Fall Forward: Summer Fridays 3.17


This is it, folks for Summer Fridays 2010. The weather is already full-on Fall, though it’s not actually Autumn until the 21. Autumn is my favorite time of year in NY anyway. Enjoy this last one, think it turned out pretty good. (Especially after redoing it last minute today, which is why this is up so late.) I might do a monthly mix, so maybe look forward to that. Hope you enjoyed these . I had fun making them. Just think this is the last time you’ll have to read this phrase till next year: NO SHUFFLING.



  1. Parlovr – Hell/Heaven
  2. Reading Rainbow – Wasting Time
  3. Animals That Swim – New Boots
  4. Casino Music – The Beat Goes On
  5. Talk Talk – Life is What You Make It
  6. The Crayon Fields – All the Pleasures of the World (Dan Block Remix)
  7. The Special AKA – What I Like Most About You is Your Girlfriend
  8. The Drums – Me and the Moon
  9. The Mighty Lemon Drops – Out of Hand
  10. Translations – The M.O.
  11. North Highlands – Steady Steady
  12. Edwyn Collins – Come Tomorrow, Come Today
  13. Aberfeldy – Mean Ol Misery
  14. Lancelot Link & The Evolution Revolution – Sha-La Love You
  15. The Balancing Act – She Doesn’t Work Here Anymore
  16. Butterglory – She’s Got the Akshun
  17. Superchunk – Hot Tubes
  18. The Trilobites – I Can’t Wait for Summer to End

Liner notes after the jump.


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Milking it: Summer Fridays 3.16


I know, I know. It's past Labor Day and maybe some of you think these mixes are as over as white shoes. Summer Fridays, in the office sense, are definitely over. But technically the season goes till September 21 so I'm gonna do these for two more weeks. Clearly I'm running out of stuff as this week features some Repeat Offenders. That's a bonehead name but I'm all for recidivism. And when a new Fresh & Onlys album gets handed to me, how can I say no?

Cover art this week is courtesy Alan Hevelone who has saved you all from seeing another of my creations. I probably wouldn't have been able to resist using a picture of a dude in a rainbow wig at a football game. 



  1. Abe Vigoda – Dream of My Love Chasing After You
  2. Coin Under Tongue – Beyond Yes
  3. House of Love – The Hedonist
  4. Crocodiles – Mirror
  5. The Stone Roses – Waterfall
  6. Procedure Club – Rather
  7. The Intelligence – The Beetles
  8. X-Ray Spex – Germ-Free Adolescents
  9. Violens – It Couldn't Be Perceived
  10. The Fresh & Onlys – Fascinated
  11. The Smiths – The Headmaster Ritual
  12. Brian Eno – The True Wheel
  13. Furniture – Your Brilliant Mind
  14. Laetitia Sadier – Un Soir, Un Chien
  15. Automelodi – Rose A.D.
  16. Grand National – Talk Amongst Yourselves

Not even gonna say the thing I normally say here. Do what you will. Next week's it, though it'll probably be a double. Liner notes after the jump.

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Melting Away: Summer Fridays 3.15

Labor Day weekend is the romantic end of Summer, even if it doesn't official end until the 21st. But, psychically, this is it. Let's do it up. (These mixes will continue for two more weeks, I'm going till the Vernal Equinox.) Even if you don't have a job, this is for you. A perfectly good strawberry shortcake bardied for the artwork this week. I hope you appreciate it. They're hands down my favorite junky frozen treat.




  1. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood – Summer Wine
  2. High Places – The Longest Shadows
  3. (The) Tony Castles – Black Girls in Dresses
  4. America – Ventura Highway
  5. Junip – Always
  6. Rainy Day – I'll Keep it with Mine
  7. The Fresh & Onlys – August in My Mind
  8. The Bees – Listening Man
  9. The Silver Seas – What if it Isn't Out There?
  10. Minature Tigers – Gold Skull
  12. Pete & the Pirates – Selina
  13. Big Star – September Gurls
  14. Cosmic Rough Riders – Sometime
  15. Connan Mockasin – Megumi The Milkyway Above
  16. Astrud Gilberto – Beginnings

Have a great long weekend. No shuffling. Liner notes after the jump.

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A Splotch, a Blotch, it’s Summer Fridays 3.14


This is the last Summer Friday of August but we've still got a few week of mixes to go. I run them through the actual end of summer, so there's three more after this. Cover art this week by Robyn Lee who has the enviable job of working for Serious Eats where, among other things, is editor of A Hamburger Today. (They really need to try the Commodore's burger which is the best in Williamsburg.) She also has her own site, The Girl Who Ate Everything which is also worth checking out. (Robyn used to have a good music blog too which I wish she still did! I'm one to talk.) It's also worth mentioning that it is ROBYN'S BIRTHDAY TODAY. I wish this blog was a Sixth Street Indian Restaurant 'cause if it was, lights would be flashing with weird disco music blaring. HAPPPPPPYYYYYYBIIIIIRRRRTHDAY!!!

