Summer Jamz '08 #14: Douglas Reinhardt
Summer Jamz ‘08 #14: Douglas Reinhardt’s “Sugar Pies and Lullabies”
1. “Fresh” by Daft Punk
2. “Bring It On” by Playgroup Featuring Kathleen Hannah
3. “Ring The Alarm” by Tenor Saw
4. “Say Wussup” by Small Breed
5. “Skeleton” by Abe Vigoda
6. “Dance Walhalla” by Times New Viking
7. “Skulls” by The Misfits
8. “The Search For Cherry Red” by Jonathan Fire Eater
9. “ Challenge The Throne” by Mika Miko
10. “Standing By The Sea” by Husker Du
11. “See You Again” by Miley Cyrus
12. “Sleeper Hold” by No Age
13. “Cohesion” by The Minutemen
14. “Postcards From Tiny Islands” by The Walkmen
15. “ I Can’t Get My Eyes Off” by Prefuse 73
16. “Cash Still Rules/Scary Hours” by Wu Tang Clan
17. “ Open The Gate” (Dub) by King Tubby & Lee Perry
18. “Redondo Beach” (Live) by Morrissey
19. “Your Hand In Mine” by Explosions In The Sky
20. “Le Soleil Est Pres De Moi” (Automator Remix) by Air
21. “Silent Morning” by The Rapture
22. “Dark Days” by DJ Shadow
23. “Goodnight Assholes” by David Cross
Any collection of summer jamz, mixtapes have to be an odd assortment of new and old. Stuff to sing along with, but without having to dig out that old Pennywise chestnut, “Bro Hymn” while on that late night drive. Stuff to get you excited while still on that late night drive and the stoplights are not in your favor. And with the new stuff hopefully over time will become the sing along classics or the songs that you air drum along with while stuck on the freeway. It’s a cliché, but there’s a good reason why it’s a cliché, summer jamz are the soundtrack to our lives and memories. Hearing that one song might remember that day at the beach where the MILF tried to pick you up or that night where you heard terrible second hand accounts of how the local scene kids got into a fight with a bunch of frat guys at the go to 24 hour fast food place; my memories and the second hand tales I heard involved a girl dumping an entire bowl of pico de gallo on somebody at four in the morning, which lead to the 24 hour place no longer being open for 24 hours a day.
Knowing me, the problem in making this could’ve been going overboard with the current crop of LA punk stuff. Instead, I kept it to a minimum, thankfully, but it could’ve easily been a very premature ‘Best Of No Age’ mix. Instead, there’s one No Age song and a couple other Smell related bands. These songs also hint at my current quarter life musical crisis; hence the Morrissey, the Misfits, and Miley Cyrus. Then again, every summer needs a great pop song and oddly, “See You Again” is a great pop song with a catchy chorus and easy to dance beat. I think for the most part, the mix plays out like a child/Artie Lange crashing after a sugar overload. Very fast, very anxious in the beginning and then it just falls into a deep slumber at the end. I highly suggest listening the last couple of tunes during a sunset with a nice, ice cold tall can of Tecate wrapped in a brown paper bag in your hand. Also, apparently, there’s a skeleton motif, so that goes out to all of the psych majors.
As my mixtape tradition dictates, thank you to: The Usual Suspects, all the girls at the American Apparel stores that won’t give me the time of the day, Greg Ginn, Diablo Cody, Old Town Pasadena, Jiffy Lube, Albertacos, Swingers, The Donut Place Next To The Detroit Bar, David Lynch, Baba Boey, Leighton Meester “Wizards Of Waverly Place,” Hip Hop, Miller High Life, Gingers, Sun Dresses, Frank Bascombe, Don Drapper, and Barack Obama.
Summer Jamz '08 #13: Douglas Martin's Days and Nights by Douglas Martin
"...An aural journey of a beautiful summer day, from the moment your head leaves the pillow it's still damp from drool, to the moment where your eyelids are heavy and you're nodding off like you're on dope (no Pusha T)."
Summer Jamz '08 #12: Disco Vietnam Presents Soul Korea: The Ultimate Summer Blunt Sesh by Barry Schwartz
"The tracks selected for Disco Vietnam Presents Soul Korea all share the crucial yet elusive element of groove, each song more dangerously absorbing than the last."
Summer Jamz '08 #11: G'Z Up, Prose Down by Jeff Weiss
"Pure California ride music to cannon out of every car stereo, soundtrack every party, the ideal accessory to cheap weed, smuggled liquor and the baking black asphalt."
Summer Jamz '08 #10: What Is by Mike Powell
"The summer mix—full of hot tunes advocating general irresponsibility—is basically a sham..."
Summer Jamz '08 #9: Compiled by Nate DeYoung & Todd Hutlock
"If we have a theme for this mix, it would be ‘nothing from the new milennium.’ Well, for Hutlock’s portion of the mix..."
Summer Jamz '08 #8: Privately Owned by Theon Weber
"I'm typing this from a studio apartment in Portland, Oregon, at the tail end of a hazy First of July..."
Summer Jamz '08 #7: Daydreamin' by Andrew Gaerig and John M. Cunningham
"For this mix we focused on the theme of "daydreams." Pour yourself a drink that requires an umbrella, kick off your flip-flops, and take a listen."
Summer Jamz '08 #6: It's Not the Heat by Jeff Siegel and Kevin J. Elliott
"This mix is a reflection of soupy, unrelenting humidity. A heat mirage. A little dancing, but not too much, because we must lie down and rehydrate."
Summer Jamz '08 #5: Compiled by Jayson Greene and Stewart Voegtlin
"Oh, geezus. Didn’t we all wanna give up the goose when the sweat ceased to dribble and ran?"
Summer Jamz '08 #3: Dear Summer... by Jonathan Bradley
"My mix is for the times everything is still and quiet and perfect ... I haven’t included any yacht rock or Eagles tunes, but that’s all I can guarantee."
Summer Jamz '08 #2: State of the Union, Jack by Mike Orme and Nick Southall
"Two former Stylus Magazine compatriots ... celebrate the summer by splitting halves of a mix CD, each trying to fill their side with songs the other writer would put on a summer mix."
Labels: Summer Jamz '08