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April 18th, 2014


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08:06 pm - Rainy Night
I just got back from a glass of wine with a friend in the Small Downtown Where I Live. Just after I arrived at the bar, the heavens opened up. It had been threatening thunder for half an hour or so, but the downpour was slow to follow. It rained hard for half an hour, and then stopped.

The clouds are still here, though, and it will likely rain at least once more before midnight.

It reminds me of one of my favorite songs -- "Rainy Night in Georgia." It's a sad song, a slow jam, a song that can be bluesy or country or something quite other. According to Wikipedia, it was written by country artist Tony Joe White and popularized by R&B singer Brook Benton, so there you are.

I think my favorite cover is by Boz Scaggs, from his 2013 album "Memphis." I love his phrasing and the way he uses his lower register here -- but it's the song too, the way it evokes that slow steady fall from the sky and the meditation that follows.

Even if it's not rainy where you are, may you have something you love to carry you through.

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From:stateless82
Date:April 19th, 2014 01:27 am (UTC)
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I don't remember ever hearing the Boz Scaggs version before, it's a great song.

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From:laurawise
Date:April 19th, 2014 01:22 pm (UTC)
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It really really is a great song. [beams]

Hugs, my friend!
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From:beadattitude
Date:April 19th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
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Oh, I haven't listened to Boz Scaggs in forever! I just about wore an album to bits when I was in college.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 19th, 2014 01:26 pm (UTC)
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I love, love, love the early Boz Scaggs recordings too! But his work in the past ten years has a bluesy edge I really enjoy. :)

Hugs and good thoughts!
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From:gwynnega
Date:April 19th, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
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The rain shower sounds lovely! We are still Drought Central at the moment...
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From:laurawise
Date:April 19th, 2014 01:27 pm (UTC)
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I've been watching the drought numbers. :( I hope there's rain in your near future....

Hugs!
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From:paratti
Date:April 19th, 2014 08:01 am (UTC)
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I'm glad you didn't get soaked.

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:April 19th, 2014 01:26 pm (UTC)
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Me too! It rained very hard indeed, but not quite as much as we needed....

Cheers on this Saturday, mate! [hugs]
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From:mamculuna
Date:April 19th, 2014 12:08 pm (UTC)
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Love that Boz Skaggs cover--perfect for the night.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 19th, 2014 01:28 pm (UTC)
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I'm so glad you liked it. Cheers and a lovely spring day to you. :)

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