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Author:  alec [ Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:31 pm ]
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David Sylvian interview with Peter Barakan around the time of the release of 'Gone To Earth' ...


https://youtu.be/OSXNXY18KbQ

Author:  John Fisher [ Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:48 pm ]
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alec wrote:
David Sylvian interview with Peter Barakan around the time of the release of 'Gone To Earth' ...


https://youtu.be/OSXNXY18KbQ

Thanks Alec. Great interview.

I think of Bill as contemplative and spontaneous, but I get the contrast he's trying to draw between Bill and Fripp.

John

Author:  alec [ Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:20 pm ]
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With the arrival of that video in my YouTube feed [the above conversation between Peter Barakan and David Sylvian] the same day that Cries and Whispers by Anthony Reynolds arrived, I realised that the photograph of Bill wearing the Margaret Howell tie with the, by then, ex-Japan took place at Hamiltons Gallery in London, June, 1984, at the opening of the 'Perspectives' exhibition as David says in that convo with Barakan that he’d first met Bill at that particular exhibition. The book has many colour photographs of that moment ... and yet the one with Bill is missing .

Image

So, voila, mystery solved .

You’re welcome . :)

And I agree with you, JF, with what you said about Bill’s playing vis-à-vis Robert’s playing ...

Although I remember reading an interview with David sometime between ‘The First Day’ and ‘Dead Bees On A Cake’ where he [D.S.] explained that his working relationship with Robert Fripp consisted primarily of Robert improvising and then leaving it to David, alone, to make it all work .

As Bill points out in the Cries and Whispers book, David’s a superb editor !

It did seem to me though that David was expecting some input from Robert on that double album that he mightn't have gotten ? Pure [almost] conjecture on my part .

Author:  Bill Nelson [ Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:40 pm ]
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Don't recall having seen that pic before...(Might be wrong though.) But, my goodness, am I the coolest kid on the block or what? :wink: :lol:

Author:  MondoJohnny [ Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:15 am ]
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Yes! 8)

Author:  alec [ Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:24 am ]
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Bill Nelson wrote:
Don't recall having seen that pic before...(Might be wrong though.) But, my goodness, am I the coolest kid on the block or what? :wink: :lol:


Yes, quite fit .

Author:  alec [ Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:28 am ]
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You remember the thread where I asked about the peacock tie ... Bill gave the name of the designer and said he still has got the tie and other items made by her ....

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27172&hilit=peacock+tie

We were trying to figure out -- or I was trying to figure out -- what year that photo' would've been .

And now we know : June of 1984 at Hamiltons for the 'Perspectives' exhibition .

The first Rain Tree Crow publicity photo' .

Wish someone would publish the colour version . 8)

Author:  Bill Nelson [ Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:19 am ]
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alec wrote:
I was trying to figure out -- what year that photo' would've been .
And now we know : June of 1984 at Hamiltons for the 'Perspectives' exhibition .


So...thirty four years ago? Damn, where did that time go? !!! :shock:

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