6/23/11: Summertime

The summer solstice has passed and now little by little they days are getting shorter.  That’s the narrative lately around here on the Fuzz Factory. Last week, the special feature was summertime. Every song has summer in the title and speaks about this season of long hot days and warm breezy nights.

When compiling the playlist for this show, I discovered that quite a few songs talk about the fleeting nature of summer and the need to make something happen during the season.  I believe this is the special ingredient that gives us so many songs about this season. In fact, if I were to write a song at this very moment, that’s what I would write about. Because that’s how I feel right now. I’m teaching only one class this summer and I plan to be in the studio as much as possible. Therefore, I’m expecting to have a bunch of new artwork completed by the end of summer.

This weeks show brought out the requests. My listeners are on the ball, in fact a few requests were for songs that were already scheduled to be played.

Don’t forget to tune into the show this coming Thursday at 8 PM (EST) for something I like to do once or twice every summer, the Super Fat Fuzz Rock Show which will feature fuzz rock for the entire show! Be prepared for lots of volume.

Here is your Fuzz Factory Summer Special playlist. It really was a great show.

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Feel Good Hit Of The Summer – Queen Of The Stone Age

Summer’s End – Foo Fighters

Summerland – Everclear

American Life In The Summertime – Francis Dunnery

Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song) – Incubus

Jewel Of The Summertime – Audioslave

Are You Ready for the Summer? – Lisa Loeb

How I Spent My Summer Vacation – Truck Stop Love

Spring And By Summer Fall – Blonde Redhead

Summer’s Killing Us – The Tragically Hip

Constructive Summer – The Hold Steady

Summer Of Drugs – Soul Asylum

Indian Summers Dream – Stress

Summertime Song – Brad

For The Summer – Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs

Summer In Savannah – Iron & Wine

Summertime Blues – Blue Cheer

My Own Summer (Shove It) – Deftones

Summer Breeze – Type O Negative

Dirty Black Summer – Danzig *

Summertime Girls – Y & T 

Summerland – King’s X *

Summer Surf – Dick Dale

Hot Fun In The Summertime – Sly & The Family Stone

Summer In The City – The Lovin’ Spoonful

Summer – War

Summer ’68 – Pink Floyd

Summertime Rolls – Jane’s Addiction

Summer Babe (Winter Version) – Pavement

In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry

Summertime – Big Brother & The Holding Company *

Summer’s Almost Gone – The Doors

Summer’s Kiss – The Afghan Whigs

Summer – Buffalo Tom

Summer Job – Art Brut

Bummer In The Summer – Love

Long Hot Summer Night – Jimi Hendrix

Summertime Blues – The Who

* = listener request

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