We slept like dogs down by the fire side
Awoke to the fog all around us
The boom of summer time
For the past two years, Bonnaroo marked the beginning of my summer. And the mornings were the best part — the boom of summer, exactly around 6 AM — for those of us camping, anyway, which is the only real way of experiencing a true festival. You have to gut it out.
I won’t be going back to Bonnaroo this year, even though Ben Howard will be performing. Still, I have songs like Howard’s “Old Pine” to remind me that mornings don’t have to be rushed. Instead, they were made to slowly begin your day, to think about yourself for just a few minutes. Imagine that, right?
You might not know Howard’s music yet, but you soon will — if only because it’s immediately memorable. “Old Pine” is taken from his debut album, Every Kingdom.