Six inches or more of snow forecast for the next 14 hours. Snow storms are so unpredictable in the Northeast. Depends on what direction they come from. The prevailing winds sometimes blow away the storms. My little pocket in the mountains has its own weather pattern. Who can tell why some storms hit my little patch, and some don't? Anyway, storm songs are good. Here's everybody's favorite:
Used to be able to play the keyboard part on that tune note for note. Played it with a couple of bands. That "rainy" intro is the tough part, and it sets up the entire song and takes it out.
Damn keyboard solo goes on forever!
I'm sitting it out here on top of the mountain. Nowhere to go, which is the way I like it these days.
The greatest jazz song about storms? Stormy Weather:
What a torch song, huh? Etta really needed her man, didn't she? Or was it her woman? Or both? Who the hell knows?
I did that tune with Myrna. It was just right for her. She felt it.
Here's my favorite blues storm tune, by Brownie McGhee, Rainy Day.
Nobody gets that moody about a snowstorm, do they? Snowstorms seem to be a much more upbeat type of storm.
I only know about this tune because it was featured in one of my favorite movies, Angel Heart. That is a movie about those low, down dirty blues... for sure! I wanna do that tune!
So, I'm ready for the storm! Started the morning with 45 minutes of yoga and a full pot of coffee. I'm steamed up! Today, I'll change guitar strings, clean house and get ready for the holiday.
I've got a lot to be thankful for.