***From the “My Jams” Archives (1969)
“First of the Fall and there she goes back…”
Hot Fun In The Summertime by Sly and The Family Stone: August 1969
One of my favorite songs of all time!
The piano intro is so haunting; it hits me smack dab in the middle of my brain’s wistful zone.
Strangely enough, I love that!
I live for the way Sly likens summer days to a magical lady that appears at the “end of the spring” and goes away before the “first of the fall.”
What an enchanting metaphor!
Can’t you just imagine this fanciful little golden sprite twirling in and out of our lives, bringing and taking sunny memories with her.
“…everythang is cool!!!”
🙂 🙂 🙂
I celebrate the Northern Hemisphere’s ‘re-entry’ into the gates of the Autumnal Equinox!
And, as a true lover of fall, I’m brimming over with majestic and sublime feelings of exaltation!
Welcome back Autumn! Welcome back!
If you live in the Northern half of the world, why don’t you join me as I salute the return of crisp cool mornings, slanted afternoon sunlight and brisk evening breezes!
Go now and open the closest door or window; better yet, step outside!
Bid summer farewell and envision her as she pirouettes away on the melody of this jam!
Video credit: Perry Cox PF93
Ah…wasn’t that exhilarating!
Oh well, my time here is up.
I’ll see you guys later!
Lady J and I have a date with “the first of the Fall!”
Much love as always,
***Remember, you can check out the entire “My Jams” series for years 1966-1996 by selecting “My Jams” in the music category.