Monday, September 14, 2015

In the Court of the Crimson Corbyn

Andrew Rawnsley in the Guardian on the Corbyn victory:
When an opposition party chooses a new leader in the wake of defeat, the event has the potential to be a moment of rebirth: sorrows can be put aside, a line drawn under past failures, the party may dare to dream again.
It was like that for some in the crowd at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre when it was declared that Jeremy Corbyn had become Labour’s crimson king by conqueroring [sic – this is the Guardian] the party with a haul of votes that obliterated his rivals.

We must all wish the British Labour Party well. Meanwhile, here are King Crimson live in San Francisco in December 1969 with “Epitaph” from their debut album, released in October that year, In the Court of the Crimson King. Sample lyrics:
Confusion will be my epitaph….
The fate of all mankind, I see in the hands of fools


macdoctor said...

I would have thought "21st Century Schizoid Man" would have been more appropriate...

Stephen Stratford said...

It was a toss-up.