Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I know it’s not officially summer until the solstice on June 21. But it’s June. It’s hot. I declare it . . . SUMMER.

So let’s get this party started . . . with music.

Yesterday, I heard this song . . .


As soon as I heard those opening chords, I was immediately transported . . . right back to the summer of 1975. Laying on a beach towel on the tiny patio slab in the backyard . . . slathered in Bain de Soleil (for the St. Tropez tan) . . . listening to the radio (Denver’s KIMN) . . .  absorbed in a paperback . . . killing time until swim practice . . . and then my shift at the Dairy Queen . . . missing my best friend, Kristi, who had moved to Colorado at the end of the school year . . . the endless summer laid out before me.

Music can really take you back!

So here’s the plan: Let’s put together a summer soundtrack. Let’s build a summer playlist together!

Let me know in the comments which songs scream SUMMER to you; which songs take you right back to summer memories. Share a story, too, if you’d like. I’ll build a summer playlist based on your suggestions, and then I’ll share it with you all.

Let’s build some Summer Vibes . . . beginning with music!


JUST A REMINDER: Next Tuesday – June 6 – is the Read With Us discussion day for our current selection, Trespasses by Louise Kennedy. Bonny, Carole, and I will each be posting discussion questions on our blogs that day, and then we’ll be hosting a Zoom discussion later that evening at 7:00 Eastern Time. We’d love to have you join us! Please RSVP (in the comments or send me an email) if you want to join us on the Zoom (if you haven’t already).