We're almost a decade into this blog, and we've NEVER posted about 10,000 Maniacs on this blog.
Let's fix that today.
For me, and a lot of people, this song, from In My Tribe, was my first exposure to this quirky little band from Jamestown, NY. When I first heard it, I never would have been able to tell you that they would end up being the band I would end up seeing live far more than any other, in several configurations - but that's exactly what happened. But more on that in a moment.
The song isn't about the weather. This song has been called "the cheeriest song ever written about depression." It ended up being their first song to chart in the United States. They went on to become more and more popular - with Natalie Merchant becoming a larger-than-life figure. The depth of songs like this one are what make me a big fan.