Today my filling fell out again, it was windy outside and I wondered if that had anything to do with it and then I realised I hadn’t been out. Still, it was draughty, that breeze whisked through the kitchen window, through the slats into the studio room, and created a whirlpool effect that swept the filling out of my tooth as I was thrown to the ground. Not really, it just fell out, but I don’t know when – did I swallow it? I suppose it’s been falling apart since it was installed. I’m not sure how the dentist thinks a temporary filling is going to last for a month before the next appointment. Luckily or unluckily, I’ll be there on Wednesday for the last phase of this tooth’s renovation. Phase 3 in fact, I wish Archive – Phase 3 could be on Wednesday, but that’s going to have to wait.
I’ve mentioned before that I try and make Saturday a day off, so I watched some football and Boba Fett, I was thinking that in the future there will probably be intergalactic football matches. I think multi-armed goalkeepers will be banned as well as two-headed creatures as they will be obviously unfair advantages. Having said that, a team with more money (or intergalactic credits) obviously has unfair advantages too. Back on Earth, where the league is ongoing, what if all the teams had the same budget? It would also bring the prices down because the cap would mean you couldn’t keep on outbidding to oblivion. Back in space, away games could be a problem.
We watched a short interview programme with Harvard professor and astrophysicist Avi Loeb, who surmised that the object named Oumuamua that passed by the Earth in 2017 was more likely artificial than natural. The establishment was hesitant to agree. He suggested that Galileo had the same problem with the establishment when he said the Earth revolved around the sun, oddly in an infinite universe it doesn’t really suit either religion or evidence-based science sceptics if aliens are out there, because it changes everything, as an agnostic I’m happy either way. Apparently, Einstein got some things wrong about quantum mechanics, not that I know anything about that, all I know is if we had a 1993 Nissan Vanette LD20 camshaft we might have Ariel back.
Rock guitarist Bernie Marsden died, you can click his link to see the bands he played with. Most people who read here probably are not into his musical history as it’s very rock, but the thing is he was born on the 7th May 1951, seven years before me but on the same date. It’s somehow sadder when someone dies who was born on your birthday.
Music today has continued with the angular beauty of King Crimson and their third album Lizard (1970) and their second album to be released in that year. Ooh, those Mellotrons,that brass. Greg Lake was replaced by Gordon Haskell on bass and vocals (his is an interesting story), Yes’ Jon Anderson sang on one track. Eventual yachtsman Andy McCulloch played the drums but left after this album for sessioneering, to be replaced by Ian Wallace (another with an interesting story through his session work). Mel Collins joined on flute and sax (and played zillions of interesting sessions). Pete Sinfield remained as lyricist, producer, and twiddled some synth knobs. Fripp would last forever.