Summer Soundtrack Gets Going

Music helps us remember our good times. What musical memories will you make?

I'd bet that this has happened to you. You're on your way to work, thinking about where you're going to get your coffee and still be on time, when you hear a snippet of a song. It's not necessarily a well-crafted song, probably a top 40 from years ago. Still, it packs some power. It comes at you and pulls you right back into the Summer of ___.   You can feel the sun caressing your skin.  An ocean breeze riffles your hair. You have your toes in the sand. A smile grows on your face.

Music affects us. I believe we each have soundtracks of our lives.  Some of our happiest and saddest moments are attached to tunes surrounding us at those times.  A ballad from freshman year in High School can make us feel both the angst and the carelessness of then.  The opening strains of 10cc's "I'm not in Love" puts me back in a peasant shirt and cut offs at .  We love hearing the tunes that help us remember the good times.  My husband made the arrangement of "Hot, Hot, Hot" that brought to the world.  People are always telling him that they think of happy times when they hear his first piano tickles on that tune.

Whether it be party tunes like that or "Moonlight Senata", we should envelope ourselves with melodies that can enrich and preserve our wonderful times. We are fortunate to be in a beautiful town. Not only that, we are lucky to have so many musical talents, both resident and visiting. Therefore, we have many lovely spots (pricey to inexpensive) that offer a view and live music.  

It's going to be a wonderful Summer. Let's give it a great soundtrack!

Let Me Know:  What's your best musical memory from the past and what do you think will be your song this summer?

There is a lot of music outdoors this weekend. 

On the bay in Montauk, has early sunset (4:30-7:00) shows with local bands--Telly on Saturday, Joe Delia & Thieves on Sunday, and Nancy Atlas on Monday.

Wolffer Estate Vineyard has Dean Bowman sunset (5-8).

Disclosure:  PJ Delia is one of the Thieves with Joe Delia & Thieves.

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irene June 30, 2011 at 03:08 PM
Lovely Pj looking forward to your next blog.
PJ Delia June 30, 2011 at 03:10 PM
Thank you, Irene!
Veronica Piastuch June 30, 2011 at 03:19 PM
Nice job PJ! My fondest memory was standing at the Cloisters, staring at the Hudson River right after High School graduation, the summer of 1970. Someone had a radio and the song "Bridge Over Troubled Water" came on and brought with it infinite possibilities about the future. That became my personal high school song. This summer song is "Edge of Glory" by Lady Gaga. Hearing the sax of Clarence Clemmons right before he left us, well, doesn't that sum up the later years perfectly? Have a great summer PJ. You are off to a great start.
PJ Delia June 30, 2011 at 03:24 PM
That is lovely, Roni!
Veronica Piastuch June 30, 2011 at 03:27 PM
Another recently strong memory, however sad, was hearing the old song "Wonderful Summer" and singing it to my cat Tewa as we stared into eachother's eyes. This was about a year before he died two years ago Labor Day weekend with his brother. The memory brings tears. So we can have happy or sad memories in the soundtrack to our life. When I hear that song now, I pull out his picture and stare into his eyes and cry...then grab one of my new cats and try to do the same thing. Sing and stare.
Virginia Whitelaw June 30, 2011 at 04:05 PM
Old song I think of is "Under the Boardwalk"
PJ Delia June 30, 2011 at 04:13 PM
Oh. yes. the soundtrack can be bittersweet
Penny Hadgeoff June 30, 2011 at 04:30 PM
The entire Fleetwood Mac "Rumors" album (I bet it was a cassette!) - driving aimlessly in Springs and Napeague and Amagansett, talking about boys and sex.
Kerry Goleski June 30, 2011 at 05:56 PM
So glad you are doing the patch blog!
PJ Delia June 30, 2011 at 09:03 PM
(giggle) sound sooo familiar!
PJ Delia June 30, 2011 at 09:03 PM
Thanks, Kerry!
PJ Delia June 30, 2011 at 11:59 PM
that sounds so familiar, Penny!
PJ Delia June 30, 2011 at 11:59 PM
Thank you, Kerry!
PJ Delia June 30, 2011 at 11:59 PM
bittersweet memories too
PJ Delia July 01, 2011 at 12:00 AM
a perfect Summer song Virginia!
PJ Delia July 01, 2011 at 01:11 AM
a perfect Summer song
PJ Delia July 01, 2011 at 01:11 AM
(giggle) sounds very familiar
PJ Delia July 01, 2011 at 01:12 AM
thank you, Kerry!
Greg July 01, 2011 at 01:55 AM
...Must be getting old.... ELO, and even the original Simon & Garfunkle trax do it for me ;-)
PJ Delia July 01, 2011 at 02:29 AM
Greg, we're not getting old, we're just building a longer soundtrack!
PJ Delia July 01, 2011 at 02:29 AM
Greg, we're not getting old, we're just building a longer soundtrack!
Veronica Piastuch July 01, 2011 at 03:58 PM
I hope we can take the music and memories to Heaven. What a waste of musical knowledge and all knowledge in general to just kick off. LOL.
PJ Delia July 01, 2011 at 04:32 PM
If there's a rock and roll heaven... they have a hell of a band.
mary Anne Drew-Evans July 10, 2011 at 05:16 PM
Hi PJ! George and I are just back from a visit to London, Berlin and St. Petersburg, Russia. Congrats on the blog and the great music performed by the Thieves. We wish we were in Montauk listening to the summer songs. One of our favorites is "Sweet Caroline", oldie but goodie! All the best to Joey and the Thieves! Your HH friends, George and Mary Anne
PJ Delia July 11, 2011 at 12:42 AM
Mary Anne, There is a kickass singer here, Nancy Atlas that sings Sweet Caroline a lot and she always gets the audience singing. You could come to Montauk and make more memories


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