Your Summer Songs: An OurBasement Playlist

By Nick Jean

Last week, I asked you for suggestions of “summer” songs. What made a “summer” song was entirely up to you, and boy did you deliver. We’ve once again broken the record for longest playlist. (At this rate, by the end of the year it will take all week to play through.

Whatever you’re doing this summer, we’ve got the music to soundtrack it. Chilling at the beach? Check. Spontaneous road trip? Got it. Gotta portage? We’ll power you through it.

Thanks to everyone who contributed. Now enough chat. The summer’s wasting away as we speak and you’ve got a lot of listening to do. CRANK IT!!

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83 thoughts on “Your Summer Songs: An OurBasement Playlist

  1. Hello there people,

    I finally have a Friday off so came to check and see what you guys have been up to. Congratulations Nick, this is a great thing you’ve created!

    I’ve taken a new position at work so can’t really be here during the business day but I’ll poke my head in when I can.

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  2. Hi TRH!
    Happy to see you here and thanks! I can’t take all of the credit, though. This has really been a group effort between myself, Reginula, Tiffy, Justin and Garf.

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  3. Good morning from sunny and warm California, R3ers!

    We signed papers yesterday to refinance the house so we can replace all of the flooring and remodel the kitchen.

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  4. Good morning!
    You might be getting tired of me yelling this every day but..
    AWESOME POST!!!!!
    The fact that I couldn’t finish reading yesterday’s comments if i wanted to get to reading today’s before my time runs out is so freaking great! I’m so proud of you guys. Thanks so much for making this transition from R3 basically painless.
    (KEXP has helped me too. My rebound radio)
    xo

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  5. I’m loving all the different styles of this list. Mismatched Eyes is my new favourite song! I didn’t know about Whitehorse at all, they’re making me nostalgic for The Submarines ;_;

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  6. Good morning. Great show last night (The Holy Gasp, but it turned into a PUP secret show). More on that later. Hi TRH.

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  7. Slow getting to the playlist but now it’s time for The Standwagon!
    The song that evokes the strongest ambivalence in me I can think of.
    I can hardly stand to sit still…

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  8. Looking at the histogram reporting hourly page views makes today look really sad, but that’s only because yesterday’s traffic was so massive!

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  9. What’s making me sad this morning: my right-wing radio talk show host cousin is saying nasty things about the Toronto BLM movement, apparently. Sigh…he does not represent my family.

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  10. Thanks for the credit Nick! RE @TheRadiohead…. although especially you and Reg have been the content writers which I so appreciate and is badass.

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  11. weird…when I look up the “ourbasement” account in Spotify (both the web player and the desktop version) I can’t find this playlist. There are only the Our Anthem, Cross-Country Tour BC, and Canadian Indie Summer Tour playlists visible. If I try to start playing this through Nick’s link here on the blog, it won’t play–it just says “this song is not available” for every track.

    What’s up wit dat?

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  12. Oh I see…it’s because it’s under Nick’s Top of Our Lungs account, not the Ourbasement one. I still can’t play it, but at least I can find it now.

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  13. This was a summer song and I just remembered it thanks to the Shad article (it would make me very happy if you read it)

    But I think it’s not even on Spotify…

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  14. Def one my favourites when I’m ready to party in the summer…. Muneshine/Liquorhoud from 2010. Heard this on R3 what I just discovered the blog and live streaming.

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  15. So have you guys attempted to attract Grant Lawrence as a guest blog post contributor?

    (not that I think you need to, you’re doing a great job as it is!)

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  16. @topofourlungs @funhug… I am guessing it might be sort of a conflict of interest because Grant still works for the CBC. I could see them getting weird about it, just speculation on my part.

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  17. I see no conflict of interest as CBC music is so sterile now. From my perspective , it could only be a viewed as conflict of interest if this site was offering a similar service; a place for fans to discuss music (and whatever else they want to discuss). That service died when cbc switched to the current state.

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  18. Justin Trudeau is speaking on the murders in Alberta and the truck massacre in France… live.

    Prime minister addresses homicides of Taliyah Marsman and Sara Baillie, France attack that killed dozens … at the Calgary Stampede.

    http://www.cbc.ca/1.3680464

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  19. I wonder what Grant’s going to do on the CBC when he comes back from paternity leave. Is there anything for him to do on so-called R3 anymore?

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  20. @loweeda – It was so great and it meant so much to so many of us. It will take awhile to get over that loss but onward we go!

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  21. Yes it happens in Canada too. Good for her for getting it out there. Being silenced doesn’t help change things.

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  22. I picked up the album with Sarah Harmer covering Caribou’s “Odessa”, Whitehorse covering The New Pornographers’ “Bones Of An Idol” and Great Lake Swimmers covering Sarah Harmer’s “I’m A Mountain” for myself and got one for Funhug for Xmas. I enjoyed it and I just might get this one too.

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  23. Thanks for another great week, everyone.
    I love looking at the sidebar on my Spotify and seeing all the TooL playlists there.
    I’m off to join a friend for dinner before we hit For Esme at The Moustache Club.
    I’m not sure if I love the music or the club’s name more…

    See you Monday! (And maybe over the weekend if something big breaks.)

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  24. Out for a bday supper tonight. Biking and maybe heading to the park for a Carribean Carnival. Hanging out and relaxing are my main goals. What are your plans?

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  25. Bought plates and insurance for my motorbike yesterday. Going to go get it tomorrow! (was $185 for 4 months with $2 million liability).

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  26. Garf @ 3:08 That situation seems as certain as Britain before — ans since — the Brexit vote. Zing!

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  27. From reddit, one of the better explanations of why web commenters argue over stuff posted by people who actually do the stuff:

    “We have to argue because we’re the internet and we know everything. Or if not everything, at least more than the OP and his business.”

    (OP = original poster)

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  28. Oh my GOODNESS this is a thing of beauty! You have outdone yourself yet again, Zamm! Thank you especially for putting Romantics II on there; it doesn’t get a lot of love and it’s just so evocative…I’m so glad 🙂 Too bad Hey Ocean’s Sprawl II cover couldn’t make it, seeing as it’s a video and all.

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