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Disc 1 Side B

aahhh, the dog days of summer…

What comes to mind when I think of summer?

Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion, SPF 0 (who knew?), Pineway Trails where I used to swim and tried to psych myself up to go off the high dive (dive? no, just jump), wet sand between my toes, and music. I hear certain songs that bring me back to summers when I was younger. I can still hear Afternoon Delight by the Starland Vocal Band, Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann, oh, and definitely Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes all playing on the radios people brought with them to the lake.
Eeek, that was the 70’s!

Jimmy Buffett, UB40, Shaggy, and a newer reggae band, The Liptones all bring summer to mind now. This year the radio stations are saying that Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe is THE song of the summer. Have you seen the video? I got a huge kick out of it.  

Speaking of Jepsen, she has a duet with Owl City in their new CD, The Midsummer Station, due out in August. The single is currently available. Be sure to get your name on the list for that one.  

What songs remind you of summer? We could make a summer playlist for everyone to enjoy!

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