Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tale of the Title

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So, why is this blog named "I Can Break Away"?

The image above provides the inspiration: The Beach Boys recorded the song "Break Away" as a single in 1969, with an underlying message that they were happy to break away from their contract with Capitol Records. Instead of getting personal and angry, the song was upbeat and put a positive spin on the situation: now they were free to pursue new horizons.

I like that attitude... it's a pretty healthy way to look at things. I don't know if it's my favorite song by The Beach Boys, but it's fitting as the mantle of what will take place here.

Here's a live performance of "Break Away" via YouTube, with a brief montage of 1960s beach and surf iconography during the intro:

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