Rainy Days and Mondays or Why I Love Dicky Barrett

Today is a sleepy Monday. That's fairly typical, but the reason is not. We had intense thunder and lightning last night. Two of my dogs decided to bark each time, just in case I was too soundly asleep to miss it. Now it's a cloudy, rainy, dreary day. Oh how I wish to be in my p.j.'s, curled up with some hot cocoa and a book.

That said, I did have a big smile on my face for nearly my entire drive to work this morning. Listening to Dicky Barrett on the Mighty Morning Show on Indie 103.1 has that effect on me. I think it's a combination of the Boston accent, the snarky attitude and the great music he plays that really works.

In this morning's "Punk Rock Minute," he mentioned that Gang of Four would be playing at the Grand Opening of Hollywood & Highland's Virgin Megastore today. He also mentioned that INXS would be performing with "their new lead singer Puck or Omarosa or whoever it is" (paraphrase). I love it!

Dicky played rain-themed songs this morning, so not only did I hear "Happy When It Rains" by The Jesus and Mary Chain, but he also played "Rainy Days and Mondays" by The Carpenters. Two of my all-time favorite songs that could not be more different.

I am a fan of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and enjoyed seeing them live in Orange County several years ago. (How can you not enjoy a band that has one guy who just dances?) But, I do like what Dicky's doing now and hope he's here for awhile.


ren said...

oooh! howard jones used to tour with a guy who just danced and did mimey kind of things. i think his name was jed.

120BPM said...

How cool for the thunder and lightning.
Saw Wallace and Gromit Sunday, very funny. It seems that Wallace and I have a favorite food in common. who knew there was someone else out there that loved cheese so much.

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