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.