Saturday 13 November 2010

Hotel Acceptable Of The Contemporary

11.13

Hotel Acceptable Of The Contemporary Variety, Rome.

Rising at 06.55,in effect a lie-in.
To the breakfasting room I…

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... with its 3 tvs on different stations, my own table near MTV, plus in-ceiling in-house witless pap of the pop variety. Noisebusters & Big Tony took care of them all, even the loudly-laughing English woman with her breakfasting pals nearby.

Now that’s what you call breakfast!...

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Returning to computing.

A call from the Minx – yippee! Lobby call at 13.45. Theo & Fripp have two performances today.

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18.49    Arriving at the church c. 13.56 for soundcheck. Production suite & dressing rooms I…

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The stage is Theo’s personal dressing room. Once the curtain is almost draw across some of the area it’s often quite private.

The concerns of Don Hernan of Gaucho Productions, our promoter, are a little less stressful than yesterday.

Fine-tuning levels, mainly for SoundDog Trevor I…

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A Soundsculpture of sparse ambiguity werned away to tune the air for audients arriving at the matinee performance. Quadralingual announcements at 16.55, onstage for a punctual beginning at 17.00. A respectably full house, probably the same number as attended yesterday evening. We played for 67 minutes. A good response. The consensus: a relaxed and enjoyable performance.

Back to the hotel. Soundcheck at 19.30 for the second house.

23.23    Announcement at 20.55 & a punctual beginning at 21.00. The set lasted 70 minutes, our longest single set to date.

Various Crafties were in the audience. Several young players spoke to Hernan at the back door, expressing interest in the Guitar Circle. Hernan believes we will see some of them in Sant Cugat.

Ace risotta with fab cake of wonder & joy.

Back to settle.

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