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Summer Jams Make Me Feel Fine…


A lot of New Yorkers head for the country during the summer, but me, I stay right the fuck where I am. I love the humid weather, McDonald’s Sweet Tea, Cut-off’s, and lots of dragging myself around the sluggish city streets. What’s a good summer without good tunes? That would be called a bad summer. I asked my photographer friend Bill Strobeck what his favorite summer jams are. I need ideas so I’m gonna be asking my friends all summer long, ya dig?

1.Elvis: “Love Me”- This song is nice to listen to. I’ve been in a bunch of turbulent relationships so this song feels good to listen to and I like singing it.

2. John Frusciante: “Height Down”- This song is fucking sick. It starts with River Phoenix singing, and to me has a summer young kid careless vibe to it.

3. Violent Femmes: “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?”- A Boy George cover, so already its rad. I heard this at my friends house the other night so really I stole it. Fuck it.

4. Gram Parsons: “To Love Somebody”- I sing this in my underwear while smoking cigerettes, sometimes with a cowboy hat on.

5. Bikini Kill: “Outta Me”- This song remindS me of an old skateboard video song, or a girl that ran away from home. I’m into both.

6. Mazzy Star: “Roseblood”- I love the name of the song first of all. Second, I love Hope’s voice. Sex kitten.

7. Sonic Youth: “Bone”- Kim Gordon sounds tough and cool in this song,been listening to this a bunch lately.

8. The Ponys: “I Wanna Fuck You”: No really, I want to fuck you.

9. Keith Richards: “Apartment #9″: I just sent a flower to my mother in the mail. Thats the first time I think I’ve ever sent her something. This song is good.

10. Dinosaur Jr.:”Sideways”: This song is slow and I live in NYC where everything is fast paces so this helps me chill out.

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mmm…salty mascis still too legit to quit

Posted by moop on June 19, 2009 at 9:34 am


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Posted by elizabeth on June 19, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I just downloaded these songs; I now have an awesome summer playlist. Thank you!

Posted by LittleWing on June 20, 2009 at 12:17 pm

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