Brian’s Mixtape | Little April Showers

Brian the playlist-making owl is home for 2012 and returning to For Folk's Sake

Well, dear friends. Once again I am far from punctual.

As you will be aware, April has been a month of relentless rain. While I was good humoured enough at the start, burying myself away and providing you with a wonderful soundtrack with which to help it pass, I have to admit that even as sensible owl as I lost composure. I have been damp for weeks. My beautiful feathers have lost their sheen, and I have completely run out of crackers for my stilton.

Now that April has passed, I expect conditions to improve. If they do not, I shall be writing a letter of outrage to both London’s new mayor and Michael Fish. If I recall correctly, he has been at fault when the weather has gone wrong in the past.

I offer you a playlist of songs about water. Let us hear how it has inspired musicians, and wonder at how there was once a time when we could leave the house without wishing we were wearing wellington boots.

Yours soggily,



Brian’s Little April Showers playlist on Spotify

Cashier No. 9 – Lost At Sea
Crystal Fighters – Plage
Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers
Cloud Control – There’s Nothing In The Water We Can’t Fight
Iron & Wine – Tree By The River
The Decemberists – Down By The Water
Guillemots – Walk The River
Larches – By The Sea
Johnny Flynn – The Water
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Black Water
Fionn Regan – The Lake District
Damien Rice – Cold Water
Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
Charles Trenet – La Mer

2 comments for “Brian’s Mixtape | Little April Showers

  1. Brian's lovely wife.
    3 May 2012 at 5:57 pm

    The vocals on the water are hard panned, so if you listen through ear phones and take one out you’ll get either just Johnny or just Laura. Handy for playing favourites if that’s your thing. 

    • Andy
      23 May 2012 at 10:48 am

      I realised this when one of my ear phones broke a few weeks ago, I was so fascinated haha! *Easily amused*

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