Feliz Marzo Rocky Point! Welcome to Spring Break Time…….. the weather is perfecto, the drinks are fabuloso and everyone is smiling…..QUE BUENO! What a fabulous start of the year it has been! Recently, I flew to Tampa for the Gasparilla Festival. If you haven’t been, what a Mardi Gras like atmosphere and wayyyyyy fun :). It reminded me of Tubby Tuba and the Popcorn Parade marching down Calle 13 here in in Rocky Point for one of our holiday festivals. I will update you all on my next adventure when I fly to Aruba next week with Tomas to check out one heckuva fun island country. While at the beach recently, I was listening to some cool beach tunes, and I thought of this column and thought I would do some research for the best beach tunes and I would assemble a list.
I know we all have somewhat different flavors of music, but I did my best to include as many as I could come up with from my play list and from research that I did. Please don’t shoot the messenger if you don’t like some of the choices……..they are only options……..wink wink. I am always looking to grow my playlist as you can only play “I Got Bitches” so many times huh Powers and Tomas! Sooooooooooooooo, off we go…….. let the cool vibes loose……….
~Toes by the Zack Brown Band…….who can’t love a song that belts out, “I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand, life is good today”. We can all heartily rap along to that one at our beaches for sure!
~Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett…… “but there’s booze in the blender, and soon it will render, that frozen concoction that helps me hang on”……..ahh sure sounds like Rocky Point to me. There’s nothing like a nice frozen bevvy while soaking up the rays and chilling out!
~When the Sun Goes Down by Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker….. “when the sun goes down, we’ll be grooving, when the sun goes down we’ll be feelin’alright, when the sun sinks down over the water, everything gets hotter when the sun goes down”. Such a cool tune and I am not even the biggest country fan but these two artists really collaborate well and it definitely makes the beach music play list.
~Under the Boardwalk by the Drifters………”Oh, when the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof , and your shoes get so hot you wish your tired feet were fire proof, Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah ,On a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be”. Definitely an old time classic, reminds me of the Jersey Shore and brings a smile to anyone chilling with “their baby” on the beach.
~Catch a Wave by The Beach Boys…….”Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world, Don’t be afraid to try the greatest sport around (Catch a wave, catch a wave), Everybody tries it once, Those who don’t just have to put it down, You paddle out turn around and raise, And baby that’s all there is to the coastline craze, You gotta catch a wave and you’re sittin’ on top of the world.” For those of us that have surfed, it’s just the best feeling to be on top of a wave and this song really catches the thrill of paddling and enjoying the sport of surfing.
~Astronaut in the Ocean by the Masked Wolf…..What you know about rollin’ down in the deep? When your brain goes numb, you can call that mental freeze, When these people talk too much, put that s**t in slow motion, yeah, I feel like an astronaut in the ocean, ayy”…… this was a toss in from me for some more current tunes…..pretty cool tune from this Australian rapper.
~Kokomo by the Beach Boys……. “Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take ya Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama, Key Largo, Montego, baby why don’t we go, Jamaica”………another Beach Boys tune makes the cut but who doesn’t know these lyrics? Always a beach classic that easily brings you right to the good times at the beach!
~Soak Up the Sun by Cheryl Crow….. “I’m gonna soak up the sun, I’m gonna tell everyone, To lighten up, I’m gonna tell ’em that, I’ve got no one to blame, for every time I feel lame, I’m looking up, I’m gonna soak up the sun.” A cool beach classic that really makes it just fine to kick it and chill out on the beach.
~Escape (the Pina Colada Song)- Yes, I like piña coladas
And gettin’ caught in the rain, I’m not much into health food
I am into champagne, I’ve got to meet you by tomorrow noon
And cut through all this red tape, At a bar called O’Malley’s, Where we’ll plan our escape……. Ah, another frozen concoction on the beach…..this time with a pineapple kick to it. Wow, hard to believe this was from all the way back in 1979……… I don’t think I was even born yet……….hmmm Cathy Pea was probably 10 around this time!
~Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles……..Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting, Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear, Here comes the sun do, do, do, Here comes the sun, And I say it’s all right……… Enough said, just makes you feel the warmth of the sun on your face…….and it’s alright!
So, there you have it, choose some for your playlist, choose them all….just make sure you are soaking up the sun here in Rocky Point!