THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER- DAY 1 OF 95: “CALIFORNIA GIRLS”- THE BEACH BOYS

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Summer begins at 11:54 AM EST today. I must admit I am not a big fan of summer especially summer weather. I don’t like hot and humid weather and being fair skinned I try to avoid the sun. I am more of a fall-winter-spring person. The summer here in Ohio is starting out as I wish the entire summer would be- high of 73, sunny and not humid- again not a fan of the sunny part but as long as it doesn’t get more than around 70 degrees I am good .  There are a lot of great summer songs out there more than enough to fill the 95 days until Autumn.  When I think of summer songs I think first of The Beach Boys- I have to start the summer with a Beach Boys song. “California Girls” was written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love and appeared on The Beach Boys Summer Days [And Summer Nights!!} album in 1965. The lead vocalist on “California Girls” is Mike Love. The single was released in the middle of July 1965 and peaked at #3 on the Billboard singles chart. In 2011 Rolling Stone Magazine ranked it at #72 on their 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time list. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame lists it as one of their 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll.

30 responses to “THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER- DAY 1 OF 95: “CALIFORNIA GIRLS”- THE BEACH BOYS

    • Enjoy the summer! Hope you get the weather up there that you are wanting! It is beautiful here today too- was raining a bit this morning but that is all gone now- enough rain!!

    • we can do without all this rain- i have been cutting grass every 6-7 days- like last summer- in the past june- july -august a couple times a month but with this rain it grows like mad!

    • I am not a beach person- how close are you to the ocean? If I lived right by it I wouldn’t be spending time on it- I burn easily.

    • Central NC. Three hours from the beach. Three hours from the mountains.

      Yeah. I can’t tan, despite having NA blood in my line and really dark hair (that refuses to gray and I’m nearly 53). All I do is burn and peel.

      Is your area flooding?

    • There are a few areas flooding and they are afraid if a lot more rain comes there will be more.. luckily where we live it would take a flood of biblical proportions to get us– but we do get water in the basement if we get too much rain in a short period of time- … i never tan either its burn baby burn. even staying out of the sun as much as i can-still had skin cancer last year but luckily it was the highly curable type. so i watch it as far as sun goes…

    • Wow. That must have been scary. I had a classmate (DL Examiner) that had to have a chunk cut out of his back, just above his left shoulder blade. I worked with two state troopers in the 90s that had a battle for their very lives with melanoma. Both were the red-headed, freckled types. One had a huge chunk taken out of the center of his back & nearly died. The other (Marine veteran), his melanoma got into his blood stream & he wound up @ Duke hospital in an experimental T-cell therapy program. They both survived but, by the skin of their teeth. The first trooper was a jokester…great sense of humor. After his ordeal, he said “If you ever drive by my house and see me ‘laying out in the sun’, stop & come get me. I don’t ‘sun bathe’. Somebody’s done shot my ass…’cause that is the ONLY way I would be laying in my own yard.” 😆

  1. One of my blogging friends schedules her 3:00 AM posts every day, but I have no idea how. Filosofa’s Word, if you need help. She’s from Ohio too.
    The Turtles exude summer for me, and Fever Tree’s “San Francisco Girl” reminds me of summer; I first heard it an an outdoor concert in Vancouver, BC and it blew me away live. I don’t think I wss tripping, but it made me feel like I was.

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