RAINY GIRL – By Andrew McMahon
It’s raining this morning in San Francisco. My jet leg as always is worse day two and I’m fighting getting sick. I think I am so use to getting sick after the cross country flight that my body just psyches itself into it.
When Andrew McMahon first released his Album in the Wilderness I thought well here is a throwback to my high school Something Corporate obsession days. It’s amazing how full circle things can come though when I started to put it all together. Kelly and I once watched a documentary called Dear Jack, it documents Andrew’s battle with Leukemia, and I remember how tough it was to watch. I could also remember how good it was to watch and how glad I was he had taken the time to document his experience.
So it’s raining this morning, and when I put my iTunes on shuffle, the first song that came up? Rainy Girl. When I first heard this song it reminded me of Kel, and today while sitting in a coffee shop, with it rainy in San Francisco, I can’t help to think of her again, how if she were here she would light up the place, making me lose sight of the gray and wet that currently soaks my environment.
I thoroughly enjoy Andrew’s new album, it’s a great blend of some of his old sound with some new. It’s a great “theme” album for the bike trip and I am sure I’ll be listening to it a bunch. Today I recommend giving Rainy Girl a play. I use to learn to play Andrew’s music on the piano growing up and he adheres to his piano roots in the new album and especially in Rainy Girl. Combine all that with the ever appropriate title In the Wilderness and you can see why it’s such a fitting album for the ride.
Miss you Muppet