It sure doesn't feel much like it here in the northeast, but according to my calendar it is actually the first day of spring 2014. Since opening my windows isn't an option yet, I can at least look at some vintage spring advertisements showing other people enjoying blue skies, crisp air, and green grass. Ah, and what better way to enjoy a fine spring morning than by inhaling a deep lungful of that rich, tobacco aroma only Chesterfield can offer! Hey, buy me a radio like that and I'll swoon too. After about the sixth beer this is pretty much what everything looks like to me too. Screw the Easter egg hunt, I want one of these beauties! Now this illustration can be viewed one of two ways. I choose to think the best.
I know we're still a week away from the official start of spring, but it's been a fairly miserable winter so I hope you'll forgive me for wanting to leave it behind. So this week's cover is our second jazz one in a row — it's Spring Into Spring, a 1965 release from the Quartette Trés Bien (Decca DL 4617). C'mon everybody, grab some balloons and put on your uncomfortably tight pants! Spring is almost here! (Sorry, I couldn't find any information regarding the cover itself. I just had to share it anyway.) Related articles The Quartette Trés Bien - Our Thing (arkadinsark.blogspot.com) The Quartette Trés Bien - Four Of A Kind (Decca) (arkadinsark.blogspot.com)