Song of the Week: It Never Rains in Southern California, by Albert Hammond

Song of the Week: It Never Rains in Southern California, by Albert Hammond

Short and sweet today. Shiben & I drove up from Los Angeles to San Francisco today to rehearse in advance of our upcoming show in Napa. I picked him up before dawn and we got out into the desert by sunrise. Thing was, the desert wasn’t quite the desert. I’ve driven that route dozens of times, but never have I seen it so bucolic, so verdant, so damned fecund! It has rained regularly since, I dunno, October and man, it shows. Really freakin’ beautiful out there.  Acres and acres of farmland and national parks. Tons of little yellow wildflowers. Orange trees looking ready to burst. And not a speck of brown.