In honor of my favorite film this summer, Super 8, I am taking a trip in the Way Back Machine to the Summer of '79...
Being 9 years old...Riding around on Henry Stormin's gold Harley Fat Boy, that big engine purring right through me.
Rolling up to the Toot & Tell 'Em Drive In to get an ice cold bottle of Pepsi. There was nothing like those big glass bottles, the condensation dripping on my fingers as that cold liquid slid down my throat.
4th of July fireworks on the golf course courtesy of the Pana, Illinois Volunteer Fire Department
Hanging out on the dock of Uncle Max's lake cabin and being told that the catfish would eat my toes if I dangled my feet in the water.
Eating ice cream from the Dairy Queen in the back of cousin Charles' 1970 El Camino, 8 track blaring Led Zeppelin, The Knack, Thin Lizzy, T-Rex and Ted Nugent and Donna Summer when Deena was with us.
Here are some of my favorite songs from back then...
Don't Bring Me Down by ELO
Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
My Sharona by the Knack
Mississippi Queen by Mountain