Monthly Archives: May 2010

100 days of rain rots the brain

While I’m looking up the definition of a cubit and doing an endless “Fooba” rerun of Bill Cosby’s Noah’s Ark routine, I thought I’d bring us all together – not with some pithy insight about coalition building – but with the ten greatest rainy day/night songs ever.

It’s the best I can do until I see some sunshine, and I can empty out my brain pan.

11.  (Bonus track)  Rain, Woods, Songs of Shame

10. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

9,  I Wish It Would Rain, The Temptations, The Temptations Wish It Would Rain

8.  Who’ll Stop the Rain, Creedence Clearwater Revival, More Creedence Gold

7.  Storm In a Teacup, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium

6.  Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, Willie Nelson, Red-Headed Stranger

5.  Cloudy (Live), Average White Band, The Best Of Average White Band

4.  Lightnin’ Hopkins, R.E.M, Document

3.  Rainy Day, Dream Away/Still Raining, Still Dreaming, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland

2. Thunderball, Tom Jones, The Best Of James Bond 30th Anniversary Collection

1. One Rainy Wish, Jimi Hendrix, Axis: Bold As Love

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Five for five at the Bronze Quills

Forgive a moment or two of bragging, but I’m really pleased about the showing my team and I made at the May 7 International Association of Business Communicators Bronze Quill Awards Ceremony held by the IABC Kansas City chapter.

Kansas City’s largest communicators’ professional organization honored our Public Involvement Group at HNTB with three Bronze Quills (tops in category) awards for our issues management work on the:

We also took away two Awards of Merit for communications management (Safe & Sound Customer Service Handbook) and graphic design (Missouri Passenger Rail Coalition).

Many thanks to our clients for the opportunity to work on these projects and much appreciation to Robyn Arthur, Betty Burry, Kristan Daily, Jan Ruemker, Katie Summy, Jeff Wine and Sturges Word Communications for their respective roles on these award-winning efforts.