Tarin Fasano’s Fourth of July BBQ MixtapePosted by Tarin Fasano
After you’ve coordinated your red-white-and-blue outfit and fired up the grill and ambled through ample fields of grain, there are important questions to be answered. Namely, what can you listen to that evokes America? What is the iconic musical accompaniment for those three iconic colors?
Keep setting the ‘Mmmmmerica vibe with Canned Heat’s “Wooly Bully,” Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” Otis Redding’s “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” Paul Simon’s “Kodachrome,” and Harry Nilsson’s “Let the Good Times Roll.”
When it’s time for the barbeque to fall straight into a cool groove, throw on Arthur Russell’s “Chill Pill (Underwater Mix) [Sounds of JHS 126 Brooklyn],” and then some of his work from the Dinosaur L days, like offbeat ode “In The Cornbelt (Larry Levan Mix)” and the jubilant “GO BANG!!!” Keep the party’s momentum with the Beastie Boys’ “Brass Monkey” and LCD Soundsystem’s “Disco Infiltrator.”
It’s been a long barbeque, I’m sure. But now there are fireworks. Hush and listen to Laurie Anderson’s “From the Air (Dan the Automator Remix).”
Vote on what the next song is or something. Happy Fourth of July.