Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It's Rainin'



Much of the Southeast has had a much needed rainy springtime. Here in central Virginia, it has rained for 14 days in the past three weeks, with some particularly heavy storms since the weekend. After three years of drought no one is complaining, especially us paddlers. My favorite little whitewater run on the Appomattox River near the town of Matoaca hasn’t had much more than a foot of water in its banks since last spring. Just a trickle weaving its way between the rocks, barely enough to get your feet wet.

I just checked the gage and it’s at six-and-a-half feet. Most of the rivers around here empty pretty fast. I may have to take the afternoon off.


Gene Austin - Ridin' Around In The Rain.mp3
1934

The Lost & Found - Rain.mp3
www.lostandfoundbluegrass.com

Dave Van Ronk - Didn't It Rain.mp3
We miss "The Mayor of MacDougal Street."

Cheryl Wheeler - Rainin'.mp3
www.cherylwheeler.com

Bonnie Carol - Over The Rainbow.mp3
www.bonniecarol.com

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't think the "zero" comments on the last post and this one (up until now), is because the riders aren't appreciative as usual. It's probably because we're all waiting pensively for an announcement.

I, too, received the newspaper article about the resugence of our old forte. It gave me the "itch".

April 23, 2008 7:45 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

June 11th. That is our daughter's graduation day. After that, anything is possible.

April 23, 2008 10:40 AM  
Anonymous dan said...

Hi Ed,
You can't go wrong with Wheeler. Nice one!

April 24, 2008 6:33 PM  
Anonymous blackdogteatro said...

Hey Ed ! Heavy rains,then heavy rapids have slowed me down. Camped a few days on the road with the Taylor brothers. I kept feeling it was the same song. But with time this sentiment lifted. James' version is the most commercial with a long refrain which I admit having sung many times. Livingston however gained my admiration. The two forms are not the same. And though ~I prefer the troubadour style of Livingston James's version is history. Isn't it ?
Moving right along Cheryl Wheeler is a terrific find. Rivers and Rainin' very good.
Well don't know what you're diet has been lately but you are in form, on the subject and on the road with allegria. Good goin' !

all thoughts fly... k.

April 25, 2008 5:18 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

blackdogteatro,
I've always been partial to Livingston's memories of Carolina.

Cheryl Wheeler is a longtime favorite on the Bus.

April 27, 2008 8:23 PM  

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