Monday, March 07, 2011

"And it's a hard/And it's a hard/And it's a hard, hard, hard/It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall."

The Song: "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," Bryan Ferry. Words & music by Bob Dylan. Track 1 of These Foolish Things, 1973; track 2 of Street Life, 1986.
When/how acquired: Gift bootleg cassette, c. 1987; gift MP3, 2004.
Listen/watch here.

I do not currently own a copy of These Foolish Things, a situation I must address immediately. This is one of my all-time favorite covers, a version that reinvents the song while reminding us of what makes it great.

It's a mix of snow and rain that's falling right now, but when I woke up, it was ice pellets. I was supposed to drive south today, but am pushing it until tomorrow in hopes of better weather. Quite a lot of snow melted over the weekend, so the roads have standing water as well as ice, and everything is coated in mud. Dizzy and I went for a lunchtime walk; my coat has a hood, but the rain stung his snout, and he was not sorry to cut things short.

The weather report says the sun is shining in Washington, DC, and temperatures will reach the 50s today. I badly need something other than gray in my life right now.


Claire said...

The sun IS shining, though it's very windy, but we're supposed to have mild weather the whole time you're here. Knocking on wood, but it looks like winter might be over in DC. Have a safe drive tomorrow!

Sue Lin said...

Have a safe drive.. it will be dry in Baltimore until Thursday - then rain here and in DC...

JIM LAMB said...

Hope dizzy is feeling better. You can call my cell any evening and maybe we can get together on your way home.

I can see the Jersey Turnpike from my hotel, so I'm on the way.

Travel safe. Love, Dad