August 14, 2009

Flashback Friday: "On The Beach".

I decided to end the working week on the same note as I began it; with a beach.
When I was in my teens, August meant the start of school and the long, lazy days spend on the beach were suddenly just sweet, distant memories.

There is one particular song that does manage to extend the feel of this beautiful season. "On The Beach", performed by the talented Chris Rea has all the elements one looks for in a great summer song - beautiful images, soothing voice and a pleasing melody that makes me think of white sand, crystal clear sea and warm sun. I fell in love with it the first time I heard it played on the radio, which was more than twenty years ago. Nonetheless, I find this laid back musical jewel timeless and incredibly pleasing to all the senses, even today.


United Studies said... has been a while since I've been able to sit and read your blog!

Sadly, I have read that in Denmark now it is kinda chilly. So I am packing more long pants than capris and sandals.

Betsy Brock said...

Those images are beautiful! I'm tapping my toes....

Claus said...

There are songs that I have no idea how I came familiar with, as they are from a time when I was very little. This song is a perfect example. I know the song -though only now I learned is sung by a Chris Rea- yet back in 1986 I turned 9, and my "music selection" did not include grown-up/sung in English music. This happens often actually, and I try very hard to think how they came to my life, and though there's no answer, I'm glad I know them.
This is a great summer song!

Polished Sense said...

Oooo the beach! You just reminded me that I NEED to go!


Reasons said...

What a treat!

I haven't had much chance to blog recently so had a great catch-up here today. That perfume bottle is gorgeous, bet it smells great. I had a lovely visit.

Reasons said...

Also, I like your philosophy re mistakes - a great attitude to have!

Keera Ann Fox said...

I'd forgotten how sensual this song is. Hadn't seen the video before so thanks for that. Now I've got "On the Beach" playing in iTunes, the full 6:50 length. :-)

Blogaire said...

I also had forgotton this one, it was stuck away somewhere gathering cobwebs in the 80's part of my brain. Brings back happy memories though, and I swear the Summers were longer and sunnier back then...

Nubiasnonsense said...

What a nice blog you have. A very nice read. very sensual song

Shelly's Style Shop said...

I love the beach. I wish we lived closer to one. I know I would enjoy it as much as I could. ;-) What a good way to end a Friday!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. ;-)

xoxo, Shelly

Mahmud Yussop said...

Must say that I enjoy the music, the smiles and scenery.Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

sounds really good!

Sumandebray said...

Some memories are so sweet that it deserves repeated replays.
It would have been wonderful if Life provided an "Action Replay"
Have a great weekend!

Zuzana said...

I am always happy when you stop by.;) Yes, unfortunately, the summer has passed here. It happens almost always withing a matter of a few days. You might still experience some warm days though, do not loose hope. But the feeling of autumn is already here...

glad you liked the song.;)) xo

I so recognize the sentiment! This to me applies with the music from the 70's. I am so familar with lot of it, some through later remakes, some because when I grew older, I tend to come to love when they were played occasionally as "oldies" on the radio and TV. Although I really never knew exactly how I got to know about them.
Glad I coudl shed some light on this one for you.;))
Love your comments at all times.;) xo

=Polish Sense (Jessica),
welcome and thanks for the lovely comment.;) I hope you will get the opportunity to enjoy a beach soon.;))

=Reasons To Be...,
so great to read a comment from you, you were missed! Thank you for your kind words and compliments, glad my posts had that effect on you.;))

sensual is the word, you are so right!;)) The fact that the song is now in your iTunes collection makes me happy.;)) Glad to have reminded you of a great tune from your past.;)

I agree with you on every account, also the fact that the summers were longer. Or is it just that we are getting older and that time is relative?
Always happy when you stop by.;))

thank you so much for that kind comment and for stopping by.;)

I am happy I can bring the beach closer to you this way, your comments always make my day.;)
Hope your weekend is lovely.;))xo

thank you.;)Yes, you noticed the lovely smiles as well.;)) Hope your weekend is great.;)

thank you so much dear.;))xo

so right you are! "Action Replay" would be great.;)) Fortunately, lovely photos in old photo albums and videos such as the one above sometimes function as an "instant reply" at least.;))
Likewise wishing you a lovely weekend.;)

Reading Tea Leaves said...

I am reminded of youthful holidays in Greece listening to this song and watching the video - thank you once again for Flashback Friday - I love to reminisce!

Snowbrush said...

I wonder if that was a sanseveria that appeared briefly at the beginning of the song.

Zuzana said...

nothing can bring back the good old times as a great summer song, right? Thank you for your always lovely words.;)

you might be right, it is some sort of exotic plant.;))
Thanks for stopping by.;))

Hilary said...

We've got one! An artist we both like! ;) I do like Chris Rea but I can't say that I'm familiar with this song. A couple of his are among my iPod tunes though. :)

Zuzana said...

glad we share our likes for Mr. Rea.;)) I love all his stuff and will for sure return with some of his even earlier hits.;))
You might also like the tune I will post this week (tomorrow), I think at least.;)) So glad to see you around here again.;))

Kat Mortensen said...

I have a compilation tape with this song on it and I have always LOVED it! If I had known that Chris Rea looks like this, I would have loved it even more! Thanks for the visuals!