Thursday, November 01, 2007

'And I Strive For Purity'

You know how it is sometimes, a scratchy day, scratchy times. Minor irritations, major worries; and to boot, its getting dark early. I'm sorry, has this blog been a little blue lately? I dunno.

Tonight I went out driving, just to the supermarket - load up with wine and get the ingredients for a Good Fish Pie, that always cheers me up. And I drove through the most amazing South West London suburban sunset as an Airbus A320 sliced across the sky, kind of low - on its way into Heathrow. A big, pink/golden stretched London sky, and the fumes from the MOT-failing car in front of me spewing up my air con.

Last knockings of summer, 1st of November.

This playing on the in-car CD. *sigh*

Tom Waits - 'Grapefruit Moon' (1973)

Moments like this, you know you're alive.

[That's not my picture. No camera in the car. But the sky was even pinker; you'll have to trust me on that.]

4 comments:

  1. it pissed it down in manchester but blackpool illuminations were wonderful.
    lovely tune - i've never delved into the early stuff, it's the muppet years that got me, but i will now.
    what's this one off of ?
    i can't wait for winter this year cos it'll mean i'll be back in london.
    hope you're okay heartface
    x

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  2. This one is off 'Closing Time' his first album and all of it very lovely. 'The Heart Of Saturday Night' is an absolute cracker too. This is a good time of year for TW I find, and reading this at the moment is encouraging me too.

    I'm all the better for hearing from you babe x

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  3. I know. I seem sort of obsessed with early Tom Waits at the moment.

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