I suppose we all relate best to the music of our youth, so the works of King Crimson and yourself will always be magic for me, evoking a huge emotional response of laughter and tears, the pains of lost things and pleasures of fond memories and love. All your creations, including the prophetic '21st Century Schizoid Man', 'The Letters' (an astounding and shocking piece of rock drama that brings tears to my eyes) the visionary 'Still' and the erotic 'Ladies of the Road' still give me a huge amount of happiness, for which I'll always be grateful.
I never thought we'd all be here in the year 2006. So on the eve of that new year I'd like to give you heartfelt thanks for all you've done and wish you all the very best for you and yours in the future, whatever it may hold.
|Comments:||Thanks to Jon and Peter for making this the best place on the web. Thanks for caring about these things.
Happy Christmas and a 'peaceful' new year for us all.
|Comments:||And a hopeful and merry Christmas to you Peter. May the coming year bring you peace, happiness, and a little bit, well, a lot, of poetry . . .|
|Comments:||in my excitement at finding this sight i forgot to mention that i was a member of the acid rock band syberite and wrote the adam g-214 anti bush rock opera. lyrics at the mystic_lonewolf sight. thanks and good luck. greg s. i listened to the court of the crimson king on acid a few times back in the late '70s and the beauty of it just blew me away.|
|Comments:||my oldest brother had the court of the crimson king lp and after listening to it it really inspired me to work on my own songs.|
|Comments:||My dearest friend, Thought I had better sign your dream book since I ain't done it yet oops! well you know me old "in a minute Pammie" Words can never express just how much I treasure you as a friend and confidant and for all the years of inspiration and support you have given me not to mention the best 50th birthday a girl could wish for . I love you Sinfield to the sky and up, round and back again.
Live long and prosper beaming up Scottie
Yours Pammie xxxx
|Comments:||I don't recall writing " They said there'd be snow at Christmas... and a thirty foot half-decorated fir tree outside your window..." Hmm? Which there is. Never the less- Just thought I would take a 'seasonal moment' to say a huge thank you to all the people who have added a kind word or three to this dreambook in the past year. You will never know how much you have on so many occasions lifted my spirits. Bless you for taking the time to spur me on.
& indeed spurred I am with, after a lull and regathering of energy, dreaming
and scribbling away... Many new songs are in the pipeline not the least some
mayhap slightly, ahem, unusual for my, with luck, to be finished come spring, second solo album currently called- "Terrible Animal". Hey what's 30 odd or so years between friends? Now with reference to the picture competition-
I regret no one recognised the occasion of Spurs winning the FA Cup being erm, celebrated by- well me... Nigel Kennedy and his girl friend Lexie, Eric Idle and of course our host a certain Mr. Gary Linneker. Yep. Hard to believe but If you win it THEY actually let you borrow it for an evening. Its very heavy.
There you go then... I'll try to set a less devious puzzle next time.... hah. Meanwhile I wish you and yours strength, vision & happiness for the coming year- to cope with an increasingly, or so THEY would have us believe, sad, mad, bad world. THEY are wrong. It is still...f ine, beautiful. Love. *PjS*
|Comments:||this is the best site ive run to in a while,song soup for me please....|
|Comments:||Is the young man in the top row middle Paul Young?|
OK, I'll be the first person to risk looking a fool by guessing the content of the photo on your web site.
Occasion: Your winning the Ivor Novello Prize in 1980 for the song “Have You Ever Been In Love.”
People: You in the top left corner; David Essix in the middle; Eric Idle in the bottom left.
Am I even close...?
|Comments:||Incredible page-it lends so much insight to KC lyrics.
Thank you for your contribution to rock, the arts, and the human race.
|Comments:||You've had my job for decades and I love you for it. Pirates is as good a yo-ho-ho as ever was. You inspired me along with choice others to write lyrics and a science fiction rock opera came of it a few years back but nobody was buying a musical graphic novel by unknowns but it got done and that's a something eh? Good advice and if I dip into lyricism again I'll keep your words close like wary friends. What do you do when your musician partner goes Southern Baptist and shared dreams are evil ones now?|
|Comments:||Still my favourite poet / lyricist ever since the Fire Witch|
|Name:||Cristian van Schuerbeck|
|Comments:||I am honored to sign your book. I would like to say thanks for your contribution to progressive rock. You are the MAN!.
