Well here we are, sadly, at the final “Summertime” jam of the season. This song from Death Cab for Cutie, from the Plans record, isn’t technically titled “Summertime,” but the lyrics and music really capture the sense of loss that comes with the realization that summer has ended. This version of “Summer Skin” is from a Death Cab performance up in Toronto.
Enjoy one last weekend before you have to put those summer whites back in the closet until next year! Peace out, kids.
Death Cab For Cutie – Summer Skin (live):
Well it’s already come to the third “Summertime” Friday, and for this one we’re reaching pretty far back in the vault with the 1965 hit “Summertime” from the record Begin Here by The Zombies. I think this is probably my favorite cover of the Gershwin classic, and the photos in this video are almost enough to fool you into ignoring the rain outside.
The Zombies – Summertime:
The countdown continues and we are down to only three weekends left of summer. It is so quiet in the city today—when has the F train ever had the majority of seats open at 8:00 A.M.? For those of you in town this weekend, more thunderstorms are predicted, so if you go to Central Park, watch out for falling trees.
Here’s the second song of our Friday “Summertime” jam series from the Long Beach, Cali band, Sublime. Sublime finally achieved mainstream success with their self-titled third album in 1996. Sadly, the Sublime album was the group’s last; lead singer Bradley Nowell died of a heroin overdose shortly before its release. This song is a classic and although it’s not officially entitled “Summertime” I’m pretty sure it counts.
Sublime – Doin’ Time:
Editor’s note: Please excuse the randomness of this video, it was the best version of the song available.
We have four weekends left until Labor Day basically closes the season out, and it seems like tons of people are out of town enjoying the fact that summertime seems to finally have arrived. So to celebrate (and because we’re trying to hit up the beach, yo) here’s the first of four “Summertime” jams, this one the classic track from those two fresh kids from West Philadelphia, born and raised.
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – Summertime: