24. Mär. 2011, 11:44
18. Mär. 2009, 15:58Summeerrraaahhh is coming!
A last.fm playlist for this list so far can be found here!
In May 2006 I posted a journal entry to start a list of great summer songs (or see list below).
You know the type, glorious songs that celebrate the sun, the fun, the adventure, the love, the drinking, the new friends, the lazing, the bathing, the sweating and the sheer joy you get when the sun decides to show it's bloody face!
Now, March 2009 in London town the weather is once again starting to shine and I'm getting in a SPRING kind of mood, which reminded me of this list!
Since 3 years have passed there are plenty of great songs over this time that could be added to this list! Also, revising this one I made ... err ... I think my tastes have moved on a little, so some will have to go! (Sugar Ray?!)
I'm slowly going to add new tracks. Get involved!!
New additions (so far!)
Warm Heart Of Africa - The Very Best
....Pressure Drop - Toots and the Maytals
....Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants - Wild Beasts
....Can't stop now feat. Mr. Vegas & Jovi Rockwell - Major Lazer
Let Your Love Flow - The Bellamy Brothers
....Caring Is Creepy - The Shins
Kids - MGMT
Something Good Can Work - Two Door Cinema Club
....A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
....Chicago - Sufjan Stevens (actually most of his stuff is perfect!)
....Absence Heard, Presence Felt - Quantic
Happy Up Here - Röyksopp
Bongo Bong - Manu Chao
Always Like This - Bombay Bicycle Club
....Tonight's Today - Jack Peñate
......... Needs more jazz, urban, soul, blues!!!! Or just the whole of Koop!
Original list of 2006:
Island in the Sun - Weezer (my favourite summer song!)
Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna
Battle of Who Could Care Less - Ben Folds Five
No Rain - Blind Melon
Kicked it in the Sun - Built To Spill
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Summer Skin - Death Cab For Cutie
Mr. E's Beautiful Blues - Eels
....Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations
Let Go - Frou Frou
Hands Of Time - Groove Armada
Malibu - Hole
Heartbeats - José González (or the original Knife version)
Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
Steal My Sunshine - Len
Summer in the City - Lovin' Spoonful
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
The Impression That I Get - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
....Temptation - New Order
Too Drunk to Fuck - Nouvelle Vague
Dream On - Depeche Mode
California - Phantom Planet
....Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
....I Wanna Make It Wit Chu - Queens Of The Stone Age
Another Love Song - Queens Of The Stone Age
To The Sea - Razorlight
Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Us - Regina Spektor
The Clapping Song - Shirley Ellis
6 Underground - Sneaker Pimps
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
....Have a Nice Day - Stereophonics
....Tearing In My Heart - Sunny Day Real Estate
....Marquee Moon - Television
Ladyflash - The Go! Team
1979 - The Smashing Pumpkins
....Happy Together - Turtles
Low Rider - War
Pictures of You - The Cure
....No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder
Jump in the Line - Harry Belafonte
....Boys of Summer - Don Henley
....Video - India.Arie
Honey Child What Can I Do? - Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
....Good People - Jack Johnson
Better Together - Jack Johnson
....Les Fleurs - 4Hero
Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle
Heat Wave - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
....The Time Is Now - Moloko
Autopilot - Nick Oliveri
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
....Where I Wanna Be - Shade Sheist
....Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
When It's Over - Sugar Ray
....Rock Lobster - The B 52's
....California Sun - The Ramones
The Seed 2.0 - The Roots
....Never Let Me Down - The Smashing Pumpkins
....Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
....They Can't Buy The Sunshine - Turin Breaks