Cristian van Schuerbeck
|Comments:||Dear Peter, I don't quite now how I stumbled on a picture of Withywood, now called Withywood Hollow but I bought it 6
weeks ago. It was in a very sorry state indeed. The view from the
window has already been reinstated. I felled a dozen 40 foot leylandii that had completely blocked the vista. The rats have left, and the house is breathing again. Such a special place, a real bucholic idyll. I am busily tending to its needs.The modern extension will be tempered and the garden will return. This weekend I will open the windows and play a few of your tracks as loudly as I can.
|Comments:||Its fantastic and I'm amazed at the sight of a realization of such a vision, because i had experienced something similar and I'm glad to share it with somebody as special as you!!|
|Comments:||I love emperor Frederick II...I'm born in Lagopesole...another place where Stupor Mundi build a very wonderful castle...
thank You for wonderful web site
I thought I would pop in to say that I have been wanting to get the wonderful Lin Bensley to write for SSoS for ages. I'm glad that he has done so, and you can read his generous and funny tribute to Peter's Still album on the Still tribute page, http://www.songsouponsea.com/stillanniv.html I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
|Comments:||Have just acquired a copy of Stillusion via eBay.
"The sea goat casts Aquarian Runes through beads of mirrored tears"
That's truly meaningful!
|Comments:||As a 18-year-old Progressive Rock initiate I just couldn't ignore Peter's outstanding works with the great King Crimson and my fellow countrymen P.F.M.. What I did ignore was the deeper meaning of the lyrics (and artwork) of the albums...
The Promenade the Puzzle section is just phenomenal! One of the best sites I've seen!
Music, culture, history, literature, occultism and art all rolled into one... Well done, Peter! This is the stuff for me!
Congratulations to the WHOLE website staff. Great artwork! Keep on progging, you all!
(life's a journey)
|Comments:||Dearest Peter and Friends at SSOS,
Not long enough ago I watched the World Trade Center burn from my window. I thought it strange at the time that my British friends sent me their expressions of sympathy, condolences, support and solidarity, as I was after all not directly affected in the manner one would expect from an explosion and as I had only witnessed the event from a safe distance. And yet amid my personal feelings of despair, insecurity and communal sorrow, their kindness went a long way towards reassuring me that people elsewhere, where the sun still shone clearly, cared. I was oddly enough fortified by their compassion.
In light of the recent terrorist attacks on your soil, if I may, in kind, return the favor in the smallest of ways, I would like to express my deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you wonderful Brits there at SSOS who have given me so many hours of pleasure, both those of you who may have had personal tragedies and those who suffer of spirit.
I know now, why you sent us your sympathies, it is because it is true that all mankind shares one soul. As one is harmed, so are we all. As you shared in our pain I now share in yours. I cannot in truth say that things will ever be the same again, for they will not, but they will some day become ‘normal’ of sorts anyway. In these times of darkness, remember you are not alone you have many friends. I wish you safety, serenity and most of all...
|Comments:||Fascinating material.Many lyrical associations and their timelines that always eluded me by being just out of reach.I will spend a lot of time here,being a huge King Crimson appreciator for 35 years.Listening to new Brian Eno disk as I write.Good stuff. thanx for all your hard work.
|Comments:||I really appreciate Peter's work as a writer, and these pages pay fine homage to it.
Lyrics on the first King Crimson songs and Peter's solo records are amazing! I enjoyed so much to seek metaphors, along with a cup of tea. Thanks!
I have instantly loved all of your work that I have heard, and was moved to write to you after hearing Andy Hill's beautiful and mesmerising recording of 'If You're Right'.
The chemistry on your collaborations is very evident and produces outstanding music, and like my Bucks Fizz friends I would love to hear any other demos or 'for fun' recordings that you have made.
