A very Autumnal day today, and not in a good way, I’m afraid. Spent the afternoon sheltering under a tree and watching Great Bowden 2nd XI (or, as they seem to style themselves – the big bullies! – Bowden) playing cricket in the pouring rain.
Still, I thought I’d celebrate the arrival of the Fairest of the Seasons with a couple of pieces of appropriate music – assuming I can get the links to function properly : please bear with me if they don’t.
This is September by David Sylvian. What? I hear you – rather rudely- cry, not that big ponce out of Japan? The very same. This particular piece is very brief, but is the opening track from an album which I would probably pack in my knotted handkerchief if I were ever carted off to that putative desert island – Secrets of the Beehive. He’s not to be heard on this particular song, but most of the LP features a musician – double-bassist Danny Thompson – who’s also present on a great many of my other favourite (popular) recordings (Nick Drake, John Martyn, Richard Thompson, Kate Bush et al.).
And here’s another – greatly underrated – Autumnal piece. This is Beth Gibbons (of Portishead fame) and Rustin Man with Mysteries.
And a happy Autumn to us all.