One of the better things about working for a Big Company is Summer Fridays. Nothing like leaving the office around lunchtime and knowing don’t have to come back till Monday. The idea being you need a head start on traffic for that weekend getaway or whatever. I usually used them to go to the movies. (Wall-E, anyone?) Anyway, with that in mind, I’m going to be offering up a mix every Friday now through Labor Day.
These will be actual mixes, the songs segueing together, but it’s still individual songs so you know what you’re listening to. They’ll be an hour long so you can burn them to CD if so desired, and each comes complete with limited edition jpg artwork! Here’s the tracklist:
1. Jacques Dutronc – Le Responsable
2. The Muslims – Beside Myself
3. The Woodentops – Do it Anyway
4. Built to Spill – Center of the Universe
5. Mystery Jets – Young Love
6. Sloan – Cheap Champagne
7. Steely Dan – Any Major Dude
8. The Dodos – Red and Purple
9. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Servo
10. The Left Banke – She May Call You Up Tonight
11. Kim & Co. – Look Up
12. The Monochrome Set -He’s Frank (Slight Return)
13. Five O’Clock Heroes – NY Chinese Laundry
14. Nick Lowe – So it Goes
15. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – This Love is Fucking Right
16. Cats on Fire – The Smell of an Artist
17. The dB’s – Big Brown Eyes
18. David Bowie – Kooks
19. XTC – Life Begins at the Hop
20. This is Ivy League – London Bridge
21. Tommy James and the Shondells – Mirage
Download the inaugural Summer Fridays mix (zip file).
No theme to this, apart from I went all guitar-based pop that I thought felt summery — I tried to do an even mix of new and old. If anyone would like to contribute art to future mixes, drop me an email. I could certainly use the help in that department. Will credit you, obviously.
These mixes will be available for one week only. Have a good weekend!