Thursday, July 26, 2012

Playlist Thursday: Vacation Jams

Here it is, another edition of Playlist Thursday.  This weeks theme is Vacation Jams.  I have to admit when Pavement Runner put that out there I immediately thought of the Beach Boys and that sort of summertime music.  That wasn't totally what he had in mind for the post.  This is the deal:  "Ever have a song that reminds you of someplace else? How about a song that instantly transports you to a different state of mind? Well, that’s what this week’s theme is all about. Songs that send you someplace. VACATION JAMS!"

Thank GOD because I would have struggled with this weeks playlist if we had done it my way, ha ha.


The "rules" of Playlist Thursday:

Something Old: These will be songs that are at least 5 years old.
Something Current: These will be songs that have been released within the past year.  Always a tough one for me.  Thank goodness for Genius on iTunes!
Something to Consider: These will be songs that are not typically heard on the radio and may be by artists you’ve never heard of or considered running to. This is the wild card category, can be old or current.

Something Old
Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Title: Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Side Note:  Sunshine, convertible, open road, cranked.  Enough said.
Quotable:  "I ain't here on business baby, I'm only here for fun".

 

Something Current:
Artist: Foster The People
Title: Pumped Up Kicks
Side Note: This one is a little over a year old but whatever.  The beat and tone of this song feels like summer to me.  Chillin' on the dock at the cottage, lounging on the beach, whatever, this song takes me there.  Shame that the lyrics aren't terribly nice.
Quotable:  "All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you better run, better run, outrun my gun"


Something to Consider:
Artist: Buena Vista Social Club
Title: Candela
Side Note:  These guys were the other group that I thought about when I thought about summertime music.  Buena Vista Social Club takes me back almost 15 years ago to an amazing summer that involved learning how to salsa.   Lots of late nights, dancing and sweating and playing this album over and over.  Oh the memories.
Quotable:  "So now if you all want to dance, find yourself another drummer." (thanks to whomever translated the You Tube video as I don't speak Spanish!)


What do you think?  Are you ready for a vacation yet?

What are your Vacation Jams?
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