Musically-speaking, this week's mix is strictly a white jeans affair. It all stemmed from news about this Orange Juice box set that's coming out on Domino, and then I was all "ooh I should put on some Style Council and Haircut One Hundred and Eggstone and Magic Bullets" and here we are. Light the tiki torches, pour yourself a cocktail… and beware of the blob!


Here's the tracklist:

  1. Seinking Ships – Digging His Own Hole (ft Miki Berenyi)
  2. The Wolfgang Press – Heaven's Gate
  3. Eggstone – Tarasamalata
  4. Kings of Convenience – Gold for the Price of Silver
  5. Belleruche – Clockwatching
  6. Club 8 – Isn't That Great?
  7. Magic Bullets – Millions of People Running Around
  8. Orange Juice – Flesh of My Flesh
  9. Dominant Legs – About My Girls
  10. The Style Council – Have You Ever Had it Blue?
  11. Frankie & the Heartstrings -Ungrateful
  12. The Beat – Sole Salvation
  13. The Beets – God
  14. Beck – Tropicalia
  15. Top Sound – A Matter of Precision
  16. Haircut One Hundred – Lemon Firebrigade
  17. The Five Blobs – The Blob

While wearing white jeans past labor day is now considered acceptable, listening to this mix on shuffle would be a faux pas. Liner notes after the jump.

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Hot August Daze: Summer Fridays 3.13 (No Neil Diamond)

We're in the last month of summer but in NYC at least it's still blazing hot which is making a lot of people angry. I'll say one of the best things about being currently underemployed is not having to brave the overcrowded subway platforms at rush hour. You can just feel the tension in the air, or maybe it's just the humidity. This mix doesn't reflect this in any way, I don't think, but you know, just saying. It's hot.

Cover art this week is courtesy my friend Kelly and these flamingos are from her mom's back yard Florida or something. Summer seems to be over for these guys.



  1. Figurines – Lucky to Love
  2. Oranger – Suddenly Upsidedown
  3. Klaxons – Echoes
  4. Of Montreal – Enemy Gene
  5. Blonde Redhead – Not Getting There
  6. Medicine – Never Click
  7. The Intelligence – Like Like Like Like Like Like Like
  8. I Was a King – Nightwalking
  9. One Man Band – Love You
  10. Gabor Szabo – Sunshine Superman
  11. A Classic Education – Terrible Day
  12. Tennis – Baltimore
  13. Prefab Sprout – Lions in My Own Garden (Exit Someone)
  14. East River Pipe – Here We Go
  15. Eternal Summers – Disciplinarian
  16. Lotion – Feedback Queen
  17. Winter Gloves – Strange Love
  18. Penelope Houston – Harry Dean
  19. Game Theory – The Real Sheila
  20. Kelley Stoltz – I Don't Get That
  21. The Woodentops – Why

Blah blah blah no shuffling, ok. Liner notes after the jump.

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We Have All the Time in the World: Summer Fridays 3.12

Nothing tropical on this week's mix but songs contained herein are pulled from at least a couple desert island discs. Another great cover from Greg Morris who really came through in the clutch. I have to say this week's mix turned out pretty good. Nice mix of new and old and everything flows together well… so no shuffling ok? That is a running gag at this point but, you know, funny cause it's true or something.

EDIT: Greg just pointed out that "Any Major Dude" was on the first-ever Summer Fridays mix. (Which is now out of print.) I try to keep track of these things but it was bound to happen at some point. Coulda sworn I used "Barrytown." Sorry folks. Refunds at point of purchase.


Here's the tracklist:

  1. The Boo Radleys – (I Wanna Be) Touchdown Jesus
  2. Dungen – Soda
  3. My Tiger My Timing – This is Not the Fire
  4. Fugiya & Miyagi – Taiwanese Boots
  5. The 6ths – San Diego Zoo
  6. Steely Dan – Any Major Dude
  7. Shrag – Tights in August
  8. This Many Boyfriends – I Don't Like You ('Cos You Don't Like The Pastels)
  9. The Pastels – Simply Nothing to be Done
  10. Dog Day – Wait it Out
  11. Violens – Acid Reign
  12. The Cribs – Housewife
  13. Fergus & Geronimo – Girls with British Accents
  14. Bare Wires – Dancing on a Dime
  15. Candy Butchers – What I Won't Give
  16. The Byrds – Why?
  17. The Jazz Butcher – Big Saturday
  18. Frankie Rose & the Outs – Girlfriend Island
  19. Built to Spill – Fling
  20. Louis Armstrong – We Have All the Time in the World

Liner notes after the jump.





