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An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Tunesday 17: Be True to Your School

What's that? A whiff of summer wafting ever so seductively near?

Has there ever been a summer more necessary? Has there ever been summer more anticipated? Not since childhood, I think. So let me start with the last dress code violations I will have to encounter for two months, and then move on. Enjoy

"Girls in Their Summer Clothes," Bruce Springsteen
"High School Never Ends," Bowling for Soup
"Long Hot Summer Night," Jimi Hendrix
"Three Little Birds," Bob Marley
"Summertime," The Sundays
"Live and Learn," The Cardigans
"Be True to Your School," Beach Boys
"Wise Up," Aimee Mann
"Summertime," Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
"Me and Julio Down by the School Yard," Paul Simon
"Vacation," The Go-Go's
"The Summer Wind," Madeleine Peyroux
"Teach Your Children," Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
"You Learn," Alanis Morissette
"Bye Bye Baby," Bay City Rollers
"It Must Be Summer," Fountains of Wayne
"One Big Love," Patty Griffin
"Summer Dress," Shawn Colvin
"Rock 'N' Roll High School," The Ramones
"My Old School," Steely Dan

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At 6/4/09, 10:16 PM, Blogger Ms Characterized said...

Love this list. Saving it so I can burn myself a CD for the car. It'll be the only rhythm getting me to school for the next two weeks!


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