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1  Tinyfish Wibble / Other Bands / Re: CRS Awards on: December 03, 2013, 11:57:07 AM
I'm torn over whether to vote for myself or not :-)

you're not in a foreing band, are you ? ;-)
2  Tinyfish Wibble / Off Topic / News From the East on: December 03, 2013, 11:56:09 AM
What Ho !!

Merry Xmas. Haven't posted for a while - must mean I want something eh ?

First off, I have been very busy working with a chap called Jarrod Gosling (he of I Monster/Henry Fool). We have released his "love letter to Prog" under tghe name Regal Worm. The album is called Use And Ornament. You can get it mostly from here


Or here:-


Or on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify.

There are free tracks too, both from BS and BC for your downloading and listening pleasure.

We're looking at taking RW on the road next year, with a K-Scope signed popular beat combo ;-)

Also, I just want to say how nice it was meeting up with everyone at the Godsticks/Knifeworld gig. I'd like to do more of that.

On to more serious matters. I'm not one to get all sentimental and mawkish and neither am I prone to sharing my ups and downs. However...

As some of you may know, my son has Aspergers Syndrome. As such, he finds social interaction difficult, particularly with children and obviously, by extension, has a really hard time at school.

What is required most of all for Aspergers children in particular is tolerance of their differences from teachers, parents and other children, adaptation to their environments to make things just a little easier, kindness and an acceptance that they see and respond to the world in a different way. In an age where we justly seek tolerance in most walks of life, and indeed legislate to protect the rights of minorities and those with physical disabilities, it is approaching a scandal that those with things like Autism and Aspergers are often excluded, bullied, misunderstood and generally mistreated by their peers and, sadly too often, by adults who themselves would abhor any display of intolerance in any other context.

Imagine not being able to make friends, being overwhelmed by sights and sounds, being ostracised from your peers, knowing you're different but not being able to explain why and how you feel and you'll get some idea of what it's like being an Aspergers kid.

The other nigth, I was listening to Radio 5 Live when a boy called Fynnjan was interviewed. This Aspergers child write a song one day in a period of boredom, and now that song has been released in a bid to raise money for the The National Autistic Society, Nordoff Robbins and others, and maybe, get to Number 1. The benefit this alone would have in highlighting Aspergers and the challenges it presents to those affected would be worth any amount of fund raising.

So if you feel you want to contribute and help, then please go and order the single from here http://www.fynnjan.com/pre-order/

Cheers and Happy Xmas

3  Tinyfish Wibble / Other Bands / Re: 2013 Gigs on: September 01, 2013, 09:45:37 AM
Damian looking particularly yummy

Charlotte looking particularly yummy
4  Tinyfish Wibble / Other Bands / Re: Pre-order Magenta's "The Twenty Seven Club" feat. Andy Edwards on: September 01, 2013, 08:11:39 AM
Magenta: now officially in the Bert F-awesome Category
5  Tinyfish Wibble / Other Bands / Re: Now listening to!!! on: August 28, 2013, 01:29:36 PM

Smoke Fiaries - Blood Speaks (2012)
The second album of gothic Americana/folk. To be perfectly honest, I can't tell much of a progression from the first album on just one listen, but it is a good sound.

I like Smoke Fairies. Saw them on their last tour.
6  Tinyfish Wibble / Off Topic / Re: What made you smile? on: August 14, 2013, 06:21:52 PM
I entered a competition to go to a play back of Dream Theater's new album at a "secret studio location" and won !! So, off I go tomorrow to listen to it in glorious 5.1 in the company of John Petrucci et al.

And James.

Now all I need is for my Roger Waters meet and greet to come through and it'll all almost make up for not winning any Rush meet and greets  Cheesy
7  Tinyfish Wibble / Other Bands / Re: Cambridge Rock Festival on: August 12, 2013, 02:26:13 PM
I agree about Pat McManus - I saw him at the Peel.  He's a really fine blues guitarist.  And he throws in a bit of fiddle as well.   

He was brilliant that night
8  Tinyfish Wibble / Off Topic / Re: What Made You Blue? (Mk II) on: August 09, 2013, 12:54:02 PM
Fanks - I hope after this one to avoid it for the next 20 years at least - that's why I haven't pulled out of this one even though it has consistently been a nightmare.

It always is. It probably wouldn't be any diferrent for any other house. Unless it was new build. Even then there'd be some bloody solicitor looking to make the process drag on, eh James ? 
9  Tinyfish Wibble / Other Bands / Re: 2013 Gigs on: August 01, 2013, 01:42:12 PM
I suggested we should do our own Prog Cruise. From Harwich to the Hook Of Holland.
10  Tinyfish Wibble / Other Bands / Re: HRH Prog 2 on: July 31, 2013, 09:38:45 PM
You have to go anyway.  It is possible that I'll go.  One hurdle to get over is that going would make me feel a bit dirty.

Oh come on. Wales isn't that bad.
11  Tinyfish Wibble / Off Topic / Re: What made you smile? on: July 31, 2013, 01:52:10 PM
I reaaaalllly like my iPad. I swore I would never need one but damnit, it's so damn sexy.

I'd like to say I told you so. Not sure I did. But I would have.
12  Tinyfish Wibble / Other Bands / Re: 2013 Gigs on: July 31, 2013, 01:50:58 PM
Yeah, me too!

Lads' week away, Bert?

Mmmmm, tempting...
13  Tinyfish Wibble / Other Bands / Re: 2013 Gigs on: July 30, 2013, 10:14:33 PM
So, in 2014 we have Cruise To The Edge (with pretty much the same lineup as last time) and now we have Progressive Nation At Sea - hey, that's an original idea, Mike  Roll Eyes

I thought the line up looked quite good. I quite fancy it actually.
14  Tinyfish Wibble / Off Topic / Re: Alchemy Programme Adverts? on: July 30, 2013, 11:38:03 AM
I have some artwork prepared. How much for a 1/2 page (assuming it's A5).

Can you PM me contact details ?
15  Tinyfish Wibble / Other Bands / Re: Now listening to!!! on: July 29, 2013, 07:16:01 PM
the new Maschine album which arrived today.

Mmmm, not entirely convinced on that one yet. I think the production is a bit suspect myself. It needs more attention from me, I feel.
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