And then there were contributions from other users:
....Summertime In The Void - I Mother Earth
....California Love - 2Pac
Talkin' Bout a Revolution - Reel Big Fish
A Message To You Rudi - The Specials
....Summertime - Sublime
....What I Got (Reprise) - Sublime
....Ever Fallen in Love - The Buzzcocks
School's Out - Alice Cooper
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
....It's Summertime - The Flaming Lips
July, July! - The Decemberists
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
....Everything Is Everything - Phoenix
You Get What You Give - New Radicals
....Counting the Days - Collective Soul
....Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
....Another Sunny Day - Belle and Sebastian
If I Ever Feel Better - Phoenix
Everyday Feels Like Sunday - Of Montreal
The Actor's Opprobrium - Of Montreal
....Ever Thought of Coming Back - Kelley Stoltz
A Daisy Through Concrete - Eels
Summer's Cauldron - XTC
Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly & The Family Stone
Here Comes the Sun - Nina Simone
Summer Sun - Koop
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Oslo In The Summertime - Of Montreal
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Hot In The City - Billy Idol
....Since I Left You - Avalanches
....The Shining - Badly Drawn Boy
....Magic in the Air - Badly Drawn Boy
....Concrete Schoolyard - Jurassic 5
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
....UMI Says - Mos Def
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
Here Comes the Summer - The Undertones
....Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) - Steve Harley
....Gold in the Air of Summer - Kings Of Convenience
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
Weezer Jack Johnson Les Fleurs Althea & Donna Blind Melon Built to Spill Curtis Mayfield Dave Gahan Death Cab for Cutie Don Henley Eels Foundations Groove Armada Frou Frou Hole India.Arie KT Tunstall José González The Knife Len Lovin' Spoonful Marlena Shaw Martha Reeves and The Vandellas Mighty Mighty Bosstones Moloko New Order Nick Oliveri Nouvelle Vague Depeche Mode Otis Redding Phantom Planet Pixies Queens of the Stone Age Razorlight Regina Spektor Shade Sheist Shirley Ellis Sneaker Pimps Sterephonics Stevie Wonder Sugar Ray Sunny Day Real Estate The B 52'sThe Go! TeamThe RamonesThe Smashing PumpkinsTracy Chapman Turin Breaks War Turtles I Mother Earth The Strokes 2Pac Ben Harper Bedouin Soundclash Reel Big Fish Mad Caddies The Specials Sublime Michael Franti The Buzzcocks Alice Cooper The Goops The Kinks The Flaming Lips The Decemberists Rise Against Matchbox Twenty Van Morrison Phoenix New Radicals Collective Soul Cream Belle and Sebastian Ace of Base Alien Ant Farm American Hi-Fi Bush Garbage Machinae Supremacy Goo Goo Dolls Muse Placebo Veruca Salt of Montreal Kelley Stoltz XTC Sly/Family Stone Nina Simone Koop Andrew W.K. Beastie Boys Bon Jovi Everclear Fight Paris Gandharvas Guns N' Roses Jimi Hendrix Less Than Jake Head Automatica Gnarls Barkley Vic Thrill David Byrne AM60 The Bangles Katrina & The Waves Bow Wow Wow Tarkio The Magnetic Fields Billy Idol The Drifters Neil Diamond Tommy James And The Shondells The Rivieras The Beach Boys Eddie Cochran Ash Russ Columbo Sondre Lerche Neil Sedaka The Sundays Chad & Jeremy Megadeth Amanda Marshall Pete Yorn The Cardigans Oasis The Killers Even In Blackouts Jim Noir Badly Drawn Boy Minus the Bear I Monster AvalanchesTwo Door Cinema ClubVampire WeekendSufjan StevensTwo Door Cinema ClubQuanticThe ShinsMGMTRöyksoppKooPSManu ChaoLady GagaLitMorcheebaThe WhoBombay Bicycle ClubWild BeastsMajor LazerThe Very BestTwo Door Cinema ClubToots and The Maytalssummer songsummer music
20. Aug. 2008, 10:22J'adore Menomena!!! Very happy I got the chance to catch them 2 months after first getting into them (that's an understatement, I do believe I have been infatuated by them!) I have to say, 93ft East is one of my least favourite venues for gigs but I think Menomena made up for it best they could with their mesmerizing skill with music!
