Monday, April 18, 2011

No Rain by Blind Melon

This song reminds me of the summer my sister and I drove to Florida back in 1993. The trip itself was fun but the real story was leading up to the trip and the drive down there. About 2 months before our trip I was at a party where I knew exactly 1 person. He was a childhood friend who talked be into going into a not-so-great part of town. So I met him there and things were going well until the cops showed up. I don't mean one squad showed up, I mean the place was SURROUNDED!! I was freaking out but my friend told me to chill. The cops got my name and number and let me go. I was jumping for joy. So another month by and I got a call from my mom while I was at work saying I got a letter from the Milwaukee Police Department. I told her to open and read it. It said that if I do not show up for my court date I was going to have a warrant put out for me. Apparently they sent me a ticket in the mail and I never got so now I had a a court date. The ticket was for the fact that the person throwing the party was selling the beer like a bar. Did I mention that I only knew 1 person at this party and got a $300 ticket? Not only that but the court date was the day my sister and I were supposed to leave for Florida!! So I went to court and explained what happened. Since I had no prior record they lowered the ticket to $200 and let me go. I was just happy that it was all over.

Having that behind me, we left late in the afternoon to avoid Chicago traffic. I drove nearly the entire way to Florida (I hate being the passenger on trips). When we got to the Atlanta area, I had been driving ~85 mph most of the way and found it hard to slow down when in the city area. So you guessed it, I got pulled over about 24 hours after paying my ticket in Milwaukee. The sheriff was cool but I still got the ticket. So I slowed down the rest of the way and while channel surfing, I heard No Rain by Blind Melon all the way down there. I also heard it while driving along the Bee Line between Orlando and Cocoa Beach. I still think of that trip and all that went with it when I hear that song. Do you have any memories for this song? Let me know.


  1. This song reminds me of high school. A friend of mine used to give me a ride home in his Toyota pick-up truck. He'd play the Blind Melon CD somewhat frequently. I think I was a sophomore or a junior back then.

    Oh if you're interested I've got a music discussion board. You're welcome to plug your blog on there if you like.

  2. It's a great tune from a great album! My fondest memory of Blind Melon was watching them at Woodstock '94 on pay per view. Singer Shannon Hoon came on stage wearing his girlfriend's white dress! In spite of the fact he was FUBAR during the performance, the band played a very good set.

  3. Perplexio, thanks for the comment and the link to the discussion board. I will take you up on your offer. Do you like this album? It has some really good songs on it.

    drewzepmeister, This album is another one of those "guilty pleasures" (like Nine Inch Nails); very differ to what I mostly listen to. The album is very hippyish but in a light-hearted good way. I love the song Change, I learned how to sing that decently (his voice is higher than mine).

  4. I've got the album on CD somewhere, haven't listened to it in ages though. There are a handful of albums from the 90s that I used to give a bit more play but now rarely listen to. This is one of them. From this era I prefer stuff like Green Day's Dookie, The Mighty Bosstones Don't Know How to Party, Offspring's Smash, and Collective Soul's self-titled sophomore album. Those 4 CDs actually still get some play from me these days. I don't recall the last time I dusted off the Blind Melon CD.