In the Summertime

I’ve got a number of projects on the go, both work- and life-related, so posting may be a little light for the next couple of weeks.

Since it’s turning out to be a bright and sunny summer (at least here in Accordion City, anyway — hopefully my friends in Alberta will see sunnier weather), you might do well to get away from the computer more often and enjoy life away from monitors and keyboards. To help, I’m including a seasonal ditty: Mungo Jerry’s In the Summertime [4.5MB, MP3]. It’s from the seventies, but it most reminds the summers of 1998 and 1999, when I was a self-employed consultant programmer working out of my business partner Adam’s apartment at the top of St. George Street.

There’s a rhyming couplet in this song that always takes a number of people by surprise, especially if they grew up in the 1980s or later:

If her daddy’s rich, take her out for a meal
If her daddy’s poor, just do what you feel

It’s practically neo-con make-out music!

One reply on “In the Summertime”

I proposed to my girlfriend in a small St. George apt a couple blocks south of People’s restaurant in 1998. Fond summer memories.

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