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:: Posted by gasmrv on April 28, 2016
Not only should photography and videoing be allowed at every KC gig during the performance, but RF should be available right after every concert and do a selfie (or two) with every KC fan who wants one; and perhaps, too, go out for a drink (or five) with some of them. RF, after all, is only where he is thanks to us, and only to us, so I do think he owes us quite A LOT ó itís about time he acknowledged this publicly.
PS To GodSaveTrudeau: KC has played in Argentina and Mexico (more than once) and they managed to go well past the first song/piece of music as evidenced by the (legal) recordings available.
PPS To GodSaveTrudeau: Some people may consider growing up (or spending a long time) in (parts of) England, Germany, France, the US, Canada, Australia, etc. as pretty ďshittyĒ; some people may actually consider growing up (or spending a long time) in (parts of) a so-called developing/third world country a blessing.
:: Posted by indoorgames on April 27, 2016
To froggy55 and everybody: All G,G&F and KC lyrics you can find at IndoorGames - The Russificated King Crimson site. Donít be afraid of Cyrillic letters - all the buttons have English translations. Best regards, Vladimir Kalnitsky.
God save GodSaveTrudeau
:: Posted by emory0 on April 26, 2016
"To finalize my point of view, please donít hurt your liver thinking about cellphones, especially in this era of technology out of control and Social Media"
One consideration I donít see given by folks with this point of view is acceptance of the fact that their beloved artists really donít want to participate in events where people are recording and/or holding up their phones. Isnít that sufficient in and of itself?
Think of it like this: What if itís not just a philosophy and really truly the way someone feels? What if continued recording made person X no longer want to participate and no longer give concerts?
Take my wife of 28 years. She has a terrible snake phobia. Take her favorite thing in the world and put even just a photo of a snake in front of it and sheíll have zero interest in said favorite thing. Thereís no arguing or explaining possible: "Hey, thatís not a poisonous snake, snakes eat vermin and theyíre relatively clean...Plus, thatís your favorite thing behind that snake" and so on. Doesnít matter. Trying to make her "get over" her snake phobia just makes one look like a douche.
In other words, maybe we as people can surrender what we believe we have a "right" to, in order to accommodate the wishes of another actual human person we want to participate in a concert we want to attend. And what did we give up anyway? An image of Fripp sitting on a stool frowning into the camera? Seems easier to go find a band that actually likes seeing cellphones held aloft.
:: Posted by froggy55 on April 26, 2016
A while back, I heard Plastic Pennies on Youtube. I went out and got my copy of "The Brondesbury Tapes".
Can anyone give me a link where I can find the lyrics to this song?
:: Posted by fhc339835 on April 25, 2016
Thank you for the bundles, especially having made now all ProjeKcts available, finally.
:: Posted by chronaut on April 25, 2016
Just wanted to let you guys know that I think the new double CD is simply awesome. Canít wait for more.
Please play more dates in the USA.
A Personal Note From....
:: Posted by AndrewJohn on April 25, 2016
In the 1991 booklet from Frame by Frame RFís essay concluded with his perception of the essence of KC.
Now itís a truly fantastic time for KC.
In 2016 whatís this essence for me;
graciousness, taste, performance.
(...and both new David Cross releases I highly recommend!)
Toronto in matrix-surround
:: Posted by djcub00 on April 24, 2016
I have to recommend the "Dolby Pro Logic IIx" music setting to surround lovers who have the latest Live in Toronto cd by the mighty Crim. You will hear amazing things, I guarantee you. Iím still recovering from that 2014 tour, and yet this disc is even more fierce and the band is tighter. This era of Crim stands up with any other previous era.
new audio new teKCnology
:: Posted by throbber on April 24, 2016
I remember reading (on a CD liner note maybe twenty years ago) a quote from RF something like "CD digital audio is good. Not as good as analog with Dolby Noise Reduction. But as we donít have Dolby in the home, CD will do for now."
Back then I was a bit of a hifi-head and used to go on about my Rock turntable, NAD amp, Castle speakers, and all the rest. Nowadays you can buy a stereo for a quarter of what I paid back then, and it sounds a load better. I really think that for the average human being, listening in normal domestic circumstances, CD quality is all one ever needs.
