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Breaking News Updates

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , on August 28, 2012 by 30daysout

Here’s hoping our neighbors in Louisiana to the east make it through Hurricane Isaac safely. For the latest updates, listen live to WWL Radio out of New Orleans.

We usually post a bunch of music to uplift spirits, but since we’ve done it a few years running thought we’d just link to previous posts, where the download links (mostly) work.

Hurricane Season – It’s Baaack!

Labor Day Disaster Special

Ridin’ Out The Storm

Hurricane Warning!

Hurricane Warning: Shelter from the Storm

Neil Armstrong

And if you are seeking some music to help celebrate the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, here’s a recent post from the anniversary of the first moon walk.

(More Than) 40 Years Out: Tranquility Base Here

Labor Day Disaster Special

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2011 by 30daysout

Man, it’s been a rough summer. I don’t have to tell you, but: hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, drought, heat, wildfires and so on. I’m waiting for that plague of locusts next, you know?

But it’s not like us to bitch (much) so we thought we’d compile some disaster – natural and otherwise – songs for your Labor Day playlist. There are plenty more elsewhere on this blog, so scroll down and pick ’em up!

MP3: “Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll” by Blue Öyster Cult

MP3: “Black Rain” by Ozzy Osbourne

MP3: “I Feel The Earth Move” by Carole King

MP3: “Fire and Rain” by the Isley Brothers

MP3: “Hotter Than Hell” (live) by KISS

MP3: “Hot Thing” by Big Star

MP3: “Burnin’ For You” by Blue Öyster Cult

MP3: “Behold the Hurricane” by the Horrible Crowes

MP3: “Walking In A Hurricane” by John Fogerty

MP3: “When The Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin

MP3: “This Wheel’s On Fire” by the Byrds

MP3: “My City Of Ruins” by Bruce Springsteen

MP3: “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones

More Disaster Playlists:

End of the World, Part 1

End of the World, Part 2

Welcome to Hell … or Houston, it’s all the same

Ridin’ Out The Storm

By the way …

Hurricane Warning!

Fire, Flooding, Greed and Vengeance

Hurricane Warning: Shelter from the Storm


Homework assignment:

News story from the Associated Press: “An Extreme and Exhausting Year”

Hurricane season is here…

Posted in News, Uncategorized with tags , on June 3, 2009 by 30daysout


We don’t like the word “hurricane” much in these parts. Hurricane Ike left us all without power for a couple of weeks and some people still have them blue tarps on tops of their houses. Needless to say, we’re hoping no name storms hit anyone this year because going through a hurricane, in a word, SUCKS. Here are some great “hurricane” tunes to keep the high winds, driving rain, downed power lines, massive cleanup, spoiled food, whining kids and angry residents at bay.

MP3: “Mighty Storm” by The Duhks

MP3: “Galveston” by Glen Campbell

MP3: “Catch The Wind” by Donovan

MP3: “Buckets Of Rain” by Neko Case

MP3: “Galveston” by Ezra Thomas

MP3: “Hurricane” by Mindy Smith

MP3: “Four Strong Winds” by Johnny Cash

MP3: “Galveston Bay” (live) by Bruce Springsteen

MP3: “Hurricanes Carla and Esther” by Lightnin’ Hopkins

MP3: “Blue Tarp Blues” by Sonny Landreth

MP3: “Getting Nasty” by Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm

MP3: “Blowin’ Like A Bandit” by Asleep At The Wheel

MP3: “Hurricane Blues” by The Shiners

MP3: “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season” by Jimmy Buffett

MP3: “Howlin’ Wind” (live) by Graham Parker

MP3: “Ill Wind” by Billie Holiday

MP3: “The Sky Is Crying” by Stevie Ray Vaughan

MP3: “Stormy Weather” by Joni Mitchell

MP3: “Texas Tornado” by Doug Sahm

MP3: “Hurricane Waters” by Citizen Cope

MP3: “Like A Hurricane” by Neil Young

Welcome to Hurricane Season

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2008 by 30daysout


The first day of June is the beginning of hurricane season, and once again most of us who live along the Texas Gulf Coast collectively say: “Who the hell cares?”

Oh, we realize this is serious business.  But it’s hard to take it too seriously, especially after the fiasco of Hurricane Rita in 2005.  The storm hit about 125 miles east of Houston but in the days leading up to landfall many residents of the nation’s fourth largest city jammed every highway out of town to create the biggest traffic jam and cluster fuck in this country’s history. 

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