The Cope Estate / A Wedding Near Tor
Posted: May 6, 2003
Last weekend Anne and I went for a wedding near Glastonbury of our friends Star Gifford and Simon Jones (beautiful....climbed the Tor in the rain and wind). Also we had the pleasure to spend our time partly at Julian & the Cope's farmhouse in Wiltshire, where we were shown/experienced many local neolithic sites (WANDYKE being one), I met many of the characters in MY WALL (Sheila the Witch and her forbidden juvenile hogweed!!!) and discovered the village Yatesbury (which exists today as one manor, one church, one hogweed, one hall and 2 houses)....
You can read the MY WALL text (and Håvard Hedde from the track THE GATES OF BALLARD) right here.
Saw a crop circle too. It was carved into a hillside of rape... which is a fucking BRIGHT YELLOW crop used for clothing die. There are huge fields of the stuff all over the westcountry (Wiltshire, Sussex, etc). This trip changed my mind about England for the better... the West is totally beautiful, dramatic and covered with old towns, hills and ancient sites.
Thanks to Julian & Dorian and the girls for a great time! It was eyeopening!
Speaking of Ancient, here's the SUNN O))) GRIMMROBE 2xPLP design. The bottom section shows the wrapper which will be around the vinyls, printed on black paper and sealed in wax!!! This will be released by NYC's Outlaw Recordings sometime soon, hopefully summer.