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Possibly dumb phone question
:: Posted by albemuth on September 07, 2014

Iíll be attending one of the upcoming Krimson shows with my wife.  Of course, phones cannot be taken out or used while at the KC show.  But I assume that I can bring my phone with me (in my pocket or purse).  Is that correct?  For the earlier and and later part of the day, Iíd like to have the phone to find my way around, contact the kids, and so on. 

On a slightly different topic, maybe there should be a DGM blackout on concert reports for a little while? Maybe that is not possible, but elephant talk is a prison.  Maybe I should just avoid looking at the web too much?!

Re: Tony's Gear and Sirius stuff
:: Posted by SnakeCained on September 07, 2014

Tony started to use the Kemper on the Peter Gabriel tour. Yes they are an alternative to the ubiquitous AXE FX. It is interesting to see a bass player using what is essentially a modelling guitar amp. Two because of a Stick and also a Bass Iíd guess. And am I right in thinking you can get stereo (split mono really) from the two halves of a stick?

However the thing that both these boxes do is to allow you to "capture" the sound of your favourite vintage or modern amps that can be big and bulky and, the reason why these things are so popular, seriously expensive to transport around the world. I am a guitarist and built a lovely sounding rack of stuff, and then tried to lift it. Now I am semi computer based, but also not really looking for traditional guitar tones.

I tried the Kemper in LA and met Mr Kemper who seemed really friendly and not like the owner of the rival company who apparently can be a bit Fripp-ish ;-)

Regarding Mr Frippís new rack set up, even he himself acknowledges that there are easier and cheaper ways of doing it using computing power, but I feel if legends like him cannot have a huge complex rack of toys then what hope for us mortals.

I guess for non tech heads they expect to see their hero with lots of flashing lights and toys when they pay good money to see a show.

The irony is the old adage of "its all in the hands" is so true.

45 Years Ago Today
:: Posted by willesley on September 06, 2014

45 years ago today, as a callow youth of 15 ( before i.d. was even thought of ) I attended my first King Crimson concert at Chesterfieldís Victoria Ballroom;better known in Crimson kchronology as the Jazz Club.

As the first note of Schizoid Man crashed into the room the Crim Beast stood behind me, breathed on my neck and took me into his thrall. I was never to escape: but a soul is a small price to pay for the pleasure, excitement, solace and, yes, joy that the music has given me over the years.

On September 15th and 16th, along with my son, I shall attend the Crimson concerts in Boston. Heís a devotee of rock music, having attended many gigs and festivals, but this will be his first Crimson gig. I hope that he enjoys the experience, but more importantly,  that he is prepared for the consequences.

Personally, Iím as excited as the 15 year old me was following that first gig. Bring on the Magnificent Seven.

What's Yours?
:: Posted by RayMaybe on September 06, 2014

As the minutes tick by before the beast rears its head
does anyone want to predict the setlist? It could be fun.
I hear clues from the videos and tickles. Mr Levin states that they are telling a story. Both he and Mr Fripp seem concerned with quick changes in gear. The drum solo sounds like a filler between songs.
My guess...a chronological history of KC with non-stop music.
Kind of a "Crims on 45".
This is a prediction not a wish-list.

KC Farewell Tour????
:: Posted by matthusela on September 06, 2014

The Sunday New York Times refers to the KC tour as being promoted as their "farewell tour". Heavens! First, I donít recall this being billed as such. Second, It doesnít sound like Crim to bill as such even if it were so. This isnít a "farewell tour" is it? No!

Re; Drum solo, 3 drummers from tim7777
:: Posted by Valhalla on September 06, 2014

Bruford would have been joking with that comment surely, or being sarcastic perhaps? These guys have their own feel, technIque & method! As much of a Bruford fan as I am, he isnít indispensable. Yes & some ícriticsí may say, it has taken 3 drummers to replace 1, but that is also along the lines of a joke, surely! Bruford playing in Yes & Crimson is some of my favourite music, but it also works with other drummers!

Philly Meetup
:: Posted by Irissky on September 06, 2014

Hi, any of you Crimsoids want to get together before the Philly gigs ?

Iíll be there, and with my wife! At least one female will be in the crowd, any case Toyah canít make it.

Tony's Gear
:: Posted by stereoroid on September 06, 2014

A bit of gear talk: I was curious about the tiny setup Tony has, in the pictures on his site, so I looked up some details. Those are two Kemper Profiler preamps, which are a bit like the Fractal Axe-FX systems that everyone and his sister are using these days. (Adrian uses them, and RF has two in the Sirius Probe, on top of the Eventide Harmonizers.) In addition to preset "models" of amps and effects, the Kempers have the ability to "profile" whatever gear youíre already using - hence the name - and so, in theory, take the sound with you. Why two? For the Stick, I presume. So Iím guessing that Tonyís huge Ampeg and Trace Elliot stacks will be there in (digital) spirit, but not in actuality, which must help keep the stage volume down.

Jakko interview
:: Posted by DannyX on September 06, 2014

For anyone with any doubts as to his credentials and/or chops, this brief article and accompanying video will quickly dispel both.

drum solo.3drummers.
:: Posted by tim7777 on September 06, 2014

Now its clear what bruford meant when he said he felt sorry for anybody who had to play his licks.Hope they have sense enough not to try to.

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