6:00 – Rise. Bracing shower.
6:30 – Official rise.
7:00 – Sitting.
7:45 – Breakfast.
Pack up Tea and Coffee stuff to take to the NST day.
8:35 – Depart.
9:00-ish – Arrive at the Schloss. Set up tea and coffee and occupy a space by the bar downstairs for T&C needs.
9:30 – Inaugural meeting.
R.E. Meeting – we work on augmented Stick and less augmented Tiki.
I join Fabiano in the Green Room for slow Primaries (the whole lot, and very andante – challenging and good). We are, in turn, joined by Alex and Jacek. A quartet (I am facing Fabiano, with Jacek on my right and Alejandro on my left.)
Later I return to the room where Ruth is lying down. We try some Evil and I show her the lead line from Oso Furioso, which I’d like someone to play somewhere, some time.
13:00 – Lunch. R.E. perform The Stick (with special guests) and Tiki (without). During the former I manage a Being a Zombie coup – I don’t notice that the circulation is coming from my right because I’m thinking about switching to the Dani/Pixies low lead and manage to fumble both quite badly. Oh well, now I know. Food. Silence.
T&C. It appears that the bar is actually out of bounds, so we have to find an alternative water source.
15:20 – I have my meeting with Hernan, but it overruns by ten minutes, delaying the R.E. meeting. A very bad foot-misplacement on my part. Also it seems to be very difficult to get and hold tuning in that room. Perhaps the temperature, perhaps something else.
16:00 – Tea – we just about make it and perform the first few seconds of Gnossienne followed by Libertango and One of a…. On emerging from the Green Room we find another performer is in action. There is some kind of Growing Circle. I send good wishes Baldywards.
In the Green Room just before this the spare pick falls from my strap, as it did in the Green Room at the Klinik last night. What can this signify – that I am asleep, yes, but what else?
17:00 – R.E. meeting without guitars.
I hear a new piece from Mme Reg – cool!
17:30 – Completing T&C down by the Forbidden Bar and moving all the stuff upstairs prior to the opening of the restaurant and the Final meeting.
18:00 – Final meeting. Need to break down T&C quickly as we have to be out at 18:30.
19:00 – back at the House, dinner preparation has begun, we reconstruct the Tea and Coffee station.
20:00 – Dinner. Comments and observations. Alejandro elects to record in the morning and to have an early night and early morning, but – ha! ha! – after a week in the Tai Chi dojo (probably mixing my Eastern cultures there) an early morning seems like a lie in to us.
21:30 – The early night begins. Conversing with various Mexicans and others on subjects as diverse as breakfast around the world and Polish barmaids.
22:50 – Complete tea and coffee.
23:08 – Begin writing this.