With all the buzz about the Great American Eclipse of 2017, of course I had to post a playlist for the event. Hope you are all prepared with your special eclipse glasses and/or pinhole viewing apparatuses.
To further your viewing experience here are ten songs I plan to be playing on a loop throughout the afternoon as the moon casts its shadow across the country. So a quick list and then off to spend the day checking out all things solar.
- Cat Stevens’ Moonshadow Is there a more appropriate song for today’s eclipse? This isn’t the best recording, but I’ve had some trouble getting this song on You-Tube today. I suggest going through Spotify or pulling out those old CDs you’ve been holding onto. Now you know why you’ve been storing them. Be careful driving out there and don’t look directly at the eclipse without proper glasses. And if I ever lose my eyes, if my colours all run dry, Yes if I ever lose my eyes, Oh if I won’t have to cry no more.
- Eclipse from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Okay, Let me go on record here and say I’m adding the whole album, Dark Side of the Moon, to my playlist. I mean that just goes without saying, right? This is an album that was just made for a total eclipse.
- Ain’t No Sunshine Bill Withers I chose this one because there’s no need to be completely literal and this is a great song. I like to mix it up.
- Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival Love CCR, love this song, nuff said.
- Here Comes the Moon George Harrison I love the spacey quality of this song. One of Harrison’s most beautiful arrangements.
- Mountains of the Moon Grateful Dead This reminds of springtime in the San Francisco Peaks outside of Flagstaff, AZ.
- Howlin Wolf Any and all things Howlin Wolf. Here’s a full album.
- Elton John Bad Side of the Moon I used to listen to this for hours back in the day.
- Drunk on the Moon Tom Waitts I love Tom Waitts. Just right for eclipsing.
- The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress Jimmy Webb
There you go. Hope you enjoy the playlist and the eclipse. Have fun and stay safe. Also, be sure to share your favorite eclipse songs here on Tea Cakes and Whiskey.