Saturday, August 2, 2014

Saturday Random Ten downpour

A certain kind of rainy day is the ideal time to take your umbrella out for a dry run. Well not dry exactly. This morning was such a day. Little wind, so it didn't threaten to get turned inside out. Nor did I fly like Mary Poppins, alas. And no big puddles for drivers to drive through. Getting splashed by a driver is rage-inducing. So yes, altogether a successful test.

1. Nellie McKay - The Big One
2. St. Vincent - Prince Johnny
3. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Shot with His Own Gun
4. The Velvet Underground - Lady Godiva's Operation
5. Lower Dens - Lion in Winter Pt 1
6. Arcade Fire - Here Comes the Nighttime II
7. Mose Allison - Lucky So & So
8. Pink Martini - Sway
9. Fairport Convention - Mr. Lacey
10. Diana Krall - Boy from Ipanema


susan said...

There have been a couple of days recently when rain was forecast but didn't happen. I'm convinced that it didn't rain simply because we took umbrellas with us to the park.

A nice SR10 this week. I kind of like the juxtaposition of Shot With His Own Gun and Lady Godiva's Operation.

Ben said...

Somehow that does seem to be the pattern. Rain is one of those things you're most likely to get when you're not prepared for it.

Both songs go to kind of dark places lyrically, although they take very different approaches musically.