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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!

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