#SLS ~ Mai Tai?

Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday. This is usually where I add random stuff, but I put the full check in after the video this week. Here’s a random bit of info… the sunsets and sunrises have been really pretty this past week… almost, dare I write… Tropical. I’ve seen the wild Parrots most nights too. If you’d like to see them, I make videos/slide-shows of the pictures I take. They’re here.

The prompt words for this week are – Atoll, Island, Key, Lagoon, Peninsula, Reef, Tropical

Once again I had too many songs to choose from. My first thought was Weezer’s Island In The Sun, especially since I just saw them recently, but I thought someone else might grab that one. Then I thought of a song I liked so much as a wee lass that I bought the 45, Thunder Island by Jay Ferguson (no, I didn’t understand what it was about at the time), or Sir Elton’s Island Girl, but neither of those were right either.

Finally, I found the perfect song, and it’s by a band I’ve seen and really like. They aren’t super well known, but they’re fantastic! The song is Zen Island by Iration. Those who follow me know I’m always writing about my “Zen”, and that I love the ocean. Add in the fact that it’s one of the bands I’ve seen in concert and this song seemed the perfect choice. I have pictures of me and Younger at the concert here.

Zen Island is from their seventh studio album Coastin’, released July 10, 2020. According to Wiki, the album reached #1 on Billboard 200 and #2 on Billboard Reggae Albums.

Iration formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004, but all members are originally from Hawaii. They aren’t strictly a Reggae band, like Bob Marley… They’re more like 311 or Slightly Stoopid. They’ve got a great chill vibe, but they can get you dancing too. Highly (unintended pun) Recommended!

Since the lyrics are in the video, I’ll use this space for my Weekly Check In. I got my new glasses and to celebrate the fact that I could see again, I went to See’s and got myself a pound of truffles. WallyWorld is part of the mall, so why not, right?

Ben’s sleep is still all over the place, which further affects my insomnia and sleeping issues, so my butt is still draggin. Daughter started her new unit and so far is liking it much better. There are IT issues that need to be fixed and a bunch of stuff she needs to learn, but nobody has screamed at her or hit her, and that’s always a bonus.

I saw the Vampires aka the lab techs this past week. I was supposed to get a Boob Squish aka mammogram also, but Gee… I just kept forgetting to schedule the dang appointment. Yes, I know they are important, but my last one was only three years ago, and my Primary Care doc did a manual exam when he did my pap and pelvic. Anyway, I see my Primary this week to review the Vampires report and talk about the Methotrexate that I take for plaque psoriasis. Hopefully we can reduce it, cuz it still kicks my ass every week.

It has been a busy week with errands and family stuff, but things seem to be getting sorted and hopefully calming down. I’ve been able to cross a few things off my delayed To Do list which is excellent! The weather has turned Autumnal, which is great cuz I hate being hot, but sad cuz I miss the light. It’s really gonna suck when the time changes. How are you guys doing? I hope you’re all doing well! I’m still lurking… commenting less, but reading as often as I’m able.

What do you think of Iration? What song comes to your mind for these prompt words? Let me know in comments, or create your own post. #SLS is a great place to discover new music, or rediscover old favorites. Thanks for stopping by!