|Comments:||Good to see PjS is alive and seemingly well in at least 2 dimensions. Maybe not of interest, but Still was the 2nd album I ever bought - accompanied by Under the Sky autographed a year early (73). Long may lyricism live.|
|Comments:||And to our honey-throated bringer of questions, a Christmas of peace, pencils, and un-clouded hearts . . . Merry Christmas Peter.|
|Comments:||Beautiful site. I feel as though I've just stumbled into another world. Now to explore further...|
|Comments:||Well, as I live and breathe. Which are more important to me, my lungs or my heart? Peter and Jon, "May you stay forever young".|
|Comments:||Great page to find, I have been looking for something like this years. My first experience of KC & ELP was all those years ago 1969, also had a copy of the blue album, alas gave it to my first love; silly move, "still" have the pink version though and "still" CD. reading these thoughts on the first four is amazing as these are the ones I believed were the finest works of Sinfield and Fripp along with PFM "Photos". "Under The sky" is always with me. If you read any of these comments Peter, Yes there are some like me in the land of oz (tasmania to be exact) that are very appreciative of your contribution to sanity (or insanity depending on who you talk to).
|Comments:||I'm really interested in the dreambook. Your work is excellent. I'll comment about it again, after reading it. Keep on like that, man!|
|Comments:||Hello, super site, best wishes.|
|Comments:||what can i say that's not already been said? Fantastic site!A labour of love for sure!|
|Comments:||Good resource !|
|Comments:||The Anti-Human will be released this Friday (Dec.) the 13th!!! Come see what it's about!!!|
I agree with the last two postings, Crimso sits well with Autumn/Winter. But I always associate McDonald & Giles with feeling content on a warm & beautiful summers day!
|Comments:||I thought Marc's comment about listening to ITCOCK 'religiously...from Sept - through November, always reminding me of that time period in 1969' is very interesting. I listen to 'Lizard' in the early summer for much the same reason. Anyone remember the Oz trial? And anyone noticed 'Rupert the bear' on the Lizard cover? Ah, nostalgia!
|E-mail address:||Marc.McHughNO SPAM@SAO.state.ma.us|
|Comments:||A most incredible undertaking. Beyond description, really, and yet so
was/is King Crimson. ITCOTCK remains the most braincleansing tool I've
experienced to date - it is religiously played from Sept - through November,
always reminding me of that time period in 1969.
Please continue on your journey to unlock these fantastic mysteries - it
seems that you have all the keys to do so.
(present at the 1969 Fillmore East concert)
|Name:||dr Hooker (gunnar)|
Drifting off to Dreamland, fading away.
Feeling the world slip away.
Feeling like I'm falling ever so slow.
Loosing up, till I let go.
Relaxing more each second....that goes by.
Things are loosing meaning; I don't care why.
Sleep is slowly creeping over me.
What is the real reality?
I'm high in a neverland of dreams.
Though it seems so real. And I feel:
If forever I be always half-asleep,
No mind, I'd be happy that deep.
Softly sing a lullaby on and on.
Goodnight, and I trust, I'll find you further on.
from the album
|Comments:||I came upon this site while "surfing" during a bout of insomnia. For once, was pleased I couldn't sleep. Lovely poetry and interesting reading. I am also a poet and writer, though unknown to all except a few friends and those who peruse my own little corner of cyberspace:) I will have to check out the music! All Good Things...|
|Comments:||I've been a fan since '69. I love this site--will never tire of it.|
The "Fripp v. Sinfield" is very naughty!
But it worries me. I read the review of the 21stCSB and began to get tinglings about the prospect of Sinfield joining them. But the FvS thing shows such disrespect (even though the author might feel it's earned) that the band members might be uncomfortable with this possibility. On the whole, they seem to like/love/respect the old bugger.
Keep The Gates Open,
|Comments:||Useful resource, easy to use
|Comments:||Good guestbook and good site !|
|Comments:||Tammo earth water fire and air
shall these bones live
|Comments:||Hi Pete l know you since 1969 with the first KC
and l have your only record Still on old vinyl and l have your book too. Your site is wonderful. l am Québécois Canada 50 years old and musician too. Many thanks for your
poetry. l'm looking for other works of you lt's seem rare.
Thanks again my friend Jac Loranger
THE 21st CENTURY SCHIZOID BAND TOUR
I believe in this band and the recent tour has given me immense pleasure. I attended 9 out of the 10 shows they performed in the U.K. (including their Canterbury festival appearance) I could not make the Corn Exchange in Cambridge. The second I heard about the concerts I immediately went out and got myself tickets, I was stoked for months thinking about this tour.
