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"Summer means fun" Or does it?
It's June 21st, the Summer Solstice. School's out. June grades are out. Everybody should be out, enjoying the good weather and heading for the beach or the mountains or another country!
What are you doing? I pass some of you in the hall and ask you just that:
"What are you doing here?" Why didn't you finish what you were supposed to finish when you were supposed to? Why did you leave it for the summer? I guess you just want to hang around the U and keep us busy!
Let's take a break.
Let's look back a ways...way back...to the way things were before cassettes and CDs and video and DVDs and internet and, and, and. Let's go back to 1964. You most likely didn't exist yet, though a few of you may have been children way back then. You may have been a teenager with a transistor radio. You'd listen to KYA or the local teenage station, to the "oldies" which weren't "oldies" yet. You may have been really lucky because you had your own phonograph on which you played your 45s rather than always having to go to a friend's house. No, no downloading in those days. You bought those coveted little records with a big hole in the middle (why did they have a big hole in the middle?) for $1.06. That's 1 dollar and 6 cents tax, more than a week's allowance! Money didn't grow on trees then either, but you could go without practically anything, but not without music. And summer meant music all day! The Beach Boys and the Beatles were at the top of the charts.
What do you think about this song : SUMMER MEANS FUN?
is out: finished
are out: están publicados
should be out: estar fuera
heading for: dirigiéndose a
in the hall: por el pasillo
were supposed to: debías haber
leave it: dejarlo
hang around: estar de vago por
keep up busy: tenernos ocupados
take a break: tomar un descanso
way back: muy atrás
most likely: probablemente
let's go back: vamos para atrás
coveted: muy apreciados
in the middle: en medio
a week's allowance: la paga
grow on trees: crecer en los arboles/fácil de conseguir
go without: estar sin
top of the charts: de los más vendidos