Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Songs of Summer

So, I have this little problem. Every once in a while, I become enamored with a song, play it to death, and then, years later, look back and wonder why it was on all my playlists and question how I was so obsessed with songs of such potential for annoyance. My ipod repertoire is mostly songs of this type. Observe:

Circa 2003: "You're an Ocean" by Fastball. The music video does nothing to illuminate what the chorus means! I'm still not sure.

Winter 2005: "Boyz in the Hood" Dynamite Hack. I have no explanation, but do have fond memories of singing this outside an opera house in Canada with my brother during the intermission to Carmen.

Summer/Fall of 2007: "Love Song" by Sarah Bareilles

Christmas 2009: "Snowfall" by Ingrid Michaelson. I kept singing the first few lines over and over again. Mark almost ripped out my vocal chords. Not really.

Current contenders from this summer:

"Raised by Wolves" by Voxtrot. Blame Pandora for this one. If the song gets interrupted while I'm listening to it, I start it over.

"Kick Drum Heart" by The Avett Brothers. While I have liked the Avett Brothers for a while, I discovered this song via Bad Catholic.

Sarah Bareilles covers "All the Single Ladies." I couldn't find the mp3 for this one, so I just played it via youtube all day on my phone.

Truth be told, I really love all these songs, and now that I've found all the videos for them on youtube, kind of want to put them back into my ipod rotation.

Please don't hate me for my taste in music. Or that I just wrote a post comprised entirely of videos you most likely will not watch. I did spare you from the summer of my obsession with Belle & Sebastian / Michael Buble. But then, you might feel like a part of your life is missing since I haven't.

And adieu.


  1. Ha! I remember borrowing the Michael Buble DVD of yours...and "love song" we sang together in the basement. I miss you!

  2. I LOVE YOUR SONGS! Especially Boyz in the Hood... knowin' nothin' in life but to be legit... <3 ... It reminds me of driving down a major drag in San Antonio with my cousin loudly rapping "Nothin' but a G Thang" with the windows down. Something so appealing about thugly music...