The sun is hiding. Rain come down.
Cold fronts and a chill in the air
winter's last gasp? Hope springs.
The gloom overshadows all
of the hope and all of the choices
In the end, we all wait patiently
La La La (and whistle in the dark)
- A Hazy Shade of Winter by Simon and Garfunkel from Bookends (1968)
A perfect song in mood and tone for getting moving on a gloomy day. In my opinion this is one of Simon and Garfunkel's best songs. "Look around..."
- "Standing in the Rain" by Husker Du from Warehouse: Songs and Stories (1987)
Well, well, well shuffle function, you're two for two so far this morning in matching songs to the mood of the day. As I listened to this a light drizzle fell. Husker Du were amazingly productive during their relatively short tenure as a recording band. By the time Warehouse came out, internal dissension and personal issues had taken their toll, and the band broke up on the ensuing tour. Despite all of this, Warehouse is a great record.
- "Crazy Like a Fox" by Damien Jurado and Richard Swift from Other People's Songs (2010)
Another cool cover from the Jurado/Swift album. Crazy Like a Fox was originally written and recorded by a young Lenny Kaye back in 1965 and released under the name Link Cromwell.
- "Country Blues" by Doc Watson from Doc Watson (1964)
The late great Doc Watson from his debut album with his version of the old Dock Boggs song.
- "Drink Drank Drunk" by A Sunny Day in Glascow from Autumn, Again (2010)
Wrapping up the shuffle with this nifty song from the Philadelphia dream pop band.