July 11, 2009

WALKIN' ON SUNSHINE:

Heat Wave: A Summertime Mix (NPR.org, June 17, 2009)

No season gets romanticized in song quite like summertime: You could be swarmed by mosquitoes on a humid 102-degree day in August, and you'd still want to blare music that celebrates the beach, convertible cars, barbecue, ill-conceived summer romances and long days spent unburdened by school and other responsibilities.

And why not? Summer is when we're most inclined and emboldened to step outside and show ourselves to the world, whether we're exercising outdoors, walking to work or baring our translucent bellies on a family vacation in the Wisconsin Dells. Shouldn't our music reflect that freedom, that rebellion, that so often regrettable element of self-display?

That's where Heat Wave comes in, with hours of summer-themed music to help you soak in the spirit of the season. If your computer has a strong battery (or a long extension cord) and a way to obtain wireless Internet, why not haul it outside and listen while you frolic? [...]

• "Constructive Summer," The Hold Steady, Stay Positive [The Current]

• "Magpie to the Morning," Neko Case, Middle Cyclone

• "Body Heat," Jazz at the Movies Band, Body Heat, Jazz at the Movies [WDUQ]

• "Vivaldi: Summer - Concerto 2," Sarah Chang, violin; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (EMI 9443) [WGUC]

• "Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 - Pastorale," Berlin Philharmonic/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammaphon 471489) [WGUC]



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Posted by Orrin Judd at July 11, 2009 7:28 AM
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