Sunday, 27 May 2012

Summertime songs

It's Memorial Day weekend (aka the borderline-official kick-off to summer) here in the US of A. And I hear tell from England that the unseasonable gloom has lifted, and there's a mini May heatwave going on.

It's made me think about music festivals, and picnics with Pimms, and long weekday evenings in pub gardens, and look forward to driving along Ventura Blvd in the sun, or hanging out on Zuma beach, or lazy lunches outdoors under striped awnings.

So I thought it was about time to compile a playlist of some of the songs that remind me of summertime, both in London town and California.

Here's the extended spotify playlist - and there's a condensed version of the list below.


1. Blur, Parklife

2. The Wave Pictures, Just Like a Drummer

3. Tom Petty, Free Fallin'

4. The xx, Crystallised

5. Neil Young, Harvest Moon

6. The Beach Boys, Wouldn't It Be Nice

7. The Kinks, Sunny Afternoon

8. Love, The Good Humour Man He Sees Everything

9. M83, Midnight City

10. The Magnetic Fields, California Girls

11. The Ramones, Rockaway Beach

12. Jack White, Blunderbuss 


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