The Sounds of Summer- Day 52 of 95 “Some Beach”- Blake Shelton. I know, I know this is the kind of song I am always popping off about- when I mention how country music is circling the drain this century. But I like this song- maybe it was because when I first heard it. Has anyone been to Wall Drug, South Dakota? As soon as you enter 90 West in South Dakota you begin seeing these Wall Drugs signs- and by the time you get there of course you have to stop. Wall Drug is a tourist trap. I’ve been there a half dozen times- every time I go that way I stop. In October 2017 were stopped at Wall Drug and were eating in a restaurant. Being October- in South Dakota you aren’t far from winter. The summer crowd going west to The Badlands and Mount Rushmore was non-existent. We were the only ones eating in the restaurant- and as I was chomping down on a Buffalo Burger- this song came on the jukebox. I had no idea who did it but for some reason it stuck with me. I later found out the song was over a dozen years old. It was a #1 country hit for Blake Shelton in 2004. I have to admit to liking this one. While it certainly wouldn’t be the beach- there are those moments you experience like the ones in the song when you daydream about being somewhere else.