Songs of Summer

My iPod is filled mostly with music from about 1975 to 1990. I can’t help it. I’ve turned into Harold from “The Big Chill”.

Michael: Harold, don't you have any other music , you know, from this century?
Harold: There is no other music, not in my house.
Michael: There's been a lot of terrific music in the last ten years.
Harold: Like what?

Even I need to hear new music from time to time.

So, where do I hear new music? I hear most of it on a local station here in Nashville - Lightning 100. I highly recommend them.


Here are some of my latest iTunes purchases that I am enjoying as we bake this summer. One note – I never see videos anymore so the first time I have seen these is while writing this:

1) It’s Time – Imagine Dragons

What a cool song. This is my favorite song right now. I’m just not sure why they were inspired to set the video in some sort of end of the world wasteland. Odd.

2) Tongue Tied – Grouplove

Finally–a video that captures the mood of the song–but it’s backwards and it makes no real sense plus there appears to be some 3-D thrown in there for good measure. Still a good driving too fast song.

3) Cough Syrup – Young the Giant

Glitter! Swimming! The video has it all. Seriously, I know people who say they never listen to the lyrics in songs–they just hear the beat and never really think of the words. I’m not sure how this is possible. I think this song has fantastic lyrics.

4) Lights – Ellie Goulding

A few years ago I was on the road a lot. I kept getting 6AM flights out to places so I would be driving to the airport at 4 or 4:30AM. The Fear by Lily Allen was popular at the time and was a perfect song for hauling down the interstate when hardly anyone else was out. Lights has that same driving really late/really early quality about it. It’s probably responsible for a few speeding tickets.

5) Time is Love – Josh Turner

I’m from Nashville so there has to be some country music on this list. I really like Josh Turner and I really like this song. The video reminds me of how much better life was before text messaging. It also gives me the impression that poor Josh has no love and no life while all of his friends have these things and are sort of flaunting it in his face. Josh might go on a killing spree at some point when he snaps from the loneliness and abuse. I guess that will be the next video.


  1. Great music! I can't imagine anyone not listening to the lyrics either.

    Check out this acoustic version of "It’s Time" by Imagine Dragons.


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