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Name: roger knudsen
E-mail address: jk64754@alltel.net
Comments:Since that first listening on KAAY out of Little Rock, Ak.
An am station which had a Sat. nite show called "Beaker Sreet" and reached the midwest state of NE, did I hear 'In the Court of Crimson King'. The next chance I got I went and bought the 8 track tape,,, which I still have and it works too... of course I eventually upgraded to cassette and then onto cd...

The words and music of that album have never left me...
I do not know why,, but it is a part of me. It connects with my soul. I do not try to analyze it. I just listen to it.

The time is right for 'In the Court of Crimson King' again.

Sunday, December 26th 2004 - 06:56:04 PM
Name: Anna Winnett
E-mail address: librasunfive@yahoo.com
Comments:Thank you Pete for everything.

I don't normally spread my work around, but I thought you and the other people here stand a chance at understanding how these poems are not sad at all.

Seventh House Saturn
by Anna Winnett

Closeness, like sunshine
Isn't needed to survive.
Mild, a pleasure
Sudden, a joy
But unrelenting,
Can lay to waste even paradise
I know your heart
For I know your pain
I love you in your distance
The way I love the rain.

Atmospheric Pressure
(aka Pisces Moon in Ninth)
by Anna Winnett

It is in the air, a dust you cannot see
Blowing through all borders, drifting
Through your hair it moves like weather.
Maybe it is made of the collected fumes
of every wrenching sob.
Or freed in aching vapours of precious bubbles burst
By most it goes unnoticed
Only for those whose souls disrobed for the dance
This air is poison.
Inhales invisible, exhales bluer than any blue
One who yesterday laughed
Today is filled with breath of pain so deep and true
Death only would comfort.

On in black despair
Unconsoled by death
. . . Tomorrow . . .
Tomorrow wind will change.
Instead of this shit,
We'll smell a healing rain
Oranges, oceans
On the next breath.
The poison dust moves on
Like weather.
The pain, belonging to no one, disburses.

Anna in Victoria BC

Thursday, December 23rd 2004 - 01:01:41 AM
Name: Chris Tsanakas
E-mail address: christsanakas@sparknet.gr
Comments:Thank you...

mostly for the king crimson days!

Tuesday, December 21st 2004 - 06:34:46 AM
Name: Linda
E-mail address: lrheath@msn.com
Comments:I've been here a million times and never signed. I guess because I do have something to say to Pete. I just haven't figured out what that is yet or exactly how to say it.

One should always start at the beginning I guess, and I have carried the words with me most my life. I was 12 in 1969 when ITCOTCK was released. My brother bought it for me for Christmas...35 years ago and it still continues to be one of my top 5 favorite albums. It was quite an album for a pre-teen.. I fell in love with the Crimson King, with Greg Lake.. and with the words of Pete Sinfield. So I probably owe Pete for inspiring my love for poetry and fantasy, and for all I've written since. Unlike him, I'm not that good with sharing it, but one day, maybe I will be.

Fortunately for me, Pete continued his writing with Greg past their KC split and I was able to keep both loves in a common place... Greg's voice and Pete's words.

There is no more beautiful sound in the world than Greg singing "Caesars and Pharoahs, prophets and heroes,
Poets and hobos, before me and after me all the
painters and dancers, mountainside chancers,
merchants and gamblers, bankers and ramblers,..." Except maybe when he sings "Closer to Believing"...

Other things to thank Pete for...Moonchild - thats me, and I'm still waiting for the smile from a sunchild...; Still; KE9; being able to enjoy and understand PFM; "Love Beach"... yes I'm one of the few who love that album... I sure wish I could have been there when you pitched "Taste of My Love" to Greg...better yet, when he recorded it. That one always makes me smile...and reminds me of my groupie days with ELP in the 70s...; "All I Want is You" is sort of painful tho, could you please tell me who wrote this verse: (I have my reasons)

I'm on flight 1 1 2
The airports straight ahead
Runway lights in blue and red
Now the seatbelt sign's aglow
I'm nearly home, nearly home
So throw those long sad books away
Times and crimes of yesterday
Tonight I'm gonna love you
till the break of day
'cause all I want
All I want
All I want is you

Another question: Who wrote this line in "Nobody Loves You Like I Do"?? - "They will take away your T-shirt."

