So we're tucked inside our creekside home, surrounded by towering, ancient, soggy trees, and Irene is starting to drum her nails on our roof. Time to make a playlist.
Did this for Earl last summer, as we headed to the beach in his path. (Remarkably light traffic.) That called for the Youngbloods' "Speedo" ("but my real name is Mr. Earl.") All I've got by name is a Ry Cooder version of "Goodnight Miss Irene," but it's a little early for saying farewell. What to welcome the hurricane?
Won't have the usual. No Neil Young doing "Hurricane," great as it is. You probably know that already. Aiming for stuff you might not have handy while the mood strikes and the power lasts.
1. "Pray for Rain," Massive Attack with Tunde Adebimpe.