Each gig began with "Pictures", it really is a great opener and I simply love to hear that riff played on the sax. Actually, at Croydon there was a backing tape playing which they walked on stage to and then they went into "Pictures". (very Frippy)
At each show the intro to Formentera Lady gave Peter chance to do a small solo spot, the QEH I feel was his best shot. He is often overlooked and seldom given sufficient credit ; a talented bass player. Formentera Lady itself at most gigs was somewhat of show piece despite numbers like "Epitaph" and I Talk To The Wind" being played every night. Ian and Mel shone on this and Jakko gave a little tease at various shows .... "will they, wont they" with The Sailors Tale theme towards the end.
The set is basically circa 1969-71. Plus "Progress" (excellent btw) the title track of Mike's newly released cd and performances of "If I Was" (sung by Ian) and "Let There Be Light" (sung by Jakko) from Ian's solo cd Drivers Eyes. In concert Ian's songs come to life, especially the latter
(of which I enjoy the intro especially). I liked the way the newer material (Mike and Ian's) separated the KC numbers and helped to create an even balance.
The band also play "Tomorrows People" from McDonald & Giles, I enjoy the blast of power with the saxes on this. Mel is a monster on the sax, Id forgotten what a blast he is live, HOLY MOSES that guy ROCKS THE HOUSE !!. Ladies Of The Road is simply awesome, and with Mike Giles on the drums this lifts the tune to new heights!. This band just seemed to get BETTER !! Mike Giles really is both a remarkable and remarkably under rated drummer :period !. I never ever thought Id bear witness to that guys playing, it is a true privilege. After bearing witness to nine concerts, Im left very impressed.
The walk back on stage for the encore was always "Schizoid" or "Birdman" followed by "Schizoid" , I preferred the latter idea, for me the contrasts worked very well. Much better than walking back on stage and straight into Schizoid.
Id like to see and hear them play "The Letters" and "Circus" and it would certainly be interesting to hear anything the Schizoid band may come up with in the way of their own material :) I understand that they are going to do some writing and may ask Peter Sinfield to handle the lyrics.
The concerts that stood out were Milton Keynes, Crewe, Edinburgh, Southampton and London. Perhaps the most enjoyable version of Schizoid Man was performed in Edinburgh, its very difficult to say really. I think just maybe as an overall concert experience the London show was probably my favourite and therefore I guess the best. London was a tight strong gig and a tad faster paced (though probably given impetus by knowledge of the curfew)
Jakko's vocal chords took a bit of a beating on tour, unfortunately he was suffering from a sore throat and it showed at a few of the concerts ( anybody can get a sore throat though, but he just had to get one whilst on tour didnt he ! ) Newcastle was a bit iffy, so was Wolverhampton. Kudos to Jakko though, he has what I call a "Crimso voice" , and full marks to him for taking on board the role of both singer and guitarist, no mean feat, not only is it a lot to learn but a very difficult role to play. Not that Im suggesting he should be (or is) a Fripp clone, hes himself playing Crimso music in the spirit of 2002 .... well done Jakko :)
I went to the gigs with an open mind, I didnt notice a huge vacuum at all. I thoroughly enjoyed all the shows, each had their merits and great moments. I was too young to have seen "Crimso The Great" so maybe I appreciate this "line-up" more. I think it is about "contemporary interpretation". Aside from anything else, I think it would be virtually impossible to replicate the old 1969 sound anyway using todays technology, by that I mean the p.a. systems of today and to an extent the instruments etc too have moved on so much and of course there were no mellotrons. I suspect the use of the Korgies (Korg synthesisers) was down to reliability and portability issues,the irony here though is that at Canterbury Ians packed up just at that vital moment .... the crescendo to "Epitaph" which to my ears left a gaping hole : ( Ian was visibly upset. I felt very sorry for Ian.
I got a kick out of talking to people before and then after each gig, especially if they were sceptical. It was fun listening to there before and after thoughts, I suppose it was a little perverse of me really :) On the whole I think everyone enjoyed the shows and quite a few people had a pleasant shock :) I cant wait to see them again ! This band are the real deal and will undoubtedly blow the top of your head off so go to the gig, sit down and fasten your seatbelt .... they're HOT :)
|Comments:||Hi, I've been a big fan since In the court of the Crimson King. My kids now listen to Still!
