October 10th, 2006

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"Without my morning coffee I'm just like a dried up piece of roast goat"

Johann Sebastian Bach

I just woke up.
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Summery of the weekend.

Saturday met with Ian of Much Wyrdness for breakfast. Went to sculpting shop and acquired kilos of oil based clay and white metal. Moved on to computer fair acquired ink and cables. Moved on to The Museum Tavern for refreshments. Took a wander down to bike shop with Ian then walked south to Treadwells... Where Christina had a nice surprise for me in the way of a cheque for a book I've had on her shelf there.

Sunday met with Ruthy of Glam and Goffness for expedition to carboot fair (I should of worn my Wish Wellingtons). Ruth had a bit of a result financially at he fair so treated me to lunch at The Bell in East Molesey which is rather splendid and ticks some of the essential boxes that make a good pub.  Later a quick wander around Surbiton to check out the two charity shops that dare to trade on the Lord's day. Then I had to dash off to get ready to go to The Royal Opera House. Thanks be unto la grenouille de morbide for suggesting and getting tickets for a screening of The Phantom of the Opera (1925) with live orchestral score written and conducted by Carl Davis. Pleased to see it included the two strip technicolor and hand tinted reels. There are so many hacked about prints of this film with grossly inappropriate music... I think this is the best version I've seen. The music really was stunning.
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Home from the Lovecraft evening

Went to Treadwells for AN EVENING OF H.P. LOVECRAFT

After a bit of a slow start... the evening warmed up.

I do hope the artists will forgive me... Who am I kidding they won't see this.

Rather impressed with Suzanne Andrade's presentation, delivered over found films. The grain and scratches of the film giving an archaic feel to the reading, in much the same way Lovecraft used antiquarian language in his writing. It was as if Louise Brooks had joined forces with the Staatliches Bauhaus to celebrate the work of Howard P Lovecraft.
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