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This is a gem from the overlooked Kinks album Think Visual. It’s about Hurricane Gloria, the last big one headed for New York City. Those old enough to remember still think of that storm whenever they hear Laura Branigan’s “Gloria,” which seemed to get played at least once an hour — along with U2 and Van Morrison — on every radio station in the city as we waited for that storm to pass.

For those not old enough to remember, that was in 1985. Ed Koch was the mayor, Ray Davies was sporting a new-wave mullet, and it was unfortunately considered acceptable to have the saxophone part played by a synthesizer.

For those in the path of Hurricane Irene, the Slacktiverse has a good collection of storm preparedness links. So does Jim Macdonald at Making Light. And Teresa has more.

Stay safe people.

  • http://mmycomments.blogspot.com/ mmy

    If anyone has a good link or information to add to The Slacktiverse Irene post just leave a comment here (we will try to check in regularly), add a comment at The Slacktiverse or send a email to slackmods at gmail dot com. We will add it to the OP.

  • Anonymous

    Stay safe everybody. 

    And too bad it’s Hurricane Irene, if it’d been Hurricane Buck or Rayford it would have been full of hot air but not actually done anything. 

  • hagsrus

    Here’s another Irene arguing about her namesake storm on Conservapedia:

    http://www.conservapedia.com/Talk:Main_Page#Hurricane_Irene_and_NYC

    I suspect AS will ban her any minute now!

    (You may get a “danger” warning for the site but it’s quite safe as regards malicious software, etc.)

  • http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/ mr_subjunctive

    if it’d been Hurricane Buck or Rayford it would have been full of hot air but not actually done anything

    Maybe not strictly true. You wouldn’t want to be living anywhere near an airport, for example.

  • Anonymous

    Switchfoot has something to say to Irene:

    “I’ve got doors and windows boarded up, all your damned fury’s not enough, you can’t silence my love.”

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