Category Archives: The Gift

An occasional series of blogs providing updates on matters connected with The Gift

Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival 2015 (Sunday)

You need to read where this story starts, and you can do that here. You then need to read where this story continues, and you can do that here. The weather had not got any better but at least it … Continue reading

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Bad Elephant Music Prog Curry

In the immortal words of the great Robert Plant, it’s been a long time since I’ve spammed a blog. I have literally spent the best part of two years building up the image of some sort of fitness fanatic, keeping … Continue reading

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Bad Elephant Music update number 8

Bad Elephant Music Blimey !  Has it really been that long since update number 7 ?  Did you miss us ?  Did I just cut and paste that intro from update number 7 ?  We have been busy with band things, … Continue reading

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Bad Elephant Music update number 7

Bad Elephant Music Blimey !  Has it really been that long since update number 6 ?  Did you miss us ?  We have been busy with band things, as you will read about below, and with general messing about doing … Continue reading

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The Gift of Curry

There have been a number of Shineback curries, one very memorable The Fierce And The Dead curry (memorable for me not having been invited to it), and now there was to be a curry with Mike Morton and Dave Lloyd … Continue reading

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Bad Elephant Music update number 6

Bad Elephant Music It has been all go at BEM since Phil the Duck stole the show at Celebr8.2. Contract negotiations are ongoing and we hope to have some very good news on that front soon.  In the meantime, one … Continue reading

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Bad Elephant Music update number 5

Did everyone enjoy Celebr8.2 ?  Did you all come away with a Shineback flyer ? Bad Elephant Music It would be fair to say that we at BEM thoroughly enjoyed Celebr8.2 and big thanks must go to Twang, Geoff and Bob … Continue reading

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Celebr8.2 (Sunday) Simon Godfrey, Matt Stevens & Andy Tillison, Harvest, Andy Tillison, Alan Reed And The Daughters Of Expediency, Matt Stevens

Look at the size of that heading !  That’s how much music I managed to stuff into my Sunday at Celebr8.2, and there was even more available !  The Saturday had been brilliant (and you can read about it here, or if you … Continue reading

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Celebr8.2 (Saturday) Knifeworld, Frost*, Galahad, District 97, Mark Spencer, IO Earth

So Celebr8.2 was finally here after what seems like months of excited anticipation, and the massed ranks of the Prog army gathered at The Hippodrome in Kingston upon Thames for a weekend of whatever massed army ranks do, which I … Continue reading

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Bad Elephant Music update number 4

Is everyone excited about Celebr8.2, or is it just me ?! I think Robert is happy Bad Elephant Music Many of you have been asking where the name Bad Elephant Music came from, and I am happy to confirm it … Continue reading

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