Former Brownhills resident Porktora, now living in San Antonio, Texas where he works as a graphics designer, sometimes misses his hometown. Last weekend, when I posted some ride video, he commented how good it was to see the short canal section of the ride.
Seeing as Mr. Torta worked so hard to identify the Chasewater terrapin, I thought I’d repay the favour.
Knowing how dear to his heart it is, today I filmed the journey from Shire Oak, Brownhills, where Porktorta lived, to Chasewater, and set it to some great music. In order to make it more interesting and reduce the boring bits, I’ve speeded it up by nearly three and a half times. A journey that took around 15 minutes is condensed into 4 minutes and 27 seconds.
The music is a frankly remarkable track I found at the weekend. It’s by modern jazzer Jaqui Naylor, and is a cover of Talking Heads ‘Once in a Lifetime’ set loosely, and live, to the music of jazz standard ‘Birdland’. I love it, and think it’s wonderful.
To Brownhills exiles, wherever yo may be, it’s still home and we all love it.