|| Wednesday, 16th July 2008
Broad accents began drifting
through the wall at 08.39.
Mr. Stormy is putting out the
recycling materials & Nicky BookKeeper has just arrived for her DGM
Alex is now in DGM SoundWorld II
archiving KC live in 1973, a performance where John reputedly forgot the
words to Dr. Diamond…
The DGM Kitchen provides a site
for World-Reshaping Discussions over cake…
David has been asked to provide
music for a Shoot ’Em Up movie in the US & has asked me if I might like to
10.55 Off to Bournemouth for 3
20.03 The first visiting was with Uncle Bill…
… now returned to live in
Southbourne just two doors from where he lived for 30 years, a retired RAF
Squadron Leader, before relocating to Uxbridge for a short period to stay with
one of his daughters…
Uncle Bill is in better shape than
his visiting-nephew, and with sharper wits, but my eyesight is a little better.
We eat at the Harvester on the river by Tuckton Bridge…
Now that I am accustomed to the
friendliness of Bredonborough, it was a surprise to be reminded of Southern
attitude: unfriendly serving persons with nary a smile from any of them, and
the impression that customers were an unwelcome intrusion in their lives.
Nevertheless, a most enjoyable time for me.
With a little time in hand before
visiting Don Hardyman, I drove to Boscome, past the village hall where I gave
guitar lessons to Al Stewart & others via the Eddie Moors Music Shop
(1963/4), parked & wandered Boscombe Arcade I…
… now a site for several New Age
& aspirational shops…
Cremation played a gig
at the former Royal Ballrooms (1967)…
… and was (justly) not well
On from Don’s to coffeeyiing with
Brother Road Warrior Johnny the W…
… back from 52 shows with Asia…
Another most enjoyable meeting,
with mucho recounting of new & historic tales of terror, wonderment &
Returning to DGM HQ via Cranborne…
… and the Red Lion House…
… and to a call with Sister
Patricia re: Fripp & Fripp’s next
outing: at the beginning of November.
The Minx is home, dealing with an
alarming number of interviews. Here, I am dealing with an alarming number of
e-mails: an inbox of 253.
22.20 To an Industry Person in
Japan, who is keen for KC to tour there…
… playing music
in a commercial context is very hard for me. the musical choices are countered
by the business choices, so there is very little money involved; and the
musical situation is undermined for me by the constant photography, video ‘phones
& bootlegging & you-tubing. the music is what keeps me alive on the
road and, when this is damaged, there is no reason for me to continue.
but, i have no
idea what will happen after august 17 - and very happy not to know! life is
good & open.
Down to 220 after an evening of
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