I wondered what you do these days, and if you have any plans to release any more albums?
|Comments:||nice to see a genuinely different web site. Enjoyed 21st Century Schizoid Band at Canterbury - looking forward to same at Q.E.H.|
|Comments:||king crimson has expanded my thoughts and mind as a person and a musician and every time I listen to them I am inspired to create something|
|Comments:||A beautiful site. I'll visit every time I feel stressed.|
|Comments:||Enthusiasts of Peter's music may be interested to hear that the first concert of the 21st Century Schizoid Band has gone extremely well. The band, which features Ian McDonald, Michael Giles, Peter Giles, Mel Collins, and Jakko Jakszyk played the Canterbury Festival last weekend. Their set list included: "Pictures of a City", "I Talk to the Wind", "Cat Food", "Ladies Of The Road", "Formentera Lady, "Epitaph", "ITCOTCK", "Let There be Light" & ended with "21stC SM."
The signs are that this band are going to rekindle the flames for the songs, and are attracting a lot of interest.
They tour the UK in the autumn, and have a website at: http://21stcenturyschizoidband.com
|Comments:||a masterpiece like a monet
- - -
--- cool ---
pete`s debut "Still": I like it so much!
gentle sweet voice, (really): the songs
are great stuff for a nightflight
(phu -- - - hot lyrics)
[ähem... I am 23. And I love you Pete;-)))
k.C never flow - without your lovely
soul - - - (sorry, my engish is awful,
come from germany)
You`re not a fool pete,
h e a v e n i n s i d e y o u ~
thank you for you!!! bye Q8-)
|Comments:||It's been great diving into the site and looking forward to
getting back to reading more of it. These KC sites are really a great influence and I'm thankful for them all. Looking forward to enjoying Pete's work for many years to come.
Pete was sweet enough to answer some fan mail of mine back in
the start of the big net explosion in the mid-90's. Now
I'm back again and I see he's got a Ramon Lull quote (And
what a lovely one!). So, Pete, are you into Lull enough to
maybe get his works back in print ; )
|Comments:||Thanks for all the work. It's always a pleasure to see that someone can afford the effort to enlighten the rest of us and increase our musical awareness and enjoyment. There's so much great music (and all that goes with the music) that can get lost in obscurity, were it not for the great effort of folks like yourself. Thanks again.
and Happy listening,
|Comments:||AWESOME SITE!!!! Being the biggest Crimson fanatic in Canada, this site is like a breath of long awaited fresh air. It certainly brings back a lot of great memories. Thanks for the free downloads of Moonchild and Prelude:Song of the Gulls. Take care and keep up the good work.|
|Comments:||Goodness gravy Jean Paul! It was in all probability just a typoe, err, typo. Still. As an admirer of the multi-dimensional work of the poet celebrated here-in, may I suggest to you Rikki Ducornet's THE JADE CABINET, and PHOSPHOR IN DREAMLAND. And for a real experience in Sinfieldry crack Alexander Theroux's DARCONVILLE'S CAT . . . with, or, if you prefer, without, the apostrophe!|
|Name:||Jean Paul Koerner|
|Comments:||DON'T write "Finnegan's Wake". Thats wrong!! The book is called "Finnegans Wake! You should read that book and apologize at JJ's grave.
Jean Paul Koerner
|Comments:||Is living the dream getting paid for what u love to do? I love everything. Yep I'm that rich.|
|Comments:||Soup! Soup! Soup! I'll be eating no more soup. Pointing my horse towards the bisques, chowders and purees. Soup! Soup! Soup! I'll be eaing no more soup.
Or Hey Dad. Mom. My ships come in!
|Comments:||There is no way, really, to sufficiently describe the influence of Peter Sinfield's works on my life. I can truly say that there were days in my youth when just listening to one of his songs would give me the tiny point of light in the distance that I needed in order to put one foot in front of the other. Now, so many years later, I find the impact of his art has never lost its profundity for me. When he wrote "Only drink of sky and rake the winter wind" he had tapped into the soul of the universe. Thank you so very much for this outstanding website, to which I will return again and again. And Peter...thank you for your work, your vision, your understanding of it all.|
|Comments:||hi peter i have been looking over your site and i think it is great i love it and ishall be off to explore more|
|Comments:||he sido tocado por la flama|
|Comments:||I am pleased that somebody has taken this seriously the work of Mr. Sinfield. Thank you. I just cannot enjoy the lyrics of crimson as much as I do when listening to the first four albums.
So do I love Premiata Forneria Marconniand their sinfield-esque "Chocolate Kings".
In Spanish, "sin field" stands for 'campo de pecado'.
|Name:||Keth and Dr Light|
|Comments:||Creative for sure, keep up the goodwork.. If you want a Divine Tune-Up (Advanced Alternative Healing)or Astrology Guidance were here. Free emailed weekly Cosmic/Spiritual "Awakening-Healing News" Letter of Light.... Email for subscription.|
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|Comments:||please send these pagee to me the kundalini, the woman with the sun thats in revelation, & the big top the spiral.i am inerested in these articles to read & study upon.i really enjoy the information on these articles.thank you DONA|
|Comments:||Wonder is at the source of Creation.
