The last couple days have been some of the most mild since spring. It’s been absolutely gorgeous out. So what do I do? I go to the gym instead of getting my cardio in the great outdoors. Oh well. The windows are open and the breeze is rolling through the house making it feel like a million bucks. I love it when we can have the windows opened in the house. There’s nothing like hearing the faint sounds of night as you’re drifting off to bed. The slight chill in the air that makes the covers that much more comfortable. The walk to the coffee maker in the morning is quick as the house is a brisk 66 degrees. Hell, who am I kidding? I’m ready for fall, people.
This week has reminded me just how much I love the season of turning leaves, burn piles, jean jackets and hoodie sweatshirts, and of course Halloween. It’s the dusk of the year. Its campfires, windy strolls on the weekends, and little kids going door-to-door dressed as ghouls, goblins, Disney characters, and superheroes asking for sugary cavity starters. It’s that time of year where we go through my closet and search for the perfect spooky movie to watch. Labor Day, fall break, harvest moons, hot cider, and of course, Sam Adams Octoberfest(yes!). In honor of my longing for bare limbs, falling pine needles, and the Charlie Brown Halloween Special, I’ve thrown on Boards of Canada’s Tomorrow’s Harvest. It’s still my favorite album of the year so far, with two or three others very close behind it. Their music always evokes the feeling of fall. Later fall. Like end of October and early November. You know, those days where the sky is split into dark grey and bright white, it’s a cool 50 degrees, the wind is slightly biting as it hits your cheeks, and there’s a distant scent of burning leaves in the air. It’s a nostalgic feeling, as when I was a kid fall was always such a fun time. Riding my bike through woods behind my house to the lone dirt road that ran through, then heading to my friend’s house on the lake so we could sneak around the neighborhood and do things we shouldn’t do(his dad was a state trooper nonetheless).
This has been a good week. This is the kind of weather that makes me want to be a kid again. Even my kids going back to school made me nostalgic for that first week back. You know, getting to know your teacher, your friends, getting your school groove back. New school duds and shoes.
Damn. This iced coffee is extra strong I think.
So the other reason I’m listening to Board of Canada is that it was announced today that Warp Records is reissuing their entire catalog on 140 gram vinyl. Their first three full-lengths are coming out October 21st, then their EPs in November I think. I’m really just ecstatic that Music Has The Right To Children, Geogaddi, and The Campfire Headphase are all going to be available on vinyl. I’ve adored all those albums for years now, but spending $100 on a record is kinda crazy. Unless of course it’s some first pressing of A Love Supreme or Rubber Soul but I digress. So anyways, now I don’t have to spend that kind of green for them. Life is good.
All right, I’m heading to the kitchen to make pancakes for dinner. The kids deserve it. And hell, so do I.