Well I still haven't really said all I need to say to Pete.
But when I figure out how to do that, I'll come back and sign again..Its probably best not to try this in the middle of the night, as I am now however. Because I'm too tired to think straight.. but I just wanted to wish you the best of holidays.. and if you're still considering doing that Christmas album with Greg... push him to do it soon, and lets try to keep it a little light-hearted, if possible! ;-)

Love & Good Wishes,
Saturday, December 18th 2004 - 12:39:44 PM
Name: tegan m
E-mail address: i dont have one
Comments:You have helped me believe that anything can happen if you just try and believe. I love the fact that you have taken the time to write this web page 'cause you have helped me to sing again. And I dont know where I would be in my singing carrer without this site. So keep up the good work.
Thursday, December 16th 2004 - 06:35:35 PM
Name: jerry williams alias {theffany forest}
E-mail address: jrwilliams@sofnet.com
Homepage URL: http://www.jerusalem.net/guestbook/index.php
Comments:thank you teaspoon uterus
for your salty sea nuns
they do not have a head
they only have their own head
they answer to woman worship
they are cursed of god

I'm the scarlet beast
they are shitty leg
desert pete thongs.
Tuesday, December 14th 2004 - 04:04:12 AM
Name: All Human Parts Orchestra
E-mail address: allhumanparts@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://www.soundclick.com/allhumanpartsorchestra
Comments:We've just spent a good half-hour reading over the last year or so of comments here (not bad considering how many years it took to see the rest of the site!). Happily surprised were we to find that we were not alone in thinking that the music of "Pirates of the Caribbean" bears a resemblance to ELP's and your "Pirates". There's still a second and third installment yet to be filmed (and the Hollywood part of us is currently growing a beard and developing a hypochondriacal case of scurvy in case the casting directors might be interested), and I think someone out there with connections to Disney should make some calls to get the original (or at least a respectable cover version) in the next soundtrack. Speaking of covers, thank you for listening to (and claiming to enjoy) our version of "I Talk To The Wind" (which has now been relocated to the homepage above). Your first-run copy of the CD will be on its way to you as soon as the full collection is complete (hopefully not too long after your next birthday). We would still like to record another of your songs as well. Of course, we would also like to set some of our own music to your lyrics; but if that's not possible, we would be open to taking requests from your friends and viewers here at SSOS/PTP (perhaps they could vote for their overall favorite, or if that's too difficult, categorize: favorite KC + fave ELP + fave solo + fave PFM, etc...). Those who suggest the winning song will be entered into a drawing for a free CD (and possibly a package of curiously stong mints!). Sorry, but relatives and pets of AHPO are not eligible to participate.

Getting back to "Pirates"- has anybody else wondered what would happen if one listened to this song on headphones while riding through the original Disneyland "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction? For those who have listened to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" while watching the first 45 minutes of "The Wizard Of Oz", this might be a similarly worthy experiment. We're far too dignified, of course, but would be pleased to know about the results of anyone bold enough to give it a try. Please be discreet, however- they have cameras everywhere ;)

And finally, we're happy to report that the "web watcher" feature is working (third time was the charm; one has to wonder- given your fondness for most things three, if this was not intentional), so one of us can officially withdraw his request for the creation of a mailing list in order to stay current.

We hope that everyone in the USA (everywhere else) had a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving Day weekend. Despite what is going on in certain parts of the world, we all still have a lot to be thankful for. And Peter- you and your various collaborators are a substantial part of that for all of us (and many more) who visit this site!

Happy Holidays!
AHPO (James and Bob)
Monday, November 29th 2004 - 12:45:36 AM
Name: Gentle Giant
E-mail address: kaptkopter69@aol.com
Comments:That's All That Can Be Said......... Travis
Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 11:19:49 PM
Name: Gentle Giant
E-mail address: kaptkopter69@aol.com
Comments:I am the Ocean
Lit by The Flame
I am the mountain
Peace is my name
I am the river
Touched by the wind
I am the story
I never end.
Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 11:18:20 PM
Name: Alpha Shorter
E-mail address: shorteraj@hotmail.com
Comments:I've forgotten everything I ever learned. Most of what I know now I'm just guessing at. Glad I guessed Peter Sinfield would have a web presence and glad to have visited. Now I hope I don't forget.
Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 08:16:49 PM
Name: m.k. smith
E-mail address: thrak7@adelphia.net
Comments:wonderful site. brings all us esoteric types together.

regarding another comment here:
i/we used to sit around analyzing this stuff too. in fact i wrote a whole paper once for a psychology class on King Crimson's first 7 studio albums and their connections to Tantric symbolism. unfortunately, i don't still have it, but remember most of what i wrote. if you compare the cover art and lyrics to material found in Philip Rawson's Tantra: The Indian Cult of Ecstasy, you will be surprised. my first clue was the cover of LTiA, there are dozens of others. i believe the photos on the front of RED forming a downward pointing triangle, a potent symbol, is also significant. and the meter on the back is the seven charkas. i could go on. there is all kinds of stuff in the lyrics, particularly ItCotCK, ItWoP, and Islands.
Monday, October 4th 2004 - 05:21:09 PM
Name: Carvell Lindteigen
E-mail address: carvellnd@yahoo.com
Comments:Remarkable site, congratulations for creating just the type I've spent years looking for.
Thank you for making it available.
Saturday, October 2nd 2004 - 09:19:46 PM
Name: mario
E-mail address: mariosalgado@123mail.cl
Comments:it's a nice page, full of magic, dreams and fantasy, as king crimson's music is. i think i needed or we needed this kind of visual in the web...

