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Grooveshark
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Oct 18, 2011

There's an insight into the working methods of Grooveshark in the comments section of the Digital Music News. My thanks to Rockette for sending in the following post. He writes "The row about Grooveshark rumbles on at Digital Music News. Most commentators deplore the companyís lack of ethics, and of course there are the usual dismissive comments from Brave-New-Worlders claiming that the only future for the music biz is for all artists to give away their tracks for free.

This recent anonymous post caught my eye:

I work for Grooveshark. Here is some information from the trenches:

We are assigned a predetermined ammount of weekly uploads to the system and get a small extra bonus if we manage to go above that (not easy).The assignments are assumed as direct orders from the top to the bottom, we donít just volunteer to "enhance" the Grooveshark database.

All search results are monitored and when something is tagged as "not available", it getís queued up to our lists for upload. You have to visualize the database in two general sections: "known" stuff and "undiscovered/indie/underground". The "known" stuff is taken care internally by uploads. Only for the "undiscovered" stuff are the users involved as explained in some posts above. Practically speaking, there is not much need for users to upload a major label album since we already take care of this on a daily basis.

Are the above legal, or ethical? Of course not. Donít reply to give me a lecture. I know. But if the labels and their laywers canít figure out how to stop it, then I donít feel bad for having a job. Itís tough times.

Why am I disclosing all this? Well, I have been here a while and I donít like the attitude that the administration has aquired against the artists. They are the enemy. They are the threat. The things that are said internally about them would make you very very angry. Interns are promised getting a foot in the music industry, only to hear these people cursing and bad mouthing the whole industry all day long, to the point where you wonder what would happen if Grooveshark getís hacked by Anonymous one day and all the emails leak on some torrent or something.

And, to confirm the fears of the members of King Crimson, there is no way in hell you can get your stuff down. They are already tagged since you sent in your first complaint. The administration knows that you canít afford to sue for infringement.

Judging by the way Grooveshark have conducted themselves in their dealings with Declan Colgan and Robert Fripp, this has the ring of truth. In the old days, the enemy of musicians were what Zappa called "the old cigar-chomping guys"; now it appears there is a new foe, somewhat younger but just as devious and unscrupulous.  As Pete Townshend said, "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss".


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Last Night In Montreal
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Nov 18, 2015
Hereís a post-gig snap from Adam Aronson taken at last nightís show in Montreal.



Donít forget the revised King Crimson photo policy is when Tony picks up his camera at starts snapping, then itís fine for the audience to do so as well.

You can post your post-gig pix from Montreal or from any of the shows listed below to competitions@dgmlive.com

Thu 19th Nov Toronto Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Fri 20th Nov Toronto Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sat 21st Nov Toronto Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tue 24th Nov Calgary Jack Singer Concert Hall
Thu 26th Nov Vancouver Vogue Theatre
Fri 27th Nov Vancouver Vogue Theatre
Sun 29th Nov Victoria Royal Theatre




Quebec Set Lists
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Nov 18, 2015
Hereís the setlists for the Crims in Quebec.

Palais Montcalm, Quebec 12th November
Friends & Family Show


Larksí Tongues In Aspic Part 1
Pictures Of A City
Radical Action (To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind)
Meltdown
Hell Hounds Of Krim
The Construction Of Light
Level Five
Epitaph
Banshee Legs Bell Hassle
Easy Money
The Letters
Sailorís Tale
One More Red Nightmare
Starless
Devil Dogs Of Tessellation Row
Court Of The Crimson King
21st Century Schizoid Man



Palais Montcalm, Quebec 13th November

Larksí Tongues In Aspic Part 1
Pictures Of A City
Radical Action (To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind)
Meltdown
Hell Hounds Of Krim
The ConstruKction Of Light
Level Five
Epitaph
Banshee Legs Bell Hassle
Easy Money
The Letters
Sailorís Tale
One More Red Nightmare
Starless
Devil Dogs Of Tessellation Row
Court Of The Crimson King
21st Century Schizoid Man



Palais Montcalm, Quebec 14th November

Larksí Tongues In Aspic Part 1
Pictures Of A City
Radical Action (To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind)
Meltdown
Hell Hounds Of Krim
Level Five
Suitable Grounds For The Blues
The ConstruKction Of Light
Epitaph
Banshee Legs Bell Hassle
Easy Money
The Letters
The Talking Drum
Larksí Tongues In Aspic Part 2
Starless
Devil Dogs Of Tessellation Row
Court Of The Crimson King
21st Century Schizoid Man



More From Montreal
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Nov 17, 2015
King Crimson's first night in Montreal is reviewed here.


