August 23, 2010

…and it’s a big bright white one as I loll in the pool tonight. All around me the A/C units of the neighbors houses hiss and whoosh, turning off and on to the tune of their own varying thermostat settings. There are a few crickets out too, but frankly, with the temperature still at 94 at nearly 11 PM it’s too hot for them. So, it’s just me, the moon, the night, and the A/C units. With the pool temp at 93 there’s virtually no sense of temperature difference in my nighttime dip, the water is just wet.

But looking up at that moon, all I can think of (at least for this moment – otherwise, there’s a helluva lot more going on in my mind and life right now) is that wonderful doo-wop tune by the fabulous Capris – “There’s A Moon Out Tonight”. The end of the song (in bolds) features probably my absolute very favorite harmonic moment in all of pop music:

There’s a (moon out tonight) whoa-oh-oh ooh
Let’s go strollin’
There’s a (girl in my heart) whoa-oh-oh ooh
Whose heart I’ve stolen
There’s a moon out tonight (whoa-oh-oh ooh)
Let’s go strollin’ through the park (ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

There’s a (glow in my heart) whoa-oh-oh ooh
I never felt before
There’s a (girl at my side) whoa-oh-oh ooh
That I adore
There’s a glow in my heart I never felt before (ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

Oh darlin’
Where have you been?
I’ve been longin’ for you all my life

Whoa-uh-oh baby I never felt this way before
I guess it’s because there’s a moon out tonight

There’s a (glow in my heart) whoa-oh-oh ooh
I never felt before
There’s a (girl at my side) whoa-oh-oh ooh
That I adore
There’s glow in my heart
I guess it’s because

There’s a moon out tonight
Moon out tonight
Moon out tonight
Moon out tonight
There’s a moon out tonight

Really priceless to me. Reinforces my view that if I had to choose between being blind or deaf I’d choose blind any day.

Filed in: Golf & Sports by The Great White Shank at 22:46 | Comments (3)
  1. I hope to begin on making copies of my doo wop and early 60’s stuff for you in a few days so you will have it while you recuperate. Do you have XM/Sirius by any chance? I have in my car and can tune in on the favs are 60’s, Margaritaville, BB Kings Blues, Reagge, and the 50’s plays a lot of Doo Wop. Having a home XM/Sirius radio may be something you want to check into and then have outside speakers set up.

    Love to you and Tracey

    Comment by Jana — August 24, 2010 @ 8:32 am

  2. Nope, no XM/Sirius anywhere. I guess we’re behind the times. But the idea of using the computer as our music media playground and going wireless speakers across the house and outside patio has crossed my mind. But I: a) wouldn’t even know where to start, and b) couldn’t afford it anyways. Our “suburban renewal” project has pretty much tapped us out on anything fun and additional for the next 8 months. But definitely something to think about when (God willing) the spring of 2011 comes around.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — August 24, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

  3. Sirius/XM is not expensive about 124.00 a year. My cousins have a Sirius radio for the boat that is removeable…go online to check out getting a Sirius radio and then you can log on via computer and take outside or get speakers. I can email you my pin number and you can give it whirl on the computer. Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville plays surf music and lots of island music and just some cool stuff like Ry Cooder, Jerry Jeff Walker, etc.

    Comment by Jana — August 25, 2010 @ 5:01 am

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