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A Gorilla, a Cow and a Symbiote Walk into a Room… Summer Fridays 3.11

After a stunning run of great cover art from actual, talented people we're back to questionable work by Yours Truly. And yes, I resorted to Poladroid but I thought the seedy nature of this tableau needed it. This weird, every-shifting diorama exists in the empty lot at the end of my block and many Williamsburg residents may recognize it. Gorilla knows that even while working at his desk, there's time for partying. Or at least a little guitar. But don't overdo it like Venom, or else the cow will be annoyed. Words to live by. Other words to live by: No shuffling. Here's this week's tracklist:



  1. Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – Time of the Season
  2. Paul McCartney & Wings – Mrs. Vanderbilt
  3. The Dandy Warhols – The Coffee and Tea Wrecks
  4. Pleasure w/Ed Harcourt – From the Country to the City
  5. Everything Everything – Schoolin'
  6. The Coral – 1000 Years
  7. Weed Hounds – Skating Away from the Cops
  8. Pale Saints – Ordeal
  9. Tamaryn – Love Fade
  10. The Chameleons – Up the Down Escalator
  11. Girls Names – Running Scared
  12. Woven Bones – I've Gotta Get
  13. The Young Fresh Fellows – Young Fresh Fellows Theme
  14. Wild Nothing – Our Composition Book
  15. Baby Bird – A Cool and Crazy Thing
  16. Twin Shadow – I Can't Wait
  17. The Supremes – Dr. Goldfoot & the Bikini Machine
  18. Suede – He is Dead

Another not-so-thematically-cohesive mix but I like all the songs. Liner notes after the jump.


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The Dog Days of Summer Fridays 3.10

The hottest month on record since the oppression that was July 1999, the heat finally broke today. This mix was made under high heat and higher humidity, though, and it's definitely a bit crazy. After trying to make all the mixes thus far work thematically as a whole, here's a bunch of songs — mostly new — that I really like. My only criteria being that the segueways not be too jarring.

Cover art this week is by D. Crane of Seattle's amazing BOAT who have appeared on multiple Summer Fridays mixes in the past. Truly an honor. Dave's a vegetarian, I wonder if the dog knows it's just asparagus and eggplant under the grill cover. BOAT are working on a new album and graduate degrees as we speak. Without further salivation.


  1. Versus – Invincible Hero
  2. Al Green – I'm Glad You're Mine
  3. Alex Kemp – I'm on Your Side
  4. Papas Fritas – The Way You Walk
  5. Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep
  6. The High Llamas – Rollin'
  7. Summer Camp – Jake Ryan
  8. The Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
  9. The Clientele – Jerry
  10. The Rolling Stones – Monkey Man
  11. Flamin' Groovies – You Tore Me Down
  12. The Electric Bunnies – I Swear I'll Never Let You Go
  13. Charlotte Hatherley – Bastardo
  14. Wet Illustrated – Born Stoked
  15. The Car is on Fire – Cherry Cordial
  16. Disappears – Magics
  17. Surf City – Crazy Rulers of the World
  18. Dukes of Stratosphear – My Love Explodes

It doesn't bear repeating but…No shuffling. If you do this mix will make even less sense than it already does. Liner notes after the jump.




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Big Lake…Big Lake: Summer Fridays 3.9


I know the wildly variating themes of these mixes, week to week, is probably infuriating to some people. (That’s assuming I have regular readers at this point as infrequent as my posting is here. I keep saying I’ll do better, then I don’t.) It may seem impossible that someone can love Unnatural Helpers and The Fresh & Onlys and still have time to not only listen to, but find merit in the new New Young Pony Club album. Well welcome to me. Man cannot live in Altered Zones 24 hours a day, not this one at least, and I don’t need to have my dancepop drenched in reverb to justify listening to it. (Hey I like Delorean too, don’t get me wrong.) Bitter and defensive much, me? There is currently no running water in my apartment so I am cranky.

Anway: this week is poppy and dancey, maybe in a more 2007 kinda way than right now I dunno. It’s also got Xymox and Naked Eyes and the new Mark Ronson single that I think is pretty undeniably catchy as all get out. And new Deerhunter too which I think fits in just fine. Dig it.¬†Cover art this week comes courtesy Philip Maramba who I’ve known since college and still lives in WV where he is Design Editor for the Charleston Daily Mail. He probably cringes at every typo in this post. Philip also is an avid listener of these mixes despite never seeming to be able to figure out how to make them play in correct running order. Dude, it’s not that hard. The picture was taken Ghent, WV and looks particularly¬†idyllic. And yes, some people in West Virginia do read David Sedaris.




  1. Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours
  2. Deerhunter – Revival
  3. The Superimposers – Seeing is Believing
  4. Captain Sensible – Brenda Pts 1 + 2
  5. School of Seven Bells – Heart is Strange
  6. Xymox – Obsession
  7. Steve Mason – Am I Just a Man?
  8. Psychobuildings – No Man’s Land
  9. New Young Pony Club – Oh Cherie
  10. Naked Eyes – When the Lights Go Out
  11. Guru – Loungin’
  12. Holy Ghost! – Static on the Wire
  13. Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – Bang Bang Bang
  14. Ratatat – Mandy
  15. James Yuill – When You’re on Your Own

Because I will just never stop saying this: what you’ve got here is an actual mix, the songs segue together and much thought has been put into the running order. They are separate tracks though…so NO SHUFFLING. Liner notes after the jump.

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