Make it rain

Finally. What a great day to be a rain dog.

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6 Responses to “Make it rain”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I should have known that Lightnin’ Hopkins hit Tom when he was young. I can take or leave Tom’s music; that song I will take. His guitar looks like Willie Nelson’s. Beat up but still sounding good.

    Rain is sweet. And the trails, especially the sandy parts, will be sweet tomorrow.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I find some of Tom’s newer music off-putting, but I remain impressed by his skill with language and his willingness to experiment with musical styles and instrumentation (this last I attribute to his wife, Kathleen Brennan, who helped push him in new directions).

      What is that itty bitty guitar Tom is playing? I couldn’t make out a badge on the headstock. Looks like a parlor/travel model of some sort.

      Meanwhile, yeah, rain. Hoo-boy. A nice steady soaking, without the usual flash-flood intensity. Up here in the high end of town, anyway. God only knows what gravity’s doing with it further on down the road.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        I sometimes put the 2004 Crossroad Guitar Festival DVD on the tube and play along with the songs as best I can. You would be amazed what these guys do with 3 chord 12 bar progressions. Try Rock Me Baby.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Robert Cray is good. He was fronting a bar band in Eugene, Oregon, back when I lived in Corvallis. He seemed destined for greatness even then.

        There was another good bar band up Portland way, if memory serves: Johnny and the Distractions, otherwise known as Johnny and the D’s. I have “Let It Rock” on vinyl. Jeez, one of these days I gotta get another turntable.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        After doing some internet search, it seems Tom Waits plays a 1930’s era Gibson L-1 guitar. It ha a parlor size body, as you noticed, and this model is associated with Robert Johnson. Since Waits loves the blues, it might explain the attraction to that model.

  2. khal spencer Says:

    I have a different video relevant to the current bicycling bru-ha-ha in Fanta Se.

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