Monthly Archives: November 2007

Movie sighting…

I saw a movie being filmed. It’s called He’s Just Not That Into You. There’s big names in it. I didn’t see any this morning on the way to work, at lunch, or on the way home. While I am a movie geek, I just wasn’t interested in acting like one. In fact, if it weren’t for what I saw on the way home, I wouldn’t even mention it here.

I walk past this place twice a day (on the days that I work) and I couldn’t tell you the name of it nor the exact location by name. However, I can tell you that it isn’t named “City Supper Club.” (I think that’s what it said. The pic turned out a bit blurry and I last thought about it 2 hours ago.) Upon seeing this signage and noticing that it had cables running down the wall to a temporary (huge) power outlet, I knew it to be a prop. Therefor I snapped a pic of it. Just for me. (and you)

BTW, if you hit that imdb link up there, it says this movie is in “post-production.” I was under the assumption that that meant they were done filming. Apparently, they’re not.

Comment to Ade…

Every time I listen to the solo on Quicksand, my creative mind is ablaze with the possibilities of a collaboration between you and Prince. Anyone else?

Every journey, short or long, begins with the first step…

Today, after a week or so on a charger, the van started. The battery felt very strong and there was no dimming of the lights while it was trying to turn over. It will be emptied on Tuesday and hopefully it will trade places with Red soon after. I’m not liking where Red is at the moment, but more on that later. At least this year’s acorn hell is over.

4 of 10 Crafties identified…

3 from Zum:

  1. Shinkuro Matsuura (Japan) wins the award for “the one who looks like they’re having the most fun on stage.” (It was fun watching him play and I was able to wish him well before the RHoS show.)
  2. Luciano Pietrafesa (Argentina)
  3. Fumihito Hatano (Japan)

1 from the Seattle Guitar Circle:

  1. Curt Golden (the apparent leader of the currently touring LCG as he took his cues from RF and all others from him; sits opposite RF on stage @ front right corner)

Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists, Take 2

So, last night I drove out to Ram’s Head on Stage in Annapolis. While I had a great time at Monday’s performance and loved every note I heard, I was hoping I wouldn’t be treated to a duplicate performance. I was not and this made a happy evening even better.

The layout was the same as Monday night, with RF on the far left facing center stage. His rack, the Solar Voyager, to his right, pedals and such arrayed in front of him, the LCG starts to his left and arcs to the front right area of the stage. And I had the honor of sitting next to “Mr. Vonnegut,” who reminded me I needed a wee bit of the McClellan 12.

On Monday, I was far too excited to listen as carefully as I did last night, and I was rewarded for my efforts. I was surprised to hear Flying. I recognized it almost immediately* and it made me laugh. I couldn’t have been happier. There were other musical surprises as well, but this is the one I remember the most.

The only fly in the ointment imo, and mind you it was a wee fly, was the crowd was not as aware of what was expected of them from RF and Co. as the Birchmere audience. This group was far too eager to applaud at the briefest of pauses in the music; the LCG did not let this deter them from continuing and usually the applause died rather quickly. There was also someone who talked a few times a bit too loudly during the silences, but he was politely but firmly asked to “Please be quiet” by someone near him and he did for the remainder of the evening.

These disturbances were minor enough to not ruin the evening. I had another great night listening to some incredible music that I will remember for the rest of my life.

The final thing I’ll mention: while waiting for the room to open pre-show, two older guys came in (hell, average age for the crowd, I felt a wee bit young at 39 :P) to pick up their tix from will call. One had a really nice camera slung over a shoulder. Looked expensive. Long story short, he had no clue as to the performer’s preferences regarding photography. I had to laugh at that as I found it incredible that there’s still people out there who don’t know this about RF. GET A CLUE PEOPLE!! Along that train of thought (“wtf?”), why were people arriving 40 minutes after the show began?

Regardless, thank you, again!, Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists for another wonderful experience. I shall never forget it.

*- I couldn’t remember the name at the time, but as soon as I got in my car, I booted up the iPod and found it. When they were playing it, I almost felt like singing along… la la la la lalala. Thanks again!.