Just to get away from all the doom and gloom around Winsor for a moment.
A couple of nights ago I went to an RTC (that’s Road Traffic Collision in police-speak, or what a normal person would call an “accident” or maybe, if they were feeling erudite, a “car crash”. Anyway.) Proper job – middle of nowhere, car on its roof, smashed to pieces, road blocked, debris strewn across the carriageway.
The driver was still there. Not drunk, not injured (apart from a tiny graze to the top of his head).
And then something amazing happened. He pulled out a ukulele from the debris and unprompted, and without warning, played and sang a loud, long and very good rendition of “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle. My initial surprise gave way to appreciation and finally a real sense of joy. He was good! Not what I expected in the middle of the night on a deserted road, and one of those moments that reminded me how much I love my job, and how much, sometimes, I love the public.
Here’s the master himself performing it. Enjoy.