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Crimson Project vs King Crimson
:: Posted by Ornate_Coal_Man on July 22, 2014

Given Tonyís announcement that heís taking a break from touring with the Crimson Project to go into week long rehearsals with King Crimson, I wonder if there are 2 entirely different musical dynamics involved here?

1. Meticulous, extensive rehearsals over a protracted period with King Crimson?

2. Showing up, as if it were a jazz gig, and calling out tunes to blow on, with the Crimson Project?

:: Posted by dwayne on July 22, 2014

Are we to understand Robert is not going to post the Crim rehearsals diaries any time soon?

Italian tribute show
:: Posted by mariozop on July 21, 2014

Yesterday night at Abano terme in Italy, a band named "Microsolchi" made a funny show at the "Woodstock village" festival. Five appreciated traks: schizoid man, I talk to the wind, in the court, larks II and starless. Good show, great music.

:: Posted by KantspelldiKc on July 20, 2014

Sorry to hear that, being so mature must suck

John Luther Adams
:: Posted by lunarorbiter on July 20, 2014


I have been listening to the John Luther Adams epic piece "Become Ocean" and I find that a lot of it sounds like early Frippertronics; more like Frippertronics than The Wine of Silence does. I think you ought to give it a listen. You could do something like this. You would need to learn how to do a computer mock up and then hire a copyist. I liked your collaboration in the Wine of Silence but I found myself wishing it was pure Fripp. I love solo Fripp. I donít care too much for KC or GC. Thatís my own personal preference. I have outgrown rock music.

- Eduardo Cervantes

USA edits and more
:: Posted by crazedloner on July 20, 2014

Iíve just caught up with the news item celebrating the anniversary of the release of USA and the contentious edits of the original.  I too was bitterly disappointed by the decision not to remove the edits on the 2002 remaster, though at the time I didnít realise that the incredible Asbury Park had also been edited.  I couldnít see the logic of it - providing unreleased tracks but not removing the Easy Money edit.

Anyway, when the edits were fully restored, I think it was a case of two for one, as they say.  Easy Money was greatly improved by Frippís extended solo, although Iíll admit I have myself edited the track for my iPod by removing the final keyboard section (and Iíll also confess that I also prefer the following nightís corresponding, structurally similar Its For You But Not For Us instrumental).  On the other hand, I think Asbury Park suffered nothing by its previous edit.  It had a beautiful crisp, succinct finish and was stylistically congruent.  The restored final section is interesting but really adds little to the overall piece compared to what has gone before IMO, and dilutes the piece stylistically.  I only ever listen to the edited version.  BTW, I find the restored/amplified keyboards quite intrusive and distracting so I only ever listen to the ícleanerí original edit where the guitar is more prominent for that reason alone.  My 2c worth...

Only just seen The Crimson ProjeKCt last month - utterly fantastic.  Two metres from the amazing Mr Levin.  Though Iíve seen Adrian twice before here in Oz, this is of course the first time weíve been visited by anything like the one true Crimso.  It only took 40 years of fandom.

New member
:: Posted by WMECK1 on July 20, 2014

This is my first visit to Guestbook. I hope to enjoy this for many years. So hello to all my Crismso friends.

May 11 posting re: Bun
:: Posted by dubhthaigh on July 19, 2014

Sorry to read this. It brings back painful memories of the passing of our Tibetan Terrier, Dubhthaigh. Dubh was the heart and soul of us, and if anyone was the pack leader in our house, it was he. Renal failure, courtesy of a tick bite is what did him in. The symptoms didnít show until it was too late. As he was failing, our dear friend Ally took him to the Tibetan monastery in Philadelphia, where the good abbott placed a hite scarf around him and said, Welcome home, Brother monk. In the end, Dubh passed at home, in the arms of my wife, with his sister and I beside him. The story about Tibetan Terriers is that they are the monks who wouldnít behave and so they came back as these dogs. In the course of his final days, I told him how honoured i was to have my heart broken so. Dubh no doubt redeemed whatever mischief he had caused bringing my wife and I closer together. Welcome home, Brother monk. We shall join you in due course, free from the cycle of suffering.

It strikes me, that for all the times he washed your toes, he was rinsing away as much of the endless grief as he could. If, in fact he has passed since this posting, may you find grace in the honour of bearing a broken heart on his account.

Hang in there, Robert. All the best to both of you.

no need to post this. this is for you.

:: Posted by NoiseMachine on July 19, 2014

On the off-chance Fripp reads this comment, my condolences to WillyFred. Hoping for a turn-around in the upcoming diary entries, it seems he brought a lot of love and happiness in the Fripp/Wilcox household.

New Travis/Fripp, too!
:: Posted by unclejab on July 19, 2014

The Bowers & Wilkins release of Discretion is set to get the Panegyric treatment as well. Yippee! https://www.burningshed.com/store/panegyric/product/70/5878/

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