I'm driving north of the border tomorrow; the Scots were still part of the Union last time I looked - so no border checks. But that could all change. What, you don't believe me?
But I digress. Not only do I love it up there, but I love the journey too; it's a helluva way, but the driving doesn't bother me. I've got loads of podcasts and playlists* all teed up so the miles will positively fly by. A spot of lunch en route and the Gretna signs will be looming large before you know it. Then chuck a left onto the A75, and remember to apply the brakes just before the Irish Sea: "You have arrived at your destination, the noo."
* Boz Scaggs is sure to make an appearance tomorrow. Although the above (badly drawn) artwork is a depiction of his 1977 Silk Degrees album, I've been a huge fan of a record Scaggs put out nearly a quarter of a century later: Dig, from 2001, is peerless. It's got soul, it's got passion and it's chock-a-block full of great tunes. He never bettered it; that's for sure. So, somewhere between, I'm guessing, Keele Services and Shap there may well be a Boz hour. Or two.
Boz Scaggs - Desire (2001)
Have a good trip John.ReplyDelete
Thank you TS. Just got back. Yes, a good trip.Delete
Guessing you made it across the border unchecked. Hope you enjoy the trip, but I wouldn't say "the noo" very often or you might be sent home.ReplyDelete
Silk Degrees is one of my all-time favourite albums but that is a fine song you've shared there. Reminds me of Lowdown but a slowed down version (a quarter of a century on as you say).
I like both, but 'Dig', for me, shades it on points. Och aye.
Thanks for the heads-up on this album. I enjoy early Scaggs but haven't kept up with more recent works. Am a frequent visitor to that part of Scotland for the Wigtown Book Festival but you'll be a week too early for that.ReplyDelete
You're welcome, Alan. I love Book Town; then again, what's not to like?Delete