Chateau Willcox, Menton.
Rising from a busy night with King Crimson, on the road in Japan. We are playing a venue where the stage is set up for two drummers and T Lev, Adrian and myself on the floor behind or to the side. Gavin is on drums, but the second drummer is not apparent. Clearly, not an ideal venue. There might be another available, something like a rehearsal room, but this does not match the prestige of KC in Japan so back to the first venue. And right at the end of all this, a concern with the technical demands of Frame By Frame as I haven’t played this material for some time. A good opportunity to rise from these adventures provided by a visit to the small room.
According to some calculations, today is the end of the world. That might be so, but King Crimson is continuing.
A sunny day, and on this day 95 years ago Mary Pearse was born. There is a celebration in England for Mary’s life this afternoon, and a little celebrating will be done here too.
11.25 Craft is an available outcome of working, artistry a possible outcome of understanding. We can share Craft, but Artistry we cannot give away.
15.03 Lunch in our new local dining-square. The accordionist was loud. He began immediately after T mentioned how quiet it was without musicians.
To the most-of-everything home-shop, along a busy street of barking spiders. One very loud barking spider much amused a party walking behind us, the lady laughing loudly as we walked into the shop, barking spiders following.
Onto the next much-of-many-things home-shop, with choice acquisitions for the apartment.
Off to the Napoleon Glacerie.
20.21 Glacerie of Wonder, Terror & Arising Contentment I…
Walking the front to the slowly-being-constructed Cocteau Museum…
… we found the Little Train Of Menton was about to set off on its sightseeing tour. We have often squeezed into a doorway of our street to avoid being squashed by the train as it carried visitors through the Old Town. Now was our own opportunity to hitch a ride…
… with on-board sonic bombardment and recorded commentaries in three languages.
A long walk leading eventually to the Royal Westminster. Back to gentle. Gentling continuing.
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