The walls started shakin’, the earth was quakin’
Early this morning I was awakened by something like the rumble and roll of nearby thunder. I heard things rattling on the dresser and in the house. Since I had not yet had my coffee I didn’t take it too seriously. I knew thunderstorms were in the forecast for today and I just figured it was thunder and I missed the crack. But it lasted a bit too long. I soon discovered that it had also awakened my wife and my daughter.
So we done had ourselves an earthquake. Even felt an aftershock late this morning. I sure hope I’m not asked about what sin caused this one at our next Residence in Ministry retreat.
The epicenter was near West Salem, Illinois which is located about fifty miles east of Salem, Illinois. (Go figure that one out!) We’re also about fifty miles from the epicenter as well.
My brother wrote up a Friday Five of “shakin'” songs, and I’ll play along. Five songs tangentially related to earthquakes!
- Howlin’ Wolf – Shake For Me Many of you may be familiar with Stevie Ray Vaughan’s cover of this one, but the Wolf is classic.
- The Cars – Shake it Up Okay, I’m a child of the 80s. Sue me.
- Link Wray – Rumble Who knew that major chords could sound so menacing?
- Brother Ray – Shake a Tailfeather (with the Blues Brothers) I love this scene. Okay, I love the whole movie.
- Los Lobos – Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes.
By the Light of the Moon was the first Los Lobos tape I bought (we bought tapes in those days!) I immediately fell in love with the Wolves. They combined rock, country, soul, western swing, blues, and traditional Mexican music into a wonderful musical stew; not to mention that Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo are just monster guitarists.