I love summer. Even the music sounds better. It’s a great time to spend a little extra time with your instrument, as hopefully your work hours or your school work have slowed down a little. So grab your guitar (or other instrument of choice), head to the back porch and shed a little.
But of course summer is also a time for listening to your favorite tunes, at the beach or on a road trip or, well, stuck in rush hour on the pike. So here’s my list of 5 essential summer tunes. Not a definitive list by any means – just 5 good ones.
– Summertime Rolls (Jane’s Addiction)
Mix a little poetry from Perry with the light and heavy of Jane’s – how can you go wrong?
– The Coast (Paul Simon)
“Summer skies, stars are falling. All along the injured coast”. Amazing.
– Celebrated Summer (Husker Du)
Unlike the others this one makes me sad, but brings me back to my teen summers.
– Divided Sky (Phish)
Let’s go on summer tour. I can make burritos…
– Summer Nights (Van Halen)
Five minutes of purely ridiculous Van Hagar induced guilty pleasure.
What are your 5?