Friday, June 22, 2012

Rockin' Friday: California Girls

This week marks the beginning of summer and so for this week’s Rockin’ Friday blog post I chose a tune by the ultimate summer time band, The Beach Boys. Currently touring the country as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour, the Beach Boys are now past retirement age but still going strong. In fact Brian Wilson just turned 70 on the first day of summer, June 20th.
Beach Boys, circa 1965
I wanted to pick a song that really gave the feel of summer, so I chose California Girls. It’s a classic tune from 1965 that Brian Wilson wrote (not surprisingly) after a bad LSD trip.  He talks about the merits of the girls from all over the country: East Coast, Midwest, Northern, Southern and they all are superlative. But nothing will ever compare to his native California girls.
Beach Boys 2012
Since my Little Dude is a California boy, I hope that he’ll be as lucky someday as I was to snag a California girl of his own. In the meantime, he’ll settle for digging this song as we cruise up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu.

What songs make you think of Summer?

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