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Toyah’s Blog: April 2024

Toyah’s Blog: April 2024

HELLO THERE! I HOPE YOU HAD A FANTASTIC EASTER HOLIDAY WEEKEND. Here in Frippcox Land there has been an explosion of creativity, tidying, sorting, cleaning, repairing and FUN. Easter seems to allow everyone to order their lives. There’s a new practice I have started each Easter, I create a themed artwork as a gift to my hubby. We celebrate Easter, we celebrate Christmas too. The wonder of the...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2020

HELLO THERE! IT’S ALL HAPPENING HERE! I knew from Boxing Day 2019 onwards that 2020 was going to be one hell of a great year. 2020 was pulling me like a magnet towards its positive “glow” as soon as Christmas Day Lunch was consumed. It is a rare...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2020

HELLO THERE! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL. After two wonderful weeks without internet nor mobile phone, in my pyjamas , no make up, reading many wonderful scripts and books, finalising details and artwork on TOYAH SOLO with Craig and DEMON MUSIC (my...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2019

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY! We all made it through 2019! Probably one of the best years of my life rounded off with the hardest 4 weeks of my life. In The Court Of The Crimson Queen continues to do incredibly well. Bev Bevan of ELO has nominated the...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2019

HELLO THERE! I had one priority last month and that was for Frippy to arrive home to Christmas after five months of touring. He came through the door (after a pretty terrible journey from Chile, where he missed his flight and was delayed for 8...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2019

HELLO THERE! The last four weeks have been one of my happiest in 40 years. It’s been a month that has seen me back with old friends in quite exceptional surroundings. Let's say it hasn’t been glamorous at times and others it’s been hysterical. At...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2019

HELLO THERE! Today I am in Menton, France learning my lines for TO BE SOMEONE, which starts principle photography on the 16th Sept. It is over 30 degrees outside and uncomfortably hot. France gives me a chance to catch up on reading. I live in...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2019

HELLO THERE! I hope your summer is the best ever. The live shows have been magnificent. Southampton, Dublin, Brentwood, Rock n’ Bike, Stockport , Rewind Scotland and beautiful, beautiful Holt! And it’s not over yet Rewind North, Rewind South,...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2019

HELLO THERE! It’s been an exceptional year so far and we are only 7 months in. I think I mentioned in January I had 3 movies waiting to be Green Lit and if they all happen at once I am in trouble. Last Tuesday they were all green-lit within the...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2019

HELLO THERE! Thank you for all the Birthday wishes! We spent the week in rain soaked France. It was glorious. Walking along the stormy coastline watching the fishing boats battling the surprisingly large waves, the largest waves I’ve seen in Menton...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2019

HELLO THERE! I have named last month the MONTH OF THE JINX! As fabulous and exhilarating as it was……there where strange things afoot. It started on the 11th April. I was being driven, in the late afternoon, to a radio studio in central London, past...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: APR 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: APR 2019

HELLO FROM THE CRIMSON QUEEN! What an extraordinary month it has been. IT’S GONE CRAZY! THANK YOU to everyone for pre-ordering IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON QUEEN and placing it at NO.1 in most of the Amazon Pre-order charts, that was a fantastic...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2019

HELLO THERE! At last the news is out! Not only is there a limited edition purple colour vinyl of IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON QUEEN to be released for Record Store Day, with a new track DANCE IN THE HURRICANE opening the original album but also a...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2019

So far 2019 seems to be seamlessly attached to 2018, in that nothing has slowed down for about 24 months. Tomorrow Simon Darlow and I start shooting the video for our soon to be announced project. The publicity for the soon to be announced project...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!!!! So far 2019 has been beyond expectation. On New Year's Day I found myself sitting next to a world-renowned film director having a lunch I didn’t expect. He asked how I started in the business and I told him at the end...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2018

TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2018

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I hope you get together with family and loved ones and have a peaceful /restful /wild /decadent /overindulgent time this month! Simon Darlow and myself have been flat out finishing off our releases for...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2018

TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2018

HELLO THERE! REALLY!? It’s November already. Why is the year NOT quietening down? I’m having to read a heck of a lot, in every spare second I have, in any quiet corner I can find because in just a few days I have agreed to do MASTERMIND Christmas...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2018 – #TOYAH60 TOUR SPECIAL

TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2018 – #TOYAH60 TOUR SPECIAL