KC Conquering Quebec
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Nov 17, 2015
There's a new selection of photographs from Quebec up on Tony's website and this French-language review of the gigs


Merch In Montreal
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Nov 16, 2015

Tonight In The Crimson Merchandise EmporiumÖ

Itís starting to get C O L D in Canada! You need a King Crimson Elements Toque like Tonyís to keep you warm. Available now for $30 at all good King Crimson shows Ö while stocks last!






Crimson In Montreal
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Nov 16, 2015
Tonight King Crimson are in Montreal, the first of two dates at the Theatre St-Denis. Here's some photos from the friends and family show on the 12th in Quebec via Nick Bitten.

I...



II...



III...



Staying with Quebec, here's some footage from the Biff Cam shot before and after the gig on the 14th.

the team in soundcheck mode...


 
Trev in pre-gig mode...



The crowd in applause mode...



The gear in about-to-be-finished-load-out mode...



Deptford John, Mel and Trev in post-gig mode...



Fripp in photobomb mode...



Don't forget the revised King Crimson photo policy is when Tony picks up his camera at starts snapping, then it's fine for the audience to do so as well.

You can post your post-gig pix from Montreal or from any of the shows listed below to competitions@dgmlive.com

Mon 16th Nov Montreal Theatre St. Denis
Tue 17th Nov  Montreal Theatre St. Denis
Thu 19th Nov Toronto Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Fri 20th Nov Toronto Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sat 21st Nov Toronto Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tue 24th Nov Calgary Jack Singer Concert Hall
Thu 26th Nov Vancouver Vogue Theatre
Fri 27th Nov Vancouver Vogue Theatre
Sun 29th Nov Victoria Royal Theatre




2015 Tour Box
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sun., Nov 15, 2015
If you're attending any of the shows in Canada this month be sure to pick up a copy of this year's Tour Box.

As with last year's edition, this new collection gathers together a mixture of well-known pieces, rarities and plenty of previously unreleased material across its two discs. 

Packaged in DVD-sized fold out digipak style book case, the accompanying booklet features sleeve-notes, photos of memorabilia, full info about the current tour and a number of band and individual photos taken by Tony Levin.




If you're not at the gigs but want to grab a copy you can nab from Inner Knot or Burning Shed. Here's a review of the set as well.

CD 1:

1. Wind extract 1969 In The Court Of The Crimson King recording sessions:
from In The Court Of The Crimson King 40th Anniversary CD/DVD-A

2. Epitaph 2015 - Steven Wilson 2015 instrumental mix:
previously unreleased

3. Catfood - from In The Wake Of Poseidon recording sessions:
previously unreleased on disc

4. Bolero - from Lizard recording sessions/T. Lev overdub:
Frame by Frame boxed set/Lizard 40th anniversary edition CD/DVD-A

5. Islands (extract with Oboe) - from Islands recording sessions:
Islands 40th anniversary edition CD/DVD-A

6. A Peacemaking Stint Unrolls - from Islands recording sessions:
Islands 40th anniversary edition CD/DVD-A

7. LTIA II (2014 rehearsal extract) - 2014 Band rehearsals:
previously unreleased

8. LTIA II - 1974 Asbury Park:
USA CD/DVD-A and Road to Red boxed set

9. Fracture - 1974 Gottingen:
Starless boxed set

10. One More Red Nightmare (guitars extract) - from Red studio sessions:
previously unreleased on disc

11. One More Red Nightmare - 2014 Los Angeles:
Live at The Orpheum

12. Elephant Talk (12" mix) - 12" single version, dubbed from vinyl:
Discipline 40th Anniversary edition CD/DVD-a, previously unreleased on CD

