Saturday, June 26, 2010
“That Summer Feeling”
Happy Saturday! It’s a busy weekend here at Robert Frost’s Banjo central—Eberle & I have the pleasure of a visit from SoCal friends Sally & Annalou, & yours truly is playing music today at the Council Farmer’s Market. As I result, I decided to opt out of Sepia Saturday this week—I don’t this I’ll have the time to do it justice.
I did think I’d share a beautiful song with you folks, however: “That Summer Feeling” by Jonathan Richman. For those of you who don’t know, Jonathan Richman erupted on the music scene in the 1970s with his Boston-based band, The Modern Lovers. I can still remember early college days being mesmerized by his great song “Roadrunner” as it was broadcast on the University of Vermont’s college radio station. At that time, Richman was a straight ahead 3-chord rocker, but he had some of the most infectious energy that any popular musician of our time has evinced. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Johathan Richman perform live—last time was in the late 90s—but he still had that infectious, joyful quality then, & I’m sure he still does now. If you’re not familiar with Richman’s work, you should most certainly check it out.
In the meantime, please enjoy this sweetly poignant ode to summer!