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KillgoreTrout On August - 3 - 2013

Hey music lovers, hope you’re enjoying your summer! With school children and Congress on Summer vacation (is there a difference?), it’s a perfect time to celebrate the season. So this week’s theme is all about Summer, vacations and relaxing.

So kick back in your lounge chair with a tropical drink and bask in the warmth of Summer songs…

Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald

Vacation – The Go-Gos

In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry

Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra

Kokomo – The Beach Boys


Categories: Music Thread

Written by KillgoreTrout

Once a wander, working vagabond, fellow traveler on this 3rd stone from the sun. Hurtling through space and time. Lover of books (especially the classics), all kinds of books from novels, poetry, essay collections, fiction and nonfiction and a big Kurt Vonnegut fan. I am a secular humanist and technically an atheist.....Taoist.

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  1. PatsyT says:

    Summer would be a great time for a concert like this…
    I am so sad that we do not have this genius today, as well as John Lennon.
    We really need the artists to step up and call out the S#!t
    I wonder if MJ was targeted because he made a case for peace.
    I would not put anything past the military machine.

  2. Frank Sinatra -Summer Wind

  3. AdLib says:

    Here Comes the Sun -- The Beatles

    I Can See Clearly -- Jimmy Cliff

    California Sun -- The Ramones

  4. MurphTheSurf3 says:

    Sorry….the link for the Swimming Song should be

    • Kalima says:

      Murph, if you don’t add “youtube” your link will not work.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuz5TKzaJoE. Then add the “v”.

      • MurphTheSurf3 says:

        Thanks, again.

        I added the “v” after http in my previous effort. So it read….

        httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v= fuz5TKzaJoE

        with no break between the “v=” and “fuz” . If I drop that space is that the proper formula? P.S. Do you know anything about the edit function not working?

        • AdLib says:

          You got it, Murph! The issue in the second instance was the accidental deletion of “youtube” from the URL. I just added it back in and you’ll see the embedding worked in that comment as well.

          Thanks for the heads up on the edit comment function. Try it now, it should be working properly.

  5. MurphTheSurf3 says:

    One more. A banjo piece!

    The Swimming Song
    by Loudon Wainwright

    This summer I went swimming,
    This summer I might have drowned
    But I held my breath and I kicked my feet
    And I moved my arms around, I moved my arms around.

    This summer I swam in the ocean,
    And I swam in a swimming pool,
    Salt my wounds, chlorine my eyes,
    I’m a self-destructive fool, i’m a self-destructive fool.

    This summer I did the backstroke
    And you know that’s not all
    I did the breast stroke and the butterfly
    And the old Australian crawl, the old Australian crawl.

    This summer I swam in a public place
    And a reservoir, to boot,
    At the latter I was informal,
    At the former I wore my suit, I wore my swimming suit.

    This summer I did swan dives
    And jackknifes for you all
    And once when you weren’t looking
    I did a cannonball, I did a cannonball.

    This summer I went swimming,
    This summer I might have drowned
    But I held my breath and I kicked my feet
    And I moved my arms around, I moved my arms around.

  6. Brian Hyland -- Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

  7. Don Henley -- The Boys of Summer

  8. Aaron Lewis -- Endless Summer

  9. Rick Nelson -- Garden Party

  10. A Summer Song Chad and Jeremy

    • MurphTheSurf3 says:

      we are the same age and picked songs of our youth…Chad and Jeremy had wonderful voices did they not and there is something magical about “A Summer Song”. When it plays on the radio (an oldies station of course), I have to pull over because it takes me back to 1964 and the start of high school….oh my!

      • Murph, we were really fortunate to have so much good music in that time in our lives. Much of the top 40 out today is almost impossible to listen to.
        When you know what good music is, the rest just seems mildly offensive.

  11. We’ll Sing In The Sunshine- Gale Garnett

  12. A Summer Place -- The Lettermen

  13. The Young Rascals -- GROOVIN’

  14. MurphTheSurf3 says:

    50 of the Best Summer Songs of All Time from Rolling Stones

    One of my favorites…California Girls…..

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