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Riding Out the Storm: A Video Playlist

For our brothers and sisters on the East Coast, in the path of the storm they call "Sandy," I've put together a little music for you to help pass the time. Sending you prayers of protection, peace, and grace (and, I hope, more than a bit of musical joy and solace) from the shores of the Pacific here in California at the SoJo West office.

With love,


  1. "Riders on the Storm" by the Doors
  2. "Storm" by Lifehouse
  3. "Eye of the Hurricane" by David Wilcox
  4. "Stormy Weather" by Echo and the Bunnymen
  5. "Ocean" by John Butler
  6. "Like a Hurricane" by Neil Young
  7. "Shelter from the Storm" by Bob Dylan
  8. "Gimme Shelter" by Playing for Change (Various Artists)
  9. "Riding the Storm Out" by REO Speedwagon
  10. "Weather With You" by Crowded House
  11. "Over the Rainbow" by Eva Cassidy
  12. "Who'll Stop the Rain" by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  13. "It's Raining Again" by Moby
  14. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Annie Lennox
  15. "I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons
  16. "Higher Ground" by The Purple Hulls
  17. "Rainy Days and Mondays" by The Carpenters
  18. "I'm Only Happy When It Rains" by Garbage
  19. "Here Comes the Sun" by George Harrison (from The Concert for Bangladesh)
  20. "The Rain Song" by Led Zeppelin
  21. "Cloudbusting" by Kate Bush
  22. "Dry the Rain" by The Beta Band
  23. "Feels Like Rain" by Buddy Guy and John Mayer
  24. "Electrical Storm" by U2
  25. "Rainy Night House" by Joni Mitchell
  26. "Box of Rain" by The Grateful Dead
  27. "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele
  28. "Lightning Crashes" by LIVE (with Adam Duritz)
  29. "Stormy Monday" by T-Bone Walker
  30. "No Storms Come" by The Innocence Mission

And here's a late entry, with thanks to my friend Betty Aberlin:

31. BONUS: "Didn't It Rain" by Mahalia Jackson

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Falsani is Web Editor and Director of New Media for Sojourners. A native of New England who grew up on the shores of the Atlantic, she lives in a seaside village in Southern California with her husband and son. Follow Cathleen on Twitter @godgrrl.


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