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American Heat Wave Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound

Well, you knew it would get here sooner or later. And here it is. The heat has arrived in central Ohio. Most people don't like the heat, especially when it's hot enough to poach salmon in your kiddie pool. But I, for one, have always loved the heat. It makes me feel relaxed. It reminds me that once in a while it's okay to be lazy, do nothing and, if you will, bask in the somnolence of summer. I lived for several years down south, and the folks down there never believed me when I told them that our annual central Ohio summer heat wave could give their scorchers a run for their money. Well, no one's running in this heat, but you know what I mean. Of course, the humidity's the clincher. I'm convinced that humidity exists to remind us humans that we're not amphibians, that the days of swimming around in the primordial ooze are over. Ah, summer. This Saturday on The American Sound it's music for an American Heat Wave. Join me for George Antheil's Hot-Time Dance and a musical journey through the heat of the desert southwest. Things will heat up in the American Melting Pot of composer Henry Cowell, and we'll throw a bone to our four-legged friends during the dog days of summer. Join me Saturday at 6 p.m. for American Heat Wave on The American Sound on Classical 101.