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Ooh La La by Faces

If my life thus far could be summed up in one song, it would be Ooh La La.

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Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra

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The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out by Sufjan Stevens

I know everyone was listening to Illinois (or Come On Feel The Illinoise!) the summer of 2005 (and if you weren’t, you missed out—go buy it right now!). “Chicago” was the big single from the album—and believe you me, that song is amazing but this is track I listened to on repeat for days on end.

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Stella Was a Driver and She Was Always Down by Interpol

This song takes me back to the summer of 2003. I was working the 6am shift at Best Buy stocking music, movies and games while I was still half asleep. Before the store opened, we could listen to the radio or whatever music was available through the in-store kiosk—and one of the few albums I could stomach at that early hour was Turn on the Bright Lights by Interpol. It didn’t make me want to shoot myself or fall back asleep; it was the perfect balance of quiet and upbeat. I miss those hours full of quiet calm, with only my thoughts and Interpol to keep me company.

I do not miss the 4:45am alarm clock.

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Forget Me Not by Tacks the Boy Disaster

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Lou Reed. The Velvet Underground. ‘Nuff said.

Infinite Summer Playlist (thus far)

1. A Minha Menina by Os Mutantes

2. I Feel It All by Fiest

3. Wouldn’t It Be Nice by The Beach Boys

4. Kids on Holiday by Animal Collective

5. I’m Waiting for the Man by The Velvet Underground

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Do you listen to Animal Collective? They perhaps are not for everyone, but this song….this song has so many little things I love about it. It was played on repeat on car rides in the summer of 2004 which is perhaps why I think of it as a summer track. It brings back memories not only those car rides but of family vacations and lying outside on a blanket reading Anne of Green Gables. It’s a hot, lazy, summer day kind of song.

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