Dec 01 2011

Wear Sunscreen on the First Day of Summer

Baz Lurhman had a hit single called ‘Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen‘ in 1999. The lyrics are taken from an essay “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young“, written by columnist Mary Schmich and published in the Chicago Tribune on June 1st 1997. 

PS Noone should watch the John Saffron version, which includes advice like:

Wear sunscreen, but only if its that coconut oil that gives you cancer. Keep your old love letters. If you see an old lover in the street, try to run them over in your car. Don’t mess too much with your hair, otherwise by the time you’re 35, you’ll look like Greg Matthews. 

Learn how to smoke Winnie blues. If you’re underaged, get an older kid to buy them for you.  

Travel as often as you can. Live in New York City once. Live in northern California once. Never live in Adelaide – it’s a hole.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *