A Hurricane Sandy playlist

Starting with Bruce Springsteen's eerily apt and obvious "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" -  "This boardwalk life for me's through / You know you ought to quit this scene, too" - here's a playlist inspired by the storm that's soaking the ground and shaking trees all around us.

Hurricane Sandy is no laughing matter, but I've included some tracks that aren't all quite so serious as Johnny Cash's "Five Feet High and Rising." I opted for Bob Dylan's "Shelter From the Storm" rather than "Hurricane" or "High Water (for Charley Patton)," I put Emeli Sande in there because of her name and Royal Headache because of theirs, and included The Clash's "Safe European Home" partly because I love the Clash, but really because the track from Give 'Em Enough Rope was produced by Sandy Pearlman.


Looking outside, I'm not so sure the sun's gonna shine again. But if Ray Charles says so, I believe it will. Stay safe, everybody.

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