The music meme from [livejournal.com profile] hano... you all know how it goes. Comment and ask for a letter and you too can write your own five-song (or six. Or seven. Or whatever...) playlist beginning with that letter. Or not. If you like.

So.... it's HOT. The water is green and wind is up and I am drained. Sufficiently that I am not even feeling guilty about lazing around, oozing off the sofa occasionally to top up on liquids. Just as an FYI: I haven't started drinking alcohol yet, but it can't be far off.

Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan. A summer song from my past... the summer I first remember hearing this was probably the last of my teens and hot, with not a lot of money, nor of responsibility. We drank and danced and played and oh, that seems a long time ago now. Not long after I moved to the UK, I saw SRV in Manchester one hot night when the power kept cutting and he kept playing as best he could, occasionally pausing in disbelief as everything ground to a halt. Still quite the show. I'm not a comfortable, relaxed dancer, but this will drag me onto the floor and make me forget everyone is there, if I have a partner who feels the same way. I recall me and someone I shouldn't have even been with put on a bit of a show one other hot summer night, dancing to this in a club in Bolton...

People Who Died - Jim Carroll How did I run into this? I don't know, but Keef giving it the thumb's up couldn't have hurt. Heard it, went on to read his book ("The Basketball Diaries"), never saw the movie (Leo diCaprio? I mean... as bad as Tom Cruise being cast in "Interview with the Vampire"...) and now, so many years later, I could probably write my own list. RIP Chris. And Brendan. And you too, Jim.

Perfect Skin - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Because I was never that girl.

Paint It, Black - Rolling Stones And because this one, I was. And we can argue about the comma later...

Pay Me My Money Down - Bruce Springsteen Workers of the world, unite... or something... there is a delicious irony when this pops up on random - it's always when I'm at work, hot, tired and probably flustered. But I love the way it sounds.

And, of course, then you go, but what about the others? And it's true, some can't be left out, like...

Pure by the Lightning Seeds A lovely bit of wistfulness

Pagan Lovesong - the Virgin Prunes Because sometimes you need blokes in dresses and makeup. No, really, you do.

Paradise by the Dashboard Light Weren't expecting that, were you? It's the heat.

And I can't find links for these - one not unexpectedly - but Eddi Reader singing "Please Don't Ask Me to Dance" and Blair Harvey and the Dregs' "Paddy Pissed the Bed Again" off his brilliant "Gutter Be Gutted" (local boy there).

And finally - because I can - Rush doing A Passage to Bangkok.
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