Ok. I can’t help myself from sharing some of my favourite summer music with you. Since music is probably the next best thing (besides “scent”) attached to memory – I’ll have to share some of my summer memories with you too….
Are you “feeling” the theme as you “surf” my favourites!? Gosh, I’m predictable…Handel would be proud of my aquatic Big Three (“Water Music” anyone? Going once, going twice….):
Martha and the Muffins – “Are you kidding me?” “I kid you not…” My favourite song by this 80’s band must be “Echo Beach”. I remember listening to this as I cruised the California coastline a few years ago on a road-trip. Wow! I got vertigo on those windy roads. Phew! Had to stop and rest my Gravol-laden head on a pillow in my trusty MEC tent that evening (if you’re Canadian, you can extoll the virtues of MEC’s Snowfield Katabatic tents….pure nylon perfection….worthy of the highest summits). Anyways, the crash of the surf put me to sleep that evening….Incredible!
The Beachboys – Um, these “boys” don’t require an introduction. This is quintessential summer music in my opinion. I particularly LOVE “Good Vibrations” (seriously, this is my favourite song…). The perfect music to enjoy a cold ice-cream with your sweetie. Drive in theatres, road-side diners….Can you say CLASSIC!!!!!? I was born 30 years too late. “Where is my surfboard Poseidon….?” My aquatic sugar-daddy must be asleep…
Honeymoon Suite – Hmmm…another one of those “big hair” 80’s bands. I know. They are Canadian, so some of my International friends may not have heard of them. “Wave Babies” is a fantastic song. The rhythm of the (oh yes…get this….) synthesizer (I know…how 80’s!) is rather reminiscent of a rolling wave. I recall listening to this as a young adolescent, lakeside, as my friend and I tanned our pale butts under a hot, transient, Northern sun. We had a “floating island” that year at the cottage – complete with an inflatable palm tree! I remember a certain “crush” on a certain wind-surfer that made a point of skimming by on occasion….Ah, the innocence of youth (I wonder if he had “pie” on his mind?! Lol!). Sorry – inside joke – you’ll need to refer to the comments on my Mango post.
Now I have an image of Handel (some musical dead-guy) catching the surf of a rolling wave…Too funny! Maybe Poseidon and I can show him a move or two on our “Surfin Safari….” Woo hoo!
Keep up with me here people (TBB get me hyper!!!!)…..
Surf’s up baby…! SWOOSH!