Los Angeles is drowning. Quite literally.
Last night is one of those few nights where I was woken by the intense rain going on. What a metaphor eh? I met with a friend last night who has had to quit a band he put a ton of time into. Having to scale back his life due to closing his current studio and opening a new one. I may lend him a hand by renting him part of my house. On the bright side of things, the rain has been off and on heavy but seems to be easing up a bit. I do think it will be good to have an extra person around the house.
I had a chat with another friend who ran into a wall of stress as well. It had to be the first time I have heard them sound down. It was wrenching. Of course I want to help them as much as possible. I’m that kind of person. Sometimes to a fault. We all get down. I’m sure I’ve made it clear here once in a while. I have to give big kudos to the friends that do what they can to cheer me up when I’m feeling beat down or disappointed. That’s what friends are for right?
I figured that since today was considered a holiday that I’d skip the Sunday’s Child yesterday and kinda make it for today. Hence the reason why there are no iTunes link for Mark Luna’s song “Somewhere To Go When It Rains”. If you’ve been following Single of the Day for a while, you’d know that Mark and I have written a couple of songs together (one even had the talents of Warren Sellars as well). Mark is a fantastic singer and songwriter. I’m fortunate have worked with the man. I certainly hope I get to work with him again.
This song here is from an old CD of Mark from a time when he was signed, if I’m not mistaken. However, I’m not sure as to what happened with the release. Mark gave me a copy of it which in turn leads me to sharing it with you. If you want a copy of it for yourself, you’ll have to bug Mark at his website or myspace. I’m betting he’ll be happy to tell ya how you can get a hold of a copy for yourself.
What I like about it is the concept of needing a place to go while it rains. Maybe it’s not always a place we need, but sometimes it’s a person we need. Obviously when you’re in a place like that you’ll have a bluer feeling, much like this song has. I like the slight swing and the blue hint going on. Mark also has a really smooth voice that floats over the top of the music. You can feel his energy and desire going on. It’s amazing that this didn’t really hit the charts when he did it.
Who is your comfort?