Summer Mixtape, Track 12: "That Summer Feeling" - Jonathan Richman

We've sort of slacked off on the whole Summer Mixtape thing but what do you expect? It's summer, the perfect time for slacking. We'll start it back up today with a slight mood shift. Most of the songs featured so far have played to the hot and steamy summer vibe. But there's another side to summer -- the tranquility of the sun setting at 8:45, the carefree attitude but also the realization that it's temporary and fleeting. No song better captures those sentiments than this Jonathan Richman classic, which is absolutely on my short list for Best Song Ever.

By David Malitz |  July 22, 2008; 1:54 PM ET Summer Mixtape
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Jonathan is the perfect summer sound and this song sums it up the best. And this is the guy that did Roadrunner?

Posted by: T.D. | July 22, 2008 4:03 PM

J. Freedom has spoken unflatteringly about J. Richman in the past. Is he on board with this?

Posted by: Gene | July 23, 2008 4:14 PM

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