Photos from my flickr
20. Aug. 2008, 10:10I was a lucky bunny and won the chance to photograph Field Day festival on behalf of Converse Music - AAA and everything darlings!!! It was wet, super wet, that day - not to mention exhausting ... but damn it was fun!!!
Simian Mobile Disco
Les Savy Fav (just awesome!!!!!)
The Mae Shi
30. Aug. 2007, 1:54Pictures I'd taken can be found on my Flickr
Nine Inch Nails at Birmingham Carling Academy
Setlist (the best I can remember!)
................The Beginning of the End
March of the Pigs
................Help Me I Am in Hell
...........No, You Don’t
The Day the World Went Away
................The Good Soldier
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole
(blimey no Hurt! But meh, I'm not too fused)
Well that's it! My last Nine Inch Nails gig of the year! *le sob*
When I heard back in March that NIN had rescheduled their skipped Birmingham and Wolverhampton show for August I had a big feeling that it would be a good idea to get tickets for these as they seemed very much like the last chance to catch NIN for a while. I was right! I had originally bought tickets for both shows however had to drop out of Wolverhampton.
I arrived in Birmingham around 4pm to find (as expected!) plenty of people already queuing. I had actually bought a spiral membership for the chance of something to happen for spiral members prior to the gig. However needless to say ... nowt. It was weird to actually see a few people I recognised just from browsing (and occasionally posting) in the spiral forums. Despite the solitary appearance of NIN fans (oh how I've come to love and hate it!) a lot of the spiral people were really nice, as well as there being a good mixture of different age groups - although I did notice it was mainly women ;)
Well one plus of spiral membership was early entry - although there was a hitch with my friend and I's ticket!! Thank god they were approved, I think my heart stopped when there seemed to be a problem. I'd come all the way from London damn it!!
I made sure to take the chance to buy a t-shirt this time (failed to bother in March) and now sport a pretty cool AIR flag/Year Zero shirt as I type this.
Ladytron supported again and took to the stage at 8pm. Although it being my third time seeing them live, I still actually enjoyed it! The sound in that venue seemed to be doing them really good justice!
Nine Inch Nails took to the stage right on 9pm. Having Hyperpower as an opening build up was brilliant! Again, wow the sound in that venue was shit hot!!!!
I'll admit to having to double look when Jeordie took to the stage, I didn't realise it was him as he was wearing what I can only describe as a 'Bob Dylan' hat. Ah Jeordie!
Despite my excitement for this moment, I did not scream like dog on heat on Trents arrival - merely began what was to be 2 hours of watching in awe (throw in some singing along of course, holding my camera up in attempts to get good shots a dash of jumping around!)
Much similar to the previous London gigs, they lashed in and out of songs from all albums. As far back as Broken to The Fragile. Gotta love it when they do that!! ;)
I couldn't help but notice, even before NIN had took to the stage, there was a lack of presence of something I was hoping for in the form of a large LCD screen that would be taking part in some key songs I was desperate to hear/see live. However, no such sign!! This worried me ... I've seen footage (thanks to nin.com & youtube!) of Nine Inch Nails performing Me, I'm Not and The Great Destroyer Live. Both look fucking mind blowing!!! If this was to be my last NIN gig for quite some time I was really hoping to catch these!!
Alas, after the first half of the show which included Trent getting increasingly angry with sound malfunctions (his ear pieces, problems with keyboards, Aarons guitar) and what I have to admit was actually an enjoyable show of Trents ever growing anger - thrashing away at some instrument during Piggy, eventually tossing it over the drums. There was also Trent's humble apology for missing Birmingham first time round and a great joke at saying they'd 'perform every song ever made ... by every band. except Fall Out Boy ... couldn't do them justice' haha! Fucking ace! Although some tiny teens behind me booed to this. Christ, get the fuck out of the guys show if you're going to boo Trent Reznor for the sake of Fall Out Boy!!
