episode #57 month of June

Nature is booming and animals happily multiplying. June is about vivacity and colourfulness of life.

June is about the beginning of astronomical summer, summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and midsummer night celebration.

William Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Lysander, Act I

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,

Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,

Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,

With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:

There sleeps Titania sometime of the night, 

Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight.

Oberon, Act II 

Are you sure

That we are awake? It seems to me

That yet we sleep, we dream. Do not you think

The duke was here, and bid us follow him?

Demetrius, Act IV

Spoken word

William Shakespeare: Midsummer Dream (Shakespeare Globe)


DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince: Summertime

Lana Del Rey: Summer Bummer

Gorillaz: O Green World

Florence + The Machine: June

Jamiroquai: Seven Days In Sunny June

KOOP feat. Yukimi Nagano: Summer Sun

Curtis Mayfield: Summer Hot

Bibio: Don’t Summarise My Summer Eyes

Frank Sinatra: Summer Wind

Sheila Landis: Summertime

Sam Cooke: Summertime

Blossom Dearie: Once Upon a Summertime

Community radio midnight show Through the Bohemian Looking Glass is aired every night at midnight (GMT). A new episode is aired every Friday midnight on Wirral Wave radio or AirTime. Later on SoundCloud for some time.

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