ok, greetings from chile
Sunday, September 26th 2004 - 05:09:31 PM
Name: Kyra
E-mail address: kyra48548@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://alternative.zared.com/Hypnotherapy/Alchemical/
Comments:You have done a spectacular job on this website. Congratulations!
Monday, September 20th 2004 - 07:28:27 PM
Name: georg
Homepage URL: http://www.race.at
Comments:your site is really wonderful -
i really like it...

greetz from vienna/austria
and - stay creative !!
Sunday, September 19th 2004 - 04:21:17 AM
Name: mark fendt
E-mail address: mark@fendt2002.fsnet.co.uk
Comments:Mr sinfield. thanks for all the entertainment you have given me. We met at the Subterrania a few years ago when Gary Brooker was playing. My offer to take you out for dinner still stands ! talking of which, you know the old thing " name 3 people you would have as dinner guests", well, mine would be Tutankhamen, Neil Armstrong, and Pete Sinfield !! Take it easy, and i hope you are well and enjoying life.
All the best
Mark Fendt.
Sunday, September 12th 2004 - 12:58:51 AM
Name: Chris
E-mail address: eschaton@adelphia.net
Comments:The September song Imagination Day is beautiful. It should be published. It's really the first 'new' song from anyone i've heard in recent memory i can honestly say i like.
Sunday, September 5th 2004 - 12:20:56 PM
Name: zosodada
Comments:Thank you for all of this good work!
Thursday, September 2nd 2004 - 04:10:47 PM
Name: Trev Widdowson
E-mail address: beverley@bwiddowson.fslife.co.uk
Comments:Best site ever to be seen. So evocative, so exciting, so beautiful.
Sunday, August 22nd 2004 - 03:26:40 AM
Name: David Maclennan
E-mail address: djmac@paradise.net.nz
Comments:It was January 1974, and I was soon to begin university life, having taken a year off after leaving school to work and save money. I decided to have a decent break between work and starting uni, so I chucked the job in and proceeded to enjoy the height of summer.

One evening - January 17, to be exact - I entered my favourite record shop and spied two new import LPs - Pete Sinfield's "Still", and PFM's "Photos of Ghosts". Being a King Crimson fan I immediately bought "Still", while my best friend bought the PFM. A week later, having heard PFM, I bought this too, and it rapidly became my all-time favoute album and remains so to this day.

"Still", "Photos of Ghosts" and a couple of other albums (e.g. Yes's "Tales") became the soundtrack to that summer. To this day, every time I play any of these discs I'm transported back to that very special time.

The other week I bought a Japanese CD copy of "Still", and aside from a nasty mastering fault on "House of Hopes and Dreams", this album has never sounded better. But I still have my original LP copy, plus a UK one I bought a few months later (blue cover too!). And of course I still have my copy of the "Under The Sky" book.

I was delighted to discover the Sinfield website. There's some wonderful stuff there. I'm about to go exploring, so see you later (and keep your windows clean!)


David Maclennan
Thursday, August 12th 2004 - 01:11:18 AM
Name: lary
Homepage URL: http://www.page99.de
Comments:i really like your lyrics, even if there difficult sometimes.. but go on like this, i have to read more now ;-)
Wednesday, August 4th 2004 - 03:42:23 AM
Name: pigpenz
E-mail address: budelove@pacbell.net
Comments:interesting....we used to sit around in 70-72 time frame and try to figure out the connection of the King Crimson albumns. Clues in the covers etc.....havent thought about this for about ten years.
for your good work
we used to have this giant dayglo picture of the Crimson King :)
Monday, August 2nd 2004 - 07:25:47 PM
Name: roe
E-mail address: rosiemeg1213@aol.com
Comments:great information
Friday, July 30th 2004 - 09:22:51 PM
Name: Lorri
E-mail address: talshank@comcast.net
Comments:The past many months I have been tumbling into the dark depths of myself. Sword drawn, I am doing battle (in Scorpio). To find your website tonight has been a divine gift. The door was open for the truth to step in. It's all going to be OK.

Courage, Strength and deep Gratitude to you, Lorri
Friday, July 23rd 2004 - 08:24:24 PM
Name: Gary
E-mail address: real_minto@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://realminto.diaryland.com
Comments:Hi, I've just re-discovered my love of early KC, which began with a tape of 'A Young Person's Guide'. Now I own several CD's.

