Another day, another link. This one comes from a blogger (ADIgnorantium) who has made a great soundtrack for some summer partying. When will WordPress create a post to playlist app?
My brother has recently written about
songs for the heat and songs for the rain
July 4th and the Soundtrack of Summer.
The only things I would add? Joe Cocker’s “Summer in the City” is one of my all time favorites:
But I also love the old
Cole Porter tune “Summertime”, here performed in great style by the one and only Coltrane:
This Coltrane number is good for some deep contemplation (or intoxication). And, what’s a summer playlist without some cheese? Who can really hate
Grease’s “Summer Loving”:
Ok, I hate it a little. But I like it a little too
But thanks ADIgnorantium for giving me a start on some songs to play tomorrow.
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My brother’s recent post about a fantasy cover describes a conversation we had when I first mentioned our new game–picking an artist and a song for an unsolicited arranged marriage. His version of the conversation is fairly accurate except in the outcome: I think he did a much better job describing the game than I would have and his first proposed cover/artists match-up is better than what I was thinking of.
Let me explain this thing a little bit. As I have made clear before, I am a little obsessed not just with the a
rtistic and philosophical status of a cover but also with the typology of the phenomenon and the criteria that go into song choices. I also suffered a brief obsession with amateurs performing covers on youtube. (Ok, not so brief, I posted three entries about it. Perverse.)
Love this song. It makes me want to sway.