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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Friday, November 30, 2007

November Rain

Soundtrack for today:

a-ha, "Here I Stand and Face the Rain"
Asia, "Who Will Stop the Rain?"
Counting Crows, "Rain King"
Danzig, "Cold, Cold Rain"
Danzig, "It's Coming Down"
Eurythmics, "Here Comes the Rain Again"
Crystal Gale, "Crying in the Rain"
Guns N' Roses, "November Rain"
Richard Hawley, "Just Like the Rain"
Himsa, "Rain to the Sound of Panic"
Iron Maiden, "Rainmaker"
Katatonia, "Rainroom"
Madness, "The Sun and the Rain"
Barry Manilow, "It Never Rains in Southern California"
John Mellencamp, "Rain on the Scarecrow"
Metallica, "I'm Only Happy When it Rains" (Garbage cover)
MxPx, "Rainy Day"
Prince, "Purple Rain"
Rain Like The Sound Of Trains, anything
R.E.M., "So Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"
Graeme Revell, "Rain Forever" (The Crow soundtrack)
Jane Siberry, "It Can't Rain All the Time"
Frank Sinatra, "Come Rain or Come Shine"
Slayer, "Raining Blood"
Tiger Army, "As the Cold Rain Falls"
Travis, "Why Does it Always Rain on Me?"
Turin Brakes, "Rain City"
Tom Waits, "Rains on Me"
Zao, "The Latter Rain"


Tom Bejgrowicz said...

Mr. D - Somehow, you always work a-Ha into everything! (laughs) Okay, so I'm going to be "that guy" who adds to this list:

THE CULT "Rain" ...

"Hot sticky scenes, you know what I mean.
Like a desert sun that burns my skin.
I've been waiting for her for so long.
Open the sky and let her come down.
Here comes the rain."

Ryan J. Downey said...

Can't believe I missed that!