I always thought that the words of 'Cadence and Cascade' were: 'Sandpaper, courtisan'. I know it doesn't make much sense but I thought the 'san' of 'sandpaper' tied in nicely with the 'san' of 'courtisan'. What do you think? Is it too late to change it!?
Thursday, July 15th 2004 - 04:23:08 AM
Name: Daniel
E-mail address: jdaniel627@juno.com
Comments:It is 4am. I can't sleep so I am cruising the web to research Ian Macdonald and whether it is true that he really was in Foreigner. Seems hard to believe as I first heard and saw him in King Crimson. I believe it was in 1969 that I saw the group perform at the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood. I had heard a few cuts off an "underground" FM radio station and was instantly drawn to the mystical sound, especially the Mellotron which was the first synthesizer of course, and still has such a haunting and unique sound unto itself. I will never forget that concert. The band floated down the ramp leading to the stage. They seemed ethereal and ghostly. They did not say a word or look up. Each member silently took their designated places on the stage and positioned themself and their instrument.Robert Fripp looked up and gave a silent nod. Then like a magical seance the musical rites of the Court of the Crimson King were invoked. I was transported and mesmerized for the whole performance and I don't think I moved throughout the whole performance. It was like being in a transcendant timeless state . The musicianship was so far beyond that of any other bands I had heard.

And so tonight I am delighted to find this website of yours Peter. The esoteric meanings and sources of the songs have become clearer to me as I more fully understand their metaphysical/alchemical origins. Thank you for your visions and your poetic mindful lyrics.

From a Uranian Moon Child
Sunday, July 11th 2004 - 04:14:32 AM
Name: Mike Fergus
E-mail address: mfergus@usa.net
Comments:In 1974 and 1975, I was the music director of a small college radio station in Buffalo, New York. One of the great pleasures of the job was "discovering" new or previously overlooked treasures. "Still" was one of those treasures. Unfortunately, the vinyl recording - along with my entire collection - was lost in a fire in 1985. I am only now beginning to rebuild my collection, albeit on the often-inferior medium of CD. I do still use a mid-70s Sony cassette deck through a Marantz 3535, however. We aging prog-rockers have to draw a line somewhere!
Saturday, July 10th 2004 - 08:22:08 PM
Name: Dana Carlson
E-mail address: redwood@worldnet.att.net
Homepage URL: http://None
Comments:I would just like to say that I became a fan of King Crimson after seeing Alice Cooper and Robin Zander of Cheap Trick endorse the band, particularly Robert Fripp, on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. "In The Court of the Crimson King" is an awesome record. My favorite songs on that album are, "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "I Talk To The Wind".
Saturday, June 26th 2004 - 02:17:32 PM
Name: cecilia
E-mail address: cecyniz@hotmail.com
Sunday, May 30th 2004 - 04:55:21 PM
Name: gary vincent john ornelaz
E-mail address: stillgoingonup@yahoo.com
Comments:getting closer still since the first acid test with /in the court/the wake/cirkus/ilands/red/and on/and the days hearing the music at bill grahams winterland in san francisco u.s.a. with fellow acomplaces kent brosvine and mike gieble from sacramento cal. thank you peter s. for assisting the insites. I look forward to visiting this site more often till later on the jouney
Saturday, May 22nd 2004 - 01:09:26 PM
Name: John Kenna
E-mail address: lockargo@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://none
Comments:What great color! Thank you for sharing this with me. I am a poet deeply interested in mythology, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Rilke, Lacan, Derrida, et al.
Friday, May 21st 2004 - 11:58:23 AM
Name: cornflower
Comments:magic memories in holland park.
Friday, May 14th 2004 - 04:55:53 AM
Name: tim piper
E-mail address: thepiper@cox.net
Comments:Hello , I am enjoying your site. The material here has answered many truths for me on my path. I am a Gardener in life but over the last year have been compeled to paint also. Ther are one or two of my paintings I think you would be interested in seeing. The paintings are about my life's path yet after reading through this material I believe it's possible that we could all be on the same path. It's really too hard for me to put in words and thats why I painted. If you would like to see them please let me know.
tim piper
Friday, May 7th 2004 - 10:11:54 PM
Name: Crimsoid
E-mail address: Crimsoid@wp.pl
Homepage URL: http://www.king-crimson.prv.pl
Comments:When I look back on in the past, i see that your end with King Crimson gives you more satisfaction that naything else. And I must say that Stillusion is sa good as In The Court...and even better.

"The sea goat casts Aquarian runes through beads of
mirrored tears!!"
Stillusion is the mostly perfect version of ISLANDS lp.
Greetings from Poland!
Sunday, April 25th 2004 - 02:38:07 AM
Name: Lukas Devita
E-mail address: orient@lnb.lt
Comments:Dear Peter,
that's so nice to visit the colourfull site once again, and to have the opportunity to write on this [electro-visional] piece of the sky !
Exciting as putting notes on a cloud, as one of many King Crimson fans in Lithuania couldn't believe one day it would be possible. And I'm happy to say that there are still many of them here, and older ones try to introduce such music to new young friends (sometimes girlfriends, sometimes unsuccessfuly, but anyway).
King Crimson LP's were(and still are) one of the most expensive and valued issues on the black market (in the forest-meetings of music fans, during times of U.S.S.R); and now it's possible to get all on CD's. And even the rarity album piece of art "Stillusion" which is so good, (well, only CD version available);
But lyrics to Emerson Lake And Palmer, as in my case, are even more important as I was really growing with the music of ELP, absolutely admiring (ELP was more well-known here);
I'm still a big fan and, for instance, "Love Beach" is a great album to my ears (or heart), as essential from teenage love experience, and is in the the same strengh today.
In essence I'd like to say, that very ideas, intrigue, names, aphorisms inside the music were direct educational ifluences and patterns to us listeners and fans, especially in a younger age. And it's just amazing that we had so great mentors. And still have.
Thanks, and best inspirations to you !


