Oops! You’ve broken into a mild sweat…

Come on ladies and gents, let’s smash August in the face. ‘Tis a month to breathe out and contemplate; ’tis the season of Mr. Whippy and mosquito rage.
Justin Vernon & Co. of Volcano Choir have provided this song for us to listen to as we survey the swelling summer ocean from the crow’s nest of a galleon:

Or we might want to follow Colin Stetson out of the August rain and into the flooded sewers, where we find him making single-take magic for La Blogotheque. 6:00 – 9:00 of this session is transcendental, like the celebratory roar of human nature in the face of all its earthly limitations.

What about entering Fiona Apple’s humid boudoir to find her putting makeup on as the day cools down, ready to go out on a first date with your best friend?

And then dancing in the moth-filled night under a circle of lampost-light to Phil Collins, sippin’ on Sangria?

…Yes, it’s time to smash August in the face.