Robert Fripp

Robert Fripp's Diary

Saturday 02 February 2002

Guitar Craft Levels 1 & 2 - Convento di S. Maria della Pace, Sassoferrato, Italy


The missing two Level One students appeared last night while the Staff were in congreting mode. The lick-slinger was very drunk, too drunk to stand. He was laid out on his bed. The second character told the House Manager that they had been “in an accident”. Whether or not this was before or after the “pizza and three bottles of wine” is not known. Their suitcases were put in the car. They were walking down the stairs this morning as I left the ballroom from the sitting.

Markus left at 05.00 and there is a series of departures for stations and airports throughout the day.

09.03  Various team members were leaving at 08.00 as those remaining went for breakfast. Hernan & I talked about Elisabeth, and Hernan mentioned another report from Al of seeing Elisabeth present at the first Circling Weekend in Rome. This was around the time that the Sylvian-Fripp-Gunn trio were playing there.

12.52  Hernan & I visited town for cake & cappuccino, vibing future plans & the present situation. It appears that Lick-Slinger visited the hospital that is part of the Convento complex – the two returning students were drunk and, in last night’s thick fog, drove off the long twisting road returning up the hill from the town.

The MBs came into our cakeshop so we agreed to me them at the next café-bar along & joined for more coffee. Returning to the Convento we visited the main chapel & the old part of the building where there are now only elderly monks in residence. Restoration work continues on the fabric but there are no young novitiates, no new generation to join and continue from the old.

Then a call to Toyah – she wants me home, for which I am grateful. So now, to final packing.