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wonders never cease Thursday, September 16, 2010

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2010 The Ides of September are Upon Us

EndofSummer Turn, turn, turn. Labor Day's come and gone, and the morning air's been giving us that little bite of chill that was absent for so many months. Au Revoir, Summer of 2010. We will not forget your swaggering swelter (and we dutifully note that you were indeed the hottest summer on record in our capital city). Here are ten songs to mark your passing. We look forward to seeing you next year, although we'd be thrilled to see a much milder version of you.

1. Summer's Gone - The Kinks
"A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long." E. E. Cummings

2. Autumn In New York - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
"Autumn in New York, why does it seem so inviting?" Vernon Duke

3. Indian Summer - The Doors
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." Albert Camus

4. Woolgathering - Vandaveer
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." George Eliot

5. The Last Day of Summer - The Cure
"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. When The Leaves Come Falling Down - Van Morrison
"Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night." Hal Borland

7. Indian Summer - Beat Happening
“But I remember more dearly autumn afternoons in bottoms that lay intensely silent under old great trees” C.S. Lewis

8. Harvest Moon - Neil Young
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.” William Cullen Bryant

9. Boys Of Summer - The Ataris
“No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one Autumnal face." John Donne

10. Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy
"Nature's first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay." Robert Frost

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