windows down

windows down
kind of weather in kansas city, which means music selection is critical. only the best selection can get your hand thumping the beat on the side of the car, put a small smile on your face and make driving fun for a bit. i think it is time for a switch up. lets see, in the van we have:
1. 80's mix cd from uncle ron. pretty good, probably staying for now.
2. regina spektor. has been in there for a bit, time to switch out.
3. josé
gonzález. time to go. too short and too sweet for the amount of sun we have.
4. shins, chutes too narrow. been in there for months. out.
5. shins, wincing the night away. same as above. out.
6. killers, sam's town. ditto. out.

ok, so five spots to fill. i need rock people. old, new, obscure. whatever, just help me out. best of abba? scissor sisters? yes. i love it. bring it.


Blogger Molly said...

Oooh, this is fun! Yip!

Okay, let's see. To start, I'm not sure if you ever venture down the ole classic rock road, but I always think old Rolling Stones albums are good for summer. Maybe "Sticky Fingers" or "Some Girls"? Or how about Talking Heads? Or the Clash?

Or, hey, a friend of ours recently pulled out R.E.M.'s "Eponymous," which reminded me of their album "Murmur." Both make great driving music, and for some reason, I find them hard to get tired of.

Another big driving favorite for us is the Old '97s album "Wreck Your Life." Mighty fine, that one.

Hope that helps, m'dear. xo!

10:31 AM  
Blogger David said...

i assume you're taking a picture with the hand off camera, so who's driving here?

10:54 AM  
Anonymous courtney said...

Well, you don't have beaches do you? One of my favorite summer albums is Mae Destination Beautiful. It reminds me of driving back from the beach. It is simple and sweet, kind of lazy, and sunny. I know it is probably weird to describe music like that, but it just makes me want to lay in the grass and stare at the clouds all day.

After that I would say Jack Johnson. Mmm, I need to take that out to the car.

To me summer music has to make me sit back, smile, ans wish I had homemade lemonade and a hammock. Maybe because it is to darn hot to do anything else here in Florida during the summer.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

David's a funny one! :)

Hmm, the new Lilly Allen is pretty good (just saw her in concert last month).

Oh, and how about
. Just saw them too.

And keep yer eyes peeled for mail! Tis 'bout time! Dang! =)

11:21 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Gah? What happened there?

It's . Sorry!

11:22 AM  
Anonymous stephanie said...

how about summer sun from yo la tengo?

we also love the new andrew bird around here (let me know if you have it).

11:33 AM  
Anonymous TYOTD said...

Aqualung "Memory Man"

(the killers were great the other night, no?)

11:49 AM  
Blogger tracy said...

i'm with steph on the yo lo

also have been listening to a police complilation burned by my best friend from highschool. lots of lesser known stuff from when we wore too much black. ah those were the days... xo

12:33 PM  
Blogger meg said...

ha! i was just going to post something similar and all the stuff you are sick of is what i need to get over and move on from, too. so i will be checking these comments...

i've got a 70s vibe going on lately here...todd rundgren, david bowie (love the soundtrack from life aquatic), queen, wings, al green...


12:51 PM  
Blogger amy h said...

Chris just, ahem, downloaded a collection of underground '80s stuff for me -- I'll have to see how that is. I also recommend Lily Allen for summer. She's not my usual type of music, but I like it, especially for summer.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous abby said...

edith frost-cars and parties
magnetic fields-69 love songs part 1
(you will die for "chicken with its head cut off")

1:37 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

good call, stephanie, on the new andrew bird. it's a good 'un.

i'm partial to madonna's immaculate collection for the first few "windows down" days of the season. "loser" you call me? perhaps. but tell me that that doesn't get a smile on your face...even for a moment. seriously. don't fight it. let the music overtake you.

death cab was on the other day and that just always lifts my spirits. as does band of horses.

3:01 PM  
Blogger beth said...

or some good old soul coughing!

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've been revisitig blonde redhead's melodie of certain damaged lemons lately and loving it combined with sunshine and nastalgia!

4:31 PM  
Anonymous jmac said...

bloc party
the french kicks
justin timberlake
led zeppelin
old REM
michael jackson
duran duran

1:07 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

angela mccluskey, the things we do. love love love this right now. she's got an awesome versatile voice. enjoy!

7:05 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

I am loving Feist's The Reminder right now. I cannot stop listening to the song "I feel it all." This song is already my summer jam, and a really great car song.

A little Otis Redding couldn't hurt!

12:56 PM  
Anonymous molly! said...

You've got to check out the new Travis album--The Boy With No Name. Judging by your previous car choices, I think you'd really like it!

6:10 PM  
Anonymous fiona said...

Oooh... how about some Guided By Voices? I was only listening to them the other day and thinking that they make great driving music.

Happy windows down season!

12:16 AM  
Blogger dopeattic said...

hiya hannah: try the decemberists, the crane wife is the best. gnarles barkley. and how i became the bomb. beth orton. joanna newsome. iron&wine. and last but not least kings of convenience. woohoo and have fun picking!!!

7:46 AM  
Blogger hannah said...

it was a red light dear.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Have you heard the new Feist record, the Reminder? I think you'd love it.

2:22 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

best driving song ever: la boob oscillator by stereo lab. also one of my all time fave songs. I actually wrote about it in like, my second post ever. which is here. you can even listen to it! old song, but so good.

I would also recommend: diplo, RJD2

1:40 AM  
Blogger I'm Shannon said...

I second the Jack Johnson. Also, how about some good ole 10,000 Maniacs? My other suggestions:

The Be Good Tanyas
Bob Marley
Donavon Frankenreiter
Fleetwood Mac
Ida (Elizabeth Mitchell's band)

I'd love to know what you finally choose! Good luck.

5:21 AM  
Blogger hannah said...

courtney, i wish we had beaches. yes jack johnson, i need to look into that!

oh yes meg, 70s are good. i love the life aquatic sound track too, and that reminds me that i want to get that brazilian singer's cd too. good call.

leslie and amy, two votes for lilly allen. will check it out.

i think eliot would love madonna, nice one donna.

katrina, sounds interesting!

robin & elizabeth i love fiest! a new album? yay!

thanks for the list shannon. i will let you all know what makes its way to the van.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

I'm a little late posting, but my husband just pulled out our old Stone Roses cd. The second one (Second Coming). I haven't heard them in forever. They disappeared from radio. Anyway, I love it so much that I had to go out and get their first album, which is really a completely different sound...but great, too.

12:35 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

I'd have to vote for Ozomatli, a latin, rap, hip/hop, middle eastern, asian, mix. It is happenin'!

3:27 AM  

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