It was another picture perfect morning at 7th and Montana as today's mild, 73-degree temperatures attracted people to Santa Monica in record numbers. Bob and Joyce decided it was high-time to introduce their grandchildren to the pleasures of Slip 'n Slide. Shortly after they left the scene -- in search of a Slip 'n Slide -- an Oafish Newcomer pulled up in an SUV, blaring his music loudly enough for all to hear. After a while, I approached him and politely suggested that it was time for him to either turn the music down or "Slip, Slide Away." Fortunately, he did both ...!