My iPod Has Issues – Spring Break Has Come and Gone

16 Mar

Spring Break is over. School starts back, and I have to get my mind right to talk about history. That means getting into my office and spending some quiet time looking over notes. Of course, I have to arrive extra early to ask a couple of my cohorts about their Spring Break trip to Haiti.Spring Break

Getting my mind right also means listening to some tunes. With that in mind, I am going to turn on the iPod and see what kind of “Get My Mind Ready” music it can conjure up.

I think I will cheat and pick the first one.

“School’s Out” by Alice Cooper

“Mr. Tambourine Man” by The Byrds

“Up On The Roof” by The Drifters

“Good Golly Miss Molly” by Little Richard

“99 Problems” by Jay-Z

“Blue Skies” by The Allman Brothers Band

“You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You” by Dean Martin

“Angel Eyes” by Scott Hamilton

“Immune” by Godsmack

“Spirit In The Sky” by Norman Greenbaum

“Sonny Got Caught In The Moonlight” by Robbie Robertson

“The Beat” by Lou Johnson

“Gimme Back My Bullets” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

“A Country Boy Can Survive” by Hank Williams, Jr.

“Sympathy For The Devil” by The Rolling Stones

“Rocky Mountain High” by John Denver

“Bring It On Home To Me” by Sam Cooke

“Big Iron” by Marty Robbins

“Buck’s Boogie” by Matt “Guitar” Murphy

“The Pilgrim: Chapter 33” by Kris Kristofferson

Tomorrow, I will get up bright and early and teach class to a bunch of students who have gotten up just as early. I should enter the room to Elvis’s intro music. I bet that would get their attention.

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16 Responses to “My iPod Has Issues – Spring Break Has Come and Gone”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong March 16, 2015 at 02:01 #

    Wonderfully eclectic list. Lots of favorites here 🙂 Spring break … and we are still up to our ass in snow and ice. What a world.

    • Rick March 16, 2015 at 02:13 #

      I just read that Boston broke a snow record.

  2. Kentucky Angel March 16, 2015 at 03:43 #

    Please route all snow melt toward the ocean. My town is located on the banks of the Ohio River, and we’re already under flood warnings.
    Love your play list. Most of them would be on mine also if I bothered to make one. Our spring breaks all came early with the snow, so the kids won’t have to be in school all summer. Having most of the roads closed because of the snow may have had something to do with it also. Teachers snowed in, as well as the students.

    • Rick March 16, 2015 at 14:50 #

      I heard about the flooding in your area. I hope everything is ok. Our kids missed some school, but those days were built into the schedule. Spring Break. Summer Break. Nothing will interfere with those.

  3. Bantering Ram March 16, 2015 at 13:38 #

    “School’s Out” is just right for resumption of school 😛

    • Rick March 16, 2015 at 14:50 #

      That’s what I thought.

  4. Lea March 17, 2015 at 12:16 #

    I’m in favor of the intro music. I do think it would garner their attention.

    • Rick March 17, 2015 at 15:55 #

      I just need to decide if I want to wear a sparkly jumpsuit.

  5. Andrew Petcher March 20, 2015 at 10:27 #

    What are you going to be teaching this term?

    • Rick March 20, 2015 at 14:56 #

      This time I am teaching US History 1941-Present. It’s filled with a bunch of Cold War stuff.

      • Andrew Petcher March 20, 2015 at 15:06 #

        And Ronald Reagan – the Greatest American? What do you think about that TV judgement? Like a lot of people in UK I always considered him a bit of a joke but in eastern Europe they just love him!

      • Rick March 21, 2015 at 02:10 #

        I wrote a post about the good and bad presidents. I listed him as one of the good ones. Like all presidents, his policies will be debated, but I think his strength was in his persona. When he took office, the US was in a malaise. Did he bring it out? I don’t know, but his power of personality makes people think he did.

      • Andrew Petcher March 21, 2015 at 07:20 #

        They like him in Eastern Europe. There are statues of him and streets named after him all over the place!

      • Rick March 21, 2015 at 14:12 #

        I didn’t realize that.

      • Andrew Petcher March 21, 2015 at 14:29 #

        I used to think that it would have made more sense to have statues of Roosevelt or Truman but then you realise that in Eastern Europe they think these guys let them down in 1944/5 but 40 years later Reagan stood up for them against communism. How little we know?

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