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Title: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 25, 2013, 02:11:59 PM
First, the official press release:

We are delighted to announce Bad Elephant Music's second partnership!

Joining Shineback as part of the BEM family, please say a big hello to The Gift.

Founded by Mike Morton and Leroy James, The Gift's first album, Awake and Dreaming, was released in 2006 to rave reviews. For many and varied reasons the band weren't able to promote the album, and it's only in the last couple of years that Mike has revived The Gift with new writing partner Dave Lloyd and new songs that will constitute Land of Shadows, to be released on BEM later this year.

There are also plans to revisit Awake and Dreaming, and The Gift is also looking to make its first live outings in 2013.

David Elliott, BEM's CEO said: "I'm delighted that Mike and Dave have decided to partner with Bad Elephant Music for the release of their new album. Awake and Dreaming is a personal favourite of mine, and Land of Shadows is easily as good an album. It also pleases me immensely that Mike and Dave enjoy a curry".

Mike Morton said: "We are delighted to be signed to BEM. They are true music lovers, and really support the ‘art’ whilst marketing it with muscle. David Elliott is also the poster boy of prog!"

For a taster of Land of Shadows visit the band's demo page at http://www.thegiftmusic.com/av.php


Awake and Dreaming was one of the albums that first got me back into listening to progressive rock after a long break, so I'm proper made up that The Gift are going to be releasing their next album on BEM. The principal recording is complete, with possibly a few pickups and mixing to be completed, and we're looking to release the album some time in the second half of this year.

Mike and Dave like a curry, too...


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Simon on February 25, 2013, 02:14:42 PM
Huzzah!


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Robert on February 25, 2013, 02:16:26 PM
Excellent! I'm guessing you won't be asking them to gratuitously make it 25 minutes longer...


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 25, 2013, 02:34:49 PM
That's great news !

I already knew about it, of course.  Honest.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Robert on February 25, 2013, 02:45:20 PM
I guess that means it's time for the monthly ritual where we hold James upside down until money falls out.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 25, 2013, 03:12:39 PM
So James is your cash horse cow


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 25, 2013, 03:28:34 PM
Don't look a cash cow in the mouth.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 25, 2013, 03:52:03 PM
Moo money moo problems.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Mouse on February 25, 2013, 04:30:20 PM
This is good news for BEM. News I also already knew of.  :P


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 25, 2013, 05:10:05 PM
I already knew about it, of course.  Honest.
Correct. I sprung it on you over the weekend without consulting you first...;)


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 25, 2013, 05:11:38 PM
Excellent! I'm guessing you won't be asking them to gratuitously make it 25 minutes longer...
;D

Nor will I be telling them that they need to pad the credits with fake band members because no-one will take a two-piece band seriously.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 25, 2013, 05:13:06 PM
Oh, and a third 'signing' may be imminent. After I've consulted with James, of course...


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 25, 2013, 05:25:32 PM
Apparently, I said yes to the third signing last Thursday.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Robert on February 25, 2013, 05:49:57 PM
Perhaps you should give up the record business and concentrate on selling these time machines you seem to have a surfeit of.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 25, 2013, 05:52:36 PM
Apparently, I said yes to the third signing last Thursday.

The left hand doesn't know what the right hand's doing...


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 25, 2013, 05:53:33 PM
It bloody does, and that's the problem.

 :D


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 25, 2013, 06:08:28 PM
Apparently, I said yes to the third signing last Thursday.
You said yes to it ages ago - in principle, at least.

(It was Genesis, remember?)


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: James_H on February 25, 2013, 06:27:15 PM
Ooh, ooh, pick me! Pick me!

(I can't play anything or sing well enough for anyone to pay for, but that hasn't stopped you so far.)


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Mouse on February 25, 2013, 07:04:31 PM
You can review the shit when it's released and say it's not shit.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: benb on February 26, 2013, 10:09:29 AM
I want a Bad Elephant Music t-shirt! 8)

When are you goimng to release  a f**kin' album though? :)


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 26, 2013, 10:15:39 AM
Never.

It's all part of the masterplan.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: benb on February 26, 2013, 10:34:43 AM
& t-shirts?


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 26, 2013, 10:40:35 AM
You want a tshirt with Simon's face on it ?


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: benb on February 26, 2013, 11:14:00 AM
Actually it was the logo on wilf's avatar but if that's actually Simon then..... ;D


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Mouse on February 26, 2013, 12:29:45 PM
If they do print that logo of Wilf's on a shirt - a black shirt - then there will be murder.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Simon on February 26, 2013, 12:32:02 PM
I for one would really like a BEM logo'd t-shirt.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Trace on February 26, 2013, 12:48:45 PM
Sounds like a business plan.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on February 26, 2013, 01:17:16 PM
Does anyone else think that the BEM logo looks like a man with large eyeridges looking to the left, wearing a kippah (jewish skull cap) and a something (shirt, cloak, whatever) that has a very high collar. I always see it as that before I see the elephant face and trunk but by then it is too late.

Bad 'Enchman Music, perhaps?

R


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 26, 2013, 01:32:03 PM
I for one would really like a BEM logo'd t-shirt.

On black, natch.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: roger on February 26, 2013, 01:50:55 PM
Does anyone else think that the BEM logo looks like a man with large eyeridges looking to the left, wearing a kippah (jewish skull cap) and a something (shirt, cloak, whatever) that has a very high collar. I always see it as that before I see the elephant face and trunk but by then it is too late.

Bad 'Enchman Music, perhaps?

