-40 ºC is where it also equals -40 ºF. That’s how cold it was in certain parts of North America over the weekend.
I had deluded myself into thinking it might be a mild winter after a temperate December. So, what did I do when it got so cold it took my breath away to be outside for just ten minutes? I thought of the beach, sand, ocean, and then Chris Rea came to mind.
Remember him? He’s the Englishman who had a few big hits in the eighties—one of the biggest: “On the Beach.”
I read up on him, discovered he had suffered pancreatitis in 2000 with a 50% chance of survival. He promised that if he recovered, he would return to his blues roots. Well … he made it, and it’s nice to hear. I’ve always loved his voice, his slide guitar, and of course, I love the blues.
Enjoy the return of Chris Rea, and hope this song warms you up on this cold day.