There are songs about winter, spring and fall.
But there are songs about summer. And that’s no coincidence.
What other season could inspire Will Smith, Alice Cooper, Lana del Rey, and both the Fat Boys and the Beach Boys to musical greatness?*
Clearly, the summer song phenomenon is connected to Kitten Season. Believe it or not, every single Tabby’s Place kitten’s daddy is rich, and their ma is good-lookin’. This is a fact. Just look at what June jolted into this juke joint:
Arrived: Tinker, Cleo, Knight, Queso, Missy, Maui, Cardinal, Sparrow, Finch, Jay, Sina, Elias, Lovey, Nettle, Thyme, Matcha, Sencha, Snorkel, Tahoe, Scuba, Taco, Tortilla, Quesadilla, Tankini, Chimichanga, Churro
Adopted: Petra, Luna, Queso, Brewster, Tarzan & Raylene (together), Tigger, Linda, Tristan, Isolde & Arthur (together), Cleo, Rubble, Knight, Chimichanga & Quesadilla (together)
Returned: NOOOOOO ONE.
Cleared from Quarantine: Oil, Louie, Sunny, Ryder, Zuma, Chase, Katerina, Elaina, Prince Tuesday, Shifty, Topanga, Buffy, Pixie (pictured in top thumbnail), Moana, Tala, Cornell, Chatham, Mayo, Mara, Orleans, Lancelot, Tinker, Queso, Missy
Promoted to the Lobby: Oil, Scotty, Cornell, Walter
Promoted to Heaven: Lucille, Nettle, Thyme, OJ
Summer it up, kittens, and rise up singing.
*No, I will not include Bryan Adams, because in the actual summer of ’69, he was nine years old, did not spend his evenins’ down at the drive-in, did not get his first real six-string, and did not meet you standing on your mother’s porch. Bryan Adams sing with forked tongue.