Monday, September 4, 2017

September Songs - Music Moves Me

September is not an easy month.

For many, Labor Day (today, in the United States) is the end of summer.  Perhaps not according to meterologists, or astronomers, but it is for many of us.  Children in our area (our back to school is about the last in the United States) go back to school this week.

It's a month of endings.  The days of carefree summer, when things seem more relaxed, are over.  Summer romances end for teenagers.  For many, we once again mourn September 11, which I will blog about more next week.

Today, I feature songs about September, and songs about the end of summer on Music Moves Me.

I think Chad and Jeremy would certainly agree with me with their 1964 hit, A Summer Song: "And when the rain beats against my window pane, I'll think of summer days, and dream of you...."

Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day, is about the death of the writer's father - and means a lot to me, as my childhood best friend also passed away in September. To many more, it is a paean to those who died on 9/11.  Perhaps I should feature it again on my 9/11 music post.

Night Moves, by Bob Segar, is about lost love, but also a song about the passage of time.

Speaking of September and endings, yesterday we were informed of the death of Walter Becker of the band Steely Dan, at the age of 67.  This was an ending that I never expected.  I blogged about Becker yesterday.

Today, I feature a song, Deacon Blues, from 1977.  From the Album Aja, this song is about a boy who dreams of being a jazz musician.

Come join this blog hop -it's almost as much fun as summer was.

Join this #MusicMovesMe blog hop every Monday - here are the people responsible for it:
X mas Dolly is the Conductor of this trip, and the other Conductors are her fellow bloggers Callie of JAmerican Spice, ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥  and Cathy from Curious as a Cathy.


  1. Your blog is very interesting.It has the beautiful skywatch ,pretty flowers and wonderful music .Loved your recommendations.Always a pleasure visiting Alana.

  2. That's a shame. Steely Dan is our ridin' music when we go on vacation. Dave always grabs their CD's. Great ridin' music. May he rest in peace. So I'm with you I think I'll be having some of those muddy buddies! :) Have a great day my friend & thanks for taking the time to rock with us! hugs

  3. Wonderful songs. I did not know about the death of a member from Steely Dan. Such a great group! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

  4. Nice set here! The whole "Aja" album was a minor masterpiece. And Chad & Jeremy were always smooth and easy to listen to. I always liked "Willow, Weep For Me" by them.

  5. WOnderful songs. New to me. :) Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi Alana.
    Great song choices here! I'm listening to Deacon Blues right now. Such a great song. Love Steely Dan and definitely the Aja album is incredible. I love the horns. Fantastic musicianship. So sad about Walter Becker. And another blow to the music world with the death of Molly Hatchet's founder Dave Hlubek this weekend. RIP guys...

    Wow, Chad and Jeremy's "A Summer Song"! It was so cool to hear that song again. I haven't heard it in ages! They do such a good job with actually making the listener FEEL the coming of Fall. I'd have to say that this song is absolutely THE perfect song for this theme.

    I'm a huge Bob Seger fan and Night Moves has always been a favorite. I saw him in concert back in the early 80s. Had great seats too. Can't remember which tour it was but he rocked it.

    Re: the kids going back to school: I'm from New York too (Niagara Falls) and I think it makes the most sense to end summer vacation AFTER Labor Day! It just doesn't seem right that the kids around here (Austin Texas) go back to school in August. They go back to school for a week or so and then they have a long weekend right away. Why not just start the school year after the holiday? I don't get it. (our way is the right way!) :)
    Speaking of my home state: how's the weather up there? Is it starting to feel like Fall? Girl, I can't tell you how much I miss the changing of the seasons. Fall was always my favorite season and not being able to see the stunning beauty of the leaves changing colors just hurts my heart sometimes. And I miss being able to wear jackets and sweaters and coats!!! If I'm lucky, I get to wear a sweatshirt maybe once or twice a year here. Sigh. Hardly ever get to wear a jacket and definitely never a dang coat! I miss it. Waaah...

    Enjoy it! Have a great week Alana.

    Michele at Angels Bark

  7. I fell in love with Chad and Jeremy the moment I heard the song... Bob was a constant companion where he played in Ypsitucky (known as Ypsilanti to those not from the area), Steely Dan mesmerized with their intricate chords and ephemeral sound... twas decades later for Green Day...

  8. Alana,

    The bittersweet essences of summer's end and thoughts of Septembers long ago is a time for reflection for most of us, especially as you pointed out with the anniversary of 9/11 just around the corner. None of us will ever be the same after that day 16 years ago. I just found out earlier this morning of Walter Becker's death. I had not heard the news. Steely Dan was a fabulous group with lots of good mewsic. It was nice to see you on the dance floor once again, my friend and thank you for saving a dance for me! ;) Have a good week.

  9. Such wonderful choices, Alana! Thanks for sharing - and for the dance! :)


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