“One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.” — Aristotle

“This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath,
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.”
William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet, Act 2 scene 2

Summer is in full swing. Enjoy my homage to the season—the mix is sweat and goes down easy like cotton candy. Caution: it’s also kind of serious!

“In summer, the song sings itself.” — William Carlos Williams

1. Boys and Children, Sing for Summer — Those Transatlantics
2. So Nice (Summer Samba) — Bebel Gilberto
3. The Lover’s Rights — The Rosebuds
4. I Know Where the Summer Goes — Belle and Sebastian
5. Everyday — The Sea and Cake
6. I Love Summer Days — Marbles
7. Let’s Get out of This Country — Camera Obscura
8. It’s Summertime — The Flaming Lips
9. Jogging Gorgeous Summer — Islands
10. Watch the Sunrise — Big Star
11. A Sweet Summer Night on Hammer Hill — Jens Lekman
12. Pretty Girl’s Going to Ruin My Life (Again) — Barton Carroll
13. What You Do to Me — Teenage Fanclub
14. #1 Song — Julie Ocean


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