A wonderful change of venue, especially for those of us who live in a four-season State. We need summer. And what better way to seek that Oasis than to enjoy some rock, pop, and alternative music.
"I GOT YOU" by TRAIN
Here's our picks for some summertime writing...and relaxation.
Growing up in south Florida, true summertime music only came from one artist: Jimmy Buffet. I can still picture myself swimming with my friends while Buffet blasted through the outdoor speakers (cleverly disguised to look like rocks). It's hard to pick just one of his songs, but I've always been partial to Fruitcakes: "I want a 12pound Nestle's Crunch for $25!"
This summer, I'm hoping for lazy summer days by the pool, listening to steel drum music and typing away on the patio. But really... That's a pipe dream. The pool and steel drum music will be there. I'm afraid the lazy writing will be replaced by active parenting. And that's no so bad either.
I’ll go with Black Eyed Peas: I Gotta Feeling (which is also my ring tone!). Anything by the BEP puts me in a good mood! As for summer writing, we’ll have to see how the process goes. I probably won’t do a major start of one of the new thoughts floating through my head, but will definitely be doing revisions. Having 3 kids home, and working full time, means writing sometimes has to be squeezed in when help is around :)
And for me, I'm the girl who loves "I GOT YOU" by TRAIN. This song makes me want to walk barefoot on the beach or twirl my toes in the grass. I can see myself lounging on the deck, watching the kids swim in the pool, and then wonder why I live in a cold-climate State. LOL. Really, I love it here.
Each time I hear it, I'm time-warped back to high school and how desperate we were to hit the beach. Yeah, I've been swimming in the Atlantic at around 45 degrees. Brrrrrrr.....but we were young.
Enjoy your long weekend Oasis Seekers.