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PJ's Jockeys Jigsaw
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Feb 15, 2012

My thanks to CantspelldiKc for the following snippet of information. "If you would like an affordable PJ Crook item you can go to the Injured Jockeys Fund website for a cool mini wooden jigsaw puzzle for only 5 pounds. Pretty sure thats less than 100 dollars."


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THRAKKIES
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Dec 24, 2015
Here's the final bunch of Thrakkies for 2015. A big thank-you to everyone who took the time and trouble of arranging their photos and sending them in.

Please keep your THRAKKIES coming - especially if you're getting it for Xmas - 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. 

You can buy THRAK BOX from Inner Knot (US-based customers) or via Burning Shed (UK and Europe)

First up, a twofer from Martyn in Adelaide:

Preparing for THRAKATTAKc...



and release!



We really don’t recommend trying that at home.

The arrival of the big box prompted fond memories for Colin Coates. "My Thrak Box with the "genuine" Albert Hall ticket as well as the programme opened up on the support act"



Some people, and more than a few canine chums, find THRAK a relaxing experience. "Jeff Jankowski and Vivienne have been Thraked!"



Antonio Rampini proves the THRAK BOX is an ideal accompaniment for those sessions down at the gym. “My friend Valerio Bilotti and me (Valerio is the big boy who is lifting all sort of weights) would like to send our “Thrakkie" with our THRAK boxes.Valerio had also his Thrak shirt on, a pity you can’t see him…Sort of "DoubleThrakking Under Heavy… Manners”    :)”



Bob in Wisconsin was heard to declare the arrival of the box to be "A wealth of sonic wonderment!"



Thanks to Peter in San Francisco for brilliantly upping the weird quotient in this selection of snaps. I've heard folks say that THRAK is an electric experience but is that string of Xmas lights plugging directly into Peter’s head?




Proof that there’s a whole lot of bass end on the THRAK BOX comes from Arjen, who writes “I was just packing for a concert when I received this enormous Thrak box. My cello looks tiny in comparison. Only the double-bass was big enough to hold it.”


 

Finally, sound engineer Eric Dochez in Lille writes “Here's the evidence that my little daughter Wanda very much loves the new King Crimson THRAK box. We love all the old King Crimson Boxes too!”






Kcritics' Kchoice
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Dec 24, 2015
The latest edition of Prog magazine contains its annual critics' choice. Amid the undoubtedly deserved garlands handed to the great and good, King Crimson picked up a couple of accolades.

First up, under the Reissues category the Jakszyk/Fripp remix of THRAK nosed ahead of some stiff competition.



Secondly, when it came to the best gig of 2015 category, King Crimson's show at Hackney Empire was reckoned to be the hottest ticket in town. 






Back In Bredonborough
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Dec 23, 2015
When Robert got home from Japan yesterday evening he was ushered straight under the mistletoe.



@toyahofficial HOME! WE ARE FAMILY XXXXX

Happy Birthday Adrian
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Dec 23, 2015
Please point your tonsils in the direction of Nashville and give a rousing chorus of that popular ditty, Happy Birthday to Adrian Belew. 



In addition to releasing an album utilising his FLUX app, Adrian will be touring Israel and Europe in the New Year. Check out dates over on his website.

Goodnight Nagoya!
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Dec 21, 2015
Here's a snap of King Crimson taking the applause (or iphone clicks - whichever is louder) in Nagoya at the conclusion of their Japanese tour.



Thanks to Kiyotaka Hara for this.

A Round Of Applause For The Crew
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Dec 21, 2015
There's a lot of people who do a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure that the band can get on stage and do what they do best. Here's an end of tour shot of some of the folks who made the shows in Japan an enjoyable experience.



A Message From Jakko
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Dec 21, 2015
This was originally posted on Jakko's Facebook page not too long before the band are due to play their last show of the year.

Tonight is our final show of 2015 here in Nagoya and an end to the process that began in rehearsals back in August.

I'd like to thank Robert for the opportunity, to my band mates for their support and companionship and, in the case of Gavin, relentless sarcasm!

I'd also like to thank our fantastic crew. I won't name them all......frankly I can't remember their names or be arsed to check the itiner
ary! (That's a joke incidentally, before anyone gets on my case) in particular John who looked after my guitars and gear, Mark for his attention to detail out front, Kat for looking after us and our stuff and Dave for not only running everything smoothly, but being a genuine Liverpool fan that I can Lord over after our 3 -0 thrashing of them yesterday (come on you Horns!)

Big thanks too, to Yoshi & Issy here in Japan and Julie who also translated the opening of 'Peace' into Japanese for me.

Lastly the thousands who came and clapped and cheered
It's been a privilege
Can't wait till next year!!
Happy Christmas



Tony's Crim Comix
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sun., Dec 20, 2015
Check out the first issue of Tony’s Crim Comix.



It’s a wry take on life with Crims on tour. "Lotsafun" as one of the guitarists in the band might say. You’ll find it all at the end of a gallery of photos from the band’s return to Tokyo.



Take a look here.

A Message From Jakko & Tony
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Dec 17, 2015
As King Crimson finish their last show in Tokyo, Jakko and Tony have a message for King Crimson fans in Japan who may not have attended any of the sell-out shows so far. See it here. 


In The Merchandise Emporium Of The Crimson King Tonight
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Dec 16, 2015
Apparently the King Crimson Towel is a thing. Who knew? These items are very popular in Japan - the towel is sort of a cross between a bar towel and a scarf.



So, if you’re approaching the merch tables in Tokyo tonight then it’s available on it’s own for 1500 Yen OR in a special package offer with a 2015 Tour Box for 3000 Yen.

Meanwhile, the Crimson Merch Team practice their hide and seek skills in Tokyo tonight...




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