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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

What to Listen to When You’re Walking in the Rain

posted by on February 6 at 13:26 PM

You can walk and walk and walk in that weird part of town south of Safeco Field and north of Georgetown and never see anyone. It’s all train tracks and shipping companies and marble distributors and “business parks.” If you decide to make this walk—from Safeco Field to Georgetown—in the rain, well, you should know that it’s a longer walk than you’re expecting, and you should have the Murder City Devils (or something else loud and messy) queued up on your iPod. Your jeans are going to become soaked, see, but if you’re listening to the Murder City Devils you won’t care. Something about how loud and messy they are makes you happy to get a little messy yourself, and the lack of people in that part of town really contributes to a I’m-a-walking-zombie sort of daydream.

On the Airport Way bridge right before you get to Georgetown—that part of Airport Way that shoots up into the air over the train tracks—I looked both ways, confirmed no cars were coming, and took a long leak onto the train tracks. It looked cool. The Murder City Devils were screaming at me. I was hoping a train would come along, but no dice. That part of town is so dead.

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electronic - getting away with it

"i'm walking in the rain, just to get wet on purpose"

orange juice jones - the rain

"i saw you and him, walking in the rain"

jesus and mary chain - far gone and out

"i can't explain exactly what i'm doing standing in the rain"

Posted by kramer | February 6, 2008 1:38 PM

you got to have 'in the rain' by the dramatics on blast. using the rain to hide your tears = so, so emo.

Posted by cosby | February 6, 2008 1:56 PM

MCD=yuck. Try some real garage rock. Teengenerate makes you walk fast. The Gories are a solid choice for inclement weather and surveying urban wastelands (Sovereignty Flight, Stranded).

Posted by bronkitis | February 6, 2008 2:13 PM

The Doors' Riders On The Storm would be perfect for that part of town on a grey rainy day.

Posted by rk | February 6, 2008 2:27 PM

I would not recommend doing anything on or near a train track with an iPod blasting in your ears. Those fuckers will sneak up on you.

Posted by Explorer | February 6, 2008 2:57 PM

The weather had been real shitty here the last few which prompted a re-discovery of the first two Die Kreuzen records. Those things just don't let up.

Teengenerate and the Gories, nice!

Posted by Dougsf | February 6, 2008 3:15 PM

I think Christopher Frizzelle is the sexiest man in Seattle. That he shares my appreciation for industrial zone aesthetic confirms it.

Posted by Bub | February 6, 2008 4:13 PM

Or you could go newer with King Khan & BBQ Show. Those guys can kill it and it's messy as HELL.

And funny! They are very funny old men.

Posted by Ari Spool | February 6, 2008 6:46 PM

When I'm in the rain, I want one enormous penis!!!

Posted by Christopher Frizzelle's Enormous Penis | February 6, 2008 10:15 PM

And then there's that line in that MCD song where he says, "Nate's pissing off the 10th floor..."

Posted by bunnypuncher | February 7, 2008 1:54 AM

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