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:: Posted by Anonymous on July 08, 2015

Replying to Mike Frost,

Most free downloads are on the site for a 2 week period. After that they are removed and then collected together for release at the end of the year, in the form a Stormyís Monday Collection album, this is available in Flac, as well as MP3 format.
As you say the only download still available is RFís Glass And Breath. We encourage you to collect the free downloads when they are available, and if you are new to the site, then these great SMS collections are a way of catching up with all the tasty audio clips that have been available over the years!



Toronto shows
:: Posted by jimdelaney on July 07, 2015

I am very happy to say that I will be trekking from New Jersey for the 3 Toronto shows. I was unable to attend the US tour last year due to nasty health interference, and so I am psyched that I have an opportunity to see this lineup. I caught all of the shows in 2008, and thought that was my last opportunity. Can anyone suggest decent accommodations nearby? And is there a likely meet up place for pre show festivities?
Now to get that passport renewed...

:: Posted by Bakullama on July 07, 2015

As far as streaming music goes, anything more than a 1/3 of a song streamed should immediately be made illegal ... That goes for you tube also. Seems like the only way

.000001 cent seems more of an insult to an artist than some jerk passing it around for free...

At the end of every song there should be a guy (Preferably Joe Pesciís voice) saying... "streaming more than 1/3 of dis song for any purpose over da internet is punishable by a 5000.00 fine or 2 years in the Concrete Mama".

Tony Clarke
:: Posted by Bakullama on July 07, 2015

Wondering if any of the sessions made it to tape? And if so, any audible inkling of Tony Clarkes influence atall? I donít remember reading about this in your book Sid, but it must be there somewhere. The moodies were pretty tame compared to KC... I wonder if TC was aiming for a mellower or more orchestral, grand vocals, sound. We may never know. Drowning in reverb maybe?

Spotify & the value of Streaming
:: Posted by emory0 on July 07, 2015

ONE POINT I see no one making about Streaming music versus how much the content-creators are paid is how much these damn companies are worth. For instance, Spotify is valued at 8.4 BILLION BUCKS:


Meanwhile, each stream pays tiny fractions of a penny, even though all of that valuation comes from streams. Of course, you canít really say that the $8.4B is the just the sum of all those streams: Theoretically, thatís what investors will pay in order to "own" a chunk of Spotifyís ongoing revenue stream when the company goes public. But still, itís obvious thereís a giant discrepency between what the streams are supposedly worth and the value that the market is actually placing on them.

Of course, a main source of discrepancy stems from the fact that those streams are used to generate advertising revenue, but artists donít see any of that. (Did David Singleton make that point in the Singletonian blog?)

Iíd bet the other streaming startups have similar valuations. And itís worth noting that such valuations wouldnít be possible if they were having to pay some actual $$$ to content creators.

Reminds me of Uber and other "disruptive" services: Extraction of value and living income at the expense of everyone else.

Free DGM downloads
:: Posted by mikefrost on July 06, 2015

Just wondering. Wouldnít it be good to have a seperate category of free downloads? The only free download I know of is Glass and Breath. Possibly itís the only one. Can anyone confirm?

In Reply to Sid's request,
:: Posted by throbber on July 05, 2015

46 years ago there were so many easily accessible excellent gigs. We lived in a council flat off the Edgware Road ten minutes walk from Hyde Park. Not a special location back then. Anyway, the conversation was something like this:
"Shall we go the concert in the park?"
"I donít know. Whoís playing?"
"The Stones, I think."
"Oh, theyíre quite good, arenít they, letís go along"
I donít remember Crimson, though. We had probably gone off to find an ice cream, or something. Gigs seem to be a much more serious business nowadays.

Auspicious KC hot date..
:: Posted by AndrewJohn on July 05, 2015

..and July5 1969 I would have been an innocent 12 year old coming towards the end of my first year at a well regarded direct-grant school in the northwest. A real mixed bunch of personalities with a range of gifts, promise, privelage and no privelages. These advantages unrecognised by many, and certainly by me. Now I feel lucky to understand the move from an innocence to experience far slower than future generations would be afforded. The generation gap still existed - teachers were not to be regarded as your ífriend & supportí even though they and you may have liked to think so. Parents were on another planet despite how young or old they may have been. Fortunately somethings are now most definitely better. Surrounded by love though it was clear to me as a boy that the qualities of the ífreeing upí of the 60ís pop culture was something to aspire to.

As I came to immerse myself in what was felt to be the counterculture of írock musicí, enjoying but kicking against the seeming banalities of the charts & pop culture King Crimson as the musical force encouraged and excited me the most.......so this date was always a ímissed gemí - something to recall for many years but now with more knowledge of others who dreamt of it. Naturally this was perhaps to overestimate how good it was. But over the years before technology made so many things opaque I searched to see any sign of KC, well remembering spotting the Fripp, momentarily, on the Rolling Stones Hyde Park show that was shown every so often on the TV.

So now itís amazing to revel in so much KC....and yes the music sounds just as special to me.

...also...lets stop whinging though about the coming and goings of KC....it shouldnít matter whether itís the first the last the middle the worst the best ...if itís in your town or not. DGM more than compensates us for ínot being thereí.....KC is alive and in the air now, itís on active service to musician, listener and money-maker alike and does not always bring us what we may want or desire....thatís the fun....

......on the sad passing of Chris Squire...I have spent many many hours jumping about playing air-bass to his wonderful sound, dynamics and energy. His studio provided many opportunities for excellent írockí music making as well...Phil Manzaneraís K-Scope being a real gem.

Farewell -- hope not!
:: Posted by tobyhoward on July 04, 2015

The first line on http://www.dgmlive.com/diary/photos/KCjaptour.jpg says

これが最後となるのか !?

or "is this to be the last !?"

It does seem odd to have this on the official ad if this is (as I sincerely hope!) not the case, as Sid has confirmed!

cheers all,

Toby (the ET guy)

This is most definitely NOT a farewell tour.

The Who Sell out
:: Posted by Bakullama on July 03, 2015

This phrase "sell out" where music is concerned was likely coined by an angry or jealous individual... Or a disgruntled pink floyd fan... A band cannot "sell out"... They can only go their own way. itís their business alone and if the spirit moves them .... Then play on.

Answer to no one, and owe listeners nothing... If anything fans should be grateful that the Dead keep coming back to life. And if someone criticizes a band for wanting to make a buck at their "highly skilled trade" I just wonder why and continue to applaud this working mans Dead.

Countless Bands have moved on successfully after losing a key player... And why not? Case in point... Stranglers with Paul Rogers and/or Baz Warne, both who I happen to really really like, just as much and maybe even more than the original lineup. I would hope my favorite bands would continue on as long as their health and desires allow. You never know what magic might happen.

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