Thursday, 22 January 2009

Adorable

There are few finer things in life than walking to work in the dark, I find. I love the fact that you can walk along streets really anonymously whilst it's relatively quiet on the roads, and you can see the city in the near-distance all lit up and pretty.

Since we moved a couple of years ago, I've been spoilt for routes to work. I can either go across Trent Bridge and down London Road, or I can take the more scenic way and go over Lady Bay Bridge, and across the Cattle Market. I love this bit of Nottingham because it's been totally unspoilt and it still has the original buildings standing from the late 19th century.

The Cattle Market is particularly ace, because it still has cobbled streets and is completely pitch black in the morning at this time of year. There's still a fruit and veg wholesaler who sells from there, and sometimes he's opening up, but most time you're just completely alone in this run down industrial estate on the edge of the city centre. I'll probably get murdered there now.

To put the top on this Billy Liar-esque daily experience I usually listen to some music (note to murderer: I won't hear you coming). This morning it was Adorable's bloody ace album, Fake. Adorable were a great band that seemed to get lost in the rush by Creation to sign a load of retro shite at the beginning of the 90s. Anyway, my favourite track of theirs is Sunshine Smile. They all look completely gorgeous.

7 comments:

Colin said...

Great stuff! I had never even heard of Adorable before, so thanks.

Marianthi said...

Come on, Sam: there's *got* to be something better in life than walking to work in the dark. Walking back from work in the dark, maybe?

A layer of chips said...

Ha! Maybe...

Nah, cos then the roads are full of horrible cars. Also, the first hour of the day is the only time when I'm properly awake. Mind you, I do walk past the hairdressers with the lovely lady in it on the way back...

Hmm.

A layer of chips said...

Colin - you're welcome! You should check out some of their stuff. You'll be able to find it on ebay, I'm sure.

jennifer said...

Those are some great routes for you to choose from on your way to work. I don't agree with the pre-dawn strolls (I need my beauty sleep) but I'm jealous of your bridges. They sure beat the utilitarian crap I cross every day.

The 'Hide, Skin & Fat Market!' Bet that smells.

Love this video too. You've linked to it before. And I agree, those boys with the big messy hair and awkward posture = mmmm. When I put this on at home it can only be played LOUDLY.

Colin said...

Jen, you were the first person I thought of when I saw that video. I had a feeling it would be up your street.

jennifer said...

Ahaha! Did you, Colin? I love it. Normally I don't like being stereotyped but in the case of these fine young men and their raucous guitar spasms, let my desire be known! ;-)