Friday, July 18, 2008

Jakob Dylan Is My Summer Love

I listen to music seasonally. Blues, especially Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, means summer nights. Punk is generally equated with the winter months, when everything is hard and cold. Except for The Clash. They are pegged as a summer band, a summer-day-in-the-car-with-the-windows-down kind of band. Buddy Holly and other music from the 1950s and 60s are summer music too. The Wallflowers are typically a fall-into-winter band; as is, for that matter, Aimee Mann. Which is why it is somewhat surprising to me that Jakob Dylan's new album, "seeing things", is a summer-afternoon, sitting-on-the-back-deck-with-sunglasses-on-and-a-cold-glass-of-something-or-other kind of music:

So Jakob Dylan is being added to my tentative summer list of ever-changing summer music songs. My (hopefully expanding) Summer Day soundtrack is:

1. "Darwin" -Third Eye Blind
2. "Help Me" -Joni Mitchell
3. "Could You Be Loved" -Bob Marley & The Wailers
4. "Portions for Foxes" -Rilo Kiley
5. "Don't Look Back in Anger" -Oasis
6. "I've Been Loving You Too Long" -Otis Redding
7. "Something Good This Way Comes" -Jakob Dylan
8. "Come Pick Me Up"- Ryan Adams
9. "Helpless" -k.d. lang
10. "Circle" -Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
11. "California"- Joni Mitchell
12. "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" -The Clash
13. "Le Vieux Piano" -Edith Piaf
14. "Change is Hard" -She & Him
15. "True Love Ways" -Buddy Holly

That's what I've got it whittled down to at the moment. Suggestions, comments, snide remarks, all welcomed and encouraged (less on the snide remarks side though).

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