Laying Low

Well, it’s a third of the way into August, and I have a summer cold. I’ve laid low for a few days, heading out only to take in a St. Cloud Rox baseball game last evening with Rob and his sister Mary Ellen. And I’ll head out in a while to run an errand or two for my mom and to stock up on decongestants.

And tomorrow, I’ll be back with a Saturday Single.

But for now, I’m going to leave you with a catchy tune that I utterly ignored during the summer of 1984 as I wended my way through grad school. Its title expresses how I feel today about this season, and as I listen to it, I find myself wondering once more why so much music from the 1980s now seems so much better than I thought it was at the time. I’ll probably never figure that out.

Anyway, here’s “Cruel Summer” by Bananarama, which went to No. 9 during the late summer of 1984.

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