The Boss is taking the weekend to do clean-up and whatnot, so she asked if one of us would like to post. We all volunteered but, to be honest, not one of us could think of something [interesting] to post. It’s summer. Vacations abound. It’s a time to be footloose and fancy-free, to be less stressed, less preoccupied, less work-driven. It’s a time to dance!
So, we decided we’d keep it light and bouncy. Rey, Linda and I (JJ) are simply going to provide you with three songs we think reflect summer cheer and gaiety.
Over to you, Cousin Reynalda.
Hey, it’s Rey! Yay! Uncle Gary was a child (teen) of the 70s. Whenever we’d spend mid-July at his Maine cottage, he’d play 70s music. That was okay; as a kid, I liked anything upbeat. He’d always start off our stay—kinda like an official commencement to the cottage retreat—with Mungo Jerry’s “In the Summertime”. (Linda, who has a whack of facts crammed in her pretty head, said the name was inspired by a poem by T.S. Eliot, “Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer”. Ok-kay.) Ya know, I can still see us dancing on the dock—and sometimes off. Yeah, good times.
And super smart Linda?
I’m going to go with the hugely talented Norah Jones’ “Summertime”. She has an awesome, sexy voice. The piano sounds so right—appealing, pleasing, hum-provoking. When she sings that song, it’s easy to imagine myself reclining on a chaise longue by the pool at sunset, an icy sangria in hand (which I’ve done many a summer eve). It’s a great way to chill on a breezy, hot solstice eve.
Over to you, JJ.
It’s a cross between a relatively newer song and an older one; both put spring into my steps and bounce in my bu-uh-behind. Rauw Atejandro’s “Todo de Ti” is fun and fresh. Shaggy’s “In the Summertime” is fun and familiar. You know, I think I’ll go with singer, rapper and songwriter, Rauw. I’m feeling some serious dance moves coming on . . .
Here’s to the rest of a great summer—hang loose and dance like there’s no tomorrow! 😊