I’m not sure how I can still be hanging onto the idea of summer when we’re now officially into November. I packed away all my summer clothes weeks ago, and I’ve enjoyed plenty of nights splayed out on the couch in front of the fire. Nonetheless, I’m having a hard time accepting that we’re into cold weather season for the long haul– not to mention dealing with the thin layer of ice I’ve been finding on my car in the mornings lately. Summer is my season, yet I live in a part of the country where it is by far the shortest.
But what brings me right back to my favorite time is the memory of my experience at All Good Music Festival. This weekend getaway in West Virginia was the highlight of the warmer months for me, not to mention the most memorable–and not just because of the music. One of the bands I caught there was Orgone, an L.A.-based funky soul group with all the charisma and energy of a Saturday night band. But this particular band played Sunday afternoon, under some of the most forgiving sun rays during the last day of the festival. Dancing along to a band I’d never heard of before that weekend, it was easy to push the thoughts of work the next morning out of my head. I was living in the moment that day, and it’s one of my fondest times to go back to in my mind.
Orgone will be making their way to Baltimore this Friday night, playing along with John Mancini Band, whom you might recall I have a lot of love for. I can’t wait for this line-up of two bands that have an affinity for brass instrumentation and funky bass, yet are otherwise very different.
Check out Orgone’s “Who Knows Who,” featuring sassy vocalist Fanny Franklin, and imagine you’re somewhere 30 degrees warmer on a hillside with thousands of sweaty dancers, all pretending there’s nothing to do tomorrow but dance some more.
Orgone Who Knows Who by Orgone