Music Monday: Boys of Summer

Well, we’ve come to the end of the series, and the end of the summer and what could be more appropriate than this Don Henley classic? Unless it’s the DJ Sammy take on it. Or the version done by The Ataris.

This is one of those rare songs (for me, at least) where I genuinely like every version of it I’ve ever heard. The lyrics are a haunting discussion about the passage of time and lost youth. Don Henley’s version is resigned. The Ataris’ are angry about it. DJ Sammy, though, has a hopeful tone – that yes, time passes, but what comes next can be just as good. Or maybe even better.

So that’s where I’ll end it, with the hope that what follows summer fun is just as good, or even better!

The summer fun playlist can be found on Spotify here.

Music Monday now goes on another little break and will restart in November (hopefully!) with the music that’s helped to inspire Ved’ma.

That’s all for now. Happy reading and listening!

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