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favorites + tunes for your weekend

May 22, 2009


top image is mine.
bottom images (click link to view full photos): 1. ‘ello, 2. Untitled, 3. wood pile, 4. kitchen, 5. a walk in yoyogi-uehara, 6. Untitled

i think i have green on the brain this week!

before the long holiday weekend, i thought i’d share some music with you. i don’t know about you, but there are songs that remind me of certain times of the year. may carries the promise of warmer weather and summer ahead, so not surprisingly, lots of the music i listen to during this time is pretty upbeat. it’s the sort of stuff i like to listen to outdoors, in the lengthening evenings, sitting with friends. or while driving with my windows rolled down. so this month, i put together songs that are not new to me, but they remind me of this time of year. and i’ve also added in a few new tunes that are sure to become standbys.
listen to the may mix HERE.
track listing:
– the beast and dragon, adored (spoon)
– optimist vs. the silent alarm (casiotone for the painfully alone)
– julie, remix (jens lekman)
– honey in the sun (camera obscura)   (i think their new album is phenomenal)
– blake’s view (m. ward)
– to the dogs or whoever (josh ritter)   (and one year ago, i was HERE.  best night ever.)
– the strangers (st. vincent)
– shame (the avett brothers)
– this place has got no soul, kid (voxtrot)
– another sunny day (belle & sebastian)
– jolly banker (wilco, covering woody guthrie)
– pale green things (the mountain goats)

i am supposed to get my first roll of 35mm film back later today, so perhaps i’ll share some of those shots on flickr later. otherwise – i hope you have a great weekend, full of good music, good food, and good people. see you next week!

  1. May 22, 2009 8:46 am

    wonderful, as usual. the mix looks great, i am also really enjoying the new camera obscura. you may already know about the current, being the music maven that you are, but if not, you would probably love it. we here in mpls are pretty proud of our little public radio phenomenon:
    have a lovely weekend.

  2. May 22, 2009 9:14 am

    i’ll see the camera obscura album yesterday at the music shop. it intriged me. i’m going to listen their song in your list. happy week-end!

  3. May 22, 2009 9:42 am

    have a great weekend brian!

  4. May 22, 2009 10:09 am

    love the new mix- it always gives me something exciting to listen to while working. and, as always, beautiful flickr favorites! can’t wait to see your film shots. have a good weekend!

  5. May 22, 2009 10:42 am

    Love this track list, Brian. I’ll listen to it as I work on some papers today. Have a great weekend! Hope the weather in NYC is nice!

  6. marthasnail permalink
    May 22, 2009 5:22 pm

    honored. thanks as always for the great tunes. here’s hoping your weekend is full of great eats and drinks.

  7. May 22, 2009 7:28 pm

    i love that m ward song! thanks again for making a mix.

  8. May 23, 2009 5:50 pm

    Ditto on the Camera Obscura album! Great mix altogether. Hope you’re having a nice weekend. :)

  9. May 23, 2009 8:31 pm

    ah, my feet! :)
    Enjoy your weekend! Here we’ve started our rainy Sunday.

  10. May 25, 2009 9:21 am

    Just found your site! Great job. Love your photography. You are now in my google reader. Cheers.

  11. May 25, 2009 11:06 am

    Brian, I just shared a link or two to your blog, here in mine:
    I hope it’s OK with you!

  12. jana permalink
    May 27, 2009 11:31 am

    thank you for optimist vs. the silent alarm & jolly banker. and for the whole great mix. i already knew, and loved, another sunny day, julie and honey in the sun.
    i really enjoy your blog and your photos.

  13. June 28, 2009 7:43 pm

    I could listen to the Avett Brothers 24/7. Actually, I think I do.

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