NASA Satellite Image of Sandy
As of 11:25 Monday morning Sandy has brought rain and some wind to Vienna, Virgina. No destruction or flooding…yet. The worst is yet to come and this is the soundtrack I will be listing to (in order of where the band is from).
Songs for Sandy:
“The Devils Dance,” by the Cuban Cowboys (the world’s greatest Cuban rock band in San Francisco, CA).
DMV area (DC, Maryland, Virginia)
“Friend to Friend in the End Time,” by Lungfish (Baltimore, MD).
“Let’s Be Animals,” by The Downtown Fiction (my hometown Fairfax, VA).
“One Love/People Get Ready,” by Bob Marley (lived in Newport, DE)
“Dancing in the Dark,” by Bruce Springsteen (Long Branch, NJ)
“Autumn Sweater,” by Yo La Tango (Hoboken, NJ)
New York City
“Yet Again,” by Grizzly Bear (Brooklyn, NY).
“Great Provider,” by Mariachi El Bronx (II) (Bronx, NY).
“The Rat,” by The Walkman (Harlem, NY)
“Sunshine and Clouds (And Everything Proud),” Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (New York, NY)
“The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance,” by Vampire Weekend (New York, NY)
“Saturday Night,” by Donora (Pittsburgh, PA).
“Get Through the Time,” by Toy Soldiers (Philadelphia, PA).
“Raining Patterns,” by CFCF (Montreal, Canada).
“Neighborhood #3 (Power Out),” by Arcade Fire (Montreal, Canada).
“7/4 (Shoreline),” by Broken Social Scene (Toronto, Canada).
Songs for Kate:
“Countdown (Sick For the Big Sun),” by Phoenix (Versailles, France).
“Oui, Non, Encore,” by Louise Attaque (Paris, France)
“Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas),” by Regina Spector (Moscow, Soviet Union)
“London Calling,” by The Clash (London, England)
“At My Window Sad and Lonely,” by Billy Brag and Wilco (London, England and Chicago, Il)
Update 1: Kate is stuck in Europe until Friday. She is in London and is staying with an old college roommate.
Update 2: 5PM – The wind is getting stronger and it’s cold. I just got back from the grocery store (I am shocked it was still open) to get a few things including….
Survival snacks for Sandy
a homemade hurricane mix that includes pretzels, peanut-butter M&Ms, raisins, and peanuts and a bottle of sparkling apple pomegranate cider to celebrate survival.
Update 3: 6:11 pm. I just heard a tree fall down!
Update 4: 7:21 pm. Heard another tree or big branch break.
Update 5: 8:17 pm. I am chatting with Kate. She made it to her friends house just fine and is doing well. It is still raining in Fairfax.
Update 6: 8:20 am. I survived the night. We may still see high winds and rain until early Wednesday morning, however, I think the worst is over. I still have power and so does my brother in Maryland. Kate is probably having fun in London.