Sailor’s Tale contains so many memorable moments it can be hard to keep track of them all; the glancing cymbals; that galloping intro; Mel Collins’ opening salvo; the drop before Fripp’s solo; the mellotron coming in as the guitar solo sparks fly; the airburst as the rest of the band come in; Collins and Jakszyk blasting out the theme against the turbulence around them; that final rundown into growling mellotron and silence. That’s just some of mine. What’s yours?

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Following the recent trend of these diaries, I shall continue to swim in three separate time streams - of which the present is much the least interesting, even if the cold snap in Broadchalke did make my morning jog more bracing than normal. At breakfast with Robert recently, I commented that I would happily take the pointed stick of my jog each morning rather than his cold shower. This morning it felt like I got both. Thereafter the day was spent mostly co-ordinating the concerted multi-agency attack on rogue elements within the website. We shall overcome! The historic thread, following the recent King Crimson tour, moves from Florence to Rome (via a four hour non-stop trip in a "luxury" coach on which the toilet facilities had neither light nor flush. Somewhat unfair...
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