Welcome to the summer of love
Roger Cormier seeks out the perfect vibe for the 2022 Mets at the solstice; Addy Baird finds a reliever who's good as gold; Colleen Sullivan puts the Astros in a garbage can
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Woke up this morning, got yourself a solstice
By Roger Cormier
A strong song of the summer candidate is "Mistakes" by Sharon Van Etten. "Even if I mistake," Van Etten sings in the chorus, "It's much better than that." The tune definitely opens the Tony Soprano Summer soundtrack. Soprano, up until the very end, got away with every mistake he made. There's more. Van Etten references a television character: Elaine Benes, in that she dances like her, and her partner implores her to do more. Benes was played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who starred in Enough Said with James Gandolfini, who portrayed… Tony Soprano. So there you go.
Why wouldn't you have a Tony Soprano Summer? Eat pasta. Wear a robe all day and night. Drive a 1999 Chevy Suburban. Drink Florida's Natural Juice out of a carton. Rock the bowling shirt and shorts look and Pull. It. Off. Go to therapy. Hang out with your chums. Listen to the classic rock station Q104.3 and get the Led out. Go to hotels under the alias of "Kevin Finnerty."
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