The Sun is blazing. Sizzling in the clear blue sky above. There isn’t even a wisp of a cloud anywhere in sight in that vast open space that goes on and on forever.

The temperature is soaring. The birds are chirping merrily in the trees. Squirrels bound about from tree to tree, seemingly without rhyme or reason – but they know what’s going on.

Walking passed a park, a band is playing joyously in a bandstand. Crowds of people are gathered around, happily eating ice-creams and dancing along.

Remember to take in the moment. Do not miss a second. Do not even blink.

Blink? Blink! Here’s Blink 182 with All the Small Things! (The song the band in the bandstand are playing):

And here’s a slightly different version by Avril Lavigne:

So. What’s all this about? you wonder. Then, wonder no longer!

This year, I’m running a poll to find the Beyond the Sphere Sound of Summer, from a handful of (well, six, actually!)  selected songs borrowed from elsewhere on the internet and embedded here. The songs are used to invoke a Feel Good vibe and to promote that Feel Good Feeling! It’s the Little Things that combine to make a greater good!

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. so agree- it’s the little things combined togeether 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly. And the really good thing is that the small things are usually the easiest to accomplish!

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  2. I guess it’s the small things that surprise people. I would never have guessed you’d post a video featuring a…

    lip ring! How decadent! And here I thought my video suggestions were too decadent for this blog. 😉

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    1. Always expect the unexpected, CM! 😀
      You know how it is around here…! 😉

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  3. All the
    Small things
    Fly around your head –
    Each sings!
    All the
    Small things
    Climb into your bed
    Each stings …

    Do they only do it Summer the time?

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    1. Haha! No, Col… those small things just hang around to do their thing when we least expect it!

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  4. Spring is Sprung, the grass is ris,
    I wonder where the boidy is?
    Some say the boidy’s on the wing!
    Absoid Absoid!
    Da Wing is on da Boid!!! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. Good one, Prenin… I mean Prenoin! 😉

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  5. Well, Tom, Blink 182 was a new one for me. I restarted it within seconds as I thought my eyes were deceiving me but, alas no – it WAS a man in his underwear. Although, I was shocked I decided to see the whole thing. Perhaps, a reason would come up somewhere. NOPE …. just underwear. It’s a catchy tune – the video 🤑
    Avril Lavigne’s video is a lot more fun.
    I think I missed one song … Did I?
    Have a GREAT WEEK …
    Isadora 😎

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    1. Maybe I should have posted a quick warning about the video with this one, Isadora… but it’s the song I wanted to showcase! (I sound very DJ-ey don’t I? Hehehe!) Quite a lot of videos have no relevance to the song though, in my opinion!
      Hope you’re having a good weekend!

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      1. I can handle R-rated video’s but I didn’t expect it. Once in awhile, it’s good to see something that wakes us up from the comment trance we can get into. LOL

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        1. But still, there are shocks and there are SHOCKS! Hehehe! 😉

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          1. Computer issues … but had to add to this. Will catch up soon … 😎

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            1. Gah! Computer glitches! Hope you’re all sorted soon, Isadora!

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