72 hours of non-stop sun, 100+ musical acts, and a pagan Norse summer solstice celebration all converge at Iceland's Secret Solstice music festival. And despite the jetlag, lack of sleep, and expensive pizza, it was everything I could ask for. Almost.
Summer is almost gone, but here is a power trio of 2014 recordings that have heated up my Summer 2014 that I now warmly and even sweatily recommend to help keep your summer alive in the seasons to come.
"Cups" has become the surprise (and awesome) hit of the summer. The song is off the Pitch Perfect soundtrack and is sung by actress and star Anna Kendrick. It is currently number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.
Our summer soundtrack in Florida -- the party songs, the sunset songs, the songs that remind us of that one time in Destin, in Miami, in love on St. Pete Beach -- has shifted with the times just like the top of pop charts.
With the country at war, oil spilling to our shores, heat waves tipping their hands at what's on the horizon, you wouldn't expect your romance music to come neatly packaged and off the shelf, would you?