I don’t, as a rule, like snow.

Well, I don’t like living where it snows, that much. At least when it’s snowing.

You can always fly to where it’s snowing, is my rule of thumb. You don’t need it on your doorstep.

But I like this snow.

Great, wet, ungainly, tumbling clumps of snow are falling softly, but steadily and assuredly, and I kinda wish I had “Easy Like Sunday Morning” on iTunes, because that’s exactly the feeling I’m getting right now (my Ramones t-shirt to the contrary).

It’s a Snow Day. Which is something you don’t often get, when you’re your own boss. But I am declaring this a Snow Day. All employees of the Shetland Productions division of Dork Storm Press are hereby given the day off, to make snowmen and repaint and rebase Man-o-War ships. And maybe even go cross-country skiing, something that’s become a bit of a rare activity in Wisconsin in these days of Global Warming.

It’s a Snow Day, and Spring is just around the corner. Which is different — very different — from a Snow Day, say, in December, when there are still months of dark, dreary days to get through. There’s light on the horizon at 6 pm, now, and in a month or so, there’ll be light on the horizon at 7. And I think to myself that we made it through another winter.

I may not have “Easy Like Sunday Morning” on iTunes, but I do have a very mellow mix that I save for times like these. Songs which, for the most part, are the Cotton Candy of my life. Yes, Stiff Little Fingers may get more play Chez Kovalic, but you can’t live on health food alone.

This is not, for the most part, music I’m proud of. But, kinda like your parents when you’re 15, and you worry your friends might not think they’re cool, and you don’t really wanna be seen in public with them, such songs are still comforting to be around.

And anyway, it’s a Snow Day.

Now, where’s that Nurgle Plague Ship…?

Music for Mellow Muskrats

Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell
If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
All for You – Sister Hazel
Uncle John’s Band – Grateful Dead
Sister Golden Hair – America
The High Road – Feelies
In Love With It All – Tim Finn
The Troubled Times – Fountains Of Wayne
Summer Breeze – Seals and Crofts
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Theme From Mahogany – Diana Ross
Hello It’s Me – Todd Rundgren
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
So Far Away – Carole King
Jokerman – Bob Dylan
Friend of the Devil – Grateful Dead
Here Comes My Baby – Cat Stevens
Many’s The Time (In Dublin) – Tim Finn
Year Of The Cat – Al Stewart

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And since it’s a Snow Day, here’s the work-in-progress cover for Super Munchkin! Coming down the line this year.

Peas, out,

John

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