While looking for inspiration for blog posts related to the Redd's Apple Ale Sun of a Beach Festival, I stumbled across one of the best series on YouTube — or at least I think so.

Yacht Rock tells fictional, behind-the-scenes stories of how some of the biggest chill hits of the 80s came to fruition.

Be warned, there is some profanity — how would you feel if you were the Messina to the Loggins? You also must be born before 1980 to truly get it.

I'm sorry this is a short post, but I've got some Michael McDonald to download.

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