When eating at Braum’s yesterday a trio of high school boys sat next to us as Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” started to play over the store’s stereo system. They didn’t utter a word to each other as they ate, but everytime the song hit the chorus, they all sang out loud, and quite well. It was actually kinda cool, and I was surprised that high school boys would know any Don Henley songs. I also forgot how cool that music video was and didn’t know that it won Video of the Year at the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards.
James Gandolfini’s surprise death happened in the middle of a European trip he had with his teenage son. That sounds too eerily familiar to Tim Russert’s death, although Russert died when he got back to the states after taking his son to Europe for a graduation present.