May 24, 2009

Modcast #130: Sum-Sum-Summertime

Welcome to Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World, and welcome to summer. Like it or not, this is the obligatory summer show. How can I tell it's summer in Seattle? Please! There were two momentary sun breaks today, and a bunch of fat folks broke out the inappropriate shorts and tank tops. Oh yeah, Metro was smelling pretty ripe on the way home. 

So what do you do when the sun is out and the mercury thaws, you head to what were just voted the worst beaches in the United States -- those right here in western Washington. You will see that Jet Set Six are opening the show with "Let's Go To the Beach". Apparently they've never been to the beaches in Washington. Being from New York that isn't surprising.  

Other surprises on this show? These aren't surprises, but they are special treats, especially when you put them all together. How about Ronnie Mayor former lead singer of The Tours, or the Cute Lepers now recording on Joan Jett's Blackheart Records label, or mod trumpeter Alan Brown's version of Sunny. All perfect for a sunny day. So, get our your chaise lounge, stir up a gin and tonic, and soak in some rays while the music plays.

  • Jet Set Six -- Let's Go To The Beach (2005)
  • Ronnie Mayor -- Can't Wait 'Til The Summer (1980)
  • Cute Lepers -- It's Summertime Baby (2008)
  • The Excessories -- Summer (2001)
  • Armstrong -- Sunshine Feeling
  • Ben From Corduroy -- Good Day, Sunshine (2008)
  • The Alan Brown Set -- Sunny (1969)
  • Yellow Balloon -- Follow The Sunshine (1967)
  • The Shakes -- Hyperion St. Bridge Song (Sunshine City) (2006)
  • The Bratchmen -- Summer Sun is Back (1993)
  • Fiery Furnaces -- Here Comes The Summer (2005)
  • Bonus Videos: The Cute Lepers - Berlin Girls

    Jet Set Six -- Perpetual Batchelor