Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rainy Day Playlist

1947 photo by Constantin Joffe from My Vintage Vogue

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the redhead is trying hard not to snore.  Actually, I’m not really sure that rain is the correct word for what’s going on outside my window right now.  It’s more of a deluge , with periods of monsoon.  Flood warnings abound and every instinct I possess is urging me to climb into my bed with the felines and a good book and wait it out.  But what good is day like this without its own soundtrack? So with a nod to Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity here are my top five rainy day tunes.
Bill Evans Here's That Rainy Day - Whenever the sky goes grey this is the first song that comes to mind, it's chock full of melancholy rainy day goodness.

Patty Griffin's Rain - She's on my dream list of people who I wish would write a song especially for me. This one appeals to my brooding slavic genes.

Dixie Chicks Let Him Fly - Another Patty Griffin tune, masterfully done by the Chicks.

Sara Bareilles City - A live performance of a song that is a particular favorite.

The Weather Girls It's Raining Men - Because into each life some camp must fall. Hey, a girl can't live by ballads alone!


Fine Art by Jennifer said...

Thanks, I enjoyed those!

Wendy Lane Bailey said...

You're welcome, Jen! Now that the sun is out I may have to post a cheerier one.