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.
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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.