Monday, 2 September 2013

Sounds of Autumn

According to meteorologists, it is now autumn (or 'fall' if you're in North America).

It may still be warm and sunny but starting school gets me thinking about the changing seasons.

No more long, carefree days; back to routines and responsibilities. It certainly changes my mood pretty abruptly.

During the summer months I had a brilliant playlist on my iPod full of tunes that reminded me of hot, sunshiny days. They evoked memories of past summers and created memories of this summer. When I listen to the playlist in future years there will definitely be lots of songs that will remind me of jolly holidays in Ruby.

Here's a selection of what was playing throughout the brilliant summer of 2013...
Caravan of Love - The Housemartins
Somewhere In My Heart - Aztec Camera
Staying Out For The Summer - Dodgy
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
More Than This - Roxy Music
The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
Run To You - Bryan Adams
Good Enough - Dodgy
Alright - Supergrass
Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers
Supersonic - Oasis
Fun, Fun, Fun - The Beachboys
Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin

As you can see, it was quite extensive and quite diverse.

Now I'm stuck. Can you help?

I want an equally outstanding playlist for autumn and am struggling to come up with a good list of songs that will become the soundtrack to the season. The songs that evoke strong feelings of this time of year and that will always remind me of my first term as a teacher.

I have got three songs on my list...
Cello Song - Nick Drake 
(Mr P and I always seem to listen to lots of Nick Drake as we potter round the house in autumn)

Weather With You - Crowded House
(because it sounds like the perfect 'end of summer' song - chilled and relaxed)

Flowers In The Window - Travis
(another 'end of summer' happy ending song)

What will you add to the list? 

What song always makes you think of misty, chilly days,  bundling up in ever-increasing layers, long walks over crunchy leaves or cosying up at home?

I know that you're always so good at helping me out with these things. I can't wait to read your ideas! x


  1. If you like piano music, I recommend George Winston's Autumn cd :)

    1. Thanks Shannon - I'll definitely Google him. x

  2. This is a great question! I've been mulling it over and I don't have regular autumn tunes, but I can tell you that at the moment I want to listen to Coldplay, to Paolo Nutini's first album, to Florence and the Machine, and to Karine Polwart.

    1. Oooh - I love a bit of Paolo Nutini. Fantastic idea!
      I'm going to a Karine Polwart gig at the start of October and can't wait. She's lovely! x

  3. Ooh good call on Nick Drake! I'm pondering away and I have so many 'summer' and 'winter' songs but nothing for the transition seasons of spring and autumn ... all I can think of is Autumn Almanac by The Kinks but it might not have quite the mood you're after!