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SONG: John Beninghof

“Float Sink or Swim”

This tune is sure to be in heavy rotation for me as the weather warms…it’s got that perfect summer vibe, a video that somehow captures every wonderful memory of summertime on the Cape, and it’s all topped with a feel-good message of positivity – “Long as we’re living, we gotta do our best to love this life we’re given…”

John Beninghof

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Portugal. The Man – “So American”

I’ve heard a tune here and a tune there from this band…but haven’t really sat down with any of their albums. This new single and video is so solid…I’m definitely interested in checking out the rest of their latest album, In The Mountain In The Cloud. The music video really makes me miss summertime.

Portugal. The Man

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I was in dire need of a summer mix to listen to in my car now that the weather is gorgeous and my windows are always rolled down. I made this the other day and I’m thrilled with the energy of it. A good summer mix can make you feel like you’re driving to the beach when you’re running errands or driving to work. BONUS: It’s a great mix for working out as well…

Sam Roberts Band – “The Last Crusade”
Adele – “Rumor Has It”
Trombone Shorty – “Backatown”
The Black Keys – “Howlin’ For You”
David Byrne & Fatboy Slim featuring Sia – “Never So Big”
Paolo Nutini – “Pencil Full Of Lead”
Fistful Of Mercy – “Father’s Son”
Brett Dennen – “Comeback Kid (That’s My Dog)”
Peter Bjorn & John – “Second Chance”
Vampire Weekend – “Giving Up the Gun”
Trombone Shorty – “Hurricane Season”
Joss Stone – “Free Me”
Delta Spirit – “Trashcan”
Avett Brothers – “Kick Drum Heart”
Vampire Weekend – “White Sky”
Galactic featuring Irma Thomas – “Heart Of Steel”
April Smith & the Great Picture Show – “Colors”
Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears – “Booty City”


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Samantha Farrell – “Summertime”

After featuring a few covers on my Hot Seat this week, I’ve been getting a lot of great recommendations… like this live cover of the classic tune, “Summertime” done by Boston-based artist Samantha Farrell:

Samantha Farrell

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mvyradio HOT SEAT

Especially here on the Vineyard, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. I’m taking the Hot Seat on Monday night – an hour on mvyradio where the host gets to play something a little different…anything they want. I decided to play music that I love listening to when it’s beautiful and sunny outside… summertime tunes…warm weather artists. Here’s my playlist:

Michael Franti – “Sound Of Sunshine”
311 – “Speak Easy”
Guster – “Careful”
The Strokes – “You Only Live Once”
Jack Johnson – “You And Your Heart”
Grateful Dead – “Shakedown Street”
Frightened Rabbit – “Swim Until You Can’t See Land”
Bob Marley – “Easy Skanking”
Xavier Rudd – “Time To Smile”
Trombone Shorty – “Something Beautiful”
Toots and the Maytals – “54-46 Was My Number”
Sublime – “DJs”
Galactic feat. Irma Thomas – “Heart Of Steel”
Vampire Weekend – “Giving Up The Gun”
Spoon – “The Underdog”


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