Friday, May 22, 2009

A Retro Summer Mix for Memorial Day

I don't have much to say, except that the boys are starting exams, the grass is green, the pool is open, the coals are burning in the grill!

Here's a little list of songs that may take you back to previous summers, as they do for me. What could be better than the Monkees and Husker Du, or a little redone Graham Parson classic, or a Trey Anastasio-fueled trip to the Misty Mountain Hop, a gin and juice sipped in the suburbs?

While all of the songs are "old school," I tried to freshen the list a little with newer covers of classic songs or alternate versions. Just plug your computer into some speakers, press play, and let 'er rip. Enjoy!




The Ramones--"Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" (mp3)

Husker Du--"Could You Be The One?" (mp3)

Jay Z--"Izzo (H.O.V.A.) unplugged" (mp3)

Ryan Adams and Gillian Welch--"The Return Of The Grievous Angel (live)" (mp3)

The Monkees--"Last Train To Clarksville" (mp3)

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs--"Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" (mp3)

R.E.M.--"Don't Go Back To Rockville" (mp3)

Paul Westerberg--"Daydream Believer (live)" (mp3)

Neil Young with Booker T. and the MGs--"Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay (live)" (mp3)

Phish (with Warren Haynes)--"Misty Mountain Hop (live) (mp3)

Scott McKenzie--"San Francisco (If You're Going)" (mp3)

The Moody Blues--"Legend Of A Mind" (mp3)

Liz Phair--"Mother's Little Helper" (mp3)

"Gin and Juice (White Man Remix)" (mp3)


5 comments:

John said...

Gotta get my computer fixed for these music heavy posts...

troutking said...

Love the Husker Du...I might just go listen to all of Warehouse right now. Favorite lyric: If you don't stop and smell the roses, they just might end up on you."

Keep the slugocide blogs coming...

BeckEye said...

Nice mix!

jed said...

what a way to end it!

Jason said...

I don't have the musical breadth that the authors or viewers of this site have, but I always had this one song as a kid that I loved for the summertime. Somewhat cheesy but still brings a smile to my face. Summertime by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff.