before diving into the future
I'm been forced to confront the past.
I feel as though a knife is stuck in my back
and I have to remove it.
a blogger has accused me of being "unethical".
some people are trying to paint me
for the "break up" of King Crimson.
in either case, nothing could be farther from the truth.
in the first place:
I am honorable and ethical.
anyone who has ever worked with me knows that.
what happened concerning a few dates krimson
were supposed to play on the west coast in May
was nothing more or less than a small misunderstanding.
concerning our schedule for 2009,
I remember robert saying he would call in a month or two.
I don't remember anyone saying
"don't book anything in May".
I did not know we were supposed to hold May open.
in fact, our schedule in May was open and it still is open.
secondly, who says king crimson is over?
I believe krimson lives on whether we play
5 more shows on the west coast
or 155 more shows around the world
or we never play again.
I will not allow anyone to shit on
27 years of creative effort and difficult labor
by trying to be divisive at this late date.
I'm proud of our collaborative work
and you cannot take that from me.
I WILL NOT BE MADE THE BAD GUY
WHO ENDED KING CRIMSON.
it is not true, it is not fair, and it will not stand.
only robert fripp can "break up" king crimson
and if he chooses to do so, that's his business.
the internet reminds me of venice, italy.
something new at every turn.
full of surprising twists.
and mostly a lot of fun.
but it also has an insidious side.
a realm of half-truths, innuendo, and dark thoughts.
where inaccuracy and passive aggressiveness hold court.
where faceless people can make up anything they want
and there is little their victims can do about it.
even if you jump into this ugly stew and try to fight back,
somehow the whole truth still never quite emerges.
I think it's because of the limited scope of a blog.
to paint a real picture, to tell a complete, vivid,
and true story still may rely on the depth of a book.
it has been said there are three truths:
there is your truth,
there is my truth,
and then there is the truth.
rather than address fabrications,
and mindless partiality on my blog,
I have decided at last to write a book:
My Memoirs of King Crimson (so far)
I'm excited about expressing my truth.
and I have a lot to say.