As I mentioned several weeks back, retirement has allowed me to read books again. (instead of just keeping up with weather journals) I finally finished BLUE MONDAY – Fats Domino & the lost dawn of Rock N Roll by Rick Coleman. This book came out nearly 10 years ago and is a fascinating read about how Fats got started and how difficult those early days were due to segregation. To think Pat Boone recorded “Ain’t that a shame” but released it as “Isn’t that a shame”!!! For all the black musicians, those early days of Rock N Roll were quite a struggle. Fats was the King even though most think Elvis is, but Elvis only took the music that Fats invented. To see how his hits were inspired (you won’t believe the story of “Walking to New Orleans”) was eye opening and educational. I highly recommend BLUE MONDAY as summer reading for anyone who loves the history of music.
What’s there to talk about weather-wise? NOTHING. It’s July, it’s supposed to be hot with spotty storms and it is. It appears we’ll continue with our Tropical Snooze for the next 10-14 days, perhaps longer. We are about 3 weeks away from entering the most active (historically) part of Hurricane Season. Once we reach October, our chances for a major storm hitting us declines dramatically. So for the next 8-10 weeks, it’s pay attention time which we always do in August & September. Stay tuned!