Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Soundtrack for Summer!

In case you needed them, yesterday produced two more reasons why I’m kind of a big deal:

I now face paint.

I have created the best summer mix CD on the planet.

Both of these magical things happened yesterday. First of all, I got cornered into the face painting job at my daughter’s end of the year Luau at school. Over the course of two hours, I added painting a horse, three kinds of swirly princess faces, giraffe, Frankenstein and skull and crossbones to my repertoire of skills. The giraffe just basically blew up the place. I did two of those.

But about the mix. I say I have made the best mix on the planet, but let’s be honest: CD mixes don’t compare to mix tapes. Mix tapes are in a class of their own, since so much more effort, and love really, have to go into them. I was seriously gifted in mix tape making, before they became totally obsolete. It’s so sad.

Back to the good news. I think you’re going to want a copy. I’m not sure it’s completely legal to burn you one, but I’m also not sure more than 5 people are reading this and most of them share my last name (or my maiden name). So if you want a copy, please become a follower of my blog! If you don’t know how, click on “Follow” in the right column. If you are already a follower, please leave a comment below stating what you’re most looking forward to about summer (possibly listening to my mix??).

Just to sell you further on the mix, here is the playlist (keep in mind I have an eight year old girl):

What Time Is it? (Summertime!) – High School Muscial 2
Dynamite – Taio Cruz
In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry
Surfin’ Safari – Beach Boys
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Summertime – The Sundays
Party in the U.S.A. – Miley Cyrus
God Bless the U.S.A. (Proud to be an American) – The Hit Crew
Soak Up the Sun – Sheryl Crow
Sunny Days – Lighthouse
Summer in the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
America the Beautiful – Keb Mo

Did you see that? Did you see how I went from Ben E. King to Miley Cyrus in about 5 minutes? This mix spans about 5 decades of classic songs perfect for summer!! I’m so excited.

Here’s who didn’t make the list. I was so tempted, but I just had to say No.

Sorry, Will. But I did see Karate Kid with your son it in, so there’s that. It rocked, by the way.

Also, this. This was hard for me to say No to.

Come on. That is a good song.

Also really great and classic is California Dreamin' by the Mamas and Papas, but man is that song depressing. That's what DQ'd it.

So the above 15 songs can be YOUR soundtrack for summer. I promise it will make you and the people in your car really happy. I'd love to make you one! And just don't tell me if you have a tape deck in your car too, because then I'd be a little jealous.


  1. Hi Les! I've been following your blog for a few months via my google reader, but i guess now I'm an official follower via the blog. I love that it lets me know whenever my favorite bloggers posts without having to go to their blog to check. You are one of my favorites. I love reading your mind :) Lots of love from Portland! -Dave Fels

    PS -Please make a 'Side B' tape mix of summer make-out music so when Noe and I go on our Date Nights I can use it! HaHaHa!
    "Under the boardwalk... lala la la lala"

  2. Thanks Dave! So great to hear from you. Click on the email link and send your address, if it has changed. So glad you like my blog!! Keep in touch. Stay sweet. Have a rad summer. And hugs for Noe, LP

  3. sign me up I want a copy.... Love that music... Love your blogs.