Wednesday, May 09, 2007

It's not summer yet?

It's starting to feel like summer out there, even though we're still a few weeks away from the official start. Here are a few exciting facts:
  • In general, seasonal changes occur earlier in coastal regions, so countries close to oceans have an earlier start to summer than inland contries.
  • The unofficial start of summer is a matter of convention: in Ireland it is as early as May 1, in many countries it is considered to be June 1, while in others it is as late as July 1.
I'd rather not procrastinate on the start of summer, I say let's all go to Ireland tomorrow. I put together some songs for the trip and everything. I've heard that Ireland is a pretty interesting place to visit, but I haven't had a chance to go check it out. I doubt they have heard of very many of these artists, we could burn them a mixtape as a peace offering and maybe we could score some free beer.

Summer Mix (25:22) (zShare)


Donovan is a Scottish singer-songwriter who became popular in the 1960's psychedelic folk scene. He became a close friend of Joan Baez, taught John Lennon and George Harrison his finger-picking guitar style, and name-dropped Jefferson Airplane before anyone had ever heard of them. The title track to his 1966 album Sunshine Superman is considered to be one of the first examples of the musical genre that came to be known as psychedelia. The Films did a decent cover of the song I think, but have a listen to the original...

The of Montreal song is from their 2005 album, but lately I've been listening to their debut album Cherry Peel more than any of their other stuff. I think these songs are from a time prior to Kevin Barnes' discovery of the misses department.

The bartender at Emo's told me that someone out in the crowd held up a big Outback Steakhouse sign during their show. That's just wrong. I found two interesting pictures while trying to track down a picture of the Cherry Peel album cover, the first is a tattoo, and the second is a birthday cake.

3 comments: said...

Hi! We've just have the warmest and sunniest April since records began more than a century ago in Ireland, it's a bit rainy now - everything back to norm ;-) You may find here more information on Irish weather

butter team said...

also consider "afternoon delight" for those summer jaunts. takes it to a new level. or some pet sounds.

Anonymous said...

Ah man. We know these bands in Ireland. We know them very very well and could probably burn you a mix tape of delicious rarities that would make you look at us in awe, wondering where we got such good cuts. But its summer and i'm trying to spend more time living and less time making mix tapes, so you won't get it til autumn.