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You Wait For A Feature On Robert Fripp...
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Jan 1, 2013

And then two come along together in the pages of  Prog and Mojo magazines which both contain new interviews with Robert Fripp.



(thanks to Anthony V Hall for sending in this picture)

Mojo offers an 8-page feature written by Mike Barnes and covers Fripp's time in Crimson as well as his various collaborations.



Prog contains a one-page piece penned by Fripp himself which asks the question What Is King Crimson? This is followed by an 11-page feature written by yours truly and centered around an interview with Robert that  focuses on the years from Court up to Larks' and the creative processes that were at work at the time. You can see some of the magazine spread over on the blog. This is followed by a 4-page appraisal of Giles, Giles & Fripp's Cheerful Insanity album by Lin Bensley, with commentary from Mike and Peter Giles.


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For Flux's Sake
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Jul 23, 2014
Adrian Belew's long-awaited Flux app took a step closer to reality as this brand new website indicates with plenty of screen-shots.  Belew will be in Europe next week at an industry-only event at Amsterdam's Paradiso. Read all about it here.  


KC At It Again
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Jul 23, 2014
The full line-up of King Crimson are back in rehearsals again this week. Trev Wilkins' Facebook page carries these snaps which will hopefully whet your appetite for things to come.












 

Dram By Dram
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Jul 22, 2014
Never mind the road to Red - is this the road to ruin? My thanks to John O' Connor, who first saw Crimson at the Greyhound, Croydon, 1971, for sending in this item. "The old goat has been immortalised in spirit at last!! Could not resist taking advantage of the famous grouse promotion to personalize a whiskey bottle. So, toasting young Robert and the re-formulated Crimson crew with a wee dram and wishing the boys all the very best for the forthcoming tour."
 





















Streaming And All That Jazz
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Jul 22, 2014
It's not just rock music that's feeling the effects of streaming as this piece from Salon indicates. 


Fripp On The Box
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Jul 19, 2014
You can catch Robert Fripp's contribution to BBC4's The Joy Of The Riff via the BBC iPlayer.



Robert's segment of the show pops up at around 22 minutes.



"The riff was only one part of what King Crimson did. Their was a lot more going on...I don't think in terms of a riff. I might think in terms of a phrase or a motif"



John Doran of The Quietus offered this assessment of his work. "Robert Fripp is undoubtedly a genius. His earlier work with King Crimson, it's so technically proficient, it's so hard to get a handle on what he's doing"

The show is available to UK viewers for another six days via the iPlayer





On This Date 42 Years Ago...
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Jul 19, 2014
Bill Bruford formally left Yes to take up residency in King Crimson on this date 42 years ago. Back before the internet, before Twitter, message boards and dedicated music websites, they way you found out what what your favourite band might be up to was to buy one of several weekly music papers. Here's how many of us back then found out about the new incarnation of King Crimson that week.



Robert On The Box
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Jul 18, 2014
The famously reclusive Robert Fripp makes yet another appearance on TV in the UK tonight when he takes part in BBC 4's The Joy Of The Guitar Riff. Here's what the Radio Times preview has to say about it. And here's what Robert had to say about it when the film crew came to call in April


Crimson In Concert: Interim Demands
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Jul 18, 2014
A tongue in cheek (we hope) piece on what one KC concert-goer wants to see happening in September


Daytime Crim
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Jul 18, 2014
My thanks to FraKcman who writes "Is it only me? Am I the only one who hears LTIA loud and clear in the end titles of BBC TV show ’Flog it: Trade Secrets’?
For those in the UK only please see 28 minutes and 30 seconds
In fact the music used by the main Flog It show also sounds familiar to my ears.
It doesn’t matter what country you’re in for this link."


SHUT THE @*!% UP
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Jul 15, 2014
My thanks to Tariqat for this link about those folks who well, you can guess the rest. 


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