cf. LIFE, 1964
UNIDENTIFIED GUEST: Your wife has left you?
EDWARD: Without warning, of course;
Just when she’d arranged a cocktail party.
She’d gone when I came in, this afternoon.
She left a note to say that she was leaving me;
But I don’t know where she’s gone…
—T.S. Eliot, The Cocktail Party
Burt Bacharach · Elvis Costello – “This House Is Empty Now”
cf. State Archives of Florida, “Young people at a City Recreation Dept. dance…” (1962)
Diana Ross – “Upside Down” (Kid Goodman Rework)
…some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away…it was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Boy Meets Girl – “Waiting for a Star to Fall”
O My Luve’s like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June…
Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
Summer for thee grant I may be
When summer days are flown!
Thy music still when whippoorwill
And oriole are done!
Paula Abdul – “Forever Your Girl” (Megamix by Gordon Beetroot)
New York Magazine, 1969
Summer’s joys are spoilt by use,
And the enjoying of the Spring
Fades as does its blossoming…
–John Keats, Fancy
“Summertime Blues” (Remixed Live At Leeds Version) by The Who
Bell Telephone Magazine, 1973
Gloria Estefan – “1-2-3”