That kind of helped get me through the week. I kept thinking that if I just made it to Friday, I'd get up and go with Lisa to the beach. We'd walk, not quite a workout, but better than sitting in front of the computer all day.
And, of course, I'd listen to the Beach Boys. I'm in Southern California, and I think that might be a law.
But we wound up having tons to do today. And after some recent news, I wasn't feeling too Beach Boy-ey.
You may (or may not) know that the Beach Boys got back together this year to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They've been touring and they even released a new album, which has actually done pretty well.
Apparently, Mike Love didn't agree.
As this anniversary tour winds down, Love has announced that he'll be going on the road next year with the band he'd been touring with. And not Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks. Since Love owns the rights to the name, that touring group will be known as the Beach Boys.
I don't pretend to know what's going on here. I know that it's hard to keep a band together, and that these guys have not seen eye to eye in a very long time. But there's something about knowing that the real Beach Boys want to be a part of the Beach Boys, and won't be allowed to be, just doesn't sit right.
So, as I work on getting ready for the 2012 launch of my Christmas station, I thought I'd listen to some Halloween music. After all, the Sounds of Halloween come before the Sounds of Christmas, right?
Or at least help you get through a scary workout!
Although, to be honest, I think most of my workouts are scary.
Anyway, here's what shuffled out of my Halloween playlist...
The Ventures "The Twilight Zone"
Screamin' Jay Hawkins "I Put A Spell On You"
Bobby "Boris" Pickett "Monster Mash"
Frank Sinatra "Witchcraft"
Dave Edmunds "The Creature From The Black Lagoon"
Levi Stubbs "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space"
The Outlaws "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky"
The Guess Who "Clap For The Wolfman"
I know, I know. That last one is about Wolfman Jack, not the monster movie Wolfman. But it's my list.