|Raindrops on Vine Maple by flickr user Chris R Roberts|
I don't usually go for so many songs about rain, as opposed to songs that just feel right on a rainy day, but that's just how my brain was working today.
Rainy days are my absolute favorite kind of days (well, I guess I'd put them behind snowy days, but those are so rare I can't count on them), and I've been lucky to have a lot of them so far this summer. They are also, of course, perfect scotch weather.
A couple notes on these, no need to detail every song:
- I debated putting on Tom Waits's "Rain Dogs" instead, but I think this song fits better with a rainy day.
- "Raining in Brooklyn" is by me - I wrote it last year as part of FAWM. It was the last song I wrote, and I did it on my birthday as a gift to myself. I love it, but it's not 100% done...so think of it more as a sketch than a full song.
- I don't know if this is my favorite version of Phish's "Divided Sky," but it is a nicely mastered version because it's from an official release. My favorite might be the first one I heard in person, at Merriweather Post Pavilion (truly a terrible place) at my first Phish show ever (I think) in 1999.