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What is Elephant Talk?

Elephant Talk, also affectionately known as ET, was originally a digest-format newsletter distributed by electronic mail, and available on the WWW. It was started in August 1991 by its editor and moderator, Toby Howard. The Elephant Talk Web site got its own domain name in December 1997, and is maintained by Daniel Kirkdorffer. The newsletter allowed readers and contributors to swap information, write reviews, answer queries, collaborate on discographies, transcribe music, or just chat about frippery in general. The Web site serves as an archive of content from the newsletter, as well as additional content sent in by enthusiasts. Robert Fripp read the Elephant Talk newsletter, and occasionally contributed. The newsletter was discontinued after 1251 issues, and over 15 years of chit-chat, but the complete archives can be found at the searchable archives.

What is ETWiki?

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Following the end of the newsletter, and the recognition that other sites on the Web provide terrific forums for chit chat it was determined that it made sense to convert the old ET Web site into a wiki site. After all, the content had been contributed over time by our readers, and this way, the archives could grow more organically.

So ETWiki is exactly what you'd expect it to be: the number one site for information about King Crimson and Robert Fripp. The difference now is everyone can contribute directly. All you need to do is establish an account and login to be able to edit unprotected content.

We'll still have folks around to maintain a little order, but if you are familiar with Wikipedia and other similar wiki sites, you will hopefully feel comfortable here.

Donations Always Welcome

Although both ETWiki is a completely free resource, and will always remain so, it inevitably has running costs, such as hosting and domain name fees. If you'd care to make a donation, however small, towards the upkeep of ETWiki, we'd be very grateful.

All you need to do is follow this PayPal link, and log in with your PayPal account or, if you don't have one, create one. All proceeds will be managed by Toby Howard. Thank you!

Another way you can help out is by occasionally visiting the links in the Google Ads we're running in the sidebar. We hope these are unobtrusive to the eye, but they might actually help pay for this site if we get a decent click through rate.

ETWiki News

September 16, 2014

King Crimson 2014 on Tour

The King Crimson tour is in full swing, and the band have recorded a message to all those that come to see them play.

Download and listen to it here.

Daniel K (talk) 02:18, 16 September 2014 (EDT)

September 4, 2014

King Crimson 2014 Tour Begins Next Week

King Crimson are back on the road beginning September 9th!

The full list of tour dates are at the DGM site.

While you wait you can catch up with the preparations by viewing short videos being posted at the new King Crimson YouTube channel.

Daniel K (talk) 00:01, 5 September 2014 (EDT)

September 26, 2013

King Crimson Mark VIII Announced

Robert Fripp has announced in his diary that a new incarnation of King Crimson is forming with Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Pat Mastelotto, Tony Levin, Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and Fripp. More details can be had on the DGM News pages.

Daniel K (talk) 02:53, 27 September 2013 (EDT)

May 2, 2013

Renewed Hosting

Nothing to report other than we've renewed hosting this site for another 3 years, fully paid for by Google Ad dollars (thanks for clicking on them) so it isn't going away any time soon.

And here's a nice treat for you sent to us by guitarist Wesley Buirkle of his band "Starless" with John Wetton on vocals performing the classic Crim track:

Daniel K (talk) 23:19, 2 May 2013 (EDT)

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