Category Archives: Music

Summer Soundtrack [2012]

  1. Good Time – Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
  2. Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls) – Foster the People
  3. Jona Vark – Gypsy and the Cat
  4. Loves Me Not – Kris Allen & Meiko
  5. Call Your Girlfriend – Robyn
  6. Warrior – Kimbra
  7. Feel the Love – Rudimental
  8. Payphone – Maroon5
  9. Scene One (James Dean & Audrey Hepburn) – Sleeping with Sirens
  10. Oh No! (Grum Remix) – Marina and the Diamonds
  11. Summer Is Over – Jon McLaughlin & Sara Bareilles
  12. Anna Sun – Walk the Moon
  13. Say You Like Me – We the Kings
  14. Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – Babysitter’s Circus
  15. Out on My Own – Gabrielle Aplin
  16. Sebastian – Reptar
  17. Black Flies – Ben Howard
  18. Set Me on Fire – Missy Higgins
  19. 1901 – Phoenix
  20. Lego House – Ed Sheeran

Another Legend Lost

Dear Donna Summer,

I remember when I was in high school, my parents introduced me to you. They bought your Live and More Encore album. I would listen to my dad play it and thought there was some good songs. I was like this lady’s kind of good. I realize that your core demographic probably wasn’t straight teenage males, like me, but I’m not afraid to admit it, I kind of like you.

Macarthur Park, Last Dance, On the Radio, No More Tears (Enough is Enough) – all such great songs.

I even spent my very own pocket money buying your Gold compilation album, with not just one, but two discs full of Donna Summer classics. I remember the first time I heard Love’s Unkind , I identified with it straight away. And that’s all it takes to make a connection for life. One song about a shared experience and suddenly there’s a bond between two people (in this case, you and I) and even though we’ll never meet each other – this we will always share.

I’m sorry to see that you’ve gone so early. 63 is so young and I think you still had more to give. You, Whitney, Amy [Winehouse], Michael – I wish that you were all still here, doing what you do. You all had a lot to offer and while none of you remain, well, we will never forget you.

Rest in peace Donna Summer – and thanks for the music.