Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday's Music Moves Me Summer... really

Well we have a theme this week, that theme is summer.  I really do not like themes, because they can limit my sense of play.  I am off kilter when it comes to life, and especially music.

That being said, summer for me is one of those times of year you hunger for all through out winter, when it is cold.  Then when it arrives you want it over with.  

My first piece is called Summer, it is from the Four Seasons' by Vivaldi and it is very expressive, to say the least.

You will be amazed by the above video.

Although the game begins in what, February, it is something we all attend in the summer.  I am of course talking about Tennis... Not.  Baseball.  So go Rockies, er Cardinals, anyone but the Cubs.
Love the above video, because at one time or another, we have all dreamed of being on the field of dreams.

I am old enough to have heard this song every summer into the 1980's.  It is a classic and for a lot of people including my brother Geoff, hi Geoff.  He did this, and as far as I know still does.  So wax your boards and let's go Surfin USA.

So there you have it, my tribute to summer.

Can't believe it, I won.  Wooot woot.  Things is a happening...


  1. Congrats on being in the spotlight - all excellent songs you've got up this morning. Vivaldi's Four Seasons is awesome and the artist is amazing in the video. I saw a guy do this on American's Got Talent last week and I thought "Wow!" I wish I could do something like this - major cool, right?

    I did a lot of baseball watching as a kid. It was a great pastime for us growing up in rural WV. I even got out there with the boys to play a little softball on occasion. I was horrible at it, but it a was lot of fun.

    However, I'm like you - I prefer tennis. I really much prefer watching tennis matches over baseball. I'm not any better of a tennis player than a baseball player, unfortunately. Again, when you can find me on the court it's all in total fun. Chasing after that ball doesn't bother me because I'm doing it while I laugh hysterically usually.

    Oh, heavens The Beach Boys - a true American Summer Song Band! Nearly all of their lyrics mentioned sand, surf, and blondes. I kinda get the feeling these boys really liked girls... a LOT! lol

    Keep the groove a movin'!

    1. Was kidding about tennis, I liked tennis when I was a bachelor, enough said. The Beach Boys were a great recorded group, saw them perform live once I like their recordings much better.

      Glad you enjoyed the music and yes Vivaldi was amazing

  2. Love Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Oh, and Centerfield perfect!My husband loves baseball. Beach Boys and summer, well, that sums it up!
    Have a wonderful week :)

  3. CONGRATS ON BEING IN THE SPOTLIGHT DANCE! WOO HOO! Don't forget you get to display your button now! Also let me commend you on such a unique way to display our Summer theme. Love Love your choices, and what better way to celebrate summer or display summer then the Beach Boys! THEY ARE SUMMER! hehehe Thanks for playing. YOU SO ROCK! ENJOY YOUR SPOTLIGHT!

    1. Yea it was interesting. I avoided obvious choices like Porgy and Bess. This was fun, just wish my wife Naila had also been selected. Would have been perfect.

  4. I look at themes as having the opportunity to discover some new music - and I think that's what you done here brilliantly! ;) Love all your choices - CONGRATS on your Spotlight Dance! :)

    Chasing The Sun on a Pontoon while Drunk On You with a Groovy Little Summer Song on these Summer Nights in the Summertime!

  5. Nice picks; I am definitely ready for summer!

  6. Congrats on being in the spotlight! I was completely enthralled by Vivaldi. The sand artist was terrific.

    Danielle @ Royalegacy

  7. that video is so perfect - love that you included a classical piece with the awesomeness that is Centrefield. And of course, the Beach Boys ARE summer. makes me want to go surfin....which is rather hard for a Canuck mainlander like me :)

  8. HEY DUDE! Just to let you know when you're in the Spotlight Dance you are put on our linky in first or second place automatically! You bees up front DUDE! Head of the line SHOWIN OFF - BEIN' A DIVO (OPPOSITE OF DIVA). LOL Just sayin' Have a great week.

  9. I feel the same way about summer..well actually I never wish for it to come because Iknow how miserable it will be.

    Thanks for sharing your tunes.

    Have a fun week!

  10. Nice picks! I love the sand/light art orchestrated to music. That is very cool!

    Congrats on being the spotlight dancer this week!

  11. Hello my darling-
    Your choices for this week are fantastic! Vivaldi is of course awesome!
    Congrats on being in the Spotlight once again. I can dance with you anytime, now is your time to shine. :)

    I love you!
    Go Cards!!! Hee hee

    ~Your Wife,
    Naila Moon

    PS>I need to help you get your button on the side somewhere. You earned it!