There I was walking this very eve in the West End of Nashville, (aka 'WhiteyTown'), when I heard my Southern Lady Friend, whose hand I was gripping at the time, shout out: "Pumpkins!"
And in truth there were pumpkins. In the back of some guy's car. He sped off and we continued on.
A few minutes later a car pulled over, (no it wasn't an Italian guy trying to sell a Black Man leather coats: ((strange aside: every black guy I know in the U.K. has had at least once, if not many times, a car stop them while they were walking, and the driver, usually an Italian, tries to sell them leather jackets...why, why? No one knows))), anyway a few minutes later a call pulls over and it's none other than the young man pictured above.
Turns out he knows a guy who knows a guy - long story short the young man, Daniel Pierce, spent today harvesting the very pumpkins that filled both his back seat and boot. Hearing my Southern Lady Friend's expression of delight over the famed Halloween Treat he had turned his car around and was now offering us a pumpkin for only Five US dollars.
What's that you say. Five US dollars? That can't be. For a quality pumpkin?
Yes, only five dollars. He picks them himself you see, so he's passing the savings on to you!
If you're in Nashville and in need of a Halloween pumpkin you could do a lot worse then give Danny a call; here's his Cell:
And his email:
He seems like a nice guy. We had an ice-tea and chatted about Nashville, and being in the Biz I told him I thought he had a great voice. And of course, this being Nashville, Danny's also a voice over artist! He's got that 'In A World' voice - you can hear it here:
And of course on his myspace page:
OK, right, now off to carve the sucker.