27 May 2011
Hello everyone and welcome to The Fredhead Weekend 10: Summer Kickoff Edition!
This time of the year is historically my favorite and it always begins with the beginning of The French Open in Paris. My other huge passion (other than music) is tennis and my favorite city in the world is Paris. Put the two together and you not only have my favorite two weeks in the calendar, but you also have memories of probably the best vacation I’ve ever been on.
Eight or so years ago I went to visit a few close friends that were staying in Paris for the summer and ended up also getting a chance to go to The French Open with my friend Kelly. I still have to pinch myself every time I think back to how lucky I was to have been able to have 2 weeks as perfect as those were. ::le sigh::
The other reason I love this time of the year is because is marks the official beginning of summer! To that end, I’ve decided to pick 10 random songs from the past and present that evoke images of laying on the hot sand at the beach. Ahhhhhh..heaven.
I attempted to tell a story with the songs, just as I try to do every week. Between waking up with a sunny tune from The Cardigans to cruising to the beach with the top down blasting Natalie Imbruglia to turning up the romance with Moloko and sipping on a martini with Supreme Beings Of Leisure, this mix has it all and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Unfortunately, SoundCloud wouldn’t let me upload every song, so I’ve had to stream some of them directly on the site. But I urge you to buy the songs you don’t have, slap em on your iPod and enjoy the 1st weekend of summer as much as I know I’m going to!
I’m going to take next week off, so there will be no new posts. But have a great week and I will see you all again on the 6th!
1. The Cardigans “Carnival”
2. Cut Copy “Far Away”
3. Foster The People “Helena Beat”
4. Graffiti 6 “Lay Me Down”
5. Natalie Imbruglia “Lukas”
6. Alex Winston “Sweet James”
7. Feist “Inside and Out”
8. Moloko “The Only Ones”
9. Supreme Beings Of Leisure “Catch Me”
10. The Mummers “March Of The Dawn”