Endless Summer


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This was one of a handful or records my brother Chris owned, and like the Beatles version of Stars on 45, and that Neal Diamond album Hot August Night, he would play it over and over for hours and hours when we last shared a room in the house on Salem Blvd.

I haven’t listened to The Beach Boys in quit sometime, but I took this one on the run this morning, and it made it a lot fun. The songs are light and airy, a compilation taken from the band’s early surf records of the 60s. They┬áimmediately put me back there in that room, shared by 4 boys in two bunk beds with all the pushing and shoving, the dirty sock fights, laughing and late night talks . . . growing up.

This one is for you Chris. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

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