They say that miracles are never ceasing, and every little soul needs a little releasing…

As the first day of summer came and went last week, I found myself raising my fist to the sky and shouting La Niña! Please pardon the blatent regionalism, but here in the Twin Cities, where On Being is produced, it’s been a pretty slow start to summer. Tons of rain for an already soaked landscape and temps that have been about 20 degrees below average.

In this part of the country, knowing the details of the weather are not just a staple of small talk. It borders on obsession. Normally, I would include myself in that camp (after all, I’m blogging about it now!), but these days, I just want a couple weeks of uneventful summer sun.

This Michael Franti track, which came out last fall, is definitely more pop and less political than his previous releases. That might be too much of a departure for diehard Franti fans, but I can’t help putting this hopeful song near the top of my summer playlist.

What’s on your summer playlist? And more importantly, why? Send us your Tuesday Evening Melody and we just might publish it next Tuesday.


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My favorite podcast playing what is probably my favorite song right now? Life is good, a week out from the Solstice.

Love Michael Franti!  Live shows and records, I have never heard someone put so much love and personal feeling into their music.  Thanks for posting this!

This is just the right bright sunny song.  Northern IL has had the same off putting weather as well. Though today was most glorious, clear, about 80 degrees; I'll cherish it for who knows how it will change. Yes we do take Summer seriously don't we. Need to bookmark it for the early am tomorrow. Thank you, definitely about to share it.

I live in the land of perpetual sunshine, but I love this song. Thank you for posting. I've been listening to Bill Callahan's "Too Many Birds." I'm a bit obsessed with it, actually --

Thanks for this -- we have sun and it still brightened my day from the inside out!!

passing this over to Raffy Love; this mite be be a further musical connection for u & ur sibs, no? Peacefully, Kol.

apples