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20113May

Porch party playlist

It’s the Tuesday before a party, which means that it’s playlist time. I like to tuck playlist creation into my lunch time on Tuesdays, one more thing I’ll find I did for myself during Friday’s party prep.
(Oh thank you HJ from the past!)

Summer music is such a time-honored tradition. You want to properly reflect those memories of riding in a hot car–skin sticking to the boy next to you–ghost stories with a sticky bottle of MD 20/20–sun tanning on a trampoline, all of these memories, wonderful.

As a woman solidly into her middle age, I can’t pretend that my mix is hip. I can pretend it suits me just fine.

We’ll take my Zune player outside and hook it up to the radio.

This playlist is cover-heavy with some classics thrown in for good measure. After work, porchy porch music. No serious thinking music, this is unwind with something cold in your hand music.

Helen Jane’s May Porch Party Playlist – actual music coming Friday
Diplomat’s Son, Vampire Weekend
Since U Been Gone, Ted Leo
Here Comes Your Man, Meaghan Smith
It’s Good To Be Here, Digable Planets
Oh My God (Remix), a tribe called quest
Werd Up?!, Willis
Boyz-N-The-Hood, Dynamite Rock
Gin And Juice, Snoop Dogg
Put Em Up, Axum, Soulico
Carry Out, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland
Whip My Hair, Willow
E.T., Katy Perry
Crazy in Love, Snow Patrol
The Boys Of Summer, The Ataris

Looking for another mix?
Aubrey made one hell of an April one.
Go! Enjoy!

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