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The Band: King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

Neil Young: Harvest

Avett Brothers: I And Love And You

Rascals: How Can I Be Sure

John Lennon: Isolation

REM: Feeling Gravity's Pull

Ray LaMontagne: Old Before Your Time

Buddy Miles: Them Changes

Jayhawks: Two Hearts

Rolling Stones: Sitting On A Fence

Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day

Pete Townshend: Pure And Easy

The Mountain Goats: Heretic Pride

Animal Collective: Today's Supernatural

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Police: Too Much Information

Don Henley: Dirty Laundry

CSNY: American Dream

Gil Scott Heron: Winter In America

Wilco: Country Disappeared

Radiohead: Planet Telex

Stevie Wonder: Love's In Need Of Love Today

Steely Dan: I Got The News

Delta Spirit: 9/11

The Clash: This Is Radio Clash

Modest Mouse: Dashboard

Beatles :Love Me Do

The Brady Bunch Kids: Love Me Do

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VE 138
Back To School Edition
Steely Dan: My Old School
Beach Boys: Be True To Your School
White Stripes: We're Going To Be Friends
Rockpile: Teacher Teacher
Van Halen: Hot For Teacher
Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town
NRBQ: Me And The Boys
Bob Dylan: Duquesne Whistle
Avett Brothers: Live And Die
Cat Stevens: On The Road To Findout
Taj Mahal: Take A Giant Step
Nils Lofgren: Going Back
Neil Young: Comes A Time
Replacements: Here Comes A Regular
Today on the VE
It's the Back To School Edition, connecting with old friends, and meeting new ones, some new assignemnts and
lessons learned
I'm PC and this is the VE
Steely Dan: My Old School
Beach Boys: Be True To Your School
White Stripes: We're Going To Be Friends
Back to school on the VE...will you be carrying someone's books this fall? Or have you even met yet? The White
Stripes, The Beach Boys, and Steely Dan to begin....and then, there's Miss Crabtree....
Rockpile: Teacher Teacher
Van Halen: Hot For Teacher
Back to School on The VE with Van Halen and Rockpile, Nick Lowe, the lead track from 1980's "Seconds Of
Pleasure"..."Teacher Teacher." If you were away for the summer, the next two should strike home....
Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town
NRBQ: Me And The Boys
Reconnecting with the gang, on the Back To Schol edition of the VE. Now, a couple of new
assignments...September 10 is the release date for two anticipated new albums....Bob Dylan's "Tempest," and The
Avett Brothers' "The Carpenter."
Bob Dylan: Duquesne Whistle
Avett Brothers: Live And Die
Back To School on the VE...and two new texts to study...Bob Dylan's Tempest, and the lead song "Du-cane
Whistle" and The Avett Brothers from the forthcoming The Carpenter and "Live And Die." The full albums willbe
out in a couple of weeks, and tere will be a quiz....
On to some life lessons ...back to school means taking stock....but these are for the new graduates...it's a
bittersweet time, but also one of unprecedented opportunity. Some great sopngwriters teach us how to get
started...
Cat Stevens: On The Road To Findout
Taj Mahal: Take A Giant Step
Nils Lofgren: Going Back
The VE....life lessons for post-grads on thte Back To School edition, and the last two written by Jerry Goffin and
Carole King...."Going Back," by Nils Lofgren, andn "Take A Giant Step" by Taj Mahal. If you're at the fork in the
road, here are, as Led Zeppelin sang, two paths you can go by--but there's still time to change the road you're on....
Neil Young: Comes A Time

Replacements: Here Comes A Regular
And that's the VE. A powerful song from The Replacement's 1985 Tim, and "Here Comes A Regular." And Neil
Young, in a more centered place, with "Comes A Time." May the road you chose, rise with you...
There are more VE sessions to catchup with in the archives of PRN.FM and on demand at RTDS.ca. Please share
The VE with the rest of the class on FB, and feel free to steal my crib notes on Twitter. I'm PC

