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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Itís a quaint period piece that dances around the basic melody of the carol. Although shorter in time than one would like, the basic synopsis of the song shines through among the íblips and droningsí of Read more
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Hi Robert, Great rarity !!! Haapy news year from Italy ! Stefano
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Posted by: DrQuuxum
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Posted by: Wordsmith
Wow! Thanks for this.
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Posted by: mflaherty
Like "Easter Sunday" before it, this track, which was, for those keeping score, also released as part of the "sex, sleep. eat, ..." ep, is a beautiful Frippertronics miniture, which has always deserved a larger Read more
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A beautiful timeless piece of music. Never fails to put me into a specific mood.
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Posted by: LouieB
Iíve been wanting to hear Robert Frippís version of "Silent Night" for years and now that Iíve finally heard it, I just want to give a million Thanks to Stormy Mundy and DGMLive for this amazing Read more
|Silent Night Mon., Dec 24, 2007|
Posted by: anothertheletter
I was talking about this Frippertronics "Silent Night" just last night, after accompanying my friend on piano with ukulele on our own version . What better way to conclude a Christmas Read more
| Unknown December 01, 1979|
Posted by: Mattgroaning
I got this a couple of years ago as a track at the end of a cd single - Sex, Sleep, you know the one I mean. It is a wonderful version and well worth Read more
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