We cannot complain about weather we’ve lived here in Barcelona this winter. It hasn’t been as tough as the last ones, we haven’t frozen our guts and sun has been shining most of time.
However today is raining and I haven’t been able to find any of the two umbrellas I positive know I’ve got at home…you know, after moving and yet not totally settled, you don’t find a shit whenever you need it. Murphy’s law, I guess. I’ve been lucky it wasn’t pouring, so I’m not soaked to my bones.
Rainy days are always a bit depressing, don’t you think? Buildings are super grey and look sad and old, streets are kind of dead, and people also look down and feel lazy for doing things. If you are in the countryside or in a forest environment that might change, of course, colorful flowers splashed with tiny drops of water are awesome.
Anyway, this reminds me of my old London days, more than 10 years ago. You know weather is rainy in Britain, and rain is usually drizzling ending totally soaked in just 5 minutes, plus it’s windy, so cheap umbrellas do not work there. It was raining most of time and this permanent grey was continuous. You had to do something in order not to get depressed. In my case, Kiss was the solution: Dressed To Kill and Destroyer were my soundtrack albums for rainy days, always putting a smile on my pale face. That’s the greatness of this band, they are fun enough to cheer you up no matter you feel like crap, fuckin’ A!
Barcelona is not really a rainy city, in fact is never ready for this particular weather, allowing chaos reigns in town. Trains and tube system are affected, traffic jams are crazy, no cabs are available…it’s ridiculous.
It hasn’t been a terrible day for me, work has been quite entertaining and I’ve hung out with my best friend for a couple of beers and great chat, but, you know, some kind of nostalgia still remains. It’s time for another list of songs, don’t you think? Songs about rain are usually downers, they’re beautiful nonetheless.
Here is a list of songs which have come to my mind, hope you like them:
1. SEE THE SKY ABOUT TO RAIN – NEIL YOUNG
2. NO RAIN – BLIND MELON
3. SUMMER MORNING RAIN – THE DUKE AND THE KING
4. RAIN – THE CULT
5. SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY – THE JAYHAWKS
6. LONG RAIN – JONNY KAPLAN AND THE LAZY STARS
7. ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS – GARBAGE
8. RIDERS ON THE STORM – THE DOORS
9. RAIN WHEN I DIE – ALICE IN CHAINS
10. SHE TALKS TO RAINBOWS – THE RAMONES
What about yours?