It is ALMOST time to put on your 30 gallon Uncle Sam hats and fight terrorism by blowing up fireworks! July is in full swing, the heat is crushing souls, and people are ordering gazpacho soup. As R. Kelly would say, ”Drop up in the summer time and we rolling through the block with the sun shining and I just wanna ride, I just wanna ride.”
One of my favorite summer tracks to jam at the moment is a Hold Steady b-side from the Boys and Girls in America record. It is a cover of a Violent Femmes song and can be listened to over and over again while thinking about cookouts, road trips, and music festivals.
The mid west boys in the Hold Steady will be dwarfed by the tallness of Conan O’Brien on the Tonight Show July 8th. Very cool. I have secret hopes that Andy Richter will hop on the tambourine and join in on whatever song they choose to play , possibly Constructive Summer…
MP3: the Hold Steady- American Music
(image from Brandi Strickland)