After a long spell of dry season, finally, rain fell in Surabaya.
It really cool the air that has become unbearably humid over the past couple of weeks.
Rain always bring certain memories to me. In the early 80s, I live in an area in Denpasar, Bali where rain always resulted in flood. I remembered clearly, in one particular day when I was in elementary school, it rained really hard and the water level was up to my knees. It was the last day of school and we were supposed to take our report card. Our grandpa, dad, uncles gave us a piggyback ride to flooded-free areas so we can get to school. I remembered that we kinda enjoy the whole process 🙂 The flood ceased as the local government cleaned up and develop the river in our area.
From early on, whenever rains, I always feel lucky that I have a home..
Then, during my teenage year I began listening to a lot of music. Come to think about it, there were two songs that came to my mind. First, is Lady Rain from Indecent Obsession (such a weird name for a Band right). The second is November Rain from Guns ‘N Roses. Yeah, what can I say, that’s how old I am.
I got to experience a different type of Rain while I studied in England. Its usually drizzle, rather than heavy rain…and it can go on and on and on…Its not surprising that during this period I get to know two more songs about rain from Brit artist 🙂 First is Why Does it Always Rain on Me from Travis. The second one is Its Raining Men, originally from the Weather Girl. But I knew Geri Halliwell’s version from the Bridget Jones’s Diary soundtrack 🙂
Back in Surabaya, I added Please Dont Stop the Rain from James Morrison and Set Fire to the Rain from Adele…Both British…what a coincidence, right?
These days, I started listening to the radio again. It really reminded me of how the music has changed. Many of the songs are sung by artists I never heard of. Lots of musical collaboration, so artist A feat. Artist B…The genre has somewhat changed to EDM and dance…but thankfully there are some that I can relate to…and they are also well suited for the Rain theme…
The first song is from The Script called RAIN 🙂 I loved the band since I heard their songs, The Man Who Cant Be Moved and Breakeven. Though, at that time I did not know whether they will continue producing great music or became one, err, two hit wonders. I was really happy that they will then follow up with more great songs such as Hall of Fame, and now Rain!!
My playlist also consists two songs from Linkin’ Park latest album: One More Light and Heavy. I came to know them, in the wake of Chester Bennington passing (R.I.P Chester).
Other songs on my playlist these days are Thunder (Imagine Dragon), lots of Ed Sheeran (Galway Girl, Perfect and Shape of You), Superhero (Coldplay feat. The Chainsmoker). SO, plenty of tunes to accompany my rainy season.