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Fripp's achievement

Whether I like Robert Fripp's music or not (I do, but that's not
important...), he is a prime example of someone who has had a lengthy
career playing primarily unconventional music, which he clearly enjoys

Frankly, in these times, I think it's absolutely wonderful when I see
someone who is able to actually do something they consistently enjoy
for their occupation. Whether I like what they do or not, it almost
always makes me envious, since I fall into "the other category". 

I applaud Robert Fripp for having the knack for developing the
necessary skill and acumen to stay "in business" so long. I hope he is
able to continue doing so until he's able to comfortably retire...when
he wants to retire. I wish that for all of us. Unfortunately, it
happens all too seldom.

Whether he influenced anyone in the process shouldn't really concern
me, although it seems obvious that he's had a lot of influence over the
years. To me, his more important achievement is that he's able to do
something he loves, full time.


--- Mark Sottilaro <sine@zerocrossing.net> wrote:
> Why splutter?  Whether you like his music or not, Fripp's a big part
> of 
> the looping world.  The end.  In my opinion, he's one of the only of
> his 
> kind that hasn't gone all soft.  He's a nice cranky OCD guitarist,
> and I 
> still listen to King Crimson all the time.  God Save The Queen was 
> probably one of my first introductions to any looping.
> He claims to have never gotten a dime, or even a working EH16 even 
> though they marketed it as a "Fripp in the box."
> Mark Sottilaro
> On Friday, August 23, 2002, at 09:44  PM, David wrote:
> > <splutter>
> > <sputter>
> > <splutter>
> >
> > Fripp.
> >
> > Aaaaaaaaagh! I said it!  I'm going to regret this!!  PULEEZE don't
> let 
> > me
> > burn in hell!!
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "one less than none" <onelessthannone@hotmail.com>
> > To: "Loopers Delight mailing list"
> <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> > Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 5:13 PM
> > Subject: Fw: loop device endorsement - was Santanas looping bassist
> >
> >
> >> I think that endorsement certainly help 'spark' interest in a 
> >> technology
> >> they get peopel to look at it !
> >> any advertising is good !
> >>
> >>
> >

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