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RE: Fripp, making friends in the audience again????

 On the hidden track of the live League of Gentlemen, it is dozen or so
Fripp made at the beginning of each show.  Basically saying the they
were a "Dance band"
and the requirement for being on the Dance floor was motion.  Others
were invited to watch/listen from the sides and rear of the Dance floor.
Fripp said on 12/10 at the Birchmere
that he has considered quitting touring and concentrate on running DGM,
because of 
all the hassles of being a touring musician.  The "Vampiric" actions of
adoring fans
is one of his oft quoted reasons.  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andre Cholmodeley [SMTP:andre@monmouth.com]
> Sent: Saturday, December 13, 1997 1:15 PM
> To:   John_Ott@ATK.COM
> Subject:      Fripp, making friends in the audience again????
> ok, i'll weigh in on the frippbash.... though as many do, i love the
> man
> and his music. he's one of my biggest influences and has written some
> of
> the sickest stuff - 70s, 80s, 90s!!!!
> but - i like to kick my heroes... this story tho, is about a good
> friend....
> back during the League of Gentlemen tour, Fripp had the concept that
> it was
> a "dance" band of sorts, so thet booked into places that were dance
> halls,
> open seatless spaces, etc. He wanted you to DANCE, dammit.
> So my friend , who is an amazing guitarist and fripp-head, got right
> to up
> the the front of the stage, basically front row, and hung out near
> fripp to
> enjoy his playing, technique, music.
> But he wasn't dancing.
> After several songs, (and i paraphrase) Fripp leaned forward and
> hissed
> "why aren't you dancing !? You're being a vampire !!!" This is for
> dancing,
> stop sucking up my energy !!!"
> So - i think the guy just has a real planned out life (read any liner
> notes
> of the late 70s early 80s)
> what are ya gonna do?? he's a genius. just a cranky one, that's all.
> peace, andre'

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