The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Friday, 27 July 1990

Careful With That Axe, Eugene

‘Careful with that Axe, Eugene’ – Pink Floyd

Tonight, I went out with Spock and the Commander to Duncan’s house and had a really brilliant time.  The occasion was to watch the Doctor Who adventure, THE DAEMONS (supplied by me) with tea and cakes and, as Spock likes to call them, ‘cheesy comestibles’.  And so we did, breaking the story into two sections.

In the ‘interval’, I had a good look at Duncan’s MASSIVE record and video collection (two rows of about 15 feet of shelving, mostly LPs, but also hundreds of singles and 12-inch’s).  I’ve never seen so many records in a private collection – and they were 75% brilliant!

(His collexion incs. Led Zep, Doors, Hendrix, Cream, King Crimson, Bowie, Pink Floyd, and – mostly – Beatles stuff and their solo works.  He’s even had two Beatles books published.)

Duncan’s about 36 and he also owns the original The Making of Doctor Who book in Piccolo.  Wow!

We also watched some PINK FLOYD footage from about 1969.  I don’t know much about them, but they were fucking fantastic.

God.  All Duncan’s records + videos are in special sleeves with labels, etc, and his shelves have alphabetical indications on them.  I aspire to having something rather like this when I get older.  I’m going to promise myself.  He’s even got his own catalogue of his collection as well – BRILLIANT!  He made us all supper too and I had a great time.

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Next time: ‘The Spock ‘n’ Roll Years…’

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