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New Asia track
:: Posted by ChewChewGumChew on February 25, 2014

WOW! The new Asia track, "Valkyrie" is waaaay cool. JW rules!!!!!


Revulsion will be my epitaph
:: Posted by J_Godfrey on February 25, 2014

Iím a bit concerned that DGM feels the need to reveal Fripp picking up an STI in 1969.  For an individual who, quite understandably, maintains a private life under public scrutiny, putting such information on the Internet is contradicting.

Is Fripp taking a leaf out of Rick Wakemanís books?  Can we look forward to tales of Fripp Flatulence?  Are there any soundboard recordings of KC members peeing in a tin bath?  (Oh crikey, why the heck did I read that Wakeman book?)

On a similar line, I personally hope that the recently mentioned Red-era diaries remain private.  Surely no good can come of it?  Itís no secret that the individuals involved in that recording werenít íbest buddiesí as such, for numerous reasons, professional and personal...  Nothing new there in the world of music/bands.  Such gossip attracts only thinking of the so-called ílowerí variety, right?

In my opinion, the music got made, the í72-í74 band has its following, both then and now...  So canít it be left at that?  If anyone ended up with a hurty penis, does the world need to be reminded?  Let the music continue to speak for itself.

Well, enough of my unsolicited opinions - terribly misguided and misinformed, Iím sure - for now.  Mind your genitals, folks.


KCCC releases being made available at Amazon and record shops?
:: Posted by DanielK on February 25, 2014

It appears that a few KCCC releases have been re-released and can be found at brick and mortar stores and Amazon.

I canít recall seeing anything about this, but maybe I missed the announcement.

Is the plan to release them all, or just a select subset?

Regards,

Dan
Just those titles, Dan.
Sid


world's largest
:: Posted by Tom239 on February 25, 2014

Amazon recommends books to its customers, and--as Mr. Fripp noted in his 9 March 2013 diary entry--the recommendations are not always stellar.

According to a recent article in The New Yorker, Amazonís recommendations are for sale: "Amazon demanded ever-larger co-op fees and better shipping terms; publishers knew that they would stop being favored by the siteís recommendation algorithms if they didnít comply." This may not come as a shock to anyone familiar with the ways of commerce (e.g., payola in the music biz) but itís good to be aware of.


Rhizome
:: Posted by albemuth on February 25, 2014

I think this was just another of Robertís overly matter-of-fact statements.  He probably knows that madness is not a choice and entails terrible suffering.  In any case, in a world gone mad, at least some of the people called mad have something to tell us: "If I could turn you on, if I could drive you out of your wretched mind, if I could tell you, Iíd let you know."


It's a mad mad mad mad world
:: Posted by DannyX on February 25, 2014

From the diary, two days previous: "And concerns with the personal wellbeing of a Circler on last weekís course in Caorle."


Going, goin, gone!
:: Posted by eggplant on February 25, 2014

Old school
:: Posted by emory0 on February 25, 2014

"which RF should accept and apologize for"

Well, I didnít perceive this as being any sort of bias, but just an old school (mis)understanding.

Back in the day, we used to think that people went "mad" because their thinking kind of went off. But now we know, for instance, that Schizophrenics (for instance) have a degenerative brain disease. Bipolar/manic depressives are not just people with a pessimistic personality, but their brain is also suffering a physical disorder. Seems thereís relatively little "crazy" left aside from physical disease.

Hello this is eggplant. I guess you know my family. I donít think I have a problem with any of the comments. Bobsí was just an observation made to an email sent to him. Fine, fine, fine.Just a word from the otherside.  W.S.K.


Old school
:: Posted by emory0 on February 25, 2014

"which RF should accept and apologize for"

Well, I didnít perceive this as being any sort of bias, but just an old school (mis)understanding.

Back in the day, we used to think that people went "mad" because their thinking kind of went off. But now we know, for instance, that Schizophrenics (for instance) have a degenerative brain disease. Bipolar/manic depressives are not just people with a pessimistic personality, but their brain is also suffering a physical disorder. Seems thereís relatively little "crazy" left aside from physical disease.

But I wouldnít necessarily expect Fripp to know that: Most people donít know that. Not knowing isnít something one needs to apologize for, is it? (Of course, I was kinda surprised by the term...)


Semantics
:: Posted by pgeall on February 25, 2014

Well, letís all deconstruct the semantics shall we -the phrase "going mad"  might have been a good diagnosis of mental illness in the 18th century. Its use nowadays is pretty insulting to many who suffer - which RF should accept and apologize for. Or are we too busy deconstructing?


Deconstruction of Light
:: Posted by davidly on February 25, 2014

Me & mine have redeemed & suffered our share of joy & madness in this lifetime and while Frippís comment raised an eyebrow, I donít find it in the least offensive. At any rate, if one were to deconstruct the semantics of the diary entry in question, along with the stated reactions, one could make the argument that those offended at the comment are not being any more exemplary in showing sympathy to the cause of mental illness than the diarist.

What is, after all, wrong with going mad? I mean, other than the fact that it is unpleasant for a great many people, we shouldnít have to tiptoe around the topic; that essentially maintains the stigma attached to it.

Let us wish the Crafty in question a healthful recovery -- and dare I say, a return to relative sanity.


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