Peaches, Ft. Laud., FL May 19, 2011
Written by mrdickens
Robert Frippís name appeared on the marquee of this chain record store for about a week, and I was shocked. I attended the concert on time and the store was already thoroughly packed. So I had to stand in the back, and since it was a store floor after all, it was hard to see. Also Mr. Fripp is relatively short in stature so that made it worse.
Mr. Fripp began with a surprisingly lengthy unamplified spoken preamble which was very difficult to make out, and audience members were shouting out from time to time with, "Microphone! Canít hear you!" etc. One thing I recall him saying which surprised me was a comment on digital sampling and saying how wonderful it was that now we could use practically any sound in any manner, and he gave the example of using a door slam as a drumbeat. Disregarding the audienceís outbursts, Mr. Fripp spoke in a very quiet manner. He also mentioned something about the performerís limited obligation to the audience, the "vampiric" relationship, and a prohibition on recording devices, since they diminish the possibilities of the performance. With much urgency, someone finally appeared with a mic on a mic-stand and after weaving through the audience, placed it in front of Mr. Fripp. Whereby, Mr. Fripp immediately concluded his monologue and began his guitar solo with Revox machine.
When that was done, Mr. Fripp stopped, rewound the tape, gave a brief description of the intention of the following overdubbed improvisation, and then proceeded with a rather scalding performance over top the previous foundation.
Quite soon after the performance I was obligated to leave for some reason that I donít recall. I was quite overwhelmed by the performance.
In the photo, you can see a "corn plant" which is a popular ornamental plant, and also large paper which was hung for the performance, over the enormous plate glass windows of the store. The store has changed hands multiple times, but still stands at 1500 E Sunrise BLVD.
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|excellent Mon., Mar 16, 2009|
Posted by: apleasantsymmetry
this is beautiful . is there a whole album associated with this track?
this sounds just a little bit like fripp and sylvian yet different .
a very touching piece .
iíll buy the album if it exists Read more
|Good work. Tue., Mar 10, 2009|
Posted by: davidfsnyder
Luckily for us, Mr. Fripp listens to his muse and not to his listeners. This performance, just shy of 34 minutes long, is both heartfelt and Read more
|Threshold and Paradise Mon., Mar 9, 2009|
Posted by: Mars64
Iím a fan - Iíve only heard the previews. I find what Iíve heard to be futuristic and fresh. it certainly reminds me of classical tones that have evolved into what Read more
|Pershore Abbey photo Wed., Feb 25, 2009|
Posted by: HazyDave
The third photo (horizontal format) looks like an album cover. Nice. (If Robert doesnít need it, perhaps Black Sabbath would be interested...)
|Good Month For Soundscapes Mon., Feb 9, 2009|
Posted by: jblock
To these ears, November 2006 has some of the most realized soundscapes released and reached a pinnacle, the perception of which this show further expands. This show is more of a continuous composition rather than a series of connected Read more
|disco-tronics = god save the queen Fri., Feb 6, 2009|
Posted by: mjboyce
I seem to recall that the b side of the album God Save the Queen featured the said "discotronics." I was uncertain of what I thought of it at the time (although I loved Frippertronics straight off as what Read more
|Lucky man Tue., Jan 27, 2009|
Posted by: davidfsnyder
Luckily for us, Mr. Fripp listens to his muse and not to his listeners. This performance, just shy of 39 minutes long, is both heartfelt and visceral. The stereo production is tender, provide good depth and width throughout; a quad Read more
| Manchester, United Kingdom June 24, 2004|
Posted by: peter29
Itís interesting how in such uncomfortable conditions itís possible for an artist to create so powerul set. It seems to me that music is something of a separated entity which exists in the world of its Read more
|interesting snippet! Mon., Jan 12, 2009|
Posted by: cuicawrangler
I felt almost sneaky listening to this, as it was obviously "not ready for prime time"; sounds as if TG was learning the timing. Still, great to hear and left me wanting a bit more, as the old showbiz adage Read more
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