The sun is shining, the sky is blue. I awoke at 06.00, the views expressed last night continuing to resonate.
Workstation of Delight…
Elgar & Elgar…
ProjeKct Six is on call for noon.
12.15 Ken has arrived and may be twitching gently…
13.10 Oh no! Ken had good reason to twitch: the computer has locked. This provided an opportunity for Business Talk upstairs.
17.30 A very good day, albeit accompanied by constant computer crashing…
It’s offical: Fripp & Adrian Continue To Rule!
18.56 This evening’s post-recording stuff has brought an interesting offer from a major promoter (they don’t come bigger anywhere in the world) to reform King Crimson. It was suggested to me that big money is available.
I asked: which King Crimson? Answer: from the first 10 years. I guess that means the first 6 years. What to say to this?
How about: if we couldn’t tour for 12 weeks as young men in 1969, what is likely to have changed 36 years later?
How about: not many of these men continue to be working players on an ongoing basis, as part of their daily working lives?
How about: what is the musical imperative?
Offers such as this have been coming in since 1991, and if I felt that any of the incarnations would play the music (at least) as well as three decades ago, I’d be the one making the calls.
22.35 A most enjoyable Mexican meal with Ade in a new restaurant, not far from the late-lamented Loca Lupes – the food is indifferent but the margaritas are big! This new restaurant will receive my patronage without a hiccup. The mariachi trio came to our table, and invited a request. I asked: if you knew you were going to die in 10 minutes, what would you play? Ade chuckled: he saw this coming as the trio moved closer to our table. The mariachi were well tipped, and sang a second song. Both were well delivered.
Returning to StudioBelew, we through-listened to our work. A beginning of something new. Very exciting.
Now, to packing.