| Thursday 17th. April, 2003 |
Those who see RF as Crimson Dictator, even Bandleader, or He Who Must Be Obeyed, might be interested to note that I have repeatedly stated I have no plans, nor intention, of making "the next album". And there are good reasons for this…
The bulk of the work falls to me, at the beginning and at the end, to Crimsonise a Crimson album.
I do not want that work.
I am not paid for that work.
The recording is mostly a joyless exercise for me, of alienation & unmusicality.
When the album is concluded, mastered, delivered, the reward is…
interviews interviews interviews.
Alternatively, pressure implicit/explicit to do interviews, promote, publicise.
I am not paid for these functions.
They are an ordeal.
It is not work that I seek.
It is part of making an album.
It is a brain-dead & unimaginative strategy.
As a strategy it has been superseded, by BootlegTV.
As a functioning strataegy, it is not yet up & running.
I do not have the energy to force this forward against the inertia of conventional thinking.
David Singleton, the originator of the strategy, is not a member of the band.
But, regardless of my notional position as Crimson Kingpin, and although none of this is newly expressed, seemingly none of it has been incorporated into KC touring strategy.
En passant, when I listen to TPTB, I do not hear the effort nor the distress that it caused me.