This weekend was all about trips to the park, the smell of sunscreen, & the sound of the ice cream man circling the neighborhood. Growing up, the ice cream man coming to our neighborhood was an exciting thing. We lived on a hill, outside of the city limits, so it wasn't as often that we would see him. But boy when we did cruise up our hill, pockets and change jars were emptied! I snapped this photo of my guys at the water park on Saturday and it inspired my two Music Monday song selections.
Jonathan Richman always comes to mind in the summertime and I was humming his "ice cream man" song all weekend. I never knew about Jonathan Richman (gasp) until I met Chris. I think it is safe to say that he is one of Chris' all time favorite musicians. I have been lucky enough to go to a Jonathan Richman concert with Chris and the guy knows how to put on a show! As I was trying really hard to find a music video for the song, other than still shots, I ran across a great Tom Waits "ice cream man" song that, surprisingly, I wasn't familiar with - so it was a bonus discovery. I think both songs will get your toes tappin' though.
Happy Music Monday!