Sunday, August 20, 2006

Songs of summer, part 1

Usually, every summer I make a CD or two of songs that I spent the summer with -- kind of a "how I spent my summer vacation" type thing (even though it's been years since I've had a real summer vacation!) This year, I didn't have the motivation to actually put them on CD and who knows I might do it yet, but signs are pointing to not. But I thought I'd do a series of blog posts with links to a place to buy these tracks (iTunes where available, Amazon where not.)

In no particular order:

1) Dixie Chicks - The Long Way Around (iTunes)
I'll always feel like the Dixie Chicks got screwed over for Natalie Maines' comments on George Bush. I'll also always feel like they were crazy for forgetting who the vast majority of their demographic was. And why this song wasn't the lead single off of Taking The Long Way I'll never know.

2) RuPaul - Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous (iTunes)
Only on a RuPaul song will you get a line "You're just an overgrown orangutan!" Not quite "Supermodel" territory, but a great little piece of camp from RuPaul.

3) Sleepthief (featuring Kyoko Baertson) - Just Say It (iTunes)
Heidi discovered this CD - it only stands to reason. It's her type of music through and through. But I really do enjoy the CD. It's an electronica CD with female vocals. Different vocalist for each song. At first, I thought this was Kirsty Hawkshaw - the vocals are that similar. Kirsty does show up on a cover of Duran Duran's "The Chauffer."

4) Ladytron - Playgirl (iTunes)
Continuing in the electronica mood of the summer is this little number. I stumbled across Ladytron on an mp3 blog where there was a free download of "Destroy Everything You Touch." It got me to look into their other songs - another example of free samples working - and I eventually picked up "Playgirl" along with a couple of others.

5) Kylie Minogue - Made of Glass
Sadly, this song isn't available electronically anywhere that I can find, at least not in the U.S. And that's a damn shame. Anyway, I had downloaded it from last year, and it also ended up on a CD that I picked up at Borderline Music in Chicago (if you ever get to Chicago, you must get to Borderline Music) called Kylie Minogue: Unreleased.

More tomorrow - must go to bed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ooh - intrigued about the Kylie song - I have never hear of this one. How can I get it?