Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sounds of Summer

"Ain't It Awful, the Heat?"

The thermometer says it's time to bring back that Maxwell Anderson-Kurt Weill song from "Street Scene." Or maybe Cole Porter's "Too Darn Hot." Or Duke Ellington's "Harlem Air Shaft."

But here's what we're thinking of:

"The laughter of small children splashing in backyard pools...the tinkle of ice cubes in a glass..the welcome whir of an air conditioner. And the sounds of summer, on CHQM."

A pleasant day to all who remember QM's "Moods of Vancouver," and especially those now working the mike on the Paradise spot on the dial.

1 comment:

  1. That sumptuous early CHQM on-air facade for the ears originated in a one-storey wing of the Burrard Motor Inn across from St. Paul's Hospital. Ironically, the "air conditioner", Dr. Digression's faithful followers might be intrigued to learn, was a silent electric fan blowing across 50-pound blocks of ice delivered twice daily to a huge galvanized metal pan in the control room. Tee hee..."and now you know - the REST of the story..."