HELLO THERE! I am so excited about this autumn, there are some lovely things happening. The TOYAH 60 electric shows are shaping up into something pure TOYAH. We are bringing into the set list some of my all time favourites and adding new material...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: SEP 2018

TOYAH’S BLOG: SEP 2018

HELLO THERE! August has been spontaneous. Even the Fripp has been up for adventures...considering he has returned from 7 exhausting weeks on the road this is a wonderful thing. It started with a call from Gemma Numan, Gary’s other half. “ We are...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2018

TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2018

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all getting some serious sunshine and fun this holiday month. There are so many new avenues opening up, it’s surprising, exciting and gratefully received. There’s interest from Australia and the USA for my music and...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2018

TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2018

HELLO THERE! I have just survived my last tricky travel scheduling for this year….I hope! Last weekend I had a couple of minutes and no space for error to get from Nashville to Lowerstoft on two flights……Oh Yes! Two flights, one delayed plane, a...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2018

HELLO THERE AND WOW! That was the most amazing birthday ever. A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR BEST WISHES, GENEROSITY AND ABOVE ALL PUTTING ME INTO THE CHARTS WITH “FOUR FROM TOYAH” ON MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! What a surprise….I was over the...

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TOYAH’S 60TH BIRTHDAY BLOG: MAY 2018

TOYAH’S 60TH BIRTHDAY BLOG: MAY 2018

HELLO THERE, Presently I am still in my 50s but all that changes on Friday 18th May……..I will be 60! The past ten days have been utterly bonkers in a fabulous way, hopefully one day I will be able to say why, but for now….take it from me….bonkers...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: APR 2018

TOYAH’S BLOG: APR 2018

HELLO THERE! It is one month until I turn 60 and I cannot believe where the last 10yrs have gone! I remember turning 50 so clearly, as if it were yesterday, the past decade has passed in what feels like only one year.  It has in fact been fabulous...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MAR 2018

TOYAH’S BLOG: MAR 2018

HELLO THERE! I am thrilled to announce DESIRE is being released on limited edition clear red vinyl for Record Release Day on the 21st April. It looks sooooooooooo cool. Everything seems to be coming around in full circle. When I was recording...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2018

TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2018

Hello there, I am now based at The Lyric Hammersmith and loving it. For the past 10 years I have travelled so much that London has only been in my life about 10 days of the year and it has changed, in a great way. I love that with in a space of a...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2018

TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! Well my diet fell spectacularly from grace in the last four weeks! So much for living wheat free/sugar free/dairy free……..the guilt is so strong I can list every sin:  2 mince tarts, four servings of Christmas pudding and...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2017

TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2017

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Hello from Padstow... This place has become a bolthole for me when I have a lot of thinking to do. I walk the estuary when the tide is out, its magnitude and beauty clears my head. SO MUCH TO DO AND I WANT TO GET IT ALL...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2017

TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2017

HELLO THERE! WOW! WOW! AND WOW! Scripts are rolling in…….really great characters being offered, all in totally different areas than I have been in before. Perhaps I have turned that certain age corner and now life gets really interesting. Last...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2018

TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2018

HELLO THERE! I am hugely relieved to be back in the UK, because I flew in from NICE, on the 29th Sept, on the last Monarch flight before the company went down…….I wouldn’t know how to get back if that flight hadn’t have taken off. At the airport...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2017

TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2017

HELLO THERE! It has been an extraordinary month, really hard but with very wonderful results. The biggest leap Robert and I have taken is to totally detox in relation to our DNA needs. Yes Mad, Bonkers but the truth is the science is out there to...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2017

TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2017

HELLO THERE! I have just got home from performing at REBELLION, the punk festival. It was incredible, 9000 people on site. The festival takes place in the Blackpool Winter Gardens and I was on stage in the Opera House, where I first performed in...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUL 2017

TOYAH’S BLOG: JUL 2017

HELLO THERE! It is one of those hot dark summer days when a thunderstorm is expected any time. The house is too hot to work inside, so I am outside writing in the yard. The water in the birdbaths needed to be changed so I have done that. They were...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2017

TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2017

HELLO THERE! I am so excited the news is out about Derek Jarman’s JUBILEE being made into a stage play at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester. I have known for two months and it has been hard to keep it a secret. The writer/director Chris Goode...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2018

TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2018

HELLO THERE! This summer is about to get manic! YIPEEEEEE! It’s festival season! There are so many great shows coming up.  MASPALOMAS PRIDE, EXMOUTH FEST, ALICANTE, The LETS ROCK festivals, UPTON HOUSE, IRLAM LIVE, ASHBOURNE and MANY, MANY MORE!...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: APRIL 2017

TOYAH’S BLOG: APRIL 2017

HELLO FROM FRANCE, One of my New Year's resolutions was to make it to France more often this year, having not been able to spend time here in 2016. I have a much loved apartment Menton, which looks over the Old Market, the Jean Cocteau Museum and...

