|| Wednesday, 23rd April 2008
unit in the garage /scullery does not work in the space. It is unconvincing
& ugly, will be dismantled & removed.
10.05 Director Rieflin, who opened Terminal Five at
Heathrow with REM recently, has just received his bags. They have arrived in
Seattle, 3 weeks after the opening.
11.34 E-flurrying. Offered: an interview, one in a
projected series of six 30-minute radio shows on guitarists. The assumption of
programme makers seems to be that artists are happy to provide content gratis;
and this is mainly so where an artist is in promotional mode. I have nothing to
promote, my voice is not a voice for England, and the little I have to say is
not for this audience. My formal response to enquiries is now: interviews are no longer part of my job
description. This notion seems to be simply grasped, giving little offence.
16.42 A sunny day!
Beric came for lunch. Computing & e-flurrying.
review of the Team in Seattle…
I wasn't really
prepared for how amazing an experience it would be. For starters, they're all
great musicians and incredibly tight. At first it's a bit unnerving, having all
these really intense musicians surrounding you. But you get used to it. The
pieces were all originals (with one exception: Led Zeppelin's Kashmir), and are
very harmonically dense with lots of interlocking patterns that shift and
confound. The sensation of hearing music like this, not just in stereo, but
truly in 360 degrees, borders on the mystical. One piece was a melody that
twirled around your head as each guitarist played just one note at time. Other times
two guitarists on opposite ends of the circle would play the same part, and
play it so precisely that it created the effect of not knowing exactly where
the sound is coming from, a sort of musical ventriloquism.Do yourself a favor,
and check it out.
A little purple, perhaps, but positive. And then these dopey
For any prog geeks out
there, the group is an outgrowth of this methodology/cult of guitar technique
known as Guitar Craft, started by
King Crimson guru Robert Fripp.
The TTA team
with the Minx down to the bridge & along to fields of springing lambs. A wonderful
English spring evening, the greens sharply distinct & delineated, blue
skies with clouds of astonishing power & shades of grey. An awesome &
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