a long and lustrous winter… new song, “infinity pool”

Today we are gripped in a cloud of freezing mist…

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The elk come down from the high country to Golden... the scene from our 'backyard'...
The elk come down from the high country to Golden… the scene from our ‘backyard’…

Given that winter is always going to be winter, does it seem like these winter storms have been more severe and extreme ever since they started being named? Currently we have Winter Storm Orion… any takers on the name for the next one? Persephone perhaps?

This reminded me of both of Bill Murray’s speeches in the movie “Groundhog Day.” Usually I watch this movie around this time of year if not on Feb. 2nd itself; I love this movie, one of my favorites. This year Groundhog Day fell on the day of the Super Bowl so Erin and I were watching the Broncos… watching the Broncos get thoroughly beaten. If you’re a Seattle fan, you loved it; Denver fan, not so much.

Anyway, in the movie, in his first speech Bill Murray asks the question: “You want a prediction about the weather…?” Well, here’s the clip…

Which over the course of the movie transforms into this…

As always it comes down to a matter of perspective, how we choose to view things. Small consolation to those who are getting slammed in the Midwest and the Northeast (and even the South!)… and also everyone who’s on I-70 up in the mountains today ’cause we have 6 more weeks of winter. Early spring?… I’m predicting March 20th.

New song this week, “Infinity Pool”…
INFINITY POOL
(© 2014 Nights on Venus/Craig C. Thomas. All rights reserved.)

The album version… While the title may be specific to a place located somewhere more tropical and warmer (as the Papa John’s delivery guy goes slip-slidin’ away in his smart car), I was thinking of it in terms as a metaphor of the pool of humanity – things that are yet to be thought of and dreamed of. From the forthcoming NoV album, as yet untitled, in October/November this year…

Until next time…

santa-fe_5Another Day in Paradox,” the third album from Nights on Venus is available on CD and as digital download (MP3) as are the eponymously-titled first album (digital download only) and “In 4 the Evening” on CDBaby, iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, eMusic, and other fine online retailers including the NoV website

"Another Day in Paradox" - 2013
“Another Day in Paradox” – 2013

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Author: nightsonvenus

Musician and producer with the band Nights on Venus.

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