I have been thinking of making this playlist for so long. Ever since being stuck in gloomy god-damn -old days in Michigan–I am not surprised at all the fact that Michigan ranks the number two in the most miserable state winter list.
You may wonder which poor fellow state take place the No.1? Well, let’s cross the Lake Michigan, send our condolences to the Minnesotans who are surviving in the blizzard in the half time of a year.
When I lived in a small peaceful lake town called Winona in Minnesota last year, I discovered a local band that is making warm, cheerful music that makes you feel the fresh breeze flowing on your brow, and listening to the dash of the waves on the beach.
They name themselves Sleeping Jesus, and define their music “Love Songs with a touch of Indie Rock.” The first time being their live show at the Ed’s No name Bar, I smelled the evening that filled with wet and salty air, unwittingly. While they released a song called California At Dawn with its clean, vibrant guitar tone and mellow vocal.
Unsurprisingly, a group of Midwestern musicians is making Cali-vibe music amazingly to please every craving ears. That explained why post-punk had been a huge thing out there in Mexico City—- a frigid sound to calm people down, and I realized that when I went a post-punk party happening in that tropical city in a low-key dark chilly atmosphere.
Anyway, here’s my all-time sunshine pop/ surf rock playlist to feed my ears with sweet sunshine in the fight with coldness while getting through the winter.
1.Funny How Love Can Be by Chad & Jeremy.
2.San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) by Scott McKenzie.
3.Another Time by Sagittarius
4. Fallin’ In Love by The Beach Boys
5.Walk Don’t Run by The Ventures.
6.Bustin’ Surfboards by The Tornados.
7.Diamond Head by The Ventures
8.Floating Vibes by Surfer Blood
9.Ocean by Thom Fekete
10.Surf Like An Egyptian by The Razorblades