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VE 235 8/29/14
REM: Finest Worksong
Thom Chacon: American Dream
Julian Cope: Five O Clock World
Animals: We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
The Clash: Career Opportunities
Pet Shop Boys: Opportunities
Kinks: Dead End Street
Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
Eddie Cochran: Summertime Blues
Bob Dylan: Maggie's Farm
Marianne Faithful: Working Class Hero
Devo: Working In A Coal Mine
Tennesee Ernie Ford: Sixteen Tons
Lucero: Women And Work
Jonathan Edwards: Sunshine
Bruce Springsteen: Out In The Street
Rolling Stones; Salt Of The Earth

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VE 353 8 24 18 Aretha

Aretha Franklin: Respect Otis Redding: Satisfaction Blues Brothers: Think Ann Peebles: Chain Of Fools Byrdie Green: Dr. Feelgood Dionne Warwick: I Say A Little Prayer Wes Montgomery: I Say A Little Prayer King Curtis: I Never Loved A Man Jackie Wilson/Count Basie Orchestra: I Never Loved A Man The Band: The Weight Stevie Wonder: Until You Come Back To Me The Drifters: Spanish Harlem The Marvels: Rock Steady Thelma Jones: The House That Jack Built Aretha Franklin: Freway Of Love Natalie Cole: Day Dreaming Aretha Franklin: Natural Woman

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VE 136 Late Summer Songs

Jefferson Airplane: Coming Back To Me
Frank Black: The End Of Summer
Flaming Lips: It's Summertime
Chad & Jeremy: A Summer Song
Bob Dylan: Floater (To Much To Ask)
David Bromberg: New Leigh Highway Blues
The Decembersits: Summersong
Beach Boys: All Summer Long
Style Council: Long Hot Summer
Sly & The Family Stone: Hot Fun In the Summertime
The Cure: The Last Day Of Summer
The Hollies: Bus Stop
The Kinks: Summer's Gone
The Doors: Summer's Almost Gone
Frank Sinatra: The Summer Wind

Today on the VE,,,had enough of summer...back of your neck feelin' dirt & gritty...for the hour, summer songs about winding the season down, each with that touch of mid August melancholy...and autumn closin in. I'm PC, and this is the VE

Jefferson Airplane: Coming Back To Me
Frank Black: the End Of Summer

Black Francis captures the late summer mood with "It's The End Of Summer," and Jefferson Airplane from Surrealistic Pillow and Marty balin's hauntin gballad "Coming Back To Me," featuring the opening line, "the summer inhaled and held it's breath too long. Each song on today's VE connects with that weary late-season feeling. But summer still has some life in it. Flaming Lips, "It's Summertime."

Flaming Lips: It's Summertime
Chad & Jeremy: A Summer Song

The wisftul feeling of late summer, on the VE, with Chad & Jeremy, and The Flaming Lips. Here's a song from Bob Dylan's 2001 double LP "Love And Theft," which was a pastiche of American Popular siongwriting styles of the 20s and 30's. IN the enigmatic "Floater--Too Much To Ask," Dylan's persona is that of a past-prime Southern gentelman one to many mint juleps into a lazy summer afternoon...

Bob Dylan: Floater (To Much To Ask)
David Bromberg: New Leigh Highway Blues

A summer vacation from hell, david Bromberg's "New Leigh Highway Blues," on The VE. Some more faded summer polaroids, with The Decembersits, "Summersong."

The Decembersits: Summersong

Beach Boys: All Summer Long

The VE with late summer songs...one of the Beach Boys best, and the bittersweet feeling played perfectly over the cloing credits of perhaps the greatest late summer movie ever, American Graffiti. The Style Council mock up seventies soul in "Long Hot Summer, on the VE..

Style Council: Long Hot Summer
Sly & The Family Stone: Hot Fun In the Summertime
The Cure: The Last Day Of Summer

"The Last Day Of Summer," The Cure, on the VE... also Sly & The Family Stone, "Hot Fun In the Summertime," which benchmarks both the beginning and the end of the season.

