A day of progressing building work, both moving-forward & catching-up.
Today’s meetings involved plans for constructing bookshelves & converting garages; curtains; picture framing, including the framing of two diagrams in Eno’s own hand. The first: how to generate Frippertronics (with 2 Revoxes); the second: how to generate skysaw guitar (with a VCS3). Eno drew these for me in 1977ish.
Part of yesterday’s ordering-of-stuff day was to pull, from a box in the kitchen, a framed extended-Exposure-word (spoken under the Exposure title track, letter by letter, by Fripp & Eno; written as an instruction-score in the Hit Factory during a session in 1978); and carried from the kitchen to the cellar.
To The Cellar…
On the walls leading down are hung various family items, treasured by my Sister & myself. One is a photo of my Mother & Auntie Evie as children. When they were both visiting Reddish House in April 1992, I knew this would be the last time they would visit Reddish together, and asked them to sign the frame…
Auntie Evie was born in 1912, Edie in 1914, and both were brought up in Aberbeeg, a small colliery village up the hill from Abertillery. Local employment was centred on the Six Bells colliery. Welsh mining-village life centred on the Chapel… and, in keeping with Chapel temperance tendencies, my Mother delivered a certificate-winning lecture on the perils of alcohol…
No complaints: I am grateful for the expression of interest in my past work. Frippertronics will be made available for download in the near future.
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