Friday, December 28, 2012
Rufus - Walkin' in the Sun
Written by Jeff Barry. In his own words:
"My father was blind, and the inspiration for the song came from an incident [that took place] when I was a teenager. I was walking with my dad in New York City, and it was late in the afternoon. We were a little chilly, as the tall buildings were shading the sun. My dad said, 'Is the sun out on the other side of the street?' Well, of course it was. I wrote the song about 25 years later and I didn't realize that the song title came from that day 'til years after that."
This anecdote, a version by Barry himself which you will listen to over and over again, and much more, including graphics that may or may not induce seizures, may be found here.