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Del: Once in a while something small brings a very big emotion flooding back in a rush. This song never fails:
Del: It’s summahtime-summahtime-sum-sum-summahtime … suddenly, I’m taken back to a spring day in 1957 by this song. The last bell is lingering. School’s out for summer, school’s out forever.
Flash forward nine years. The hiccups of graduation day, how to pay back Mr. Brewster, my flaky mother are suddenly in the rearview mirror. The unfettered emancipation of summertime returns. No more tests, no college applications, no shitty jobs. There was the band, the Beatles, the beach, and unfathomed adventures awaiting us. We had enough band gigs lined up that we didn’t need to indenture ourselves to humiliating jobs. It was fun-fun-fun, and no one’s daddy was taking our T-bird away.
Greg: It was many decades later that Del and I turned our musical attentions to recapturing the feelings brought on by this summer of endless horizons. This is what we came up with. We filmed it on a September weekend in Vermont: