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Crimson music on TV shows
:: Posted by Teledan on October 14, 2013
I havenít seen this one referenced: A few years ago I was surprised to hear a snippet of "Great Deceiver" being used during the bumper music of a televised sporting event- I think it was a NASCAR race broadcast!
i'll buy that
:: Posted by cantspelldiKc on October 13, 2013
i am taking the view that gravity travels at the speed of light
KC and the telly . . .
:: Posted by cloudscapes on October 13, 2013
The comments about Crimís music recent appearance on the soundtracks of one or two shows on American television led to the old memory tumblers clicking into place (a nice sensation) which in turn leads me to share the tale of an even earlier use of their music on a television soundtrack -- soundtrack in this instance being something of a euphemism . . . In 1973 a CBS, at least I think it was CBS, news program ran a short feature on a young baseball phenom name of David Clyde. As I had absolutely no interest in that particular sport what rendered this piece so memorable to me was the background music being used -- "Larksí Tongues In Aspic pt. II". Quite the malleable ditty that extends from David Clyde to Emmanuelle . . . Cheers!
:: Posted by emory0 on October 13, 2013
"what if there were specialized theaters showing live feed shows worldwide with killer systems on a standardized engineering format, something like imax, people globally attend live shows at a premium and can get schwagg of the day"
Iíd say thatís a terrible idea except for the fact that it isnít!
The Metropolitan Opera has been doing this extremely successfully for years now, using local movie theaters.
The "live televised" rock concert could in some ways be even better than the "real" show given that...
1. Sound systems in movie theaters can be pretty damned good, and Iíd bet a good live mix pumped out could sound as good as the írealí venue, if not better.
2. "No smoking" can, perhaps, be reasonably well enforced in a movie theater. Iíve found pot-smoking during rock concerts to be a distraction these days.
3. Would photographers bother photographing a flat screen to show their friends that they are "there"? (Iím guessing itíd be fairly rare.)
One advantage the Met has that rock concerts donít, quite, are those phenomenal, enormous sets: It gives the audience something to look at so translates quite well into a movie theater.
But man, for "big", expensive concerts, it might go over great. Oh, and of course those shows could be televised to cities that would never see the live act.
Damn thatís a good idea. Startup time?
:: Posted by Kevin25 on October 13, 2013
Before July of this year, records companies in the UK could apply for certified awards through the BPI - 60,000 sales for Silver, 100,000 for Gold and 300,000 for Platinum.
None had ever applied to certify any King Crimson albums.
From July 2013 the BPI started "automatic certifications" based on retail sales in the UK that they monitor (for the charts and stuff). The start date is 1994 when they commenced this monitoring.
As a result, the November 2004 released version of ITCOTCK on Panegyric has been awarded a Gold Disc for sales exceeding 100,000 from November 2004 to August 2013.
Robert Fripp's Diary 19-9-2013
:: Posted by dwayne on October 13, 2013
My three favourite records from 1981 were Bimansha by Franco & le T.P. O.K. Jazz from ZaÔre, Discipline and Sleep No More by The ComSat Angels.
Itís good to see that Andrew Keeling wrote a book about the music of this much underrated band. They never really got the recognition they deserved.
:: Posted by cantspelldiKc on October 13, 2013
what if there were specialized theaters showing live feed shows worldwide with killer systems on a standardized engineering format, something like imax, people globally attend live shows at a premium and can get schwagg of the day
David Byrnes comments...
:: Posted by Bakullama on October 12, 2013
Mr. Byrnes comments concerning the internet and streaming sucking the creativity out of the artistic side of our natures is so spot on. There is just too much content (some good, some bad) to be had for free at the click of a mouse. Content we all know the creator should be getting paid for... And is not. But that money is going into the hands of others.
CDBaby in itís beginning was a somewhat fair and gentle place for new artists with new ideas to sell and stream their art (some good, some bad) for a fair price... Once averaging about a dollar a download and 20 cents for a stream... Now about one tenth of a cent per stream... Hardly anyone actually pays for downloads anymore.
So, if by sucking the creativity out of the artist means that its just not worth the time and effort to create and imagine and bring forth music into a vast sea of human noise because either no-one will hear it, or if they do hear it
( and even like it) just pass it by and move their mouse onto the next song of the minute. Yeah its a problem.
My personal creative output is somewhat of a novelty and itís all over the internet for free, but I am not a musician, I am painting contractor of some 30 years now. I get to send a bill to my customers as soon as I am finished with a project. Anymore a professional musician cannot do that. And I suppose that is very discouraging. Why make music then? Why create? Only to be tossed into a digital abyss.
The old guard (bands like KC, yes, elp etc) once had actual contracts, recieved checks and royalties for their work and concerts, and did not have to worry about peddling their Albums around once developing huge fan bases. Im guessing they may miss those days. (Except in the cases where they were ripped off by shysters) The new money comes from Disney and other large corporations with little interest in art and and a lot of interest in money. So no use taking real art to them unless you are willing to do it their way... Naked... Like Miley, or dressed in a porterhouse steak evening gown like gaga.
The only solution then to those great artists who feel slighted then is to just keep playing to their old fans, hold on to your property as best you can, sell your own CDs or albums and ass out any and all middlemen.
:: Posted by Bassman on October 12, 2013
While not KC, I was stunned & quite happy that some TV sitcom on in the background a couple days ago used a bit of "Orange Skies" by the old US band Love. Very nice tune.
:: Posted by mekon86 on October 11, 2013
Have there been any releases documenting the 1984 shows?
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