Thanks once again
|Comments:||If You're Right is a beautiful song. Andy Hill's voice is perfect for the emotion conveyed by the lyrics. Can we have some more please? I would love to hear the demos for other tracks as you have said yourself in the past that they are often far better than the interpretation given by the recording artist.
Are you working on anything with Andy at the moment? I certainly hope so as I have always enjoyed listening to your past collaborations.
|Comments:||The recording of "If you're right" is phenomenal. Please can we have some more of Andy singing your marvellous songs. The demo of "Heart of Stone" perhaps...?|
|Comments:||found this site surfing. i really like it|
|Comments:||I've long been a fan of KC but I had no idea of the deep underpinnings of the lyrics.
This is one of the best websites on gnostic knowledge and inner alchemy I've seen.
I find that inner knowledge is pretty tough to describe and understand while unitiated and to the uninitiated, by initiated, I mean, prior to direct experience of gnosis.
But the mystery, as presented intrigues and compels.
You are welcome to peruse my website which I dedicated to the victims of the 9/11 tragedy.
http://awarenessplus.com where I made my own feeble attempt s at explaining the unexplainable.
Perhaps at some point I can return to this, I don't think I did a very good job of marketing my site (making it available to search engines)
|Name:||David C Sands|
one question, if you will. just exactly who is "the vicar"?
|Comments:||Thanks for the great lyrics, Peter. I hope the 21st Century Schizoid Band records your material.|
|Comments:||Hello, nice to meet you Peter my name's badoura|
|Comments:||Thank you Peter...|
Check this swedish band out!
|Comments:||If I were a solar system, I would wear two pairs of pants at the same time because I have two belts. Thanks for entertaining me!|
|Comments:||this dream of this KING and the picture of him thinking is the dream of a man,and the legend that followed him
greatness,honor,and what over time became FAIRYTALE.
|Name:||John Freud & His Post-Genital Stage Playboys|
|Comments:||The classic Sinfield postings in all their grand magniloquence may be found here
|Comments:||Neat site. I have been enjoying Peter's contributions to our discussions at www.BlackCatBone.34sp.com; sometime it's like he is really with us.
I have been playing Still and Song Of The Sea Goat regularly for 30 years now, and never tire of them.
So is man the ultimate species, or perhaps we're to evolve into creatures that appreciate anything they're in contact with, and find as much, and healthiest, contentment in the heart of magma, and deep space and cold rubbish tips as our current "homo sapiens" in the most lively-colored garden; so then there's no need to learn all that mostly googled "Cocky Comedy", or?
|Name:||Daniel J. Mast|
|Comments:||Very nice. I have been a fan since the lates 60s.|
|Comments:||As I watch the snow fall outside my window, I find myself escaping into the lyrical world that you have presented, a beautiful place of different worlds, different words...your website. Well done. I have crossed paths over the years with Greg Lake but alas, have never met Mr. Sinfield. Now I know where you are, in the garden with the moonchild! This is a lovely place and your lyrical pictures have enriched my life. Thank you for all that you do. You have a tremendous gift! May your soul always keep shining!
|Comments:||A lazy day in cold February -- not inclined to work, it suddenly occurred to me to search on your name. I was more than delighted to find your site, and to find it as profoundly textured as the music of early King Crimson, of which I was, and remain to this day, a fan. Thought I always loved the music, it was your lyrics that made the most profound impression upon me. (BTW, my book, Science and Spirit, will be published later this year. I feel certain, based on your written work, that you might find it enjoyable. I would be privledged to send you a signed copy upon expression of interest.)
|Comments:||Incredible site... Just amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration and depth of spirit!|
|Comments:||dude kool site come look at my site and look at my poems and tell me what you think|
|Comments:||When am I going to find time to read all this? Absolutely wonderful and intriguing site which I will return to and read from beginning to end one day ........ I promise.|
|Comments:||continue to practise magic
as it drinks your soul
so shall you become it
and it becomes you.
but the ? is
what is it?
it is impossible to know
what gate you have opened
for they shift.
if you don't believe in your soul
why do you then believe in it?
Sign the Dreambook Read the Dreambook