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My love of music which really began when I was a teen. This was taken in 1973 in Dallas at the Majestic Theatre. King Crimson, with the late John Wetton on vocals and bass. I memorable concert, if not a great photo. Hand held film developed and printed in my makeshift darkroom. Music guides and centers my life and is truly indispensable.
I used to listen to 21st Century schizoid man at full blast with my ear jammed against the one speaker of my record player. I loved that gritty rising crescendo of the guitar. "In the court of the crimson king" was pretty much almost choral, It drove my Dad mad!
My tastes have changed over the years....Led Zeppelin, Stones (never the Beatles!) Who, The Kinks, Black Sabbath, Emerson Lake Palmer, James Brown, to Louis Prima, Norah Jones, ELO, pretty much all Motown, some "Sound of Philadelphia" and now......Toufic Farroukh; Saxophonist with a Middle Eastern/Jazz flavour.
The violins at the end of Lou Reed's 'walk on the wild side' can have me in tears in the right mood, I find it very haunting. Same for Arvo Part's 'Spiegel Im spiegel'
Motown is the only music guaranteed to get me on the dance floor
I loathe the manufactured homogenous 'everything sounds the same' pap that we are fed daily, with its shallow celebrity attachment
Thanks for re-kindling my memories of King Crimson.