A Patio Party


The Duke of Windsor sitting on the patio of his residence in Gif-sur-Yvette. (Image c/o The Life Archive)

With Labor Day in the rearview, we look to the horizon and see hot chocolate and football games, feathery flannels and angry bonfires, hazy hayrides and happy harvests at the apple orchards. However, these earlier nights of September feel not unlike the hottest, sweatiest ones of August.

The Patio Days have just begun. Roll out the growlers, fire up your Weber grill, three cheers: fall is here.

What follows is an atmosphere. What follows is a scenic stimulator. What follows is a garden gathering, a September shindig, a Patio Party. Before you put the outdoor umbrellas and the wrought iron furniture away once-and-for-all, give them one last hour with the likes of Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Neil Young, and The Redheaded Stranger.

A Patio Party
1) Rick Nelson – Garden Party
2) Brian Wilson – This Could Be the Night
3) Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez – I Like It Like That
4) The Rolling Stones – She’s So Cold
5) Paul Simon – Can’t Run But
6) Slum Village – Selfish (featuring John Legend & Kanye West)
7) Bill Withers – Who Is He (And What Is He To You?)
8) Patto – The Man
9) Yello – Call It Love
10) M83 – Midnight City
11) Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute
12) Crosby, Stills & Nash – Dark Star
13) Paul Simon – Late in the Evening
14) King Harvest – Dancing in the Moonlight
15) Brenda Russell – A Little Bit of Love
16) Jesse Winchester – Step By Step
17) Bob Dylan – Where Are You Tonight?
18) Eric Clapton – After Midnight
19) Toots & The Maytals – Reggae Got Soul
20) Neil Young – Harvest Moon
21) Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Rather Lovely Thing
22) Cowboy – Please Be With Me
23) Graham Nash – Better Days
24) Kat Edmonson & Lyle Lovett – Long Way Home
25) Phosphorescent – Can I Sleep in Your Arms
26) Willie Nelson – September Song

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