Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Austin is the new Seattle

Yes it's true, Austin has become the new Seattle. No, that doesn't mean that there are grunge bands and coffee shops on every corner. Well, there are coffee shops on every corner, but that's beside the point. Austin is the new Seattle because at some point it started raining here like every single damn day. I swear to Christ I feel like I should invest in a canoe and some floaties.

Just over a week ago I was passing Town Lake on the 1st Street bridge and there were actual waves crashing on the water below. Not Patrick Swayze-Point Break type of waves, but still, waves. Like if you were a midget surfer you could hang ten out there. You know the scene in Forrest Gump where he goes on and on about all the different types of rain? Yeah, it's pretty much just like that. Every day. I've lived here for five years and there's never been this much rain. As of a few days ago we had already surpassed our average yearly rainfall total. Someone make it stop.

Here's a little mix of songs that pretty much says it all. Follow the links to get more.
  1. Bill Baird - "Rain On The Window"
  2. Bob Dylan - "Early Mornin' Rain"
  3. Neko Case - "Buckets of Rain"
  4. RJD2 - "Rain" (site)
  5. Ellis Island Sound - "Bontempi Rain Effect"
  6. Pixies - "Stormy Weather"
  7. The Apples in Stereo - "Rainfall"
  8. The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Happy When It Rains"
  9. Cake - "It's Coming Down"


Anonymous said...

It's what we get for complaining about all the heat during the weeks before...