During the summer months in the late 1970s Wednesdays meant beach music night at a local club called New York, New York. Most of the time a D.J. would spin records of the most popular shagging tunes, but occasionally the club would host a live band. One such band, The Catalinas, appeared several times, and I remember how their hit song Summertime’s Calling Me would always draw a big crowd to the dance floor. The song quickly became a beach music standard and in my opinion one of the best songs to ignite those great feelings associated with summer. Listen to the chorus:
Maybe some day soon I can feel this way year ’round;
It’s summertime, and I’m gonna stay in this town.
I wanna sit there in the sand,
And watch those golden tans go walkin’ by.
I know it isn’t fair, but do I really care,
Well, it’s different now, summertime’s calling me.
Days 21-23 Guide
Today, think about some of your great memories associated the different seasons of the year. I find myself thinking of warm weather memories in the winter months and of cool, crisp fall memories in the heat of summer. Sometimes a change of seasons is inspiring, even if it’s in your imagination.
© 2005, Levi Hill