Random 10: Mighty Thor edition

As in, boy I’m mighty thor after blowing all the thnow off my driveway. Ouch. You know, though, if I’m complaining after a mere six inches of frozen precipitation, it really has been a mild winter.

To celebrate, then, ten semi-random songs about snow, winter, and spring:

  1. Red Garland, “Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year” (All Kinds of Weather)
  2. Tom Waits, “You Can Never Hold Back Spring” (Orphans)
  3. The Bangles, “Hazy Shade of Winter” (Bangles: Greatest Hits)
  4. Galaxie 500, “Snowstorm” (On Fire)
  5. London Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland, dir., “Appalachian Spring: 1. Very slowly” (Copland Conducts Copland)
  6. Bill Evans, “Spring is Here” (The Last Waltz)
  7. Arab Strap, “Chat in Amsterdam, Winter 2003” (The Last Romance)
  8. Yo La Tengo, “Winter A-Go-Go” (Summer Sun)
  9. Mediæval Bæbes, “So Trieben Wir Den Winter Aus” (Salva Nos)
  10. David Byrne, “Winter” (Music from the Knee Plays)

And for the record: 35 songs with winter, 8 with spring, and a surprisingly small 9 with snow. This is probably just because I deliberately excluded Christmas songs from the count.

Snow a-comin’

We’ve had a nice run of it this week, but Esta is heading home today…into the thick of a March snowstorm. And I’ll be heading out to Framingham shortly, despite the fact that the last time they called for as much snow as we’ll get today, it took me three and a half hours to drive the 19.7 miles between the two locations.

(I never wrote about this, but when I was doing Holiday Pops concerts in 2005, I had a Friday morning rehearsal followed by a call at the office. It was snowing as I drove onto the Pike from Symphony Hall, but just a dusting. By the time I got out of my call at the office three hours later, I had six inches on my car. I spent 45 minutes just getting up the hill out of our parking lot, and another 45 making my way down Speen Street to go back to the Pike…)

So hopefully today goes better.