Can anyone else believe summer is winding down? I hate saying this but I feel like it was just getting going here in Portland. I guess that’s the case with most summers here, before you blink they are over and done with. For 20 something years, my summers were spent in the South. That means hot and sweaty and tons of time on the water. No matter how hard I try to tell myself it’s been summer (and how much I love a mild summer and not sweating the moment I walk out the door) it has been engrained in my mind that a true summer should be damn near miserable. I always tell people, I have to be tired of summer to be ready for winter.
Going, Going, Gone is inspired by the Labor Day holiday and hot sunny days. We listen to a lot of older funk and soul in the workshop, it’s good music to work along to. While the entire mix isn’t funk or soul, all the songs have a soulful sound, some new, a lot old. Together, these songs make me think of hot summer days, drinking a perfect cocktail and lounging with a great crew of friends. Enjoy the rest of your summer as it’s winding down. I hope you enjoyed all the mixes, I’ve had a great time getting to see each mix come together and how different they have all been.
download Going, Going, Gone here.
You can listen to the rest of the summer mixes here.
And here’s the playlist.
- You Made A Believer Out of Me – Ruby Andrews
- Ritual Union – Little Dragon
- She Plays YoYo With My Mind – Sonny & The Sunsets
- Street Fighting Man – The Rolling Stones
- Working Woman – Gizelle Smith & the Mighty Mocambos
- I’ll Take Care Of You – Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX
- Nick Waterhouse – Some Place
- Baby’s Arms – Kurt Vile
- I Won’t Fall Apart On You Tonight – Eleanor Friedberger
- Green Onions – Booker T. & the MG’s
- Israelites – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
- Hard to Handle – Otis Redding
- the Kinks – Everbody’s Gonna Be Happy
- Last Night – Jumbonics
- What A Man – Linda Lyndell
- Going Going Gone – Cody Black
Thanks to everyone who took the time to put together a summer inspired mix. They’ve made each week exciting. I loved getting a new mix and sharing here. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, click through the links below. I highly recommend it because there’s some good music mixing happening.
Week 1: Grazing in the Grass by Jennifer from Luster.
Week 2: Sometime Around Midnight by Kelly from Design Crush.
Week 3: Beach Mix by Kate Miss from For Me, For You.
Week 4: Summer Skin by Caroline from Poppy and Leo.
Week 5: Chilly Summer by Matt from Wood & Faulk.
Week 6: Not All Who Wander Are Lost by Elise from Pennyweight.
Week 7: Summer Kind of Wonderful by Jessica from Destined to Design
Week 8: Mossy Memories by Jevan from Tanner Goods.
Week 9: Summer or Die by Nicole from House of Leaves.
Week 10: Natural High by Afton from Freckle Farm.
Week 11: At the Lake by Erin from Butter and Brass.
Week 12: Summer Nights and Bar Fights by Tiandra from Tanner Goods.
Week 13: Marfa Music Mix by Joslyn from Simple Lovely.
Week 14: Snake Whiskey Hangover by Meghan.
Photo: Life Photo Archives