Wednesday, April 21st 2004 - 05:20:38 AM
Name: Louise Ingram
E-mail address: anubis.design@sympatico.ca
Homepage URL: http://www.ourtown.ca
Comments:Still was and always will be one of my favourite albums. I didn't know about Stillusion so I'll be looking for that too!
Saturday, April 17th 2004 - 01:27:35 PM
Name: Mike Kimbro
E-mail address: KimbroCon1@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://hometown.aol.com/KimbroCon1/index.html
Comments:Thanks so much for bring "Walk Upon Dreams" to my attention. What a beautiful song.
Keep up the good work,
Sunday, April 11th 2004 - 08:25:28 PM
Name: Uriel
Homepage URL: http://www.internetparodies.org/interview/
Comments:For what it's worth, Isaiah 14:12 ("How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning, etc.") is borrowed from a Canaanite source which predates the book of Isaiah by centuries:

"How hast thou fallen from heaven, Helel's son Shaher! Thou didst say in thy heart, I will ascend to heaven, above the circumpolar stars I will raise my throne and I will dwell on the Mount of Council in the back of the north; I will mount on the back of a cloud, I will be like unto Elyon."

Albright, William Powell, Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan. (New York: Doubleday & Co., 1968), p. 232

Similarly, the name, Gabriel, which means "God is my strength," is of Chaldean origin and was unknown to the Jews prior to Babylonian captivity. We read in the Talmud: "The names of the angels were brought by the Jews from Babylonia." (JT Rosh Hashanah, 1:2). And Gabriel is just a tad Satanic. According to Babylonian legend, Gabriel fell from grace for not obeying a command exactly as given and remained outside the heavenly curtain for a time.

An Interview With God

Sunday, April 11th 2004 - 12:09:18 AM
Name: Gabriel
Comments:You strive so hard to destroy Christ, yet you're already dead. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning. how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations.
You strive to find the truth within mysteries by yourself, but you will realize that only the Ghost of God can reveal the truth of the Word....Oh of course you could get God's Word and quote half of a verse and then write a whole paragraph about it using only half of the word. You can twist it, but you will soon realize: we are not saved by words, we are saved by Grace. The facts and litteral translations from Greek and Hebrew to English have no meaning. The ink and pages are dead, and the words are dead without the Spirit. For the Spirit shall be taken up one day, and there shalt be no more salvation from then forth. Damnation has fallen on the son of the morning already.
You strive so hard and put so much time to vanity. Your facts and bias stories have nothing to prove, for when the barrel directs between your eyes, you will realize who God truly is. Always remember that perception is real to the perceiver; One never knows when he is deceived until the truth is revealed to him. Always remember that Truth is still Truth, no matter what you believe...
Check yourself...is the answer not in yourself? It is as you say, the answer is within you, but you can not reveal truth, but only the Ghost can reveal truth within you. It is true your heart is dead, but you will not realize, nor fear this message until you are wounded. Pride shall be cut down, and you will see. Can love be forced? Do you not have to choose to love? Then make your choice, because if you don't, death can be forced, and it will choose you. Fairwell ye fallen generation...may ye rise as the Son riseth, and not as the sun riseth.
Thursday, April 8th 2004 - 07:44:36 PM
Name: Jennifer
E-mail address: cygnus1221@yahoo.com
Thursday, April 1st 2004 - 02:48:40 PM
Name: Dan Mast
E-mail address: fmast2@kc.rr.com
Comments:I have been King Crimson fan since the first album. I saw them live for the first time in Milwaukee around 1974 or so (the first act was Mark-Almond - except Mark-Almond lost their equipment and came on after Crimson, using Crimson's equipment).
I have just one thing to say - Nothing I have I really need.
Tuesday, March 30th 2004 - 05:31:17 PM
Name: Lucas Delgado Rodríguez
E-mail address: musikuk@mixmail.com
Comments: I am not a lucky man. I am from Barcelona. I play piano, electric bass and guitar. I compose progressive symphonies, but I'm poor and I need work on other matters, not with the music. I bought a new synthesizer but somebody stole it from me. When I listened for the first time to the first album of King Crimson my life was changed completely. Afterward, I listened to Soft Machine, Henry Cow, Frank Zappa, PFM, Gentle Giant, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and all of the best music from 70's. I'm waiting for my moment. I think my misfortune is finished now. Thank you for your good desires and sorry for my bad english.
Tuesday, March 23rd 2004 - 03:11:00 AM
Name: Gentle Giant
E-mail address: KaptKopter69@aol.com
Comments:"Met a poet in a glade tearing up the world he'd made
Said, "Its crazy no one understands."
Left a note - "I've built a boat
And gone sailing with the Rainbow Man.
Tonight -
There are so many stars I can't count them all
I'm waiting, to catch one, should it fall."

