Playlist in My Head: Summer of 2018

1.1: It has been a really hot summer. Perhaps hot is not the right word to describe this summer’s penetrating heat. I always use the summer time to catch up with recordings I did not get to listen to during the season or the school year. This summer, however, I did not do that becasue I was busy binge-watching Bates Motel

2.1: Instead of making a long list of summer playlist, there has been an ongoing list of classical music happening in my head. Walking down the street, lying on the bed, driving in a car, exercising ... the music in my head never stopped. 

2.2: I thought it’s perhaps the early sign of a brain-related malfunction or whatnot. But I will worry about that later. Let me share the list for now. 

  • Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 12
  • Beethoven, Septet in E flat major, Op. 20
  • Mendelssohn, Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58
  • Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
  • Mozart, Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
  • Saint-Saens, The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals
  • Struass, An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314

3.1: There were also some non-classical tunes popping up in my head occasionally. 

  • You do something to me [Leo Reisman and his orchestra] & [Ella Fitzgerald]
  • Let’s do it [Ella Fitzgerald]
  • Ain’t misbehaving [Fats Waller]
  • Cheek to Cheek [Dick Haymes & Carmen Cavallaro]
  • Manhattan [Lee Wiley]
  • South of the border, west of the sun [Bing Crosby]
  • I’ve got a pocketful of dreams [Bing Crosby]
  • Taking a chance on love [Helen Forrest & Benny Goodman]

3.2: The non-classical tunes above are frequently played songs on my Apple Music playlist called, “Well, I am drunk.”