The picture says it all.  What a great way to spend a rainy weekend.

Let's be frank.  The weather for the majority of the weekend is going to, in a word, suck.

That having been said, we're probably doomed to a weekend INDOORS (again) staring at the walls, getting on each other's nerves.  Whatever can we do to change this bleak and gloomy outlook?

How about some tunes?  In LaFountain world, there are a group of tunes that can, even in the lamest of situations, lift my spirits and take my mind off the imprisonment that is my reality.  Wanna hear em?  Here we go.

1.  Anything by Lynyrd Skynyrd.  I confess, that I wasn't that much of a fan when they first hit the music scene, but these days, when I want something to get me up to 5th gear quickly, I roll these guys.

2.  Junior Walker and the All Stars, with What Does It Take.  OMG.  Just listen to Junior wail on the sax.  It is tears in the form of music notes.  It is the pleas and cries of a man desperate to save his love.  And the vocals, when he sings "I've tried, I've tried, I've tried in every way I could."  You can see this chap down on his knees, can't you?

3.  Of course no weekend music-a-thon for me would be complete without some good old sixties oldies.  But I think I'll look for some rarities.  Some tunes by my favorites that weren't hits.  Keeps me interested.  However, I am feeling rather Motown.  Marvin Gaye.

4.  As the evening wears on, we move to Sinatra.  Nuff said.  If you get the chance, look up the Sinatra album, "Watertown."  It was written and produced by Bob Gaudio and Jake Holmes who wrote and produced for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  It is not your traditional Sinatra.  He was looking for something new and fresh.  There were no hits from the album, and it was dismissed by fans, but critics loved it.  Check it out.

5.  Finally, I should like to enjoy some instrumentals.  Some of Chet Atkins sweetest works.  And maybe some Pavarotti.  I love listening to him sing Ave Maria and Nessun Dorma.

By that time, I'm rather emotionally spent.  I've sung myself (loud and off key) to a sore throat and ready for sleep, thoughts of wonderful music filling my sleep.

Sleep well,