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When Will The Tickets Arrive?
:: Posted by emmapeelfanclub on March 07, 2015

I wish I could give PPmINTY an answer to the question regarding when the tickets will arrive. I too share their concerns and all I can go on was the last gig I went to booked through an online agency similar to Ticketmaster (I canít remember which one) which was a few years ago. It ended up being a stressful farce. Three days before the gig, still no tickets. Iíd booked some 4 months earlier. They were supposed to arrive "by courier" but of course, they didnít. I had to ring the company up on a premium rate number... all they did was pick up the phone and left it hanging on the desk so I could hear all the office noise, but nobody would speak. I was having to use a phone box and three pounds later (not very much time) the call had to be aborted. I emailed them. No answer.

In the end, I emailed the venue - Manchester Bridgewater Hall - and they bent over backwards to try and resolve the issue. I ended up having to collect a specially printed out ticket from their box office three hours before the show. I was very grateful to the theatre staff but angry with the agency who of course snaffled the obligatory "booking fee" with no refund or apology.

So, thanks to that experience, I canít help but feel a little apprehensive. Hopefully, I was a rare bad case but the whole "booking fee" (which I actually call in Spoonerised form... just swap the first letters!) thing does annoy me since in this digital age surely itís quicker and easier to deal with tickets than it was in the good old days before such stupid charges existed when it was all snail mail and paperwork.     

:: Posted by Bakullama on March 07, 2015

Reading Jimi Hendrix name in the diary, alongside "Working on a blues tune"... Somehow makes me yearn for the resurrection and rediscovery of a certain "serious" style of blues song. One that would make Jimi proud.

:: Posted by PPmINTY on March 07, 2015

Vicars and tíArts

...is what I meant to say

(a puny punny reference that might lose translation transatlantically - but Iíd be very surprised if no one had thought of it previously).

Thanks for clarifying the Two Vicars quandary though, Sid. Iíd often wondered about that.

Did I hear right? Did Stormy just say that heíd found ínewí recordings of the Jamie Muir era? I personally canít get that excited about tour bundles from 2000, or íHot Ticklesí that Iíve already downloaded, but that one passing mention certainly made my ears prick up!

KC 2000-03
:: Posted by GregK1 on March 07, 2015

How very exciting to read this in Mr Frippís diary:
"A step forward in the re-evaluation of this KC Period, and also waiting re-addressings are The ProjeKcts and KC 2000-2003."

Skip the 80s stuff and jump right to this, please!!!

Great to hear from Fripp, as always
:: Posted by thinwhiteduke on March 07, 2015

Canít wait for the rest of the 40th Anniversary series. Especially THRAK. Though, if I was actually waiting for the 40th Anniversary edition of The Power to Believe, Iíd be waiting til 2043. I hope itís not that long.

also excited at the mention of a blues number

Vicars & Tarts
:: Posted by PPmINTY on March 07, 2015

I just read the rough draft of Davidís biographical bumph. It certainly puts things into perspective ("Too much f..." ah! you know the rest!)

Thereís one other mystery factoid that often keeps me awake at night. On Anthony Phillipsí first couple of solo albums (circa 1978-79), there is someone called The Vicar credited with guitar, vocals and keyboards. I now wonder if these gentlemen were one and the same? For many years Iíd laboured under the assumption that, in this case, The Vicar might have been a pseudonym for producer Rupert Hine, a name that often crops up in the world of all things proggy... hmmm... hmmm?

On a completely unrelated note:- Does anyone (particularly anyone here in the UK who might be familiar with such things) know how long it usually takes for Ticketmaster to dispatch tickets? Iím not entirely comfortable in this world of electronic transaction! Iíve paid out a lot of money for tickets to see the KCrims at the Brighton Dome; I have email confirmation; I have printed out my receipts to íproveí it, but I wonít rest easy until I have the actual, tangible, real-life tickets in my sweaty mit - if only for the fact that I tire of fellow potential audients who keep badgering "Are they there yet?"

re Anthony Phillips - a vicar of a different diocese I'm afraid.

:: Posted by emory0 on March 06, 2015

"BTW, were the (somewhat OT) references to Schoenbergís pupils meant to impress me, or someone else?"

Neither. My point in bringing up the 12 tone boys wasnít so much to impress but to punch my way out of the box you tried to cram me and my ears into. Indeed, trying to "impress" by mentioning the 12-tone composers is a bit like bragging about playing a game of D&D all night, isnít it? But my point was that listening to (and enjoying!) a very wide range of music actually requires listening to music on its own terms. 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 maybe you did this with TCoL, but I, uh, didnít hear that coming from your post.)

An example? Although I will readily grant that Mozartís music is divine and "perfect", I happen to dislike it and, sometimes, even hate it (though I did like Magic Flute). But I am quick to ascribe my dislike of Mozartís music to something I lack or donít have in sufficient quantity. (But then again Glenn Gould didnít like Mozart either!)

TCoL and TPtB are interesting records because they push Crimsonís music out in a certain direction very far, a direction of (for the most part) pretty damned hard rock. Like, Level 5 (one of the great Crimson songs, I maintain). Listening to double duo Crimson requires a very different set of ears than, say, listening to the new 7 piece band. Itís not like listening to, say, Larkís Tongue, but requires a sort of surrender to the ineluctable sound of the 4 piece Crimson.

re: Crieria...
:: Posted by DannyX on March 06, 2015

You confuse criteria with expectations...one can listen with open yet critical ears. Everyone develops artistic criteria (one hopes), qualities that one finds interesting and important, through experience...how else does one learn to make quality judgments, and broaden oneís tastes? Or perhaps one is simply not listening. Of course itís presumptuous to think that everyone has the SAME criteria...that would make for a rather boring existence, wouldnít it? My apologies for misconstruing your poorly worded initial post...it left the impression that sheer volume was an important quality to YOU (I prefer dynamics myself). And I do thank you for your concern in pointing out my íproblemí. BTW, were the (somewhat OT) references to Schoenbergís pupils meant to impress me, or someone else?

New Stormy content coming to DGM Live
:: Posted by mikefrost on March 06, 2015

GREAT NEWS STORMY!!! First the Guildford show on general release (wonder it it had anything to do with what I said on the guestbook...) and now this! Prog on and keep em coming!!!


Will the artwork for the Stormy Monday Vol 7 volume be put up for those of us who painstakingly kept all the individual downloads in order, etc?

Record Store Day
:: Posted by snkzato1 on March 06, 2015

I assume that the record store day releases are CD only?

I need to verify how hyped I need to get for this
CD only.

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