Back when I was in 5th and 6th grades, I attended summer camp at the park right behind our apartment building. Usually once or twice in that 2 1/2 month span, we’d go to the beach……usually Hollywood Beach. I loved it, mostly for the school bus ride we took to get there. Someone would always have a boombox with them, as the bus didn’t have a radio, and the station of choice to listen to was B96. They played R&B, hip-hop, sometimes rap music, but any profanities in the lyrics were bleeped out. One song that immediately comes to mind when I think about those rides to the beach is Weak by SWV. There was a lot of great R&B in the early 90s, like Zhane, Silkk (I shouldn’t have such fond memories of such a dirty song, but damn it, every time I hear it, I immediately think about the summer of 1993), SWV, TLC, Crystal Waters, Gabrielle…..the list goes on. Anyway, I hadn’t heard that song in probably 20 years before I last played it a few years ago, and I could literally feel the shitty leather of the seat under my legs, I could hear everyone singing along, I could even smell the exhaust fumes from all the cars on the road with us. It was like I had my own little time machine and a-way back I went. It was great!