Win Nick’s Golden Voucher [Extended]


Thank Finneran it’s Friday.

The weekend is upon us, so that can only mean one thing: the warring BS commenters declare their weekly truce and assemble for our music competition.

This week the theme is your favourite song about Summer or whose lyrics refer to Summer.

Here’s mine.

Reply below to be in with a chance of bagging yourself a €50 Golden Discs voucher redeemable in any Golden Discs store.

The winner will be chosen by my cocktail shaker.

Please include a video link if possible, thanks.

Lines MUST close on Saturday at Midday.

Nick says: Good luck.

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73 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Golden Voucher [Extended]

  1. stephen moran

    From the pen of the eccentric incurable romantic that is Jonathan Richman (minus the Modern Lovers here) comes an infectiously sunny ditty “That Summer Feeling”. It’s a sort of American Graffiti like pathos infused homage in song to memories of summers past filled with a mix of nostalgia & regret

    I recall seeing him in Whelan’s about a quarter century ago when a chap requested this classic cut & Richman started strumming the intro. The guy then shouted out could he wait until he got back from the jacks & Jonathan duly obliged & played ” I Was Dancin’ in a Lesbian Bar” while we awaited our hero’s return from his call of nature. “That summer feeling’s gonna haunt you the rest of your life…”
    Jonathan Richman “That Summer Feeling”

  2. Fergalito

    Persisting with my penchant for Aussie bands, I really love this song from The Jezebels – “Endless Summer.”

    It reminds me of summer evening céilís in Carna in the late 80s/early 90s back when i’d be shipped off to the Gaeltacht for three glorious weeks of freedom. Oh the yearning infused glances across the wooden hall floor, desperately trying to pluck up the courage to talk to the object of my hormone infused desire.

    “You came home for the endless summer,
    Watch me go, paint a different color,
    Of my life, you were the deepest lover,
    Stay with me, here in the endless summer!
    An endless summer in my mind.
    An endless summer in my mind.
    An endless summer in my mind.”

    1. Friscondo

      Beaten to it. Brilliant and poignant.
      “Out on the road today,
      I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac”

  3. Papi

    Oh my eyes need to be taken out with blunt spoons Kanyes new video is. It just is. Holy shit. Money does not buy class.

    1. Lush

      Oh yes! Super choice, as ever, Andy. This is one for jumping round the kitchen (having finished the hoovering).

  4. scottser

    when i was 12 i went camping with my big brother and his mates on the dunes in portmarnock. there were illicit cigarettes, my first sip from a warm can of harp and observations on ladyparts that made no sense. there was a mission that morning to steal milk, juice and yoghurt from local doorsteps at 5am. there was unlicensed craic. the stereo played the who, the stones, the ramones, ac/dc and in particular, thin lizzy’s ‘live and dangerous’. and from that album the one song that captured the freedom, camaraderie and invincibility i felt that night was ‘the boys are back in town’. since then, it’s not summer until that album gets played in full, outdoors in the evening with beer in hand.

    1. Paulus

      Good man Scottser; you’ve twigged that it’s the associated story that wins as much as the nominated song.
      My money’s on you here.

  5. CapernosityandFunction

    Turin Brakes – Painkiller

    This is a song with lyrics that reference summer rain, that most Irish of summer phenomena.

    Saw these boys at Oxegen 2003 during their brief window of success.

    1. SOQ

      PUGWASH – ‘At The Sea’

      Never heard that before- it’s got a Madness vibe about it.

      1. U N M U T U A L

        Slipped under the radar that one. ..

        The video captures the classic irish summer, in between the rain showers. :-)
        Neil Hannon is in the video, they later teamed up to form The Duckworth Lewis Method.

  6. Rosette of Sirius

    Given That Summer Feelin’ was already listed, my song this week is actually two songs. A twofer so to speak…

    The band is XTC and their Slylarking album is a masterpiece of summer pop.

    The opening track is Summer’s Cauldron A short and breezy opener that gaplessly leads into Grass.

    Even today both songs and especially the lyrics of Grass evokes a strong emotion and the summer of ’84 and of me and my first girlfriend hanging out in Dodder Park and, well, learning to kiss :). Skylarking came out a couple of years later and when I heard it, even then, transported me back to that summer.

  7. CapernosityandFunction

    Auto Da Fé – All Is Yellow (Hot, Hot, Hot)

    I have plugged this band before and plugged the voice of Gay Woods before. They both combine to provide us with the purest example of 1980s Irish synth pop. A rare thing but what is rare is wonderful. Melting 99s , sunburn, etc.

  8. Sten

    Summer Wine by Nancy & Lee is the perfect song. It’s got the boy/girl duet, a story that keeps you hanging till the end, the double meaning to the lyrics and all wrapped in a crackin tune with duelling Spanish guitars.

  9. Niall

    Questionable lyrics* aside I challenge anyone not to bop their head along to Mungo Jerry’s In the Summertime.
    Also the hair is just fabulous.

    * “if her daddy’s poor you can do what you feel” & “ have a drink have a drive”

  10. CapernosityandFunction

    Bryan Adams – Summer of 69

    Every Irish disco ever since the mid-1980s. This song is bulletproof. If you don’t like it you can hand back your passport and feck off; you are not Irish.

  11. missred

    Samhradh Samhradh – a beautiful old Irish song marking the Bealtaine festival. I feel like I’m climbing trees with ribbons in my hair and breathing in the new season.

    This gorgeous uplifting song has been reinterpreted by the Gloaming:

    “Samhradh Samhradh
    Samhradh Samhradh
    Is cé bháinfeadh dínn é?
    Samhradh Samhradh
    Is cé bháinfeadh dínn é
    Is cé bháinfeadh dínn é?”

    “Summer, Summer
    Summer Summer
    And who’d take it from us
    Summer Summer
    And who’d take it from us
    And who’d take it from us”

  12. Lilly

    Terry Jacks – Seasons in the Sun for that 70s groove,

    ‘Goodbye my friend, it’s hard to die
    When all the birds are singing in the sky’

  13. Johnny

    This summer’s album so far I’ve listened to and enjoyed most is Lana Del Rey’s sixth album, Chemtrails Over The Country Club.

    If you like your Americana with some Tammy Wynette and George Jones…then let me love you like a woman:)

      1. Johnny

        ..this week was the 50th anniversary of the release of Joni’s Blue,the artists artist and one the greatest albums of all time.
        -an absolutely gorgeous cover of Join’s classic For Free by Lana Del Rey with Zella Day & Weyes Blood,from Chemtrails Over The Country Club.The song is about a New York sidewalk musician who plays the clarinet on the corner of 6th and 8th real good for free,or rent free:)

  14. Verbatim

    On Thursday 24th June, from the bus I saw the biggest moon ever. On walking to my home, I was looking out for it again, looking up and about… a couple walking their dog approached me and asked me if I was lost, I said “No, I was looking for the moon”
    This song is lovely, the first full moon of summer.
    They told me to be careful as I was in a dangerous hood!

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