The Sun And The Moon

Beware of squirrels with paint.

Beware of squirrels with paint.

meccamuzakmondaysIt’s time to start this blazing hot week off with another ultra cool selection from the Shopper’s Delight CD on Mecca Muzak Monday.  The Scratchy One’s got the perfect cut for today’s entry to celebrate that last gasp of Summer before the much needed refreshment of Fall comes around the corner…

Today’s song was first introduced to me at the two hour mark of last Summer’s Mecca CD, and made a return engagement for 2013’s Fall rotation.  Here we again have another indie rock/pop group who Mecca has tapped to provide its in-store ambiance… a band from Cincinnati known as Walk the Moon.

michael jackson

ES walking the moon.

Walk the Moon founder Nicholas Petricka wrote the group’s signature song “Anna Sun” about the joys of youth and summer, and put it on the band’s first album it released independently in 2010.  That song became a local hit in the Cincy area.  When Walk the Moon later signed to a major label, the song became more of a modest national hit and a summer anthem.

The video for the song is quite entertaining and contains numerous great flashbacks to years gone by… especially the 80’s!

Like…. that was totally radical!

Richard Simmons could only dream about conducting a workout this awesome.

Richard Simmons could only dream about conducting a workout this awesome.

As pleasing as the song is to listen to, this one has to be enjoyed alonh with the colorful video even if the Mecca cut was slightly different than the official version heard here.

The lyrics to this song are rather interesting as well.  “This house is falling apart”…. what?  Call a repairman!  “Your shoulder in my mouth”… huh?  That’s kinda disgusting!  Of course, my favorite segment is these flashback lines that most kids over the age of 35 can easily understand….

“Live my life without
Station wagon rides
Fumbling around the back
Not one seat belt on”

Now that's what I'm talking about!

Now that’s what I’m talking about!

And your fun fact of the day about today’s featured song…. Anna Sun isn’t just some odd reference to that glowing orb in the sky that makes summers so warm.  It was the actual name of one of Petricka’s professors at his alma mater, Kenyon College!

Let the sun shine!

Though I still prefer Hottie Sun.

Assuming this blog isn’t falling apart with WordPress on the fringes, come on back for another gnarly Mecca ditty next Monday!


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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7 Responses to The Sun And The Moon

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I can’t listen to this at work right now, so I will take what you say about it at face value.

    It seems like it was just yesterday when you were noticing the change to the summer CD! 🙂

  2. Even if you never were to see daylight, but to work forever at Mecca, you could tell what the season is by the changing music CDs. Who said they aren’t cool?

  3. I like it, it’s a great song for summer.. except that seatbelt thingy, that’s too expensive here lol

  4. 1jaded1 says:

    I heard this song twice today independently from your post. People laugh but today’s music does have 80’s inflection. See you next Monday for another edition.

  5. What a great clip. I miss the 80’s when guys ran through fields of flowers regularly and got paint over them. ((sigh)) ❤

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