Every year about this time I start paying attention to lyrics of songs playing on the radio, looking for a theme for the summer. I try to imagine that the songs have a depth and were written to bring structure to all the craziness that I always bring on myself. I know you do it too.
This year, I was close to deciding on Blake Shelton's "Boys Round Here." How can you not love a song with the lyrics, "Chew tobacco, Spit"? But I just wasn't feeling it.
So finally I decided on an oldie (relatively), but a goodie. This summer, we will live by the wisdom in the Black Eyed Peas' song, "I've Gotta Feeling." It goes on to say, "I've got a Feeling that tonight's going to be a good night." If you decide to look up the lyrics, beware that not every version of the song is appropriate for all audiences.
So what's your theme song for the summer? Rolling Stone has asked its readers for the best summer songs and they are all over the place: Anything by the Beach Boys, Boys of Summer and Under the Boardwalk are all getting votes. But so is Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff, who I have never heard of.
But I want to know what you think, so I set up a poll for us to use.
Here's how you vote - Text a Message to 22333, then enter 43496 and your answer, or just Tell Us Online.
You can see our results here. (If this works, I didn't test it.)
Everyone at Leadership OD has been working hard to bring you new programs and new events and I really do "Gotta Feeling" that great things are coming.
Have a great summer and I hope to see you in San Diego.
All my best, Mike