A dad and his daughters, loving life in New York City

Friday, June 22

MyMix 6.22

I make a new On-The-Go mix just about every morning. Here's some of what I'll be listening to, shuffled—in fact, on my Shuffle, which is a great, no-jacket-pockets, summertime tool—today.

Chris Garneau: Relief
Ol' Dirty Bastard: Shimmy Shimmy Ya*
Fergie: Glamorous
Brian Jonestown Massacre: Hide and Seek
Rihanna: Umbrella**
The Thermals: Here's Your Future
The Cure: A Forest
Sufjan Stevens: Free Man In Paris
The Arcade Fire: Keep the Car Running
The Sunshine Underground: Commercial Breakdown***
Falling Slowly: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová (from Once)
Common: The Game
Elliot Smith: Pretty (Ugly Before)
The National: Daughters of the Soho Riots
Death Cab For Cutie: Marching Bands of Manhattan
Tracey Thorn: Grand Canyon****
Oxford Collapse: Please Visit Your National Parks
The Rosebuds: Get Up Get Out
The View: Comin' Down

* Thank you, Knocked Up, for introducing me to this sloppy, raucous song, which played over what is surely one of the great opening-credits sequences of the year. Talk about setting the mood!

** I had predicted on another site that Fergie's Glamorous was going to be the Summer Song of '07 (you know what I mean: the ubiquitous tune that comes to define the season). Other commenters had better ideas, including Feist, PBJ's Young Folks, Modest Mouse and, best of all, Umbrella... ella... ella... ey... ey... ey.

*** Sent to me by Becky from Nashville, and I can't get enough! Reminds me of the Rapture, but with more heart.

**** Currently the song that most readily brings a lump to my throat, and prompts the tears to start a-welling.



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