It’s a snow day here on the prairies in Canada. A spring blizzard started overnight and is expected to continue until Friday morning, bringing up to 80 centimetres (31 inches) of snow in some areas. We’re more likely to receive less than half of that amount in Winnipeg, Canada. Today’s snow is heavy, wet and sticky due to the temperature hovering around freezing.
After a couple of group bike trainer ride events on Zwift.com and watching a replay of professional cycling race the Strade Bianche in Tuscany, Italy last month, I sat down to decide what song to post today.
“One Quiet Night” by American jazz guitarist Pat Metheny (b. 1954) felt like a good choice due to its slower, more serene vibe. It is the opening track of the 2003 album of the same name, a set of acoustic guitar pieces written mainly by Metheny. It includes a few covers, one being “Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey,” originally by Gerry Marsden (1942-2021) of Gerry and the Pacemakers.
The album cover art reminds me of the blowing snow today as the photo captures an urban evening scene obscured slightly by rain… or maybe wet snow.
Here’s hoping the current storm passes without major incidents and that folks remain safe and well without interruptions to electric power or other services.
Now you know a little about why this is My Song of the Day for Today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.
Here is the audio from Pat Metheny’s official YouTube channel: