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wonders never cease Thursday, September 23, 2010

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2010 Nine Songs for the Ninth Month (with 99 days left in the year)

september2010 September has done its job, providing a bit of morning chill, pushing the memory of the blistering days of this past summer to the back of our mind. We've reached the Autumnal Equinox and we welcome fall with open arms. Since we still have a week of September left, we'll put it to good use and toast this transitional month with our weekly playlist, and maybe a glass of cider or two. Happy fall!

1. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
“My favorite poem is the one that starts 'Thirty days hath September' because it actually tells you something.” - Groucho Marx

2. September in the Rain - Norah Jones
“Now, 0 for 50 would be a historic achievement on any other team, but on the Cubs it is usually called September.” - Bernie Lincicome

3. September - Earth, Wind & Fire
“If the evens of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.” - Jon Stewart

4. September When It Comes - Johnny Cash and Rosanne Cash
“I love September, especially when we're in it.”- Willie Stargell

5. September Song - Django Reinhardt
"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer." Helen Hunt Jackson

6. Pale September - Fiona Apple
“The media like drama so it's 'She's in Hell.' And I'm like no, I had a bad day in February and a bad day in September but a brilliant summer'.” - Bjork

7. A Lonely September - Plain White T's
“On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died.”- Gore Vidal

8. September Song - Sarah Vaughn
"A new study has shown that half of American high schools agree that newspapers should only be able to publish government-approved material. Almost one out of five said people should not be allowed to voice unpopular opinions..This is the first generation after September 11th, who discovered news during a 'watch what you say' administration...George W. Bush once asked, 'is our children learning.' No, they isn't. A better question would be, 'is our teacher's teaching?'” - Bill Maher

9. September In The Rain - The Beatles
“Our paradigm now seems to be: Something terrible happened to us on September 11, and that gives us the right to interpret all future events in a way that everyone else in the world must agree with us. And if they don't, they can go straight to hell.”- Bill Clinton

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