News update from Fripp, shameless marketing weasel that he is...


Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 07:59:15 -0500
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Subject: News update from Fripp, shameless marketing weasel that he is...
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November 3rd. 1997.

Dear Team,

I

        News update from Fripp, shameless marketing weasel that he is...

PROJEkCT ONE

Bill Bruford
Robert Fripp
Trey Gunn
Tony Levin

        PROJEkCT ONE, at the Jazz Cafe, London, Monday - Thursday 1-4th.
December 1997, is the first King Crimson sub-group project of several
planned. The music is improvised and there are no prior rehearsals,
although we plan to meet the afternoon before and see if the equipment
works after being flown in from the US.

        projeKct two is rehearsing at Adrian's in Nashville beginning
November 20th. It is likely to make its debut in Nashville in the second
half of February 1998. The personnel is Adrian, Fripp & Gunn.

        PROJECkT THREE has begun by Pat Mastelotto sending me a CD of his
rhythmic suggestions. (Very interesting is the dance version of "Pie
Jesu"). The personel is Fripp, Gunn & Mastelotto.

        On the afternoon of Saturday 6th. December (14.30 - 17.00) there is
a Soundscapes performance in Newlyn Church, Cornwall, with artwork by John
Miller and Peter Willis, to benefit a local special needs learning group
which has had its funding cut. The group will perform following the
Soundscapes.

        The following day John Sinks, FOH and equipment tech, and myself
fly to Alexandria, Virginia, for a short tour of Soundscapes on the East
Coast. These are billed as:

Fripp Alone - An Evening of Space Music

The confirmed dates are:

        Wed. 10 Dec.    Alexandria, VA   Birchmere
        Thur. 11 Dec.   Philadelphia, PA  Painted Bride Arts Center
        Fri. 12 Dec.    Philadelphia, PA  Painted Bride Arts Center
        Sat. 13 Dec.    New York, NY    Bottom Line

        It is likely that Boston will be added shortly.

II

        In ET 431 Mark J. writes of his close encounter of the Fripp kind.
Mark writes:

        "After the set was over, I called to (Fripp), but, like RF is want
(sic) to do he ran off. Now I don't even know if he heard me (but how could
be not) but it did piss me off a little. After all, he was someone that I
had spoken with before. I didn't want an autograph or to tell him how great
his soundboard work was, nor that it has changed my life. Aim or no Aim,
I'd rather he acknowledged me by saying that he needed to rush off or even
telling me to get lost. I sincerely hope I never behave like that".

         This is an informative and revealing posting which usefully
contributes to the ongoing subject of performer / audience relations and,
in my view, merits attention and discussion.

        Would Mark be kind enough to reply to these questions:

Mark J: Now I don't even know if he heard me (but how could be not) but it
did piss me off a little.
RF:             Why was Mark's 'tude a little pissy?

Mark J: After all, he was someone that I had spoken with before.
RF:             What bearing does this have on our (non) encounter?

Mark J: I didn't want an autograph or to tell him how great his soundboard
work was, nor that it has changed my life.
RF:             What did Mark intend to say?

Mark J: Aim or no Aim, I'd rather he acknowledged me by saying that he
needed to rush off or even telling me to get lost.
RF:             Why did Mark require acknowledgement?

Mark:   I sincerely hope I never behave like that.
RF:             How is "that"?

        Best wishes,

        Robert.


Mike Stok