Our fixed and habitual attitudes shape our lives, how we live them, and how we engage with others. Within these directing-attitudes is usually one primary operating strategy, to which we are blind. In the Guitar Circle this is referred to as Blind Spot, also sometimes as Chief Feature. This blind directing-strategy is present in all that we do, and has the eventual effect of creating what amounts to our complete personal world. Eventually, over time, we may find that the life we have is one that we have created for ourselves, blindly. It may be the world that we want, or may not; it is unlikely to be the world that we wish for ourselves.
One approach to understand the mechanics of King Crimson group life, is to examine the various Blind Spots of Crimson members. The primary-operating-strategies are reflected in the personal and professional relationships, the music, and the performances.
How to discuss with a Crimson member their point of view when they don’t know they have this point of view? But are acting on it, regardless.
Only one of the difficulties of being in King Crimson.
How to discuss with an audient / member of the public their point of view when they don’t know they have this point of view? But are acting on it, regardless.
Only one of the difficulties of being a performer, of being in public life.
A mature, self-reflective practice may allow us to discover our Blind Spot. It will still be present, but if we shine a light while walking, perhaps we trip over it less often. Especially while walking onstage.
Saturday 18th. September, 2021
Bredonborough, Middle England