George Winston’s December is one of my all-time favorite albums, a perfect little snow globe containing the entirety of that sad month.
But what about the rest of the calendar? Can I put together a playlist of songs representing each month of the year? Let’s give it a go:
“February Stars,” Foo Fighters
“The Ides of March,” Iron Maiden
“April Fool,” Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane
“Through the Dark Months of April and May,” Cocteau Twins
“Rainy Day In June,” The Kinks
“July Jones,” The New Pornographers
“August,” Reggie Ginn. This one is my sleeper. My guess is that you haven’t heard of Reggie Ginn. I know I hadn’t until someone slipped me a sampler. Give her a shot — good stuff.
“September Gurls,” Big Star
“October,” U2. I once tried to run the bleachers at Red Rocks in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains after flying in from sea level. Maybe not the stupidest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s up there.
“November’s Fire,” Samhain. Admit it – you thought I was going to throw “November Rain” in this slot, didn’t you? How dare you.
“December,” Weezer. Nobody follows Samhain like Rivers Cuomo.
Okay, your turn. What are your calendar songs? I’m listening.