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2010-05-23 - 6:50 a.m.

I went across to Gfd by train yesterday morning and spent a fair amount of time sitting in the shade in the garden being watched by a robin.

I disinterred some CDs - Hejira, Hissing of Summer Lawns and Taming the Tiger by Miss M; Christmas and the Beads of Sweat; Tippet’s 5th String Quartet, Joanna MacGregor playing Nancarrow and the Art of the Fugue, Ligeti Etudes, John Martyn at the BBC, Everything and Nothing by David Sylvian, Bert Jansch’s Edge of a Dream, some Dave Douglas plus a DVD of John Martyn at the BBC. I can’t wait to hear (or see) each one.

I also rescued some books – Daphne A Brooks on Grace, Fernberg on Heidi and technology, Adorno on New Music, Witkin on Adorno, a John Cale biography, Moore on Sgt Pepper, Andrew Duncan on modern British poetry and the selected poems of VFT. The idea of setting some of the latter is starting to take root. It was a bit of a struggle carrying it all back on the train and bus but well worth the effort despite the heat.

The Middlesex University philosophy debacle has reached a new level of seriousness – suspensions plus the global threat of blacking the university. I sent some of the exchanges to James.

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