Today is the first day of spring! It started out stormy so I was writing fast this morning trying to beat the storm when I had to eventually unplug. We’ve had a lot of rain this spring already (unlike last year’s drought which started early), so I’ve been making new field recordings for the Rainmaker project over on my Gymshoes Music site. One of the new tracks—which is very short—is a slightly dissonant bit of “kitchen percussion”. I had some fun playing in the rain with kitchen mixing bowls for about a minute of ringing raining percussion. Not to everyone’s taste, but I had a lot of fun! Of more general appeal is “Lazy Rainy Day”, which is nearly five minutes of nice fat rain with some distant rumbles of thunder. If you listen closely you can occasionally hear a blue jay calling in the background. “Ringing In Spring” and “Lazy Rainy Day” along with all the other Rainmaker tracks can be downloaded free from the Gymshoes Music Downloads page or streamed and downloaded from the Box widget in the sidebar here. (Unfortunately file limitations mean that the longer tracks aren’t available in the widget and can only be downloaded from the Gymshoes page link above.) Please read and observe the license requirements. Then splash into Spring and enjoy!