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Diary talk
:: Posted by rogadaire on April 14, 2014

A variety of views have been posted about Robertís diary entries recently. First of all, an observation, it seems to me that any comments about how the diary might be done differently - with emphases given to some topics rather than others -  are probably about as useful/helpful/likely-to-be-heeded as suggestions for changing the new composition of King Crimson. Which is to say, not very. The diary is what it is, and I, for one, am extremely grateful for it.  The diaries (or rather, Robertís diary - I would be able to take more interest in David Singletonís and The Vicarís diaries (incidentally, surely these are the same person?) if they were updated more than once or twice a year - which is after all the whole point of a diary, or so I thought?) I find to be variously informative, witty, humane, incisive, characterful, provocative and yes, occasionally boring (and whatís wrong with that?).  I actually think it perfectly proper (and dare I say ícharmingí? well, I just have...)  that a significant proportion of Robertís diary should be given over to adoration of the WiliFred.  Meanwhile, the Minxís dedication to perfecting the ídead wifeí gag leaves me lost in admiration for her unstinting efforts to amuse and unsettle the Old Goat. This is what Love is like, after all.  The diary is invariably my first port of call when visiting DGM, followed by The Forum and DGM News.  In short, the diary seems to me to be - possibly even unwittingly - the fulcrum of DGM and everything DGM does. 

Original members and Cover Bands
:: Posted by maxtognoni on April 14, 2014

The Crimson Projekct, Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited, The Security Project by Jerry Marotta. Three awesome Cover Band for King Crimson, Genesis and Peter Gabriel with a lot of original members. What do You think about? Nostalgia of The original Bands? Business ?
Personally, I find it quite pointless and disappointing the work of the Crimson Project. My criticism stems from the fact that while appreciating these musicians, I find the idea a little in keeping with the spirit of King Crimson that has always been aimed at The future . I find Particularly grotesque endlessly repeat The double trio repertoire, cloning Fripp in Reuter. I find it interesting though certainly not essential to the work done by the great Steve Hackett of Genesis Revisited, while I consider The Security Project by Jerry Marotta and Trey Gunn really intriguing; these fantastic musicians have given new life to the unforgettable songs of the first wonderful records by Peter Gabriel.

Re; I Advance Mask
:: Posted by Valhalla on April 14, 2014

Yes, I Advance Mask is a wonderful album indeed & as is Bewitched! Great interplay between Fripp & Summers & nice melodies also!
I remember back in 1992 & chatting with a guitarist who I just had a jam with, a country rock guitarist, & he said he had heard IAM & commented that it ísounded like a heap of esoteric bullshití! I laughed & laughed & I have never forgotten that comment! Each to their own I suppose!

I Advance Masked
:: Posted by snkzato1 on April 12, 2014

I just wanted to say real quick that for those who havenít delved into Robert Frippís non KC repertoire that I finally gave I Advance Masked a spin and it is a real treat. Released in the early 80s you hear a lot of guitar ideas being thrown out that sound like early concepts that would end up in Beat and Three of a Perfect Pair. All instrumental, and quite subdued, but you get some classic crazy Fripp-tier guitar tones and patterns. A worthy listen. I found it on vinyl for 2 bucks. Money very well spent!

davidly cracks the Code
:: Posted by DeVito on April 11, 2014

Thanks, davidly. I now have a totally new appreciation of such seemingly quotidian and mundane Diary observations as: "Lotsa bird action by the back door."

KC itinerary...
:: Posted by petem1966 on April 11, 2014

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Waiting Men
:: Posted by jbricker on April 11, 2014

On March 14, The Honorable Mister Venal wrote; "The KC itinerary has come in."

Time to practice the virtue of patience.

Dropped a nice bombshell there didnít he?  As long as Crimson shows up within, say, 250 miles of Houston, Iím happy....

Waiting Men
:: Posted by jbricker on April 11, 2014

On March 14, The Honorable Mister Venal wrote; "The KC itinerary has come in."

Time to practice the virtue of patience.


The Venal Code
:: Posted by davidly on April 11, 2014

I am astonished that none of the DGM Live GBers have picked up on the secret language in Frippís diary entries. Or, maybe emory0 is just being coy.

Hereís an incomplete glossary:
Hotel Acceptable : "I smashed up a hotel room."
To gentle : "Iím fixiní to nail a groupie."
Blowerís : "I stuck my face into a giant mound of blow."
Blowerís with the Weekend FT : various unprintable felonious behavior
It waits : "Somewhere nearby lies a groupie with a giant mound of blow."
Morning reading : Goodness, Oz, read the text in the pictures! The stories-- oh, the stories!

And, oh yeah, any reference to a rabbit is the diarist making fun of Bill Bruford.

a posting with the house rules in mind
:: Posted by andyfromozz on April 11, 2014

I never said RFís diary is redundant... perhaps Mr McKay should read my posting again. I certainly didnít expect the Spanish Inquisition! I think RF is a wonderful musician who has inspired me over the many years since I first heard The Great Deceiver and said WOW! Who IS this band? Many great insightful comments I have read in his diaries over the years

...I wouldnít presume to know what RFís intention is as far as what he wishes to share with his fans, but I would assume that he would not object to a little feedback from his fanbase, I donít think I was being negative. I think his insights regarding the music biz and life in general are interesting, Iíd like to hear more great anecdotes like the Hendrix story...but, Iím sorry if this offends anyone, Iím not so interested in the bunny!

Robert's Diary
:: Posted by paiste4043 on April 10, 2014

  First time in a long time I have posted anything in here but when I read someone telling Mr. Fripp that his Diary is redundant, I believe I would like to point out that the main reason Robert Fripp posts his diary at all is to let his fans know that a musicianís life can be very boring, mundane, lonely, frustrating, frightening existance and sometimes down right suck!!! Nothing hardly glamorous most of the time at all. But to have a wonderful place called home, and to have a wonderful wife and magical rabbit makes all the difference in the world. For a true musician, you need silence to move on with new ideas, discipline and proper channeling.

Paul McKay

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