Something for the weekend. Rainy Days and Mondays (1971). Lots of rain here in Central Illinois this week as October comes in quite wet. The Carpenters, siblings Richard and Karen, recorded this song in 1971, and it was their fourth number one song. Actually I rather like rainy days and Mondays are great for me, as any trouble they bring can be written off since it is a Monday and the start of the work week for most, and therefore comes predestroyed as it were. I always enjoyed Karen Carpenter’s voice and thus was saddened when in 1983 she died of anorexia nervosa and the details of her often sad life came out. However her art remains and that is not a bad legacy for any artist.