Creation is the beginning of Wisdom.
Thank you fot All this Beauty.
|Comments:||Wonderful site. I don't understand a word of it.|
|Comments:||A wonderful site Peter. It well reflects . . .(by his work shall ye know him!) But why no bibliothekai of favorite books . . . or not-so-favorite books, or books that can afford to be dropped in the bath-water whilst reaching for Mr. Bubbles . . . or --|
|Comments:||On the off chance someone has in possession...
Interested in purchasing a copy of:
In the Court of King Crimson by Sid Smith
2001, 320 pages
London: Helter Skelter
Hardcover, SIGNED and numbered edition of 500
Kindly inform of any availability.
Orlando, Florida US
your site is GREAT! keep it up! and if you get the chance come by my site!
cross the stars for a treat!
|Comments:||Early KC and mid70s Todd Rundgren were unsolvable enigmas for this high school trombone player. I traded ELPs Trilogy for Wake Of Poseidon in 72 and from there the mystery began. 25 years later I finally got Mellotron sounds in my studio and am well on the way of finally letting out some of the influence. Hope I can do lyrics as deep or at least half. You guys were in your 20s when you did this stuff!!! how the hell did you learn it so fast???!!|
|Comments:||Fantastic! Amazing! Wonderful!
|Comments:||Fantastic! Amazing! Wonderful!
|Comments:||Just wondering, why is your "Thoughts of Elfin Sinfield", the ranting Shaman not a part of your index? I certainly looked for it in the table of contents, but it seems to be missing. I find it very stimulating reading myself, seeing a little verbal exchange between Fripp and Sinfield in the DGM Guestbook, I mean former DGM Guestbook. It's interesting hearing Pete's side of the royalities, and reissues of the 30 year aniversary of King Crimson. I'm certainly glad no punches were thrown. ;)
Another thing that interests me, is the overdone explanation of the origin of the name King Crimson. Fripp says one thing, but Pete wrote the song. Is there any reason Sinfield can't just SAY, what his inspiration was for the name King Crimson?
|Comments:||Got World Peace yet?
Why not, what’s stopping us?
Can anyone’s little piece of the puzzle fit honestly without it?
If enough learners rally for World Peace, what’s to prevent it?
Doomsday clocks tick-tock while we prevaricate.
God is not amused.
Invite some friends and get back to me if you care.
I seek my first 6,213 readers (one out of a million learners on Earth).
FIRST THINGS FIRST, WORLD PEACE FIRST!
Who knows what could happen next.
|Comments:||It is with complete transfabularity that I write this glowing gratitudinal for your significant opus, "The Song of the Sea Goat." It is quite simply the most marvelous piece of fantastica I have ever set my ears on.|
|Comments:||Congrats on your nice site!|
|Comments:|| The Day I heard King Crimson was the
begining of My Exploration.
Please Mail Me information
|Comments:||Great site! "Travel in peace and may your god go with you."|
|Comments:||You have a Great Page! Keep up the good work. If you have a chance please visit
my page and let me know what you think. I'm working on a web page to promote
International Global Awareness. My goal is to put fun, educational info about
every country. Thanks. www.probetheglobe.com
|Comments:||During October 1995, THE CRIMSON KING! alerted my "travel weary" mind and heart to the wonders of his truthfull/beautiful/haunting/majestic words and music.
Seven years later, I'm stilled amazed, but grateful, that music like this even exists!
I used to have a fear of over analising music, but after visiting this web site, I somehow feel closer to the music, and of course the words!
LET THERE BE LIGHT!
|Name:||Rick White (eric franklin)|
|Comments:||I stumbled on your site while traveling with the songs
of the Crimson King, that hummed through my mind.
I've always bee inspired by Mr. Sinfield's verse.
I have some of my own works that I gladly share on my
web site for those curious.
Your site is a pleaseant visit and as was said previous,
a good read.
OK, I'd like to know YOUR STORY (-:
|Comments:|| Where was I...
As a 14 year old I was working in a gas station, when one
bright and sunny day a van full of 'hippies' pulled in
and asked me if I'd like a trip.
As the 'trip' began... they gave me a capsule entitled
'In th waKe of poSeidon'
Ions passed... and so did my job at the gas station.
Still love PFM and my pet drizzle.