Sinfield/Malpass 2003
Sunday, March 21st 2004 - 12:22:42 AM
Name: Luis Nieto
E-mail address: lnieto@la-red.com
Thursday, March 18th 2004 - 01:21:37 AM
Name: AainaalyaA
E-mail address: aainaalyaa@voila.fr
Homepage URL: http://www.AainaA.com/
Comments:Its amazing how much knowledge is embued in the essence of man when he allows the Light to shine through :)

All the best,

Monday, March 8th 2004 - 12:50:32 PM
Name: Jon Green
E-mail address: jongreenNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net
Homepage URL: http://www.songsouponsea.com
Comments:Hi Warrigal,

It may surprise you to know that my attempts at conveying Peter's "intent and meaning" have also not been entirely accurate. Specifically, I seem to have been close to the mark in deciphering some of the psychological and spiritual meanings of the song (and albums). However, Peter has told me that he never consciously intended for any of his work to reflect the life and mythology of Frederick II.

The Guestbook Archive is now tucked away here, in the "For Amusement Only" section of our site.

kind regards,

Thursday, March 4th 2004 - 10:57:02 PM
Name: Jeffrey Witt
E-mail address: warrigalwitt@hotmail.com
Comments:Today I revisit SSOS while I listen to "Court of--" on the hi fi. I do not remember what I said here in 2002 and the archive seems to have vanished, when I signed as Warrigal (business name). I have been compelled to follow the various projects of Peter and his collaboraters since the first King Crimson release. His lyric writing always impressed me as something more engaging than many iof the best songwriters of the times. During the '60s Dylan, Simon and Cohen inspired me to take up guitar and learn to sing so I could participate in this genre of communication. During the '70s I was further inspired by Peter's writing along with others such as Greg Lake, Roger Waters and Niel Young to pursue songwriting. I feel I owe it to Peter and the others to say thanks for the inspiration and to acknowledge the deeper levels of experience invoked by their fine songwriting. It has made a difference to my life, and setting directions for action though I still remain an unknown singer/songwriter except for my local region.
The song "Court of the Crimson King" stimulated a particularly strong vision for me and though I now understand (through this website) that the intent and the meaning of the song is not my interpretation. I think it may be of interest to some to read a poem that has been inspired partly by my experience of the first King Crimson recording and partly from my interest in coming to grips with the human condition.

Ship of Fools -1995

Down the corridors of carnage trudge the ghosts of genocide,
Weeping their flood of grief into the quicksilver night.
Poignant tears, splashing ripples upon the ocean of our dreams,
Disturbing relentlessly, the peace of a child's innocence.
Transforming naive visions of paradise,
To the hellish horrors of the crimson spattered ape.

Carving a path through history with their demon blades,
Captain Righteous and his ship of fools, sailing-
On a sea of sacred words and deified notions, for the heavenly rewards,
Of their blessed crusades against the heathen, pagan and infidel.

This sapient simian, rising to the realm of the gods;
Deluded by the neural impulses of a convoluted cortex,
Cast adrift from arboreal origins- believing, in dominion
Over bird and beast, by divine ordinance- spews dogma.

With paper blades and artillery of ink
Sacred text denies the animal link.
And as into the mire we sink,
We dream; therefore we know; we think.

© - Jeffrey Witt.(Warrigal)

Once again Peter, Thanks for the words and music and I Still hope for another solo project to follow your "Still" masterpiece. Cheers from the land of Oz, Jeffrey.

Thursday, March 4th 2004 - 09:13:38 PM
Name: dean parker
E-mail address: dean parker21@hotmail.com
Comments:this morning i had a dream about the song THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING< this afternoon im driving in my car look between the seats & theres the KING CRIMSON TAPE. played the tape came home & found your site & the dreambook. coincidence? i think not. I WAS A KING
Wednesday, March 3rd 2004 - 03:06:41 PM
Name: Roberta Potts aka Swafford
E-mail address: azaron@pacbell.net
Comments:Hi again,
Wrote a few years ago, see old stuff was taken off site, so I'll chirp again.
I grew up in Germany, near Stuttgart, as an Army Brat, exploring Mt. Hohenstaufen, the Family Seat for King Frederick II, and I found the Cave under the ruins. (Maybe where the old man's spirit still waits for the next round.)

Always love the effect you have on everyone that sees your site, since I was there before it was known, and was as impressed then with the fantastic life & times of the Emperor and his family history. What a character, and inspiration, and rebel!

To me, the songs reflect the rebellious awakening of our times too, but now we watch from the grey edges as Chaos and Law struggle for dominance instead of balance. Keep the messages coming, and songs singing, so that our spirit won't break.

