Playlist: 20 Songs For August 2013 (Via Spotify)


The month of August: back to school, back to college football, back to Breaking Bad, and back to listening to some cool tunes. This month’s playlist includes two bands that have “deer” in their names, I finally watch Wes Anderson’s Rushmore, and I pay tribute to The Postal Service and J.J. Cale.

Here are 20 songs for August 2013.

Jethro Tull: Proof That Playing The Flute Can Get You Laid

When you think of Rock & Roll, you might think of electric guitars, eccentric lead singers, and excess in sex and drugs.  But how many of you think about the flute?  For all you Jethro Tull fans out there, you know what I’m talking about.

Jethro Tull was formed in the late 60s and were apart of the british art rock movement.  Starting as a blues band, Ian Anderson and his group expanded their sound to include classical instruments, such as the flute, and old traditional-folk songwriting.  Their 1971 album Aqualung was a pop success, and it is genuinely a great album.  Jethro Tull helped proved that rock music could be artsy, and that playing the flute was badass and could, indeed, get you laid.

Here is Jethro Tull performing “Thick As a Brick” live at Madison Square Garden in 1978.