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Toyah’s Blog: December 2022

Toyah’s Blog: December 2022

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL! I hope you are all ready to PARTY! Robert and I are slowly winding down for what we hope will be a quiet season catching up with friends we have not managed to see since the beginning of lockdown. We live in a very close knit town, our friends are only a few doors or one street away from us, but because we have had a flat out year away from home we...

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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

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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TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2015

TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2015

Hello There! HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! THANK YOU FOR MAKING 2015 ONE OF THE BEST YEARS EVER. Where has this year gone?! This has to be the fastest year ever. Time seems to be running ahead, dangling a carrot we cannot reach no matter how much...

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TOYAH’S BLOG – NOV 2015

TOYAH’S BLOG – NOV 2015

HELLO AND WELCOME! October has been a customary whirl of shows / travel / pressure/ demands / filming and joy! Finally I made it on set to do my very small part in LIES WE TELL. But I made the most of it. This was the largest budget film I have...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2015

TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2015

HELLO THERE!  The exciting news has just come in that the digital download release of DESIRE has charted on Amazon! AND ………….OPHELIA’S SHADOW AND PROSTITUTE have entered on iTunes download charts too. THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE! This...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: SEP 2015

TOYAH’S BLOG: SEP 2015

HELLO THERE! Life has so many gears at the moment! AAAAAAAAH! the movie has taken us all by surprise. Even the Hollywood Reporter is writing that it is an important film with major new talent and heaps of social comment. Having appeared in...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2015

TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2015

HELLO FROM THE HAIL AND RAIN IN PERTH!!!!!!!!! As I write this I am spending the weekend in Perth hosting and singing at REWIND SCOTLAND and I have never seen weather like it. Yesterday, Saturday, there was hail the size of small marbles, in...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUL 2015

TOYAH’S BLOG: JUL 2015

   TOYAH'S BLOG: JULY 2015 HELLO THERE! I am so excited!!!!! AHHHHHHH! will premiere at the FILM4 FRIGHTFEST on 28 August, at Leicester Square. The cast, myself and Steve Oram will be doing a Q&A at the opening. I will be popping up here and...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2015

TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2015

HELLO THERE! Is there anybody out there doing research into how some people cannot be near electronics without them breaking? If you are out there and you need a live test human being who breaks phones, computers , car systems and cash tills just...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2015

TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2015

HELLO THERE! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! TO EVERYONE WHO SAW THE HUMANS!  The last month has been thrilling. We tripled our audience, the band and the music were superlative, even if I say so myself! I wasn’t sure about going back to the 100 club after...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: APRIL 2015

TOYAH’S BLOG: APRIL 2015

HELLO THERE! RIGHT I AM BACK WITH THE WORLD, HAVING REACHED THE LAST PAGE OF GONE GIRL……WELL I NEVER EXPECTED THAT TO GRIP MY ATTENTION LIKE A VICE FOR THE WEEK, WHAT A STORY! THE HUMANS are now in rehearsals and we are all excited. When we get...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2015

TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2015

HELLO AND WELCOME TO THIS MONTH'S CHAOTIC BLOG!!!!!!!!!! It is all happening in the FrippCox household this month. Bill Rieflin arrives to live with us for a month, to start King Crimson rehearsals and THE HUMANS tour. This means lots of home...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2015

TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2015

HELLO THERE! THE HUMANS TOUR is getting closer and I am overflowing with excitement and anticipation. The USA last April was one of the best set of shows we have ever done and I know we are going to blow people away in the UK too. In March we will...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2015

TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! Well December has been a total surprise to me. Never is it quiet in the Fripp household, there is always some ripple effect travelling through the corridors. Three days after playing London Islington o2 I had eye surgery,...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2014

TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2014

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Am I ready for Christmas? In regards to socialising and entering the festive spirit …. ABSOLUTELY! But in regards to actually being set with all the Christmas shopping done, the Christmas cards sent and the store cupboards...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2014

TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2014

HELLO THERE! This blog should be about how fantastic the new tour is, which it is. AND how wonderful the new set list is............ .....which it is but to be honest it has simply been a pig awful month punctuated by wonderful shows that have...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2014

TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2014

HELLO THERE! HURRAY THE TOUR STARTS THIS MONTH! WOW! WHAT A MONTH SEPTEMBER HAS BEEN. I always knew September would be special after a call from Kate Bush’s PA in August inviting me to see BEFORE THE DAWN. Then after I was to fly to Philadelphia to...

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Toyah’s Blog: Sep 2014

Toyah’s Blog: Sep 2014

HIYAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! The trailer for the film AHHHHHHHH! Is now ready and Steve Orman came over to play it to Robert. As obscure as this film truly is, quite surprisingly it makes sense. Robert watched the trailer totally absorbed, up till...

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