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Darren J. Ray

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Gold - School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell) (The Beach Boys - 1980)
It has to be this one, as pointless as it is. ‘Are you ready?’? Who’s he talking to? Someone needs to tell the resident folkologist that he’s not on stage; that this is actually a record. As least Carl is on it. There were a few semi-decent songs on Keepin’ the Summer Alive. This wasn’t one of them. I prefer ‘You’re the One That I Want’.

Silver - Teach Your Children (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 1970)
You know it’s an ordinary week when you’re forced to give these guys your Silver. A staple of local ‘greatest hits & memories’ radio stations. Condescending lyric. Can’t stand Graham Nash. I preferred Grassby, Grills, Nudge & Plumb.

 grassbygrillsnudgeplumb

Bronze - Learning to Fly (single edit) (Pink Floyd - 1987)
Are all those sound effects on the recording? Boring. Never got this band. At all. Don’t get their fans – of which my brother is a staunch one – or anything to do with them. He took me to see The Wall concert a few years back. Would've had more fun at the all-night dentist. Always figured David Gilmour would make an adequate sideman for Paul McCartney.

Participant - Adult Education (single edit) (Daryl Hall & John Oates - 1984)
I loved Hall’s ‘Dreamtime’ that came out in 1986. So I hoped this would be the salvation of the week but, nope, it’s really boring. It annoys me that so much money would’ve been spent on making these records and expensive clips in the over-indulgent ‘80s when there were people with lesser egos starving in Africa. Thank you for not choosing the album edits on these last two, Cindy. 

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Darren J. Ray

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Cindy, this would have taken that Gold of mine from 'Tacky' last week...

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Cindy, this week's got class! (Hardy har har..)

GOLD -- C,S, N (...and sometimes Y), Teach Your Children -- I'm just a granola crunchin', sandals (without socks) wearin', hippy at heart, I guess. Fine harmonies without any overdone, complex instrumentation...similar to the house band (s) here at their best, hmmm?

SILVER -- Hall & Oates, Adult Education -- They have way better tunes IMO, but the remaining contenders weren't quite enough to pull it down a peg or two. Oh well...this is still memories of my high school era, so it'll take a generous Silver.

BRONZE -- Pink Floyd, Learning To Fly -- My past history will show Floyd usually doesn't float my boat, but this was more bearable for me. Clocking in at under 5 minutes rather than just under or over 10 was another plus in keeping my interest.

TIN -- Beach Boys, School Days -- Alas, this was too "elementary" for my liking. The underachiever here, but as we know, they succeeded with the "room for improvement" elsewhere in their careers. 

Here's another that should make the grade here (complete with borrowed RUSH riffs around the 2 minute mark):




Thanks, Mrs. Hood! I left an apple and a "Whirld's Greatest Teachur" mug on your desk.  [thumb]
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Gary Usher and Roger Christian wrote "Hot Rod High". It was on the Super Stocks album t. bedford featured this morning with "School Is a Drag". Also recorded by the Knights, Hondells and Surfaris. It doesn't seem to have charted much, but it's familiar.

The Knights, "Hot Rod High"



More contemporary educational material:

Animals As Leaders, "Physical Education" (impressive instrumental)


The Cinematics, "Strange Education"


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XTC - Playground


Gentle Giant - School Days


The Kinks - Schooldays


Happy Mondays - Playground Superstar



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Man this is so hard, I'm just going to name the CSN&Y song as gold.
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Since I took last week off from voting here are my early votes this week. So glad I never, ever have to go to school again.

Gold - Pink Floyd

Silver - CSNY

Bronze - Beach Boys

Tin - Hall & Oates

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The Atlantic, one of America's oldest magazines, has this on its cover this month: 
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Conspiracy Theories. Fake News. Magical Thinking.

How America Lost Its Mind


Education, schmeducation.

The Animals, "It's My Life"

It's my mind and I'll think what I want
You can't tell me
It's my life and I'll do what I want



Sam Cooke, "Wonderful World" ("Don't know much about history...")


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A couple more -- I was never good at maths.

Madness "Baggy Trousers".



Sunnyboys "Show Me Some Discipline".



Pete Seegar "What Did You Learn In School Today?"






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Darren J. Ray

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John B, for your votes to go through, you'll need to rank all four. 

You still have three days. 
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it would be too random. 

so, I withdraw my partial vote. 
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A person can give Gold to one song and a three-way tie to the others, meaning those three songs each get Bronze. That's 4 + 2 + 2 + 2 points = 10.

bonnie: please check the math. (We say "math". You say "maths", which I find hard to pronouncth).

Rockpile, "Teacher, Teacher"


Vampire Weekend, "Campus"


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The other afternoon
My wife and I 
Took a little ride into
Beverly Hills
Went to the private school
Our oldest child attends
Many famous people send their children there
This teacher says to us
"We have a problem here
This child just will not do
A thing I tell him to.
And he's such a big old thing.
He hurts the other children.
All the games they play, he plays so rough..."
Hold it teacher
Wait a minute
Maybe my ears
Are clogged or somethin'
Maybe I'm not understanding
The English language
Dear, you don't seem to realize

My life is good
My life is good
My life is good, you old bag

Randy Newman, "My Life Is Good"

The Beach Boys, "All Dressed Up For School"




If you search for "Be True To Your School" on YouTube, you will see a bunch of videos submitted to a contest run by Macy's department store in 2014. Schools submitted a one-take video performed to a version of the song by Tim Myers. 

According the Paducah Sun of Paducah, Kentucky, the $25,000 first prize was won by Paducah's Clark Elementary School.
https://www.facebook.com/ThePaducahSun/posts/751478381555173

The winning video:


Second place and $15,000 went to the losers at Montgomery High School (Montgomery, Texas). I'd post their video but it sucked.

I told you this week would be educational.

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So far, I have:  kds, Lee, Al, Larry, Jenny, tBedford, Darren, Lisa and dkmh.  John B., so sorry that you couldn't vote on the four.  Maybe something will come to you this weekend.  

I have never liked the back to school hype.  When I was in school, it was ok while I was at school, but I hated getting up in the morning and rushing to get ready.  Later on, I was that way about work.  Now, that I'm retired and get up on my own without an alarm clock, life is good.  The thing now is, I have taken in my parents' 2 cats and the Siamese cat is now my alarm clock.  She either paws at my face, tickles my face with her whiskers or the dreaded jumping on me or "buzzing the tower" as they say in Top Gun, where she runs full speed across the bed, grazing my head.  

While I'm here, I'll go ahead and cast my votes.
From order of most liked to least liked:

Gold:  Learning To Fly/Pink Floyd.  This song is one that I immediately liked a lot and still do.  I'm not a big PF fan, but I hear that their light shows at concerts are spectacular.

Silver:  Adult Education/Hall & Oates.  When this was released, I don't remember hearing this played on the radio very often at all and it's one of those that isn't played on the light rock stations today either.  

Bronze:  Teach Your Children/CS&N.  I actually get a good feeling when I hear this, even though it's old and still popular - sort of.  

Tin/Pewter:  School Days/Beach Boys.  I hate to put it last.  It does have a great acapella intro to it, which I've heard that the Boys added to the song.  

My final answer.

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My thoughts on school:

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