It's been feeling like it will never be summer where I am, but I decided to make a mix for it anyhow. Summer isn't my favourite season, mainly because it's too hot and sunny - I often become an indoor dweller through the three months that we actually have a semblance of summer. Not to mention I don't enjoy the prospect of donating my blood to mosquitoes (after a few hours out in a friend's backyard this weekend, I already have six bites on my legs, which had been covered with thigh-high socks). I prefer travelling if I can, but this year, my summer is devoted to finishing my MA thesis, and so I must toil, otherwise unemployed, trying not to scratch my mosquito bites.
So, I've made a mix to raise my spirits. It seems many artists like to include "summer" in their song titles - I suppose, for most people, summer is a time of rest and celebration. In many respects, summer has gone the way of Christmas for me, meaning it used to be hugely exciting and wonderful as a child, but as I grew up it just lost all its magic. I'm going to include several songs that are rather twee in nature and finish it off with some more danceable electro tracks. I'm going to call it Summer of '08.
Another Sunny Day - Belle & Sebastian
Summershine - Strawberry Whiplash
Summer Swirl - Bouquet
Summer Days - Phoenix
British Summer Time - The Boyfriends
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Mr. Blue Sky - ELO
A Summer Chill - This Is Ivy League
Le soleil est pres de moi - Air
Swim - Ambulance Ltd.
Summer Babe (Winter Version) - Pavement
Holiday Hymn - Orange Juice
Beach Bum - Flowers Forever
Pool Side Music - Bridge
Pacific Palisades - Ash
White Palms - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Noisy Summer - The Raveonettes
Hot in the City - Billy Idol
Summer Party - Breakbot
Heatwave - IAMX