I have a few blog posts in the cooker, but I can't seem to finish any of them. While you wait for me to get my act together, I'm going to recommend that you listen to these end-of-summer mixes that I came across via For Me, For You:
> Tidal Wave (2010)
> Weird Summer (2009)
They provide a perfect soundtrack for this time of year. The Weird Summer mix also features a song that I've been trying to find since I heard it in a restaurant last year: Walkabout by Atlas Sound with Noah Lennox.
I think this cute comment for the video captures how much I like this song: "this song is very important. it makes me feel so special." I hope it makes you feel special too.