Hello out there and welcome to a new installment of 'Musings from a Musician'.
This has been a fun and warm summer this year with lots of activities. That means something for everyone.
Growing up in SoCal (Southern California), I spent a lot of time at the beach.
In fact, one summer I was there every day!
My friend and I took his 1970 Volkswagon Beetle to Zuma Beach where we surfed on boards and our bodies all summer long.
It was awesome and I thank God I have those memories.
There are no doubt as many remembrances of summer as there are people since we're all so uniquely designed.
What gets you 'amped' up to enjoy the summer? It is a exciting sporting event? An active swimming pool? Or a quiet place to read?
Whatever gets you going during the summer is probably not too different from your friends, family or neighbors.
What gets me going during the summer is good music. Many other folks get excited by it too.
Music is a universal language. Every culture has its own type of music it enjoys.
The Caribbean people love the laid back rhythms of Reggae. The people of Hawaii love the Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Ukulele while the people of Mexico love Polkas with Mariachi bands.
I've been to all of these places so I know firsthand. Music speaks to us all.