“You’re going to sing about the weather? Really?” It’s a fair question. But think about the question we asked in our last post:
Is there a culture or a place on the planet that doesn’t have music, poetry, art, and expression about the weather?
We humans have sung about the weather since time immemorial. We love to try and capture the feel, the rush, the atmosphere. Sometimes we succeed.*
And then there are the dark and stormy nights that live in hilarious and much-mocked infamy. “A dark and stormy night,” anyone?
Last March we sang Sumer Is A Cumen In, music from the mid-13th century, when all you could do was wait out long winters. Now we live in sturdier houses with the miracle of central heat, and we can see Snowmageddon coming from days away. But we still can’t control the storm. Nature still tells us who’s in charge with a Sandy wrath, humbles us with Tsunamis, and reminds us with mockingly clear golden mornings after every rain that we are simply a part of the planet.
So we still read up on the forecast, teach our kids to read the clouds, warily enjoy 65 degree Sundays in mid-January, stock up on eggsbreadandtoiletpaper, keep the Capital Weather Gang on their toes, and sing about the storm.
So join us, save the date for Music of the Storms, — our concert for a cause — 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 16, 2013, as we sing about the weather, and raise awareness about science education and disaster relief in our community. Tickets are on sale now.
* No, we’re not singing either “Like The Weather” or “Stormy Weather.” They just seemed like awesome clips to share. (Also, it’s our public service announcement – Stormy Weather is an old song from an old movie. It’s not really the lead up to bad news on Marketplace. Just sayin’.)