I've long associated music with seasons, and this end-of-winter business has me gravitating toward summery tunes.
I've been listening to some songs I can imagine floating in the air at my next cookout, whenever that might happen.
- Emmylou Harris' bluegrassy rendition of "How High the Moon," from her "Songbird" album (I can't find a link to a video on YouTube, but this version is great.)
- Sufjan Stevens' "Decatur"
- My favorite summer standby, Wilco's "Heavy Metal Drummer"
- The Shins' "Australia."
We had a planning meeting today for The Pulse magazine, a monthly pocket-sized entertainment magazine you might have seen at your favorite coffee shop, bar or gym. For an upcoming edition, we thought we'd include locals' thoughts on the best songs for your summer playlist. So I'm wondering, what songs mean summer to you? I'd love to see your picks.
Photo credit: N-G staffer Erin Lippitz took this photo at a party in my backyard last summer.