Gray In L.A.

When it’s gray in L.A.
I sure like it that way
‘cause there’s way too much sun around here

I don’t know about you
But I’m so sick of blue skies
Whenever they always appear

That’s Loudon Wainwright III singing from the Knocked Up soundtrack. Not his best work, but I cut the guy some slack. He’s written over 200 songs by now and there’s very little duplication. (I’ve seen him respond to fans who point out that one song is like another by saying “Yes, all of my songs are the same.” Still, how should one respond to something like that? I suppose I’d say, “It’s good enough for Vivaldi, it’s good enough for me.”)

Anyway.

It’s gray today here in the city, which is sort of a relief. The heat here has been almost summery (in the ’90s!) and it was unbearable to think we were going to go the next six months with nothing but blue skies and heat.

Thank you, Global Cooling!

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