But yeah, Trent finally came to admitting that they'd hope to put on the LCD screens for some newer songs however due to the shitarse venue being too small, they were unable to. It was nice of Trent to bring this up and still pull off a good show without them, but I won't deny my heart sank - No Great Destroyer spectacular for me! Oh well ...
I was thrilled to finally see Dead Souls live! I keep missing that one!!
Over all the gig was good, entertaining!! However ... I'm going to admit now, I didn't get as good a buzz as I have with NIN gigs in the past. I guess it was my stupid disappointment of the lack of Year Zero songs that got in my way.
I stayed the night in Birmingham and headed back to London today. It felt gutting to be heading the opposite direction to Wolverhampton (there's something you won't hear often!) as I had originally intended to go to this gig too, but just can't. I'm going to be even more gutted if they manage to perform the 'screen required' Year Zero tracks. Knowing my luck they will ... god damn it.
And so ends NIN live 2007 for me. 2007 for me with Nine Inch Nails has been a utterly brilliant year! The gigs, the ARG, the album! Although missing Reading (that would have been the icing on the cake!) I've had a great year as a NIN fan!!
Role on 2008! Even if it means NIN will only tour US, I'll be getting my ass over there!!
Nine Inch Nails at Birmingham Academy on the 28th August 2007. Last time seeing them this year :(
23. Aug. 2007, 1:21Soo I started a new job today (well, yesterday by the time I've written this) and on my lunch break I decided to venture into the realm of what's allowed and what's not allowed on the internet (stating the obvious ... unfortunately no bukkake videos for me at lunch!)
I tried the usual, facebook (allowed) myspace (allowed) web msn (not allowed) emails (allowed) last.fm (not allowed) ... wait, what was that?! Last.fm not allowed?! WTF?! After staring at the screen for a few seconds in sheer horror it seems streaming sites are not allowed.
14. Jul. 2007, 6:35
I thought I'd start this entry off with a pretty picture to get things going. Ain't that a nice picture? ...... ahhh .....
Well so's the song by Interpol titled to the same theme; The Lighthouse!
The first time I heard this it hit me straight away. I was covered in goosebumps by the time it was over. Of course then realising the album was over I was slightly shocked by this choice of closing track, but I've grown to love that choice. It's a perfect song.
So I'm surprised to be hearing a lack of enthusiasm for this song from people. From dull to poor album closer ....... ???
Well, we all dance to a different beat and it would be a boring ol world if we all liked the same things but I'm still confused, how can a fan of Interpol (more so the new album Our Love to Admire) not like this song?!?!
To put it simply; it's beautiful!!!
journal entry made through lack of sleep and a long absense of bothering to write anything on my last.fm journal. yep.
9. Mai. 2007, 2:50
7. Mai. 2007, 4:27Brainiac -Indian Poker (Part 2). Ooooo!
12. Mär. 2007, 6:29Always a great gig when it's NIN!!! Sunday was great but I must admit I always expect a bit more when it's the last show of a set in a city and I don't feel like we got that little bit extra with it. I'm not complaining though, still had a great time! Was surprised he tried The Beginning Of The End again. That Survivalism is a great song live, it's really grown on me after hearing it live.
As for Ladytron (now I'm not just saying this because their music does sound repetitive) but I swear they played the same songs in the same order as Wednesday?!?! That's really freakin lazy!!
The New Flesh mixed into Pinion
You Know What You Are?
March of the Pigs
The Beginning of the End
Closer (w/ Only Time breakdown)
Help Me I Am in Hell
(I've noticed this song is Trents break for a costume change. Lol the woman that he is!)
Down In It
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole
Was very happy to have The Fragile played and surprised by Starfuckers, although a good surprise as it meant there were more songs left than I thought as I assumed I knew what the rest would be. sneaky beaky. Still no We're In This Together though
! Or would have loved to hear Deep (should have gone flippin Thurs & Sat) Oh well, roll on summer!!
My photos this time have suffered from choosing to go in the middle. I had fun and a good view myself, but the pictures are awful.
Blah. again sorry for the long layout of the pics, I blame last.fm!