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TOYAH’S BLOG : MAR 2017

TOYAH’S BLOG : MAR 2017

HELLO THERE! On Saturday my HARE was collected ready for the launch of the CIRENCESTER HARE FESTIVAL on the 9th March and I have to say seeing the sculpture go made me tearful. It has been three months of really fun, satisfying problem solving,...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2017

TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2017

HELLO THERE! In the past few weeks I have been travelling a lot with Mr Fripp. Our first port of call was Seattle to see Bill Reiflin and make plans for 2017. Following a sabbatical, Bill  is back to work with King Crimson and once there is a break...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2017

TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! The Fripp/cox’s had one of our best Christmases ever. I hope you did too. Robert was home from a very successful tour and in a party mood. (as party as Fripp gets, he will never hang from a chandelier like some of us). I...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2016

TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2016

HELLO THERE! HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!  This is the week I am being honoured by Birmingham by being awarded a place on BIRMINGHAM WALK OF STARS ………..to be situated on Broad Street on the spot my father had his antique shop when I was a child. I am...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2016

TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2016

HELLO THERE! Today I pulled my gym kit out of the draw beneath my bed…WillyFred’s favourite snoozing ground, and my gym kit was covered in his lovely fluffy white fur. So I trained whilst looking lovingly at what would have slightly irked me if he...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2016

TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2016

HELLO THERE! Thank you to everyone who’s written to me, responding to my last blog, to tell me the “Lost Garden Centre of Bunnies” is Stanway near Winchcombe. I couldn’t believe the response. So many e-mail all saying the same place. So as soon as...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2016

TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2016

  HELLO THERE! My life in the past month has mainly been festivals but behind the scenes it’s also revolved around KING CRIMSON, getting hubby roadworthy as he will be away for almost 4 months. The last 4 weeks has also seen HUMANS 4 evolve...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2016

HELLO THERE! It has been such a lovely week. Life is so unpredictable and keeps slinging pleasant surprises from all directions that are always a joy to deal with. On Monday this week I recorded a vocal for Chris Wade from DODSON AND FOGG.  The...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2016

TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2016

HELLO THERE! Dear little WILLYFRED flew away on the morning of the 22nd June. His health had been declining since Christmas and I was hand feeding him every four hours for the past couple of months which kept him going but eventually the vet said...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUN 2016

TOYAH’S BLOG: JUN 2016

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU for all the Birthday and Anniversary wishes. We had a fantastic week in Seattle. Our Birthdays were a great excuse to get over to the USA and see our band pal Bill Rieflin. Much partying was partied in 7 days.  ...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2016

TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2016

My thinking cap has been on, mulling over what disturbs me so much about modern communications. It’s the overload, the jabbering, nattering, twists n’ turns, no apparent constants. Everything is over in a Tweet. 35 years ago I would have sold my...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: APR 2016

TOYAH’S BLOG: APR 2016

HELLO THERE! So what have I been doing in the last month? WELL..... I have been living with this feeling of “something is about to happen” since January. What I mean by that is something is going to be an upheaval, a complete change. It’s to do...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2016

TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2016

HELLO THERE!!!!! I am in BIG trouble in the FRIPP/COX household since I unintentionally scared the living day lights out of a workman in the house. Robert was out for the day, my car was at the garage and the workman thought he was alone in the...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2016

Hello there. Devastated is the only word appropriate for the untimely loss of Bowie.   I do feel as though the most important role model in my life has left the planet, left myself and most of my generation feeling adrift…..dare I say……our leader...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2016

TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hello and welcome, I am stir-crazy now. December was a realisation of a dream……I took the month off to travel and research and read plays. Fantastic! I have started writing HUMANS 4 as well as...

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