The city has been super hot lately and that has gotten me in the mood for some songs that both reflect and (hopefully) deflect the heat. Two of these songs have already made an appearance on this blog (Songs for Summer No. 1, June 5, 2011 and Songs for Summer No. 3, June 9, 2011) for heat-related reasons but both deserve a second listen. Chill Out reminds me so vividly of the Lower East Side in the heat and also all of the people slogging their way through the park searching for a little shade. Second and Dryades reminds me of Harlem more than anywhere else, especially all of the people in the shade in the community gardens playing dominoes.