Don’t know how I feel about the Flaming Lips taking on King Crimson’s In the Court of the Crimson King. Sure, bit of a sacred cow for me (changed my life, blah blah blah), but man, did Lips botch Dark Side of the Moon a couple years back. Still, the decayed Boards of Canada-esque blips of ethereal sound making up the mid-to-end section of “Moonchild” are intriguing. 

[Stereogum]

Going back to the early King Crimson, the remarkable explosion of the creative impulse in popular music, mainly in rock music, came from these young men who didn’t know what they were doing, yet were able to do it. What has changed in 40 years? It’s very simple. Forty years ago there was a market economy. Today there is a market society. Today, everything, including ethics, has a price.
This rare interview with Robert Fripp seriously bums me out.