More songs that look back and summer slips away....

The Hollies: Bus Stop
The Kinks: Summer's Gone
The Doors: Summer's Almost Gone

The grimy last days of summer can be sweetly sad...The Doors, "Summer's Almost Gone, " from Waiting For The Sun, The Kinks and a lost mid 80s gem, "Summer's Gone," and The Hollies' "Bus Stop...." There must be something to this sad mini season...so many songs' I haven't time for...Rolling Stones, "Summer Romance, " Bob Seger, " Night Moves," Th eMotels, "Suddenly Last Summer," well, maybe next year....which reminds me...let's let this guy have the last word, as he often does on the VE....

Frank Sinatra: The Summer Wind

And that's the VE. Johnny Mercer's words....the world was new, beneath a blue umbrella sky...hope you made the best of your summer too!

There are past editiopn s of VE to catch up with at prn.fm under show archives, and on demand at rtds.ca. Fill your ipod with a few and take em down the the beach. Share The VE on Facebook and floow me on twitter. I'm PC

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David Bowie: Life On Mars

30 Seconds To Mars: 100 Suns

My Favorite Martian Golden Record

Randells:  Martian Hop

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers: Here Come The Martian Martians

The Undertones: Mars Bar

Orson Wells: War Of The Worlds

Paul McCartney/Wings: Venus And Mars Reprise

Wilco: You Never Know

Traveling Wilburys: Handle With Care

Sonic Youth: Within You Without You

Elliot Smith: Isn't It A Pity

Concrete Blonde: Beware Of Darkness

Joe Cocker: Something

Yim Yames: Long Long Long

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Jerry's Choice

 

Bobby "Blue" Bland: Turn On Your Love Light

Henry Thomas: Don't Ease Me In

Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away

Cliff Carlsile: Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad

Bonnie Dobson: Morning Dew

Peter Paul & Mary: Early Morning Rain

Reverend Gary Davis: Samson & Delilah

Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode

Everly Brothers: Wake Up Little Suzie

Dixie Cups: Iko Iko

Merle Haggard: Mama Tried

Hank Williams: You Win Again

Martha & The Vandellas: Dancing In The Streets

Olympics: Good Lovin'

Wilson Pickett: The Midnight Hour

Otis Redding: Hard To Handle

Beatles: Why Don't We Do it In the Road?

Spencer Davis Group: Gimmie Some Lovin'

Traffic: Dear Mr. Fantasy

Bob Dylan: Knockin' On Heaven's Door

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VE 184 Mick Jagger 75th (7/26/18)

 

Guns & Roses: Jumpin' Jack Flash

Band Of Susans: Child Of the Moon

The Flies: 2000 Light Years From Home

Kiss: 2000 Man

The Damned: Citadel

Billy Bragg: She Smiled Sweetly

Social Distortion: Backstreet Girl

Claudine Longet: Let's Spend The Night Together

Blind Faith: Under My Thumb

The Searchers: Take It Or Leave It

Black Francis (Frank Black): Down In the Hole  

The Dead Boys: Tell Me

Johnny Thunders: As Tears Go By

Lindsay Buckingham: I Am Waiting

Johnny Adams: Salt Of The Earth

Patti Smith: Gimmie Shelter

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VE 183
Led Zeppelin: Dancing Days
Style Council: Long Hot Summer
The Who: Sea And Sand
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Even The Losers
Sweet: California Nights
Patti Smith: Redondo Beach
Neil Young: Long May You Run
Paul McCartney: Heart Of the Country
REM: Gardening At Night
The Guess Who: No Time
B52s: Summer Of Love
Dave Loggins: Please Come To Boston
Big Audio Dynamite: E=MC2
Bee Gees: You Should Be Dancing
Eddie Cochran: Sumertime Blues

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