13. Absent Lovers - from Beat studio session:
from forthcoming Beat 40th anniversary edition CD/DVD-A

14. SF soundcheck extract - 2014 San Francisco:
Previously unreleased

15. Larks' III/Sleepless - Three Of A Perfect Pair studio sessions:
from forthcoming Three Of A Perfect Pair 40th anniversary edition CD/DVD-A

CD 2:

1. Jurassic THRAK (edit) - THRAK recording sessions:
from forthcoming THRAK boxed set

2. The Hell Hounds of Krim - 2014 Los Angeles:
from 12" Cyclops Picture Disc EP, previously unreleased

3. VROOOM - Live in London 1995:
from forthcoming THRAK boxed set

4. VROOOM Coda Marine 475 - Live in London 1995:
from forthcoming THRAK boxed set

5. ProjeKction (P4) - 7th Note,1998 San Francisco:
previously only available via mail order CD

6. Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part IV / The ConstruKction Of Light - from The ConstruKction Of Lightrecording sessions:
previously unreleased on CD

7. Sus Tayn Z (P3) - May 2000:
previously unreleased on CD

8. The Power To Believe II (demo) - 2002:
from the forthcoming The Power to Believe 40th anniversary CD/DVD-a

9. The Power To Believe II - 2003:
from Live in Milan

10. Ex Uno Patres (Fripp, Belew, Levin, Mastelotto) - 2004:
previously unreleased on CD

11. The Light of Day - 2010:
Alt take from A Scarcity Of Miracles CD/DVD-a previously unreleased on CD

12. Ba Ba Boom Boom (Harrison, Mastelotto) - 2008:
previously unreleased on CD

13. ATTAKcATHRAK (end edit) - 1996:
from forthcoming THRAK boxed set

14. 21st Century Schizoid Man - 2014 San Francisco:
Previously unreleased, From 12" Cyclops Picture Disc EP and forthcoming USA II album




Friends & Family Show
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Nov 14, 2015
Tony Levin has updated his tour diary and includes some splendid photos of Crimson in Quebec.



Check out the full gallery of photos here.

King Crimson made their formal live debut last night. The revised KC photo policy now permits and encourages people to take a photo when Tony picks up his camera at the end of the eveningís concert. You can send in your post-gig picks via competitions@dgmlive.com

Meanwhile, hereís the rest of the remaining Canadian dates.

Sat 14th Nov Quebec Palais Montcalm
Mon 16th Nov Montreal Theatre St. Denis
Tue 17th Nov  Montreal Theatre St. Denis
Thu 19th Nov Toronto Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Fri 20th Nov Toronto Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sat 21st Nov Toronto Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tue 24th Nov Calgary Jack Singer Concert Hall
Thu 26th Nov Vancouver Vogue Theatre
Fri 27th Nov Vancouver Vogue Theatre
Sun 29th Nov Victoria Royal Theatre


David Singleton Talks In Canada
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Nov 14, 2015
In case you missed the news David Singleton will be giving pre-gig talks at King Crimson's forthcoming shows in Vancouver and Victoria.

Covering his work with King Crimson since the 90s, The Vicar and beyond, the talks provide a fascinating and illuminating insights into the soundworld of DGM that will be of interest to Crimheads.

The talks take place an hour before the advertised start of the King Crimson gigs and are free but must be booked in advance by emailing indeg@dgmhq.com

You'll need to specify which night you'll want to attend:
Vancouver
Thursday 26th
Friday 27th

Victoria

Sunday 29th


THRAK SNAPS!
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Nov 14, 2015
Another selection of THRAKKIES for your viewing pleasure. Hereís a touching picture from Michael of a father hopefully passing over some great musical taste to his son.



Todd Alcott was clearly too overcome with excitement to put himself in the picture and thus create a THRAKKIE so instead sent in a snap of the box containing the box. As Todd breathlessly rushed off in his email, ďMy box just arrived!Ē



Brian from NYC is similarly excited and exclaims ďjust received my Thrak boxset this evening ! Love it !Ē



Finally James, although clearly maintaining an outward appearance of zen-like calm, speaks for many proud THRAK BOX owners when he says ďCan't wait to get into this!Ē



Please keep your THRAKKIES coming via competitions@dgmlive.com. In case you've not seen inside, you can take a look at this whistlestop video tour of the THRAK BOX and its contents and you can read John Kelman's review of the albums here.

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