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Summer music # 2
Though the dutch summer seems to have vanished before it even started, I'm still occupied with the subject of finding some good summer music (see this for summer music #1). You, my dear readers, helped me a lot with some great suggestions from all over the world. And I've found some more myself, which I of course want to share in return.
My first two bits of summer music are a little unusual and quite personal indeed. On holiday in Perugia, we went to a REM concert with Editors as a support act. I've been a huge Editors fan for some time, and always thought that Editors was more an example of 'winter music', but after their great live performance in sunny Perugia by night, I changed my mind. 'Smokers outside the hospital doors' and 'When anger shows' are some of my long time favorites, and this is just a bit of 'I-was-there-too'-fetishism.
Then REM. I've never been an enormous REM fan: I've always liked their music and loved listening to some of their albums now and then, but not in a big-fan-way. But their live show was such a pleasant surprise, I think they're an amazing live band. A few examples that describe the atmosphere (and yes, I was there!): check (it may be such an old song and you've heard it way too many times, but when they play it, it still creates such a great vibe...), check and check.
Then there's my father's favorite, a south-african singer called Gert Vlok Nel. Yeah I know, a bit of a weird name for the dutchmen among us, but his poetic music is great to listen to on a sultry, lazy summer night (Oh god of the weather, give us a few of those!). This song, Beautiful in beaufort-wes, is really nice, and what to think of a song called Timotei sjampoe?
And what's summer without Manu Chao's amazing online radio channel La Radiolina? You can choose from a range of different playlists with Chao's and his musical friends' music, with theme's such as 'La trankila. Hangover selection' (my favorite, also without the hangover) and 'La revoltosa. The wild one'. The website is accompanied by some typical über-colorful Manu Chao-style artwork that will give you a guaranteed happy summer feeling, and for those with their heart on the left side, there's a lot of political and (anarchist) revolutionary pamphlets to be read on Manu's website.
And for those with a bit of a Balkan-beat-crush: I believe these are actually 2007 summer hits, but as I didn't know them back then, I just make them my 2008 summer hits: check and check.
By the way: I'm preparing such a cool post for tomorrow morning! So stay tuned...


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My name is Nina, I'm a ceramics and paperwares designer and mom of Rosa and Julie. This blog is about making, living, liking, loving and so much more!

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