Dispatch from somewhere in New England.
Wrapping things up from that end of August 2006 Summer Theme series, I had 17, yes SEVENTEEN, songs left over that went unplayed.
Damn time constraints are killing me.
I had planned a musical side trip to the water- the beach, etc.
Ah well, maybe next year!
We open with a very odd, unusual set that includes an old folkie doing a Stevie Wonder song, a Doo-Wop for the Oldies lovers, then something in a style even older than oldies, concluding with a track from a treasured, and very unique vinyl LP.
This is the kind of thing I couldn’t get away with anywhere else, and I am eternally grateful to have the opportunity to be able to.
It is in fact, the main thing that has kept me there for all these years!
We move on to a universally loved summer song- I have never met anyone who didn’t like it.
Then a song about a summer very close in time to MY favorite.
We begin the end with an alternate version of a perennial End Of Summer song, although Engineer Ken couldn’t tell much of a difference- I certainly could!
In the released version for instance, BOTH members of the duo sing the opening- here one does, joined by the other shortly after.
This is followed by another End Of Summer staple.
And we close it all out with a song that was as surprising to me as it may be to you.
This lifetime rocker could never have conceived of choosing this song years ago.
But we all mellow a little and get smarter, and realize that beauty sometimes will wait for us.
Happy Rest Of The Summer!
Here are the links to listen, it was strangely fun for a guy who prefers the cold, at Mike Pell Rockollections: