In Rome for our two shows here.
We arrived to an unusual rainy day in Rome.
It cleared up at times, in the evening, and I was of course out shooting some pictures
The next morning was almost sunny, and I went out on an excursion
Seeing Michaelangelo’s “Mose” (Moses) always has a great effect on me. It was my dad’s favorite, as I’ve mentioned before. Though I have a pretty big picture of it right at my home studio desk, there’s nothing like seeing the marble up close - it has a life of it’s own. And with all that’s hit this week, the election, the contention back in the US, Leonard Cohen’s passing on… I can use a treat, so I walked a mile or so to the church it’s in, to have another look.
Alas, this time, the church it’s in has that quiet corner under construction, so I can’t stand near it, and even have to zoom in tight on the statue to get a decent picture without scaffolding, and their usual lighting of it is replaced by work lights.
Leaving the church, I saw this, on a different wall:
(and I’m sure you’re guessing what I thought.)
Maybe they’re in anti-keys (about to be discovered at CERN) and Robert’s just trying to find a way to express them with fingers not made of anti-matter
Show two, on Nov 12: many less photos - I think we’ve seen enough from the Rome soundchecks.
But there’s a different setlist
As I wrote back before the Milan show, it’s great to be back in Italy with King Crimson. The band has a long history of special shows here.
We continue to appreciate that audiences are cooperating with our request to hold off on photos until the end of the music. I know it’s hard for some (myself included in that!) But seeing all the cellphones, in the pictures and videos afterwards, it’s ever more clear what a good idea it is to have the concert free of that.
Leaving Rome with this picture of yet another who held off until the end for his selfie!