Last Day of Landscaping ever.

1. “The Grid”- Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke

I loved this song from the moment I heard it back in college. Even if I don’t love Phish, I do love the bass player and this whole album is great. Kottke is also the man and the two times I saw him were awesome. You never hear this song on the radio, although I did the other day on the same station where I heard Lordes for the first time. Adult Alternative is really heating up. Lastly, I instantly liked this song when I heard it in college because “living off the grid” was a term I heard my hippie neighbor and his cronies use frequently to describe the life they worked so hard at out in the woods. The neighbor has been my boss landscaping for many years and its fitting I hear this song for the first and probably only time on the radio as I finish up my tenure in the business.

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Re-posted: July 4th and the Soundtrack of Summer

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.