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:: Posted by konaman on March 10, 2015

the diary lives ! Hoorah !

:: Posted by kingcrimson7 on March 10, 2015

Thrak is an issue where Robert Fripp plays a mandatory notes, the long version, never stop, all the instruments together at the same time, I like the style and personal teaching, our beloved Mr. Robert Fripp.

Trust in Jesus.

:: Posted by Bakullama on March 09, 2015

Got off work at noon today and dug out some old Hendrix LPs that I have not played in years. Pretty much as a result of guestbook ramblings and the stuff that dreams are made of. AXIS my favorite. It sounded new again it has been so long. Speaking of drummers, the way Mitch Mitchell weaves his beats around almost like a lead instrument is pretty interesting in itself... He didnít just keep time, he really muscled his way into the groove and core of the music. That the original band clicked and had chemistry is putting it mildly.

Banks and their corporate (and very, very, very wealthy) customers... Always an interesting topic. I guess they are forced to become partners in crime through shared "interests" so to speak. They always know what the other is thinking and most likely work towards the common goal of keeping one step ahead of their books and the law... Who better to get them both out of a tight spot than their age old lackey... Government. Just file for bankruptcy and get the money from the taxpayers, Everything will be fine.

Big money knows who it belongs to and always comes back home after a binge. Not so long ago Joe Public would never have gotten wind of the news you link to.

Guilty of many opinions that could be misconstrued as dissent or worse, please know that after long nights whoring around on the internet, my heart still belongs to daddy. But you indeed have convinced me to keep my own (probably not so controversial) opinions in check, and now that spring is almost here I can go back to work and free myself from this horrible internet addiction.

The Crying Game
:: Posted by DannyX on March 09, 2015

On March 06, 2015, emory0 spake thusly:

"Of course, itís certainly possible to listen to music on its own terms and still not like it, but I think the language one uses in such situations doesnít place the onus on the music but on oneself."

And thusly: "But I am quick to ascribe my dislike of Mozartís music to something I lack or donít have in sufficient quantity."

I see, so there is no good or bad music, only good or bad listeners. ;)

For the record, I never tried to ícram you and your ears into a boxí. I find the prospect quite distasteful, and, I assume, illegal in most countries. I was merely remarking on what seemed to be demands you were making of the music, and not it of you.


Which Recordings Best Represent and/or Capture the RF/KC Ethos?
:: Posted by UnusualMuse on March 09, 2015

The other day I was attempting to explain to a friend, unfamiliar with KC/RF, the way the approach to creating and performing this music differs from most other musical artists, from the ground up, as elucidated over the years by the various writings and observations RF has shared via Diary entries, interviews, and his general way of doing business. This could in part be conveyed by sharing contextual information; e.g., the DGM business model, RFís perspective on the contributions of all parties (performers and audients) to the creation of "creative space," the guiding principles of KC and the Guitar Circles, and so much more.

However, while there are many words than can be/have been said of the approach that goes into creating the Space from which Music arises, there is also the recorded music itself as a manifestation of that ethos. I am curious to know RFís opinion as to which among the recorded works in which he has participated most successfully represent the character of that ethos and/or capture that manifestation of this "way of doing things;" both in terms of "archival" recordings (compositions as manifestations of ethos) and "live" recordings (performances as capturing Music arriving), granting that the two are of very different character but are both informed by that common "way of doing things."

Before & After the Alarm
:: Posted by davidly on March 09, 2015

Each of Frippís diary entries from last Friday & Saturday unfolds waking dilemma: Donít set the alarm and risk being late versus set the alarm and know the groggy displeasure of waking with just enough time not to snooze, or risk having some freshly fraught fantasy interrupted by the sound that will then become fused in semi-conscious association with never knowing how it plays itself out.

I mean, it could have ended just as abruptly with a few broken strings and fade into some misadventure less worthy of honourable mention.  Or maybe it might have revealed the motif for *Hendrixí Tongues* part I.

:: Posted by Bakullama on March 09, 2015

I do hope you continue to diarize. Iíve grown accustomed to your face.

:: Posted by BornCynic on March 08, 2015

Well, you donít click on a site for a while and this happens - after a long absence it is now revealed that the diary is at an end, the forum to be closed and I was looking forward to details of the U.S. tour. A thank you to all concerned is only polite (especially and of course to Mr. Fripp) for it must all of represented a considerable amount of work and a certain amount of expense. It has been fun. The diary was a moment of tranquility and a window into the music business - boy, what a business. Capitalism red of tooth and claw (the EMI "fruit and flowers" = "prostitutes and drugs" budget will stay long in my memory - where were the police in that episode?).

Lemmy of Motorhead (and who would have thought that it would be him?) said it the best at the age of 63:

Interviewer: What are your musical influences?

Lemmy: Your influences are the same "you know" when you are my age as when you are 20. The first things you hear that really knock you out stick with you "you know" youíre really never going to hear any music better than that.

For Lemmy it was the Beatles. For me, the Beatles had gone and the radio played Glam Rock, Disco but it was borrowing ITKOTCK from someone at school (I had to lie and said that it was to be played on a hi-fi at home - in fact it was a record player in a box in my bedroom) and listening to a certain track which blew my socks off. The owner of that album later sent Mr. Fripp a birthday card and was very excited when he received a reply.

So, out comes the credit card for the UK tour and rest assured that at least one member of the audience will not be bothering to wave a mobile phone or tablet in the air nor even looking for the figure at the back sitting on a stool (heís seen Mr Fripp in person and remarkably he looks exactly like his pictures in the diary) - heíll be too busy listening and looking forward to having his socks blown off again.....................is it possible to put in a request for a certain track please? At this point Mr. Fripp no doubt thinks "Iím fed up playing that bloody thing..................."

Re: King Crimso at the Wiltern, 1995
:: Posted by mikefrost on March 08, 2015

Iím sure a recording exists. Every Crimson show since 1994 has been recorded on DAT and kept in the archives. Sooner or later a USA 1995 tour bundle will appear...

The ConstruKction of Light
:: Posted by kingcrimson7 on March 08, 2015

FraKctured is a work that belongs to Robert Fripp, by musical structures having unites difficult subject, which at all times feel the direction of Robert Fripp, personal style and teaching.

Jesus I trust in you.

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