Sunday 19 February 2006

Basement Belew, Mount Juliet, TN.

08.54

A grey beginning-day has given way to blue sky and sunshine…

At the Workstation, Elgar & Elgar

Elgar on i-Tunes & Michael Kennedy’s Portrait Of Elgar. Elgar’s origins are in and around Worcester, just eleven miles from Bredonborough, and Malvern, some twenty miles away. Listening to the music, and reading of a struggling provincial musician born to a world where class prejudice had powerful effect on the aspirations of a sensitive and artistic man, I found myself able to connect to the spirit of his time and place. This, through my own arising-background in Wimborne, Dorset, my Grandfather Austin and other post-mature characters who were still living. One of these was Pop Lock, whose barber-shop in 1957 was still without electricity. Pop Lock cut Thomas Hardy’s hair when Hardy lived in Wimborne at Lanherne, The Avenue (1881-82). Wimborne, in my early youth, was not quite medieval, but Victorian England was still there. This changed between 1957-60, and that’s another story.

Fripp & Adrian are on call for noon.

14.30      Death! Terror! Horror! The StudioBelew computer has crashed! Fripp & Adrian’s burning work is currently irretrievable. The Face of (Engineer’s) Despair…

Ken is unable to open anything, and running diagnostics as I type. Fripp & Adrian will not be recording today, so Adrian demonstrated the joys of the Belew Signature Parker Fly guitar, including all manner of possibilities such as the Variax system http://line6.com/variax/.

While Ken is doing what he can to rescue our yesterday-work, and which will take a long time, an e- flurry awaits.

22.12      Grocery shopping done. Fripp & Adrian are still missing.

 

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