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:: Posted by brotherbeavis on November 24, 2015

Hereís one I hadnít seen before--Frippertronics in a barber shop, 1981. According to the website itís from, Robert got a haircut while he was there.


where is this thing known as facebook?
:: Posted by Redbert on November 24, 2015

I give up:

where do I find these comments?

"Writing on Facebook, Robert notes that the King Crimson archive, both audio and video, continues to grow. "Road Dog .... ... , the Venal Impulse will triumph in 2017 and put-upon innocents will be encouraged to hand over their hard-earned pay...""

There are so many Fripp fan pages:  which is one is actually Frippís ?

Hi Redbert - I've added a link to the news story that will take you to the correct RF Facebook page.

One, two, three; two, two, Toronto
:: Posted by albemuth on November 24, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed Saturdayís show in Toronto.  We did not experience a spiritual awakening, or a perfect sense of community with the band and audience, or the last word in sound level and compression.  But it was a good show!

I was excited that the current line up brings out some of the jazz in KC, and especially liked the songs that showed modified arrangements with a looser feel.  Pictures of a City and Easy Money sounded especially fresh. The new song "Meltdown" is a major piece, showing many of the angles and angels of Krim from the vantage point of the new line up.  The KC wheel spins on!

Be sure to pick up a copy of the 2015 Tour Box.  KC is a perfect band for such releases, since it has shown a wide amount of variation and, at the same time, a remarkable continuity of ideas. On the way home, I listened to the first disk of the box and it seemed almost like an audio essay on "blues and jazz on the way to metal" in KC.  Some of the tracks have already been released while others are new.  But itís the combination of tracks and the implied historical development thatís particularly interesting.

Paco Baranne Olympia Schizoid Sountrack
:: Posted by pinkmilk on November 24, 2015

Does someone heard the sountrack of this commercial spot ?
Folks, it's Kayne West's Power which uses (with permission) a sample from 21st Century Schizoid Man.

40th Anniversary TCoL
:: Posted by ChewChewGumChew on November 24, 2015

Ok, I accept that there probably wonít be a big box set re-release for The ConstruKction of Light album. But after hearing what Jakko did on the 2015 remaster of THRAK,(which I LOVE!!!) I am asking PLEASE do a 2016 remastered/remix disc with both Jakko and P@ behind the mixing desk! Perhaps a "re-imagined" version with bits of the PX album mixed in. I LOVE "Demolition" from the PX album, more so than "Oyster Soup". Ad Adeís original acoustic intro onto LTIA4... So many possibilities! Not a "big box" set. Just a 2 disc thing. Original, and "New ConstruKction". Thatís all. Thanks.

November 19th - Toronto
:: Posted by ComplaintsDept on November 23, 2015

I feel I am justified in requesting a partial refund for a stunted and admittedly sub-par performance. I did not take photos, I did not once cheer or shout requests, I did not clap excessively, yet I was deprived of the performance I paid the steep ticket price to witness.

Will you accept and engage your duty of responsibility & accountability? How about your spirit of goodwill? Please contact me if I am required to expound.

Yep, it's not just about the musicians
:: Posted by tboyd1802 on November 23, 2015

Following up on emmapeelfanclubís (I agree, great name) post, my most recent concert experience was a bit of a bust - and it was certainly not the musicianís fault.

I recently when to a Zappa Plays Zappa concert, where Dweezil and company played the entirety of One Size Fits All - easily my all-time favorite Zappa album. The band was fantastic, the show was great. I love that Dweezil is keeping Frankís legacy alive. However, the idiot three seats down from me would never have known what a great concert this was has he had his head in his phone the entire first half of the show. It was amazing to me how distracting the incessant glow of a phone screen could be, even though it was well off in my peripheral vision. Halfway through Po-jama People I wanted to open up his trap door and forcefully insert that phone where it would never be seen again !-)

At any rate, all I wanted was to forget about my daily problems and be immersed in music that I love, but the glow of this single phone kept pulling back to the reality I was trying desperately to escape for just a couple of hours...

Capturing the moment?
:: Posted by emory0 on November 23, 2015

Emmapeelfanclub wrote...

"but I also know even if I had such things theyíre not gonna fully recreate the feeling of actually being there"

(First, great name by the way: As a kid I was as mesmerized by Emma Peelís hips as I was Catwomanís.)

Interestingly, this has happened to me right "here" (if anything digital can be called a "here") through DGM: Back in 81 or 82 (I canít remember which) King Crimson played the Savoy here in NYC and it was by all reports (including the bandmemberís) a really "momentous" performance, almost one giant moment from start to finish. So I was stoked to see that it had become available as a download...

...which I purchased, and have listened to several times, but I canít really hear the Moment through the recording. Iím not actually disappointed, however, as I didnít really expect to be able to.

:: Posted by WorldLeaderSymes on November 23, 2015

I always switch off my phone and put it away before a show starts - itís the only way to truly engage with a performance.

Have to agree with emmapeelfanclub - I was at Salford on the second night. It was my favourite set list of the tour and I was standing in the wings waiting to take my seat while Crimson were playing Easy Money. Robertís solo was amazing and, from the side of the theatre, the full force of the band was apparent - something that I will remember for ever.

More Moments
:: Posted by emmapeelfanclub on November 23, 2015

Much interesting debate and commentary about "moments" onstage and emory0 is correct when I think over the various gigs Iíve witnessed over my life, there are a few "good" gigs but I barely have any memory because such "moments" didnít happen. Worse what memories I do have tend to be ones involving some idiot I was next to.

Just early this month I went to see a play at a very lovely old theatre in a seaside town. The entire first act was destroyed for me since I had the misfortune to have what Robert calls a "boobie" sat right next to me. He spent the entire time constantly fidgeting - one moment shuffling in his seat... the next, cleaning out his ears, murmuring to his wife... it was impossible to focus on what was going on onstage so I missed a lot of the plot. 5 minutes before the end of the first act, he emitted a VERY LOUD yawn. I wanted to strangle him. Thankfully he didnít return for the second act but the show had been ruined by his selfish and inconsiderate actions.

Bakullama is also very correct in their guessing that if they was concentrating on photography or recording then they would not experience the moment.

My own intent on the now rare occasions I go to gigs is to immerse myself in whatever the artiste is presenting or trying to create. My phone is switched off before I enter the building and I forget about it because Iím there to be a part of the event whereas using a phone/camera it would instantly detach me. Sadly too many gigs have been ruined for me by others who cling to their phones as if itís a life support system. For the time I am in the presence of the artiste, I want the world outside to cease to exist - I want to forget about whatís out there and be a part of the moment. The two Crimson shows, I was amply rewarded but outside of that, I can only recall just one other show where I experienced something extraordinary happening and that was a show by Moloko in late 1998. It was almost a year before they finally achieved fame with "Sing It Back" so at that point, they were hungry, a cult name eager to make an impression and was in a small club with around 100 people in the audience. Up close, personal, no frills or elaborate theatrics, they focused on the music and they made an enormous life changing impression upon me. I was already a fan but that performance took me someplace else and until I saw Crimson, always hailed it as the best gig Iíve ever seen.

Unlikely bedfellows Crimson and Moloko, but theyíre the only two bands Iíve seen that hit the elusive spot. Of course I donít deny Iíd love to have a recording or video of those shows but I also know even if I had such things theyíre not gonna fully recreate the feeling of actually being there - in the moment. Hence theyíre powerful moments embedded into my psyche and memory banks to cherish for the rest of my days.

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