"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Jersey Shore Sketchbook - Dunes & Tunes


Here's another photo-and-sketch collage, put together from a trip to Lavallete, NJ last weekend. Nothing goes with dunes like tunes and no tunes go with the beach like the Beach Boys. 

This is the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote. In his own words: "Back in 1961, I'd never written a song in my life. I was nineteen years old. And I put myself to the test in my car one day. I was actually driving to a hot dog stand, and I actually created a melody in my head without being able to hear it on a piano. I sang it to myself; I didn't even sing it out loud in the car. When I got home that day, I finished the song, wrote the bridge, put the harmonies together and called it 'Surfer Girl'."


Little surfer little one
Made my heart come all undone
Do you love me?

Do you surfer girl?

I have watched you on the shore
Standing by the ocean's roar
Do you love me?

Do you surfer girl?

We could ride the surf together
While our love would grow

In my Woody I would take you 
Everywhere I go

So I say from me to you
I will make your dreams come true
Do you love me?

Do you surfer girl?