Summer is here, for me. Finals are over and I don’t even want to look back at the damage I may have caused to the city of GPA. To paraphrase Eric Cartman, “Schools out guys, I’m going home.”
I’m officially back at the Nathaniel Estate and have a TON of material to sift through. There are enough bubble-clad manila envelopes here to float a family of four from Cuba to Florida. It may seem like a daunting task but I, for one, am excited to give them a listen and see what I think of em’ all. Anyways, since my summer started I decided to post a few songs that are all about the awesomeness of summer.
[MP3] The Flaming Lips – It’s Summertime
Complete with birds chirping in the background- Wayne and Company singing about summer seems to make the sun shine that much brighter.
[MP3] Modest Mouse – Untitled #3 (Summer)
With a line like, “Just the smell of the summer can make me fall in love” I have to think that Isaac Brock could be capable of pulling a Vivaldi and composing some genius Four Season ballads. “Dance dance dance and go crazy!”
[MP3] Hanalei – This Is Going To Be The Best Summer Ever
Any summer is the best summer ever. Wait, what? Radiohead, Modest Mouse, and The Shins have new albums coming out? Ok Hanalei, you win.
[MP3] Jens Lekman – A Sweet Summer’s Night On Hammer Hill
What do the Swedish know about summertime? One needs to look no further than Jens Lekman to hear his brassy take on that sweet summertime feeling.
[MP3] The Fiery Furnaces – Here Comes The Summer
I am not sure if they meant to correlatee “waiting” and “summer” in this song, but it seems like people are always waiting on summer for some reason. I’d say people wait on summer more than Christmas. Except Jesus because its his birthday.
[MP3] Grandaddy – Summer Here Kids
Grandaddy breaking up was a pretty devastating blow to their genre of music. These guys are really talented and this is the first song I think of every time someone says summer.
[MP3] The Fire Theft – Summertime
Jeremy Enigk is a quirky guy that makes some damn good music, both solo and with a band. I’m beginning to think that he has a fetish with summer. Summertime? Sunny Day Real Estate?
[MP3] LFO – Summer Girls
As soon as I made this post- someone left a comment recommending I add this song to the list. I don’t know what I was thinking. Leaving off LFO? Finals obviously took their toll.. I’m really starting to lose it.
Question: What are the top three things that come to mind when you think about summer?
These answers should be rather interesting. I’m going to unpack all my crap and be back tomorrow with some new stuff.