Saturday, January 09, 2010

London-Colsterworth-London 09-01-10

The weather on the way to pick Zak up from Lincoln was appalling. To maximise my chances of clear roads, I decided to stay on the A1(M) all the way to Newark-on-Trent, then follow the A46 to Lincoln.

As I passed Peterborough a mini-blizzard began, and by RAF Wittering visibility was down to nothing, and traction very poor.

On a downhill slope near Colsterworth, an 18-wheeler skidded to a halt about 100 yards in front of me, blocking both lanes. I gingerly applied the brakes, but the tyres had no traction at all, and the Previa went into a slow, uncontrolled spin, coming to rest against the central barrier.

Happily there was no traffic behind me, and I managed to reverse onto the side of the road. The 18-wheeler had pulled away , and I drove until I found a deserted petrol station to check the vehicle over. Fortunately the damage was confined to the left wing, with wheels/engine/radiator all fine.

After a phone call to Zak, I then crawled to the next exit before turning around and nursing my damaged Previa back to Harrow.

Little Black Heart - a-ha
Butterfly - Nickel Creek
A Love Worth Waiting For - Shakin' Stevens
Contagious - The Isley Brothers
Real Life - Girls Aloud
I Touch Myself - Divinyls
Kiss Their Sons - Transvision Vamp
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live? - Ry Cooder
Romeo And Jane - Tonio K
If It's Not With You - Phoenix
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad - Meat Loaf
Get Right With God - Lucinda Williams
The City and the Traveler - Hem
Angel Of Harlem - U2
Johnny Come Home - Fine Young Cannibals
Don't Break The Heart - Amy Rigby
Tell Me More About U (Olivia) - Spleen
The Eyes Of SarahJane - The Jayhawks
Honky Cat - Elton John
It'5! - Architecture In Helsinki
Crooked Crown - Bonnie Raitt
The Energy Prinicples - Aleph
American Jesus - Bad Religion
Mine All Mine - SHeDAISY
Messiah Ward - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You - Johnny Cash
There Was A Time - Siobhan Maher-Kennedy
Make Me Down A Pallet On Your Floor - Lucinda Williams
Guy Like Me - Pat Green
Steve McQueen - Sheryl Crow
All The Rage - Mary Lee's Corvette
I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine - Ry Cooder
Let Me Be The One - Shadows
When I Was A Boy (live) - Dar Williams
Your Mirror - Simply Red
As I Lay Me Down - Sophie B. Hawkins
Sidewalks Of The City - Lucinda Williams
Petals - Hole
Blue Eyed Baby - Leona Naess
The Outsider - Rodney Crowell
Moonfleet Beach - Nickel Creek
Sweet Cola Of Mercy - Republic Of Loose
My Heart Is the Bums on the Street - Marah
I Like Birds - Eels
Vet - Vigilantes Of Love
Thin Mint - Keller Williams
It's A Long Way To The Top - School of Rock
Folsom Prison Blues - Waylon Jennings
Perfect Kiss (single) - New Order
He Thinks He'll Keep Her - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Real World - Marques Bovre
Pocket Calculator - Kraftwerk
Smackwater Jack (live) - Carole King
Goodbye - Emmylou Harris
Everyday People - Sly and the Family Stone
Work - Morning Runner
Sheriff Fatman - Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine (Carter USM)
Heavy Living - Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Nelson Mandela - Special A.K.A.
Coming Right Over - hal
People In The Way - Maria McKee
Like A Child - Jars Of Clay
Love Rescue Me (live) - U2
Field Of Diamonds - Johnny Cash
Every Little Thing - Transvision Vamp
Gypsy - Van Morrison
Some Other Time - Yoko Kanno (菅野よう子)
I Want It Back - Shawn Colvin
Solo (Live) - Sandy Denny
Monty Got A Raw Deal - R.E.M.
The Honeythief - Hipsway
Saturday - Soulwax
Interzone - Joy Division
Can't Seem To Make You Mine - Alex Chilton
Fight - Art Brut
You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac
Queen Bitch - David Bowie
Velvet Roof - Buffalo Tom
Settle Down - Breaks Co-Op

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