Summer 1976. I was a blistering 10 years old,
and it was the first year my folks let me go to the city pool alone.
I'd ride my bike down, and spend all day there,
10 minutes in the water, 20 minutes in the shade.
Yeah, I didn't choose the Ginger Life, it chose me.
Laying on a thin towel on the hot concrete
listening to KPUR 1440 AM
and my first exposure to "rock music".
This song brings it all back.
I can even hear the laughter and yelling of the kids,
splashing, life guard whistles.