10 June, 2010

Summer Time Playlist

For the past few years I've made a mix/playlist for the summer. In the past I would just name it Summer Fun (insert year) Mix, but last year I decided to be clever and give it a real name. Last year's summer time playlist is titled "I dream of a pale summer." I'm not much of a tanner. I burn very easily which is odd, considering my mother is Puerto Rican and my father has some Native American blood. I actually like having porcelain looking skin, but now I'm, um, turning translucent.

Yeah, it is embarrassing to admit that I can see veins, arteries, and organs through my skin. Okay, not organs but I need a healthy glow. My next playlist is titled "light tan line." Now, I'm asking for your help. I would like some suggestions to put on my list. I only have four songs on the list, and the plan is to have it completed by the first day of summer a.k.a. June 21st.

Here are the songs on my playlist. Enjoy the videos.

"Life Magazine" by Cold Cave

"Jail La La" by Dum Dum Girls

"Souls of Gold" Sister Crayon

"Walking On A Dream" Empire of the Sun

This year's summer list has to be filled with a lot of fun. I like pretty much anything with female musicians, garage/punk rock sound, or something that can makes me dance (or sing along, loudly) while I drive.

Thanks for the suggestions!

<3 J.Loo


  1. I want to contribute because I love sharing music and because I recently made a spectacular summer mix to satisfy my ever-growing mix-making obsession. I don’t think there exists an occasion for which I couldn’t design a totally awesome mix. Where others see a simple change of weather, I see a glowing mix opportunity!

    I’ll throw a few things at you in hopes that one will make the cut:

    1. “The Poison Vine” – Not only does this summery bluegrass tune feature a female vocalist, but her name is Jennie! (She hasn’t realized that the second “e” isn’t cool anymore.) The only thing: this song might be too sexy for you. Can you handle it?

    2. “Show Me the Roof” – This is a good sipping-wine-in-the-shade-all-afternoon summer song. Plus, it’s a wonderful introvert’s anthem. You wouldn’t know anything about that, would you?

    3. “Premonitions—the Fantasy” – Fairies, nymphs, magic forests, flutes, moss, owls, squirrels, butterflies, wildflowers, eyelashes, sunbeams, dreams, love, beauty

    4. “The Dolphins” – Here is a song about dolphins.

    5. “Weekend” – Indisputably these are all beautiful songs, but my only worry is that they might not be “fun” enough for you. This one will satisfy your need for beeps, clicks and summertime hip shakes.

    Happy listening, happy summer.

  2. Why thank you, sir. They are all great.