Buddy Cushman Art

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Surfin’

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Buddy Cushman Art

There are Surfin'USACovereight million artist stories in the city. This is mine. This one is called “Surfin’”.

“Everybody’s gone surfin’, surfing USA.” You know the song. I’m sure you do. It was a game-changer of sorts, allowing the music business to take a bit of a left turn, out toward the sunny beaches of Southern California. Toward a sunny life. With The Beach Boys. And surf guitar. Just prior to the British Invasion, which rode across the Atlantic on the shoulders of four lads from Liverpool, England. I’m sure you know their songs too. “She Loves You” was released in the United States in August of 1963, followed by “I Want To Hold Your Hand” in November. Both held the number one spot on the Billboard charts. Both came after the Beach Boy’s hit, released March 4, 1963. Kids were surfing before they were screaming. We think about the music…

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Author: buddycushmanart

This is my Blog, my opportunity to say what I think and write what I feel. The content has morphed in the two years of existence -- I began with personal tales of sillyness and drunkeness and soberness and times, places, and events within. Then I wrote a whole a lot of opinions about the world and its often sad shape, and how I thought we could make it better (re: engaging stories of hope). More recently I've taken to writing about this and that, including links to movies, Ted Talks, rock and roll, other writers' web pages, and more. These past seven years I have taken up the life of a painter, and my work can be seen on my web page ( www.buddycushmanfineart.com ) and my Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/musicflower67). But I've been writing since I was just a young thing living on the Massachusetts coast, and storytelling is my home. I have a number of fiction works in varying degrees of completion, and have published two books of fiction in the last year, under the name W.B. Cushman. But it's here I get to share my whatevers of sorrow and hope, and hopefully, wonder and magic. Thanks for stopping in.

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