Monday, October 18, 2010


It's raining today which makes me very happy. Manitoba's "Crayon" is in my top five rainy day songs. When I was 16 or 17 years old, or somewhere in that space of time in which I found crying to Cursive in my bedroom to be a sensible hobby, my best friend from the internet sent me a mix CD. This song was on it. I was immediately grounded for giving someone I met on the internet our address (my parents confused "meeting on Teen Open Diary over Saves The Day posts" with "having cyber sex with middle aged creepos in AOL chat rooms"), but for those two gloomy fall weeks, this song made the world beautiful. Each tink of the xylophone was a single drop of rain outside my double-paned bay window, a soundtrack for the symphony of cascading rain upon my gray suburban street. And although now I have dumpsters and chain link where in my youth there were pepper trees and luxury sedans, it's just as lovely.

(weird fan video via Youtube search)

Marissa A. Ross is a Los Angeles based blogger who enjoys music, potato salad and jerking off all day because she works from home. Check out her personal blog, Tangents & The Times, and follow her on Twitter @MarissaARoss.

1 comment:

Tom said...

<3 this song. Still refuse to retag the mp3 as 'Caribou'