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:: Posted by whutchins254 on November 26, 2014
If the Bible is the most shoplifted book, obviously that thief is in need of it, and one prays it is READ by the thief.
As far as "leaving them wanting more" one of the unintended consequences can be the discovery that one actually has enough. I am almost 60 and have a substantial collection of KC and other artists; maybe the disappointment over waiting interminably for KC VIII has pointed out to me that I have reached the point where I need to enjoy more what I have in whatever time I have left to do so, rather than restlessly seeking new sounds to tickle my ears and stimulate my brain. I havenít listened to any Gyorgi Ligiti in quite some time...
Tracks of Prof. Robert Winston's years
:: Posted by DrDick on November 26, 2014
I was just listening to Ken Bruce on BBC Radio 2 and this week he has Prof. Robert Winston (for those of you not familiar he is a TV celebrity medical scientist who has presented numerous documentaries) choosing the "tracks of his years" - they mentioned that one of the choices for later in the week (not sure if it is Thursday or Friday) is going to be King Crimson! Happy Listening :-)
:: Posted by slaughter on November 26, 2014
..so whatever happened to that Q&A thing that we were all invited to post questions for a while back?
Only Robert and Mel were able to record their answers which will appear on the DGMLive Youtube and channel and here in the next few weeks.
40 minutes and Bible black
:: Posted by markmmarkm on November 25, 2014
40 minutes follows the show-biz maxim of always leave them wanting more -- and one can always re-entice with bonus tracks in a later reissue.
Do only 40 minutes constitute a lie of omission? (THATíS A JOKE!)
Howís this for honesty?:
The most shoplifted book:
--Thrivent, Fall 2014 quoting NYT according to some booksellers
The Bible is the most stolen book in the US according to 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts That Will Blow Your Socks Off.
--Also Thrivent, Fall 2014
:: Posted by sylvanasheart on November 24, 2014
I,fer one,am striKctly tickled pink-eye that ANYthing is a-cominí down the pike,new or old.Lost some 75 Crim(et.al) downloads to a fried external hardrive and have been castiní a schizoid glare on these pages simply hopiní-n-prayiní Sai Fripp wasnít giving out;and,then,yonder comes MARK VII.Only question I have,some 4-5 months since the last diary entry...well,WILLYFRED?
:: Posted by apisch on November 24, 2014
I have a burning question about the burning questions that were asked of #KC2014 members via the guestbook. When will some of our "very important" inquiries be answered via videos? (At least this post has nothing to do with the live album announcement.)
Only Mel and Robert were able to answer any of the questions. There responses will appear on the DGMLive Youtube channel and this site in the next few weeks.
entitlements and expectations
:: Posted by KantspelldiKc on November 24, 2014
I threw them both away at the Warfield and figgered it was time to make some real money, you know what, Iím good with that
Still pussyfooting after all these years
:: Posted by albemuth on November 24, 2014
The board has moved on to other topics here but I wanted to add at least one more salute to No Pussyfooting at 41 years old. As a teenager, I got on a bus to purchase this disk when it became available in the USA as an import. I am pretty sure that I knew, from reading some article or another, that it would not be the usual sort of album. I do not remember clearly anymore but I am sure I was put off a little by the disk. Nevertheless, I got the point of the disk pretty quickly. Maybe it was not really that much of a stretch since I was so acclimated to Frippís guitar sound.
No Pussyfooting quickly became a touchstone. I think it made me a more careful and patient listener, able to hear subtle changes of emphasis (in phrase and texture). One of the best things about Frippís work is his close attention to detail and the willingness to follow an idea rigorously. An Index of Metals (from the second Fripp and Eno disk) is also a favorite of mine.
I might have discovered the rewards of quiet listening from many different artists or types of music. But it happened to be Robert Frippís work that I was drawn to and from which I learned the lesson. For this I will always be grateful.
:: Posted by Rockette on November 24, 2014
>it strikes me as if that "sense of entitlement", so ubiquitous in modern times, has even infiltrated the KC fan base. This is a shame.
Iím sure the vast majority of KC followers are delighted that the band has successfully reformed and released a CD to prove it. The whingers, whiners and complainers are in a tiny minority, but they make a disproportionate amount of noise.
>Perhaps we should be aware that the band membersí scheduling and work load do not allow for the type of "instant gratification" re. public releases that a number of posters appear to demand.
Well said. I suspect if you gave these people what they demand, theyíd only want more. Release a whole gig, and itíll be "Why isnít the whole tour available for download"? And so on, ad infinitum.
That Sense of Entitlement?
:: Posted by bloggulator on November 24, 2014
Reading some of the recent commentary regarding "a lack of immediate product" in the wake of the tour, or "the forthcoming live album is not long enough" - it strikes me as if that "sense of entitlement", so ubiquitous in modern times, has even infiltrated the KC fan base. This is a shame.
Being familiar with KCís history - a band driven largely by forces outside of industry and marketing convention - should not we all be aware enough to expect the unexpected, or not to expect the expected? Whatís with all the moaning, bitching, whining and bleating? Perhaps we should be aware that the band membersí scheduling and work load do not allow for the type of "instant gratification" re. public releases that a number of posters appear to demand.
When I read, a few days ago, that a King Crimson 2014 live album was due for release in January 2015, barely 3 months after the last chords of the final encore in Seattle faded into the applause, I jumped for joy! The last thing on my mind was "how long the album was to be", or "how many songs" would be included.
Sadly, I couldnít attend any of the 2014 "Elements" shows. Now I shall be able to listen to a sampling of what I missed - and the same goes for so many of us who were unable to see and hear the band live. Surely this is a time to express gratitude, and a cause for celebration, rather than to complain?
And as a final thought, IMHO, this iteration of King Crimson, just from second hand reports, reviews and the actual line up itself - is the strongest of them all. The possibilities are endless.
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