all, I’m blogging about it now!), but these days, I just want a couple weeks of uneventful summer sun.

This Michael Franti track, which came out last fall, is definitely more pop and less political than his previous releases. That might be too much of a departure for diehard Franti fans, but I can’t help putting this hopeful song near the top of my summer playlist.

What’s on your summer playlist? And more importantly, why? Send us your Tuesday Evening Melody and we just might publish it next Tuesday.

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  1. drwh0 reblogged this from beingblog and added:
    My favorite song has been blogged by my favorite podcast. Life is good.
  2. owenshill reblogged this from beingblog and added:
    Now officially on my summer playlist.
  3. isopod reblogged this from beingblog and added:
    A songs I needed to hear today, and a song that reminds me of home (and The Current, which I’ve missed terribly with my...
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