Summer Playlist Fun! 第二部分

15 09 2009

Oh heyyyy everyone!  Remember when I started my new summer series called Summer Playlist Fun!, but then I instead decided to take the entire summer off from blogging?  Yeah, that was awesome.  Party. 

Anyway, I received some sweet playlists from some pretty sweet people, so I’m going to continue our little series into the fall.  Today’s playlist is from one of my most talented, coolest friends, Brett Kochendorfer.  Read, listen, and enjoy!

Colleen – Summer Water
The name of this song reminds me of being at my parents house in Florida over the summer. Every morning I would walk out to our dock, feed the fish, and drink some coffee. The idea of “summer water” is very relaxing.     

Annette Hanshaw – Lovable and Sweet
In general, I love Annette Hanshaw. She has such a beautiful voice and was quite a “hell raiser” for when these songs were recorded. A great slice of Americana for a summer time sitting on your porch.

Leadbelly – He Never Said A Mumblin Word
This is a great song to sing with your friends. If you and your friends are BBQing and drinking sweet tea this song gets even better.

Pygmy Lush – Asphalt
This song reminds of Summer living in a city. The city is so oppressive during the Summer with all the asphalt, buildings, and people.

Eluvium – Radio Ballet
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A great song to begin your summer morning. I used to run to this song in the morning. 

Floor – Scimitar
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This is a very underrated Florida band.

Mark Dinning – Teen Angel
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In College one summer my friend and I drove to NYC from Tallahassee. We listened to this song probably 200 times in the car on a tape. My High School girlfriend had recently passed away.

Xiu Xiu – Sad Pony Guerilla Girl
This song reminds me of riding my bike around in the Summer down narrow streets after going to the farmers market.

Death In June – My Rhine Atrocity
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Let the black birds kiss me! I listened to this song a lot last Summer (when it was released) and I know I will enjoy it again this summer.

All of these songs remind me of summer. They make me think of the sun, bbq’s, sunny days, swimming in a sink hole, sweet tea, road trips, going on tour, sitting on a porch, reading in the sun, and times with my friends.

Brett Kochendorfer blogs about library technology, design, and people at
Brett plays pretty ambient music in Drowsy
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Summer Playlist Fun!

18 05 2009

Hello friends! Just in time for summer and nice weather, I’ve got a new weekly post for you. Introducing (drum roll please)…. Summer Playlist Fun! Every Monday, earbudz will bring you a new playlist from one of our super cool friends. And a few from our dorky friends. These playlists are based on what people are listening to now, and I’m hoping that it will give you all some new options for your ears!  Click the titles to listen to each song.

Our inaugural playlist comes from my favorite blogger, favorite comic artist, fellow Battlestar Galactica fan, and basically one of the coolest guys I know – Justin! Please enjoy Justin’s playlist, or else we might laugh at you behind your back and call you names like douchebag.

1. Do The Rump: The Black Keys – I love the idea of skinny white boys singing the blues, and doing it well.

2. Making Me Nervous: Brad Sucks – This song just happened to catch my ear on Pandora. Plus, I have a friend named Brad who sucks so there’s that.

3. Believe (Moon Version): The Bravery – I liked the original version but then I heard this and decided that it’s creepy/Halloweenie qualities make it even better.

4. Indivisible: The Dirtbombs – Reminds me of a chorus some goons would sing from an old timey cartoon, like Popeye.

5. Black Gloves: Goose – To paraphrase another fan; beer and Goose are two of the best things to come out of Belgium.

6. Save Ginny Weasley from Dean Thomas: Harry and the Potters – I’m a huge Potter fan but never thought the music scene could be any good. I was so wrong. But, I’m not a fan of Draco and the Malfoys for various reasons.

7. Running the World: Jarvis Cocker – Possibly one of the best songs ever, released by one of the coolest guys ever.

8. Skeleton Song: Kate Nash – I love this song, but I also really like when pretty English girls sing just about anything.

9. Not Fair: Lily Allen – This is the song that Liz Phair would record if she was 22 again, and English. Also, please refer to my answer to number 8.

10. Staring at the Sun: TV On The Radio – Music really helps get my creative juices flowing but rarely does a song, or band, have such a direct impact on my work as this song did. It actually made me decide to kill a character in a story, for no other reason than the fact that I decided it was emotionally necessary to the story.

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