27 September 2010

Feeling the Split

Tonight, a very rare occurrence at Radio Free Gumbo:  I had to turn off the radio because of the song that came on while I was winding down.  It was "21st Century Schizoid Man" by King Crimson.

It was too much.

I like King Crimson, but their music in general, and Robert Fripp's in particular, can be a bit of a mood thing for me.  When I'm ready for it, it is good.  High-energy prog rock, groovy, man.

When I'm not, it's too jittery.  Too all-over-the-place.  Too...disassociative.

So it was tonight.  I couldn't make it to the guitar solo.  These days I'm a little too close to a disintegrative state of mind and the music was widening the cracks.

So I turned it off, and read a good book.  Good to be back together.


  1. What are you reading?

  2. "Disintegrative State of Mind"....nobody but YOU could say that!!! Love it.

  3. As much as I love music, sometimes it's very annoying. Too stimulating.
    Quiet can be very healing. I love to read in the quiet...it makes the book much more real.
    Have you read the Hunger Games books?

  4. Robert Fripp! yeah!! Fripp and Eno....now there's late night writing mood music for ya?!

    And prog rock? One of my guilty pleasures!!


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