For those of you are scratching their heads and thinking "Summer what, now?" let me explain. Summer Burn is a groovy project run by the funjunkies website.
Everyone who signs up has to send out a double compilation CD of summer tunes to two, randomly selected, music fans on the summer solstice. In return, they get two CDs from another set of particpants. It's a bit like a pyramid scheme except (a) you actually get something, and (b) it's a very flat pyramid.
Anyway, with all the characteristic traits of a procrastinator I finished and sent out my CDs today, and I am mighty pleased with the results. I'd been planning to put the files on the website, too, but my internet connection is fucked in the ass (that's the technical phrase).
In the meantime, I've uploaded the cover art and the tracklistings so you can recreate the magic for yourself.
In fact, you should definitely try that - as I'm off on holiday and this is the last post I'll be making for a week or so.
Have a good summer!
CD ONE - POP
1) Regina Spektor - Us
2) Brendan Benson - Tiny Spark
3) Eels - Saturday Morning
4) John Lennon - Oh Yoko!
5) Coldplay - Don't Panic
6) Hard-Fi - Middle Eastern Holiday
7) The Like - June Gloom
8) The Cardigans - Don't Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds)
9) Nina Gordon - Straight Outta Compton
10) Ohmega Watts - That Sound
11) Common - Faithful
12) Nelly Furtado - No Hay Igual
13) Camp Lo - Luchini
14) Handsome Boy Modelling School - Breakdown
15) Lily Allen - LDN
16) Girls Aloud - Long Hot Summer
17) Madonna - True Blue
18) Deee-Lite - Good Beat
19) Janet Jackson - Escapade
20) Sugababes - Breath Easy
21) Asira - Everlasting Love
CD TWO - URBAN
1) Tico Mocotó - Swinga Sambaby
2) Johnny Jones - Purple Haze
3) Evinha - Que Bandeira
4) Quarto Em Cy - Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser
5) Segio Mendes - Mas Que Nada
6) Donal Leace - Today Won't Come Again
7) Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
8) Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay
9) Graham Central Station - Hair
10) Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
11) Buddy Rich - The Beat Goes On
12) Henry Mancini - Pink Panther Theme
13) Quincy Jones - Soul Bossa Nova
14) Harry Belafonte - Jump In The Line
15) Herbie Hancock - Bring Down The Birds
16) Young Holt Unlimited - Ain't There Somethin Money Can't Buy