28 November 2010

Hotel Acceptable Madison Rising at

10.46

Hotel Acceptable, Madison.

Rising at 04.50.

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Mucho disturbance in the adjoining room with guests arriving c. 11.15 for conversing & television. Doors that act to link rooms for suites do not offer insulation from sound. The whirring of industrial-scale air-conditioning plant is constant, but not oppressive.

Computing. Into the Club at 07.00 for breakfast reading I…

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More computing & e-flurrying. Lobby call for 11.00.

19.08    A good day.

Punctually into the BiffMobile with Biff & Marcello to Beeftone Studios I…

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II...

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… past the Tip Top Tavern…

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… which, to a casual glance, appears to be assuming the virtue.

The heightened Solar Voyager is in good shape I…

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The additional height enables me to operate the various devices in the rig without stooping. Re-familiarising myself with the guitars, fine-tuning programmes & putting my mind into the space. The Solar Voyager is basically the same as the SV England but details vary.

C. 14.10 to the Beeftone Store…

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… and checking the various items moved here from storage in Nashville. This was not long before the flood & everything, including the rig, guitars, Revoxes & books, would have been destroyed. There is an old, deep body Ovation given to me when KC played Toad’s Place in New Haven in 1982; a Fernandes 7-string; the two early Roland Synth-guitars used by Ade & myself on Discipline & touring in the 1981 Crimson; books & various other goodies I…

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… including cassettes of talks given to early Guitar Craft courses at Claymont in 1985…

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Then to Best Buy for excitements of the DVD variety. While browsing the shelves, The Minx called: she had a wonderful time in Bidford turning on the Christmas lights for the village, at the request of friends who have just moved there. The villagers turned out for the occasion. I would loved to have been there, but this is not to wish away my life or visit here.

Returning to the hotel for e-flurrying, computing & onward packing.

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20.46 Done.

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