Hasta la Banana
Your Synapsus Comrade
|Comments:||Hello from New Orleans.|
your site is GREAT! keep it up! and if you get the chance come by my site!
cross the stars for a treat!
|Comments:||Pages of wonder and imagination..just like the music. Thanks|
|Comments:||Hurrah! Finally I find a site devoted to Pete Sinfield's work. Not until someone put me onto 37.com did I have any success. For many years I wondered about the fate of Mr Sinfield as I lost track of his professional career after "Still" and the ELP sessions. To Peter I say Bravo!!! Your lyric writing and songs have been a consistent source of inspiration for me since 1970 when first I heard "Court of the Crimsom King". As a relatively unknown performer and songwriter in South Australia, I have many of Peter's songs in my covers repertoire. Trouble is doing the pub bars circuit there is little oppurtunity to present these gems in the history of modern songwriting. I am a flautist as well as a guitarist and with the right group of muso's I still have ambitions to present some of Peter's songs with my own writing in a theatrical situation. As with Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen I consider Peter's writing to be the best of poetry and and lyric writing that has been produced in the latter years of the 20th.C I still wonder at the possible deeper meanings of songs such as "Courtof-" and "Moonchild" I like the mystery and the way interpretation is left open to the listener. And though it may be an obscure album in the history of modern rock, I think "Still" was and still is a masterpiece. Come on Peter Let us see another solo project. I'll be among the first to buy it! Thanks for the great art. Cheers, Warrigal.|
|Name:||Erick Ph Monier|
|Comments:||A most magical site.A wondrerous journey of sights and engrossing readings that seldom urge me to call my children to look at.I'am still musically very pleased after many years of K.C. listening with Peter Sinfield and with his involvement in Italy's music scene. Thank you very much for such pleasure.|
|Comments:||your site is GREAT!
keep it up! and if you get the chance come by my site!
cross the stars for a treat!
|Comments:||thanks for improve, give,share and put in my life so much things, thoughts , impressions with sounds and poetry. best regards from Brazil|
|Comments:||Just a quiet note to say a wide thank you for all the recent entries here.
Your bothering to write often gives me a rosy glow on hard rain mornings.
To those that have stepped further and sent an email; please be assured
I read them all. Sometimes I am able to reply in an instant, on the wing . . .
sometimes I am not. Currently I have a backlog regarding Carter Kaplan. He
is upset because, as my friend Nick would say, "I called him a cab." It's sad
that I and others were so STARTLED by his increasingly 'intense' monologues
to the point that one cc'd rock star says that they reported him to the FBI.
It was not I, and not Fripp; whom eek; I unsettled again last fall. The RHVL has a
thin skin and judged my input, on a current project, to be sarcastic and negatively
vitriolic. Of course I disagree. However spring may be ahem, a tad late this year.
Hopefully Carter will realise that given his incisive professional talent with words:
accompanied by oddball pics of him as a hirsute, 'Mansonish', wild-eyed young man
which, it appears, HE considers 'humorous' ; when they arrive 5 in a row - are NOT!
OK. In a lighter vein/vain I hope you have been 'entertained' by our ongoing efforts
to expand PTP and SSOS with sound and multimedia (Hah!) - There is more to come.
Including footage of me singing "Rope Burns" and "Maybe So" on a Spanish TV show
in 1982. Two of the songs that were to a form part of my never finished 2nd album.
Now once again on behalf of Jon Green and myself I thank for your love & enthusiasm.
Hasta La Futura,
|Comments:||ive been in the wilderness, many years i wondered what be came of you ...just to thank you for the words, and the different way to view the world.. you gave my imagination the chance it craved from a young boy even till now as i slipp into another autmn of myself...peter sincere thanks and gratitude, no more so now inthis present climate of things ...when the world becomes the world...still...still ring out...to my only fav. web site forever tuned in.....good journey..|
|Comments:||I consider Peter Sinfield the greatest lyricist ever. The Letters is a masterpiece! Even his choice of artwork on Still opened my eyes to the works of Sulamith Wulfing.|
|Comments:||Don't ever stop producing!|
|Comments:||I was here. I love Peter Sinfield's lyrics.|
|Comments:||For me; you have entertained, captivated, inspired and taught. What have I learned? Dude... YOU ROCK!!!|
|Comments:||Thanks for the view!|
|Comments:||Beyond the ability of my humble words to describe are the emotions which flood me when hearing the beautiful symphonies that your written art plays. Whatever.. :) Anyhow, thank you so much, Peter!|
My first-ever gig was King Crimson at Leeds Town Hall (the "Islands" tour). It's still one of my favourite albums.
Cheers, Colin, Big Block 454, Manchester.
for 'Song of the Sea Goat', if nothing else, my deepest heartfelt thanks.
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