Mrs S & I are back at home, warming our extremities in front of the wood-burner at Swede Towers, after a few days spent in the freezing metropolis. Our proposed visit to Oxford was unfortunately reduced to the briefest of stopovers this time around, but we liked what we saw and hope to return for a longer stay one of these days. Before we hit the road, I grabbed a fistfull of CDs to soundtrack our jaunt, the first of which, pulled from the glove compartment at random as we sped out of Norfolk, was the 2007 debut album by Portland's The Builders and the Butchers. 'Bottom of the Lake' is a cautionary tale of what might transpire if you fail to settle your debts.
'...I had one outstanding loan I couldn't pay,
oh, but I will pay
'cos my life they stole away...'
The Builders and the Butchers - Bottom of the Lake