The Forecast

This was one of my favorite tunes from February Album Writing Month ( in 2012.

This was inspired by a FAWM challenge: Write a song about the weather. I decided to sample clips from Cliff Mass (, whose forecasts were —at that time— featured on KPLU (“NPR and all that jazz”) in Seattle. Cliff’s forecasts are always incredibly informative, plus he makes the most mundane rainy day seem like an exciting weather event. I got permission from both Cliff and KPLU to sample his forecasts, played along with my jazz trio (Terrill on guitar, Terrill on bass, and Terrill on drums), and added a jazzy vocal refrain. The end result is pretty tasty I think.