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Soaked to the Skin
January 13, 2017, 9:43 pm
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Does anyone remember the Rainmate?

You know, that strange contraption which appeared on yer Granny’s heid when it started raining. As a wee boy, I always remember her whipping this weird looking thing out of her shopping trolley as soon as it started raining – a clear, plastic hood she’d tie around her chin before going down the town for her messages.

Something like this (not my Gran of course)…

rainmatesforever
‘…Soaked to the skin…’
of course, has a connection to the rainmate in Trashcan world. It is, as you well know, a part of the opening couplet to the very wonderful ‘The Genius I Was’ from third album, ‘A Happy Pocket’, …

“rainmates forever
you and me
soaked to the skin
dead waist down, on the evidence
we’re guilty as sin”

Fantastic don’t you think? What’s also fantastic though is another Trashcan fan site and it’s called Rainmates Forever – clever eh? I’m not 100% sure who runs it, but it could be Randy from the old forum/message board as I recognise a few of the pieces on it.

It’s good there’s another blog like this, keeps the Trashcan name out there. Anyway, go and have a wee look – there’s things on there that’s not on here and things on here that’s not on there – so between the two, you’re covered.

Rainmates Forever!

 

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Yes, ’tis I — thanks for the shout-out! And thanks for the link to my site. I made sure to link to yours early on when I first was creating Rainmates Forever. I was a little worried you would think i was encroaching on your territory, so I tried to ensure my site had a different feel and look so they would better compliment each other. And as you say, we each have lots of things the other doesn’t, and the more recognition out there for TCS the better. Thanks again!

Randy

Comment by Randy Schreck

Hi Randy…..hope you’re good. Great site, and don’t worry, there’s no territory as far as I’m concerned- the more the better. Keep it up and take care – Colin.

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