The only problem with CD is that no-one will ever again have the mind-shattering experience of accidentally playing a Black Sabbath album at 45 rpm.
Live in Toronto 2015 CD Album
:: Posted by GodSaveTrudeau on April 24, 2016
First I want to thank Robert and all his partners and musicians over the years for providing to many of us with pieces of art that became a significant part of our lives.
Today I went to downtown Toronto to get my two copies of these wonderful CDs. Of course, first, I listened to them and I relived what was the experience of my November 19th experience. Then as I was going through the CD covers and I read what David Singleton wrote about ďwhyĒ this album came out as ďeven more remarkableĒ... I started to meditate if it was productive and constructive to give an opinion.
For what I understand on November 20th the band decided to perform at ďfull potentialĒ and with the ďmost respectĒ for the audience just because they decided to ďmake a statementĒ about the people who used their cellphones on November 19th.
Is that what it takes for you to give us your best? Of course not, it doesnít sound professional and thatís why I donít buy the Editorial of this CD.
I canít believe he decided to punish hundreds of spectators because the actions of a couple, that doesnít sound mature and professional from some one who is demanding to ďoptimizeĒ the experience of a performance.
I think The CDís editorial is just an ungrateful insult to our presence on the 19th and also to our intelligence. It was not needed to justify the proper performance of the 20th. Maybe without this blog and what was written after the show on the 19th, the show on the 20th was going to be just another show.
As I listen the whole CD from beginning to end I canít notice any difference of what Iíve experienced on the 19th. Itís exactly of what we heard on the 19th.
But if indeed it was us who prompted the great performance of the 20thÖ you and the attendees of the 20th are very welcome.
Now, leaving aside a little bit of the sarcasm. Please let me give you a different perspective of what you donít see form the stage of from your position as Rock Gods.
And let me be clear that I give you a humble opinion with the highest respect and admiration for who Iím writing to.
First, as international artist, you understand every gig develops according with the mentality and cultural way of life of the people where itís happening.
Pretend to expect a similar behavior from an audience in Canada comparing it to one in England is not realistic. Can you imagine how a gig will be in Mexico, Brazil, Chile or Argentina. You will end up walking a way after the first song and thatís why maybe you will never go there.
I guess buy now you realize Iím a Canadian, born in South America and thatís important to know because here comes the other perspective about what you should understand about your fans.
Many of us grow up in shitty countries where despite our poor economies, backward education and different cultureÖ we learned to listen and appreciate artists like you. Like in my case, since my dad played KC albums since I was born in 1973. I spend endless hours listening your songs and appreciating the art of your covers.
In my wildest dreams, when I was a child or teenager I could imagine that one day I was going to attend to a King Crimson concert, while for so many North Americans and Europeans was just a matter of buying the tickets on time.
Iím pretty sure it will be hard to understand or to explain what goes through the minds of fans like me when we see our selves in presence of bands like yours.
You can impose to me all the British Rules of Decorum and Posh Behavior and tell me in four different languages to donít take a picture of you Ö well, welcome to the diversity of Canada. And as IĎve read in you Blog, same thing happened in Montreal.
Iím one of the many who took pictures of you and the band, before and after you performed. Not while you were playing.
During the show I couldnít see or hear anything perturbing the show, beside some attendees stinking to pot or beer, or dressing like they came from the 69ís Woodstock Concert or from a Hellís Angels meeting. And Going back to the sarcasm; Do we want quality performances and a full controlled experiences? Then it should be imposed a dress code and hygiene policy to attend the concertsÖ and maybe be played in better venues like The Four Seasons Centre for the performing Arts....
To finalize my point of view, please donít hurt your liver thinking about cellphones, especially in this era of technology out of control and Social Media. Look at the picture in the booklet that you took of the audience. Do you see how many people are holding phones up high? With apps like Periscope soon you will have people streaming live your performances What are you going to do? Make a better concert the next day?
Robert; you are my idol and part of my life and my familyís life. I want to thank you for coming to Toronto and for performing for us. Being there was like a dream has come true. Iím sad and at the same time happy about what happened on the 19th because it made us part of this album. Because of that and in the most Canadian way possible let me tell you ďIím sorryĒ and apologies for pissing you off, although we canít guarantee you it couldnít happened again.
Cheers mate !
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