it’s freakin’ hot–this year, anyway. It was around ninety degrees by nine AM today, and the heat index will be well above one hundred.
Which probably is the reason I think of this song today:
Written by Johnny Horton and his manager Tillman Franks, “When It’s Springtime in Alaska” was a number one hit for Horton in 1959. It tells the story, in lyrics that would do Robert W. Service proud, of a prospector who comes in out of the frozen far north of Alaska during the Gold Rush and meets an undeserved fate at the hands of a jealous fiancee in a Fairbanks saloon.
If those high notes in the backing vocals (sung by Anita Carter, with her sisters June and Helen) don’t give you cold chills up your spine, then you’re on the verge of heatstroke. 😉
Maybe it’s the power of suggestion, but the temperature does seem to have dropped a degree or two in here. 🙂