Best Regards,
Tuesday, March 2nd 2004 - 11:12:29 AM
Name: Michael Clay
E-mail address: michael.clay@kbm1.com
Homepage URL: http://www.wheelhouse-music.com
Comments:Dear Mr. Sinfield,
I've just finished recording a CD with your good friends and cohorts Ian Wallace and Mel Collins. Early on I wanted Ian to approach you about some lyrics for the CD. Eventually, he declined. But I still think it would have been interesting and (possibly) great. Just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you when Wallace, Collins, myself, et al were laying it down. Please stay healthy and active. You're a treasure.
Michael Clay
Friday, February 27th 2004 - 01:47:18 PM
Name: tonja wright
E-mail address: teelee@machspeed.net
Comments:I love this sight and I have loved King Crimson for many years. Epitaph is my favorite song.
Sunday, February 22nd 2004 - 02:37:11 PM
Name: tim
E-mail address: timcanhear@aol.com
Comments:When I was 18 I first came upon Pete Sinfield's album "Still". It was an important time for me as I had recently lost a dear friend to an auto accident.
The smallest of things in life can set us into new motion and these few words from Pete Sinfield gave me solice.
From 'Still' he writes ... "As I race o'er this beautiful sphere".....
Those few words sent my mind into a journey and I realized how beautiful our world really is and that my dear and deceased friend was there, with me, high in the sky looking down at God's great creation. We shared something we hadn't before. We came together.

Tuesday, February 17th 2004 - 08:33:18 AM
Name: Haral Pfeiff
E-mail address: HaraldPfeiff@web.de
Comments:Hi, I am writing from the cold Gemany. Some weeks ago I was searching in the net for your CD/LP "Still" and so I found your page. Since many years I and my friends are fans of your wonderful poems. We have all King Crimson LP´s until you left the group. Now we are searching for other albums with your poems. But what I am asking for is if it is possible to get an autograph from you.
At the search for your album "Still" I found out (because I own the LP some years ago) that "Stillusion" and "Still" are not the same ones.
Best regards
Wednesday, February 11th 2004 - 05:44:23 AM
Name: Mike
E-mail address: thedukeofprunes@webtv.net
Homepage URL: http://community.webtv.net/thedukeofprunes/ALLTHINGSCRIM
Comments:Hi Peter,
Very nice website, very well done. You are one of my favorite songwriters, with King Crimson and with others. You are a true poet. Keep up the good work.

Cheers and Best Wishes,
Tuesday, February 10th 2004 - 10:49:13 PM
Name: radiocitizen
E-mail address: darkshark-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Homepage URL: http://listen.to/brianeno
Comments:Hi Peter, I recently picked up a CD copy of 'Land of Clear Colours', just wonderful. More power to you.
Tuesday, February 3rd 2004 - 05:09:43 PM
Name: Daniel Ruhland
E-mail address: druhland@ets.org
Comments:I've been a fan since '69. I love your website, so much information that answers a lot of questions I've wondered about over the years. I'm eager to hear the new recordings with Schizoid Band, and am hoping for a USA tour.
Monday, February 2nd 2004 - 10:21:13 AM
Name: David
E-mail address: log_in_2@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/davpal1/hartlepool1.htm
Comments:I have never heard Still and I fully intend to add your fine album (now titled Stillusion) to my prized collection where it will take pride of place alongside my King Crimson albums which include other fine works by you.
Sunday, January 25th 2004 - 02:36:20 AM
Name: Reed Thorne
E-mail address: reed@ropesthatrescue.com
Homepage URL: http://www.ropesthatrescue.com

Happy 60th! My name is Reed and I have been listening and following your career since the late 60's. Enchanting times they were back then. Remember to this day your quote concerning parting with Fripp. "I am not bitter really....just slightly amused".

Okay, now that I am through that...and before you throw this in the trash, how can I get your solo album "Larks Tongue in Aspic" on CD? I used to have it on LP. Would you sell me a signed copy directly?

Also, do you know what ever happened to McDonald and Giles? I would really like to get that as well.