R

Me.  There is past discussion of this somewhere around here.  ;D


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Mouse on February 26, 2013, 01:59:27 PM
Bad 'Enchman Music, perhaps?

Well, it is run by a couple of goons.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on February 26, 2013, 02:03:49 PM
Me.  There is past discussion of this somewhere around here.  ;D
Good that it's not just me (I think). Bad that I don't spend enough time on here to remember every thread (I think).


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 26, 2013, 02:11:37 PM
Sounds like another market has opened up to us then...what elephant ?


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 26, 2013, 09:09:48 PM
I for one would really like a BEM logo'd t-shirt.
It'll be mandatory, in time. Wait till you see THE CONTRACT!!!! (James?)

;D


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 26, 2013, 09:38:51 PM
I am looking at it right now.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 26, 2013, 09:56:53 PM
Splendid.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 26, 2013, 09:57:34 PM
And in a minute I will open it.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: roger on February 26, 2013, 09:58:02 PM
heh


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Mouse on February 27, 2013, 12:36:28 AM
They've given me a label Email address with my name in it. ...It's too late for me now, isn't it?


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 27, 2013, 06:40:16 AM
Yes. You're part of the collective now.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/27/y8ujuhuh.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Simon on February 27, 2013, 09:45:10 AM
They gave me dickhead@badelephant.co.uk


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Trace on February 27, 2013, 10:00:16 AM
tosser@badelephant.co.uk was probably taken.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on February 27, 2013, 10:06:23 AM
They've given me a label Email address with my name in it. ...It's too late for me now, isn't it?
enidbait@badelephant.co.uk ??


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 27, 2013, 10:33:50 AM
That is such a tempting idea...


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Mouse on February 27, 2013, 10:50:27 AM
They've given me a label Email address with my name in it. ...It's too late for me now, isn't it?
enidbait@badelephant.co.uk ??

FUUUUUUUUUU


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 27, 2013, 11:02:35 AM
So, does everyone connected with the company get one of these email things ?


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Simon on February 27, 2013, 11:03:37 AM
everyonebutjames@badelephant.co.uk


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on February 27, 2013, 11:35:25 AM
preorderdeluxeshinebackbonusemailaddressgimmick@badelephant.co.uk


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Simon on February 27, 2013, 12:05:06 PM
 :D@badelephant.co.uk


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Mouse on February 27, 2013, 12:28:40 PM
So. The Gift. What's up with that, right?


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 27, 2013, 01:48:59 PM
It's like a present.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 27, 2013, 01:49:57 PM
Is it a Gift that keeps on giving?


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 27, 2013, 01:59:29 PM
I very much doubt it.  Not unless you pay again.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: roger on February 27, 2013, 03:00:01 PM
I want goodelephant@badelephant.co.uk


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 27, 2013, 03:52:42 PM
There aren't any good elephants at BEM though.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: roger on February 27, 2013, 04:03:07 PM
I could be the first.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Mouse on February 27, 2013, 04:45:07 PM
There's one twat of a mouse.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 27, 2013, 05:23:40 PM
So. The Gift. What's up with that, right?
Oh yeah, I forgot - look at your BE email later this evening.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 27, 2013, 05:24:11 PM
everyonebutjames@badelephant.co.uk
He never reads email anyway.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 27, 2013, 05:37:03 PM
Which email ?


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 27, 2013, 05:54:43 PM
See?

I sent you an email only this afternoon. It might have been important for all you know.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 27, 2013, 08:07:42 PM
As important as all the others ?


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: roger on February 27, 2013, 08:11:41 PM
There is only one email, and all emails are one.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on February 27, 2013, 08:25:27 PM
I've read one email.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Mouse on February 27, 2013, 08:36:45 PM
I've read an Email before, too.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Robert on February 27, 2013, 11:20:32 PM
See?

I sent you an email only this afternoon. It might have been important for all you know.

I've read one email.

Girls! girls! You're BOTH pretty!


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 28, 2013, 07:40:57 AM
No tongues, Robert!


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 28, 2013, 09:54:16 AM
No tongues?

Delia says:
Quote
Although you can order a pressed tongue from the butcher at Christmas it is usually much nicer home-made – and it's not really much trouble. Once cooked and pressed, it's wonderful served in slices with pickles and salads, or put into sandwiches with some sharp mustard.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 28, 2013, 09:56:46 AM
Delia isn't always right.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 28, 2013, 01:29:25 PM
Let's be 'avin you.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 01, 2013, 09:12:24 AM
The Gift have now signed a contract with BEM to release their second album, Land of Shadows. James signed this one, so we'll blame him if this one goes tits up. Tentative release date is November 2013.

I can also confirm that the album will be mixed by none other than Mr. Simon Godfrey himself.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on June 01, 2013, 09:25:53 AM
A blog will follow, of course.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: RobH on June 01, 2013, 05:39:28 PM
The Gift have now signed a contract with BEM to release their second album, Land of Shadows. James signed this one, so we'll blame him if this one goes tits up. Tentative release date is November 2013.

I can also confirm that the album will be mixed by none other than Mr. Simon Godfrey himself.

I thought that James' official title was "can carrier" anyway.


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on June 01, 2013, 08:09:37 PM
Simon Godfrey gets a mention ! (http://jamesablog.starjump.org/?p=2700)


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: Mouse on June 01, 2013, 08:32:14 PM
(http://www.portlandmercury.com/binary/91d1/1253637441-admiral_ackbar.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gift join forces with Bad Elephant Music
Post by: A James on June 01, 2013, 09:15:29 PM
You're not supposed to tell them  ::)