this is exactly right. by all accounts, RF has been at odds with the industry since the moment he set foot in it--regardless of anyone's opinions of his beliefs, Robert is an extremely principled and dogmatic guy whose calling happened to place him in an industry known for being capricious and, frankly, unethical. it seems like he was first overwhelmed by these things sometime c. 1974 and it's been a constant back and forth for him since. the recent troubles with universal (selling rights they didn't own to the KC catalogue) are just the craziest and most recent installment of this business. but don't take my word for it. for those who don't want to go look at pictures of Bill Rieflin nuzzling RF's pet rabbit: tl;dr: RF had a musical/philosophical idea that presented itself to him as KC, for which there's historical precedent (this is how both 80s and 90s crimso came about). his ability to act on this, though, was bogged down by the intensity of his business disputes, and he was occupied by other projects. however, all of these things seem to be resolving, plus Toyah loves him, and it's financially viable, so let's go! I am incredibly excited.