Robert Fripp's diary entry for June 16th has been updated and enhanced with more pix, including audients and royal packagers. It also includes news about the 50th Anniversary Celebration Tour 2019, Q&A and more.
"Questioner from Poland: Robert – what do you do?
RF: I keep things in motion.
Q: I don’t understand. I thought you wrote the music and played guitar.
RF: I am one of the players that assemble the music; I play guitar so something else can happen; and I unfix things when they get stuck.
Q: I don’t understand.
RF: Brother Adrian Belew gave an interview around 2010: When Robert wants to change the music, either the players change what they’re playing or Robert changes the players. Historically, some Crimson members seem content with what they’re doing, so they keep doing that. Or perhaps they think they know what they’re doing, and what Crimson is about. Then, the overall trajectory of the group tends to go off-course, even backwards. Perhaps some characters seen their work in KC as a professional gig: they turn up, do a great job, and go home. That’s fine in a conventional professional undertaking, and already an achievement. But KC is not a professional undertaking, although it acts professionally within a context that is constrained and limited by commercial interests and values. In KC, the purely-professional view becomes a brake and fixes the process. The music, the business and more, get stuck."
Full diary entry here.