Friday 03 February 2012

DGM HQ The Schizoid Face

09.41

DGM HQ.

The Schizoid Face comforter kept me warm in the night. It probably frightened off the cold. And this is a very cold morning…

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… not only along the valley but elsewhere in Albion. Nicky Bookkeeper reports that it was -7C in Basingstoke as she drove here from London. David is not one to suffer overmuch from low temperatures - an English public schoolboy is not one to feel the cold, after all – and he is merely shivering after the walk from the Singleton family home, a few hundred yards down the road. The Minx has called from London with weather news: Bredonborough was one of the coldest places in England last night, at -8C.

The Chamber of Venality is the warmest room in the building, and morning reading takes place next to a radiator…

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10.32    Hugh the Fierce, of the DGM Art Department…

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… congreets with his pals in the crumbling DGM Kitchen…

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David and myself follow Hugh to the Room Of Art, to examine John Miller originals for the cover of the upcoming Orchscapes album: The Wine Of Silence…

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Over there is my personal collection of original KC vinyl I…

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II...

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Alex is in DGM SoundWorld II…

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… with Buddy the Wonder Dog…

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The DGM office is unlike any other music office I have known in 44 years of visiting such, which is not in itself a recommendation.

To stuff.

16.17    Paper. E-flurrying. And 15 minutes of music: which of the two Pie Jesu Orchscapes best begins The Wine Of Silence?...

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16.38 A call from Theo Travis in respect of the next Travis & Fripp album. Theo has very much enjoyed being out on the road with Steven Wilson.

More paper. To close the computer and shortly off.

20.56    Bredonborough.

Final kitchen Discussion, with cake I…

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II...

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Through the DGM Parking Lot I…

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II...

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… to Wilton and Romain’s Emporium Of Aging Antiquities. Mr. Romain has recently acquired two items from a house sale he attended in Bude, Cornwall, 45 years ago; two that he could not buy at the time. He has now bought them from the man who outbid him at that sale, and has lived locally for many years. This man reminded Mr. Romain of the Bude sale, which was unnecessary for a dealer of Mr. Romain’s capacity; although Mr. Romain had not been aware that the two pieces travelled from Cornwall to reside nearby, all those years ago.

A Queen Anne day bed…

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… and a cherub, c. 1680, most probably originating from a Cornish church I…

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II...

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Across Salisbury Plain, on the way to Marlborough, the temperature fell to -7.5. In Bredonborough, it is -5C.

The Minx and WillyFred were waiting for me by the front door I...

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II...

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Back door…

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The street…

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