All the best,

Reed Thorne
Saturday, January 24th 2004 - 09:01:33 AM
Name: Michael
E-mail address: mwfleming@sbcglobal.net
Comments:I had spent many hours searching through David Dodd's site on the Deads alblums, AOXOMOXOA and Workingman's. These alblums, as well as Court, have been listened to well over 30 years and not fully understood. As a returning student there has begun a new period of exploration and out of curiosity typed in a word search 'cats foot iron claw'. Whoa!
The plea is ignorance and the sentence is the acquisition of knowledge. This site helps tie a lot of loose ends together. Just keep this on line.
Thursday, January 22nd 2004 - 02:21:04 PM
Name: Ronald Gelber
E-mail address: Gelberronald@aol.com
Comments:I have made customized pressings of the K.C. music on
CDG-karaoke. Andrew Keeling has those samples. If you want
copies, email me and I'll do just that. Most sincerely,
Wednesday, January 21st 2004 - 05:36:17 PM
Name: Hank
E-mail address: oops!
Comments:The hotmail address I posted is no longer in service. I've read more parts of the website since I last posted.
I got into yoga and studied Buddhism while in the Air Force. If I ever had a Guru it was Alan Watts. He died in '73. Years later it all just came to me. I had yearned to go off and live in a cave near the Ganges River. The realization or Nirvana occured to me as realized we or I do not have to be in a cave near the Ganges. I reached the goal in the here and now right where I was at the time.
I also believe after almost lifelong contemplation I uncovered the darkest secret of all. At the moment you uncover the secret you realize you don't want to uncover it and it has been a hidden secret for a very special reason. Then you just have be brave enough to face the secret and let go.
Sidenotes:Music seems to be my greatest interest. Ever hear the Jerry Garcia song, The Wheel? The Grateful dead kind of bored me, but Jerry's solo album from 1972 I consider a Masterpiece. Lyrics by Robert Hunter. The only song I really liked by Grateful Dead is Touch Of Grey.
Friday, January 9th 2004 - 10:04:06 PM
Name: lost at sea
Comments:Best wishes to one of the finest songsmiths ever.
Friday, January 9th 2004 - 07:54:48 AM
Name: Hank
E-mail address: hankfranklin710@hotmail.com
Comments: Finally decided to look up King Crimson and found your interesting website. Bought In The Court at a record store when it came out back in '69 (my last year of high school). I won in the 1969 USA draft lottery (12th pick)so my music interests were kind of put on hold as I was off to war thanks to Uncle Sam. But before I left I really got into the Crimson King album. Four years later I returned home and my massive record colllection was scattered among my brothers many friends. I bought the Court Of album again and every so many years would be drawn back to it for a listen. Now in building up my cd (thanks heavens for cds, lp records seem quite stupid in comparison) collection I just had to make sure I got my Crimson King again and I did. Funny thing is though, it was the only King Crimson record I ever bought with the exception of a cassette tape of Beat, which I got after seeing King Crimson on saturday night live. They sounded so good on Saturday Night Live, but I quickly became disappointed with my cassette tape of Beat. Didn't sound as good as the live band on TV. Anyhow, I guess now I still have 3 other King Crimson cds to add to my collection. I've decided I may as well round out my collection with the 2nd, 3rd and 4th records so I'll end up with the Famous first 4. I was very impressed with In The Court Of The Crimson King right from the first time I listened to it. I thought Greg Lake sounded a lot like John Lennon in the song 21st Century....(I mean that as a compliment)....Beatle fan here. I like the entire recording and it has always been on my shortlist of favorites. I was not happy to hear Greg Lake left King Crimson so soon and I took it as a sign of possible problems in the band and I guess in part that's why I didn't pursue the other recordings (until now). Anyhow, now I am very enthusiastically looking forward to hearing the other 3 of the first 4 after all these years.
A few additional notes: Yeah, I was totally unaware of anything to do with Mythology and King "Frederick" as having anything to do with the concept of King Crimson music. To me, in my mind's ears and eyes, In The Court Of The Crimson King was a sometimes frightfull/sometimes delightful fantasy musical experience as I crawled the cracked and broken path. I can still see my original mind vision as in the 1st time I saw the puppets dance In The Court Of The Crimson King. I still go back there every time I listen. I may just as soon not delve too deeply into the connection to Frederick and instead keep my original vision and interpretation of the music and words and I may just simply listen in the same sort of way to the 2nd 3rd and 4th sets. By the way I'm a lifelong musician here, guitars and drums mostly. Ma bought me my 1st guitar when I was 12 during Beatlemania in '64. Was a kid in NJ USA.
I've never played professionally but looking back, darn, if I had it all to do over again I would have started or gotten into a band. Well anyhow, now I've got your wonderful website to visit and the 2nd 3rd and 4th King Crimson cds to look forward to. Been a fan since 1969. Best wishes to Pete and the Webmaster. I now live in New England USA.
Friday, January 9th 2004 - 01:30:43 AM
Name: Darren
E-mail address: webmaster@frakctured.net
Homepage URL: http://www.frakctured.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1430
Comments:I would like to take this opportunity to invite all you Pete Sinfield/King Crimson fans to play our Trivia Challenge quiz at the FraKctured ColleKctive website (http://www.frakctured.net).

It's frightfully good fun (even if you don't get the answers right) and you could win a crystal trophy (if you do get the answers right).


Have fun,

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Monday, January 5th 2004 - 07:35:04 AM
Name: Daniel Lightfoot
E-mail address: dan_lightfoot@sympatico.ca
Comments:Hi Pete
It's been a while since we corresponded. Happy belated birthday, by the way, also a fellow Capricorn, I turned 47 on the 24th. I guess I had to come out and see what all the ruckus was about. Little di I realize the impact it would have on the rest of my life.
At any rate, good to see you are doing ok, knackered or not, we all have to be some way. I look forward to your new CD, all my faves playing on it, should be good.
Thursday, January 1st 2004 - 06:09:41 AM
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