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The Power to Alter Life

Driving home from my job at the Majestic Hotel [in Bournemouth] in the Majestic Dance Orchestra (in 1967), I got in and put on my radio, and this music coming out was unbelievable. It was The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper, it came on somewhere in the second side, no announcements, and it kept going. It finished with this incredible wind-up and a long piano chord. I had no idea what was going on, other than that it terrified me. There was a power in this music which—I wouldn’t use the words then, but I’d use them now—there was a power in this music which made me challenge and question all my assumptions. My life was not the same again.”

– Robert Fripp, from an interview with Tony Bacon in 1991

This, my friend, is the holy grail I will continue to chase, hopefully until the day I die. It’s one of the things that makes life worth living.

Experiencing this kind of wonder suddenly rewrites the rules as to what’s possible in life.

It’s the best feeling ever.