This day reminds me of an old TV commercial hyping the songs of Brook Benton. It aired regularly, oh, 30 or 40 years ago and was common in the days of K-Tel and Wham-O, when records weren’t strictly “old school.” (Though, to NASCAR announcers, they are all new.)
It consisted of snippets from many songs. Somehow, I’m not thinking of the song “Rainy Night in Georgia.” I’m thinking simply of the line from it, in Benton’s baritone, “I believe it’s raining all over the world.”
In the commercial, I remember that this line was followed quickly by “you gotta have a home, you gotta have a home” from “The Boll Weevil Song.”
That’s how many times I saw it. I never ordered it. At one time, though, I had all the snippets memorized in order.
It was raining hard when I awakened. I piddled around, fixed breakfast, played guitar and sipped coffee right up to 11 a.m., when my TV was automatically programmed to switch to rain at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rain is fairly likely tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where the Sprint All-Star Race is to be run.
If it’s raining in Minneapolis tonight (where the Boston Red Sox are), it will be raining all over, well, my world of interest.
(Oh, good, the national anthem is being sung at Indy. Drivers are wearing uniforms. That’s got to be good news.)
I’m hoping the showers are scattered like a 10-hit shutout.