Is winter over? I was convinced that it would be behind us by April Fool’s after Punxsutawney Phil presaged six more weeks of #$%^ after seeing his shadow on Groundhog Day. Now, granted, Phil has had slip-ups in the past and there’s no denying the fact that he looks absolutely miserable during these yearly celebrations, but I have never questioned his commitment to his job and you shouldn’t either. The world’s most beloved rascal’s prediction for more of what has been a brutally season came on 2/2 so technically we should be in the clear, right? But alas, next week’s forecast shows…(wait for it).. snow! No! I’ll pretend I didn’t see that (the consistently reliable NOAA’s forecast) and put my trust in the furry prognosticator instead. In all fairness, he didn’t say warm weather would be here in 6 weeks or even predict more winter, he merely picked a paper note. Still I believe in trusting the signs and that we have to be continually reminded that coincidences are rarely random. So… It is an honor and a privilege to be the first to welcome you to Spring/Summer here on the Tata blog. Winter is
coming over. Another tell tale sign? New Spring products are being freshly batched in our Open Lab as I type. Clare and I have been preparing the playlist for next week’s Spring launch event in NYC so I’ve been on Spotify all night (best job ever). Some of the songs I am loving won’t work for the event BUT they are, hands down, perfect for a warm summer night under the stars in bucolic Vermont; a place I have grown painfully sentimental for. They are romantic (at-least I think they are) so I made a “Vermont is for lovers” playlist and am sharing 5 of them for this Friday’s 5 to summon the sunshine. Hope you enjoy.
I <3 VT,
Jim James, Elvis Costello, and Marcus Mumford pay tribute to Bob Dylan with an album comprised of songs, including this favorite, based on uncovered lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan in 1967. What would you do to see those lyrics in person? Gosh. Oh, and the album is produced by T Bone Burnett. I’ll stop now.
Fern Lake is not too far from the farm and when I hear this song I can hear it in the background on a chill afternoon spent swimming there. Is it even a love song? I don’t know. I do however know the wife of one of the vocalists and she is a total muse and super sweetie. Could have just asked her. Also, was sort of hoping she’d be in the video.
Another “love song” that is questionable. A melancholy melody, haunting lyrics, a double-decker car crash. How is this NOT a love song? Whatever-I see the sweetness in it.
While we’re on the subject of questioning love, I love love love this “Is this love?” remix. Clare sent it to me last week. It’s all about the mood. This song has it.
Do you want my amateur translation for this one? No? Ok, I am going to give it to you anyway. Reads like a song about lost (but beautiful) love and where fault lies. I first heard this song my first night venturing out in Burlington which was nearly 3 years ago and I still remember the weather that evening. Time flies and this song is something.
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