Quenching Nostalgia [Part Two]

18 May

Continued from Quenching Nostalgia [Part One]

…At the top of the stairs and round to the left was the entrance to Quench’s bedroom/studio.

The entire loft area had been floored and converted into one huge living space, although one would be hard pushed to find even a square foot of clear floorspace to stand. We goose-stepped over the strewn 12″ album sleeves, clothing and discarded tapes which had tumbled from the top of an old pool table onto the floor. Getting from the top of the stairs to the sofa in the main floorspace was a challenge in itself, but this was only the beginning.

Hurling myself onto the sofa over more scattered debris, I breathed a sigh of relief. The sofa was an island in a sea of kerfuffle. From there, I could see other small pockets of carpeted land. There were wires, cables, tapes, empty Currie’s fizzy drink bottles, batteries, socks, more cables and a large plastic box filled to the brim with cigarette lighters. Quench was most proud of those lighters…

“I’ve acquired them over the years. At first, I didn’t mean to do it. I’d get a light from a friend and inadvertently put their lighter in my pocket. But now my collection is so big that if I see a lighter that looks interesting, I’ll try to sneak it into my pocket.”

There was a single old chair underneath the dormer window at the far end of the room. It looked as if a hundred fat men had been jumping up and down on top of it for a hundred years. Beside it were shelves strewn with old 12″ vinyl albums, mostly by Duran Duran. There was a phenomenal collection of original Beatles 12″ albums pinned to the wall, and a fair few Carpenters records there too.

The multi-casio lair of Galaxis Quench circa 1997...

The multi-casio lair of Galaxis Quench circa 1997…

Then, my gaze shifted across the room to the left. To the area where the roof of the attic begins to slope down. To the area where Graeme has manouevered himself across countless hazardous obstacles into a cross-legged position in the centre of the floor. To what can only be described as an electronic treasure trove.

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