Tuesday 16 November 2010

Hotel Of The Acceptably Contemporary

10.35

Hotel Of The Acceptably Contemporary Variety, Rome.

A grey & damp beginning day.

Breakfasting I…

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II...

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… at a noisy busy table. Nearby much better…

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A call from the Little Luvvie-She off to her work: filming, with a show this evening. Yippee!

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The equipment van & gear team have set off. Lobby call for artists & Production Tea at 13.00 & a train to Milan.

19.05    Hotel Acceptable For A Working Player, Milan.

Punctually into the lobby I…

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… with the AlMobile waiting…

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… and off to the station…

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The Terrifying Two I…

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II...

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III...

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A late train-arrival, providing an opportunity for the Team to have coffee & croissant, with Hernan guarding the baggage. Once onboard, an emptyish car became available…

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The man two rows behind shouted loudly into his cellphone for over 90 minutes. Noisebusters are good.

Arriving Milan c. 17.00 & into two taxis to carry the Team to the hotel I…

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II...

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The room is fine, if a little heavy on brownwood fittings popular in the 1980s…

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We’ll see what outside views daylight presents tomorrow.

Lobby call at 19.30 for those who would like to go to the Blue Note for Lee Ritenour.

23.11    Punctually into the lobby. The equipment van had not arrived from Rome. We walked to the bistro near the club for supper. The equipment team arrived while we were on our way after a c. 10 hour 25 minute drive. Yowch! Heroism.

An enjoyable set by Lee & his band. Taxi back in rain.

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