Hey Team BRP – welcome to summer. Memorial Day is the official kick off to long, languid days, and fun in the sun. I love summer and hope that the season is good for you, too.
To kick things off, here are a few tunes to get you in the mood. Let’s start with The Undertones, and their great song “Here Comes The Summer.” Fun, right?
Next up, it’s Sly and the Family Stone’s “Hot Fun in the Summertime.” I loved Sly and his funky troupe, and this song is slow but full of summertime vibes.
The Lovin’ Spoonful did a great song many years ago: “Summer in the City.” Yes, those days are hotter than a matchstick, but the nights are warm and fantastic.
Many bands did great versions of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues.” Blue Cheer’s version has always been a BRP favorite. I hope you like it, too.
Enough? How about one more? C’mon, the days are long and you have the time. OK? Cool, here you go. Byran Adams’ “Summer of ’69.”
Here’s a shot of the flag from just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia to remind us that Memorial Day also means that we need to recognize those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live in freedom.
Remember, guys and gals, that while we take our freedoms for granted, most of mankind has lived through the centuries under the yoke of oppression. Freedom is fantastic, and the soldiers and those on the home front that supported them, gave us something that we need to honor. My dad helped in a Sherman tank in WWII – here’s one from the WWII museum in New Orleans.
I salute them and hope you do, too.
Happy Memorial Day to the best readers ever! I salute you, too. Rock on and enjoy the remarkable and wonderful society that we are lucky to share.
Oh yeah, and enjoy the summer, too!
My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.