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Re:Re:Connections
:: Posted by DannyX on March 10, 2016

And thank you, Sid, for the clarification that my suspicions were well founded. 


Re: Connections
:: Posted by DannyX on March 10, 2016

"I suppose countless Guitar Craft-related activities since the late ’80s and albums such as Ten Seconds (released on the old DGM record label in 1996), Birth Of A Giant and The Repercussions Of Angelic Behaviour albums both released in 1999, and of course the Slow Music album in 2005 and the numerous Slow Music gigs directed by Bill in 2006 and a live downloads along the way, don’t count as much as a connection? "

As I stated in my initial post, "other than his previous work with RF". Perhaps I should have said, "as direct a connection to Crimson-proper as the rest of the band", although I suspect that would have been misinterpreted as well, as some people seemed determined to take offense at what was an innocuous observation.

Thanks for the clarification, Danny. I just wanted to be sure that "countless Guitar Craft-related activities since the late ’80s and albums such as Ten Seconds (released on the old DGM record label in 1996), Birth Of A Giant and The Repercussions Of Angelic Behaviour albums both released in 1999, and of course the Slow Music album in 2005 and the numerous Slow Music gigs directed by Bill in 2006..." have no bearing in the matter as far as your concerned.
Sid.

Sid


Connections
:: Posted by DannyX on March 10, 2016

"...while DannyX asserts that Bill seems “the least connected to Crimson”. Based on what intimate knowledge of Crimson exactly?"

’Connected’, through a previous incarnation of KC and/or ProjeKct.

"When Robert said that King Crimson had to be these exact seven musicians, did people imagine that he was making it up?"

Yes.
I suppose countless Guitar Craft-related activities since the late ’80s and albums such as Ten Seconds (released on the old DGM record label in 1996), Birth Of A Giant and The Repercussions Of Angelic Behaviour albums both released in 1999, and of course the Slow Music album in 2005 and the numerous Slow Music gigs  directed by Bill in 2006 and a live downloads along the way, don’t count as much as a connection?
Sid


the beauty of Bill
:: Posted by sandy_mccune on March 10, 2016

I’m sorry to hear that Bill requires a little time away from Krimson. I attended the two shows in Manchester last year with ten friends, most of whom are musicians, three of us drummers. For anyone to suggest that Bill is  “the least connected to Crimson”  couldn’t have experienced the same level of commitment and musicianship that we did, during those nights in Manchester.

Obviously we were wondering how the hell three drummers could possibly work!?? Well once Larks tongues was in full flight it all became as clear and a sharp as a diamond. I loved the way the three percussive personalities came across. Gavin the technician, Pat the hitter with the technology at his fingertips and Bill with such restraint, economy, style and humour. Beautiful to watch, a conundrum of grace and power. I was, as was everyone else, mesmerised. In fact, we all agreed that Bill Reflin was the revelation of this new crimson line up. He just has a beautifully relaxed and nonchalant style that underpinned everything that he did. I don’t think it’s a case of Bill being ‘connected’ to King Crimson. I believe king crimson was already connected to Bill, isn’t this how it works?


Chill out guys
:: Posted by JBeerLTIA on March 10, 2016

Bill’s sabbatical is one of necessity. As you all know, Robert’s deal with the Good Fairy was a two way street. In exchange for generous offerings from the Muse, each time KC returns one of the drummers must travel by foot to the Andes mountains. It is here they face Arrog, the immortal polka dotted dragon. It’s a shame it has to be this way, because I thought Andy McCullough was a damn fine drummer. Anyway, he’s gotta train, because if he loses we get 10 more years of Barry Mantilow.


Latest Diary Entry
:: Posted by petem1966 on March 09, 2016

Reading that made me think of how much I miss the Diary!  I don’t feel ’owed’ or anything like that, but The Diary was a nice bit of calm and balance added to my day.  So thank you for today’s posting.


Re: valleygate on March 09, 2016 concerning Birmingham Concert 2015
:: Posted by thecapitolcardiff1971 on March 09, 2016

Having seen both the Birmingham concerts in 2015 I have posted earlier on this august message-board the excellency of the first night’s rendition of Easy Money. Mr Fripp’s solo was beyond words whilst Mr Jakszyk’s scat singing on the same song was sublime. I trust the powers that be at DGM find it in their good disposition that the Birmingham first night version of EM finds itself on to the September 2016 cd/dvd release.

"In those fair eyes where all perfections keep.
Her face was full of woe,
But such a woe (believe me) as wins more hearts,
Than Mirth can do with her enticing parts."

Oh bliss!

S. Perry.
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Teamwork and Emily
:: Posted by albemuth on March 09, 2016

I am sorry to hear that Bill Rieflin will not be on the next tour, but am sure Jeremy Stacey will do a fine job; what a pedigree he has! 

In many ways, the latest KC is the best ever.  Most of the material is not new, but the approach is.  Most important, this might be the first time ever that KC has believably been a "team effort."  In the past, the band has had a hard time sharing its vision in a way that did not offend the sensibilities of the individual players (including Fripp himself).  Now the band seems finally to be "beyond all that."  What a relief!

Rieflin’s contributions to this KC were very spare, like Piet Mondrian adding that last little dab of paint to Broadway Boogie Woogie.  He played a key role in making the front line of drummers interlock in a way that allowed you to see and hear the teamwork.

Let me suggest again that y’all listen to Esperanza Spalding’s great new disk Emily’s D+Evolution.  She has a terrifically wide musical vocabulary and I can hear a dose of prog in there (along with some jazz, funk, and Joni Mitchell).  And check out the great guitar work by Matthew Stevens.  His own "Ashes" reminds me a little of "Groon."  Esperanza’s "alternate version" of "Unconditional Love" (especially past the 5:30 mark) captures the spirit of KC’s Requiem. 




Upcoming events
:: Posted by valleygate on March 09, 2016

When posting my comments on the fantastic concert in Birmingham I included a wish not only for a CD but also a video to be issued to share the fantastic tour event experience with a much larger group of fans. The news is that this will now happen when the autumn tour launches in September and I am all over the moon about being able to keep not only vocal but also visual memories with me for life.have ordered a bunch of Toronto CD’s released via Burning Shed March 17th to give as presents to my very best friends and they can expect to receive further KC gifts as 2016 progresses. In addition I have already bought tickets for Aylesbury and Stockholm and am working with my Danish friends to get tickets also for Copenhagen. It might look like I am going over the top seeing three performances in a months but trust me, after seeing the concert in Birmingham there is so much to take in so three is only a start.


Clarification
:: Posted by martin9 on March 08, 2016

Orpheum and T.O...? The boner I got during Sailors Tail were equal...

Martin
The Great White North


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