Monday, July 6, 2009

Question of the Day

The sounds of summer…

What song means “summer” to you? It doesn’t have to be about summer, but one that reminds you of the season or of a special summer.

All I have to hear are the first couple of notes of Surfin’ USA by the Beach Boys and I’m back to summers by a pool and the smell of Coppertone. Whiter Shade of Pale by Procul Harum takes me back to summer school at St. George’s in 1967 listening to WBZ out of Boston as I struggled with math homework. (So does Ode to Billie Joe.) That’s not an especially wonderful memory, though.