Sunday 14 November 2010

Hotel Acceptably Contemporary Rome Rising

10.21

Hotel Acceptably Contemporary, Rome.

Rising at 07.45. Now on performance time-zone, the same as UK rising-time.

A grey day.

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A relaxed reading-breakfast with Big Tony I…

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11.04    A DVD of Uncle Bill’s historic pix, scanned by a pal in London, was hand-delivered yesterday. This is appropriate, given that Uncle Bill will be at the Cenotaph for noon local time, 11.00 in England, for the annual Remembrance Day parade. I have called & left a message on his mobile.

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11.24    Crafty Christina, who is working in Rome, has just returned from a working visit to China. She met Barbara of Gaucho Productions in the lobby at 11.00 for a Girls Day Out in town. A quick hello, returning to practicing & data organising.

15.34    Afternoon views I…

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18.07    A gentle afternoon with data organizing & practicing.

A sense arising of a propitious time for the next Orchestra Of Crafty Guitarists.

Lobby call for 18.15.

23.57    On the street with Theo & Sylvain…

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Soundcheck c. 18.40. The equipment has been moved around today for services in the church. Various hassles related to this repercussed. Re-vibrating the space I…

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Production & artists’ room I…

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… with latest press I…

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The air-tuning Soundsculpture was of a different kind today. Announcement at 20.55. Onstage punctually for 21.00 & playing for one hour.

For me, a hard & unhappy set. The sound was very difficult to manage. But reports speak otherwise. When in despair, I trust the event. With a good team, such as Gaucho Productions & Trevor & Theo, you can rely on your pals. Even were there an ongoing disaster, you know the Team will sort it as quickly & effectively as possible. And fundamentally, I trust the musical process.

Great food afterwards, including cannoli & tiramisu.
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