ETWiki News Archive
January 2, 2016
We're Still Here!
Although there have been no recent ETWiki News updates lately, we're still here and anyone can still contribute to this wiki with updates and improvements. Toby Howard tells me that donations continue to flow in, and that, along with our Google Ad dollars, enables us to keep paying for the site. In fact we're able to cover costs through the end of this decade due to your continued support, so thank you!
But please make this your site by contributing new content and keeping things fresh. No need to look to me for that. I'll make sure to keep spammers and bots away, but I encourage anyone who wishes to enhance the site.
On behalf of Toby Howard and Mike Dickson, I wish everyone all the best for 2016. May we be graced with more King Crimson goodies in 2016 and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
May 2, 2013
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:
October 20, 2012
MediaWiki Software Upgraded
ETWiki has been upgraded from MediaWiki 1.14 to MediaWiki 1.19.2. I have reapplied all customizations and upgraded extensions accordingly. Everything should work as it did previously, but if you find any issues please let me know about them.
Daniel K 03:59, 21 October 2012 (EDT)
April 23, 2012
It is that time of year again, when we have to pay the bills for hosting this site. We try to offset that cost with the revenue we get from people clicking through on the ads we display in the sidebar. Ads alone don't cover the entire cost of hosting the site, but they do pay for much of it. So if you've clicked on an ad in the past, thank you. Please consider doing so in the future, so we can continue to host the site.
And a quick update on the spambots problem: it appears spambots don't know much about King Crimson or Robert Fripp. So far we have been successful in blocking the spambots, while true enthusiasts have been able to easily answer our trivia questions to set up an account.
Daniel K 05:58, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
February 4, 2012
Due to the fact ETWiki has been increasingly overrun by spambots, I have culled the user list, deleting all accounts that have not been verified or are known or obvious garbage accounts.
In addition I have installed additional spambot filters and a simple (to King Crimson and Robert Fripp enthusiasts) trivia challenge on account creation that will hopefully thwart non-humans.
If your account was accidentally one of the deleted account just create it anew. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Daniel K 23:46, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
January 20, 2012
Three of a Perfect Pair Music Camp
The Three of a Perfect Pair Music Camp with Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, and Pat Mastelotto returns this year from August 13th to 17th, 2012.
For all the details go here.
Daniel K 00:04, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
June 20, 2011
Two Of A Perfect Trio Tour
Adrian Belew has announced that his Power Trio will be sharing the stage this September and October with Stickmen (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter). The two bands will play sets separately and together.
Daniel K 15:52, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
February 2, 2011
Three of a Perfect Pair Camp
Do you have plans for August 22nd to 26th, 2011? Well maybe you'd like to attend the Three of a Perfect Pair Camp with Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, and Pat Mastelotto!
For all the details go here.
Daniel K 02:46, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
January 1, 2011
Help Support ET Wiki in 2011
Keeping this site going year in and year out takes time and money. You can help defray our costs with your donations, or by visiting our Google Ads advertisers (i.e. clicking through on the ads to check them out). But if you have time consider pitching in with additional content. That's what keeps people interested in visiting this site in the first place, and everyone with an account (they're free!) can edit and add content. So pitch in if you can!
Thanks and Happy New Year!
Daniel K 07:52, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
December 25, 2010
Robert Fripp Soundscapes in New York City - Audio and Interview Clips
You can now listen to a full performance from Robert Fripp's recent dates in New York, plus some additional interview clips, at the WNYC New Sounds site.
Daniel K 22:18, 25 December 2010 (UTC)
November 28, 2010
Robert Fripp Soundscapes in New York City
Robert Fripp will be playing in New York at the World Financial Center Winter Garden on Friday 3rd December and Saturday 4th December, with two Soundscapes performances each day.
Daniel K 05:02, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
October 22, 2010
Bill Bruford Speaking Tour
Daniel K 01:56, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
September 28, 2010
|We've added a new image link in the sidebar to the Free Punk Sanderson Campaign site. The poor guy needs all the help he can get. To quote...
Punk Sanderson - author of The Vicar Chronicles - is locked in Facebook until 10,000 people like this page...So do him a favor and join the campaign!
Daniel K 06:24, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
August 31, 2010
Listen to Fripp play with Grinderman
Daniel K 18:22, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
April 3, 2010
ETWiki News Now Open For Edit
Until now this page and the ETWiki News Archive page have been restricted to edits by just a small group of people. Today I've opened both up so they can be edited by everyone with a login, except for brand new users (to protect against fly-by spammers). So if you have King Crimson related news to enter please feel free to enter it. You can "sign" each news posting (and are encouraged to) by entering ~~~~. On save these will be converted into your user name and entry time and date.
Daniel K 05:10, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
October 14, 2009
Nov 3rd: An Evening With BILL BRUFORD
Details on the Announcements page.
October 6, 2009
Make Your Own Announcements
I occasionally receive emails from people asking for me to post something about something on the wiki. Since this is a wiki, may I alternatively suggest you do so yourself on a page for just that purpose?
Introducing the new Announcements page!
While you can create any page you like here, this one will be linked to in the navigation menu to the left.
This is your space to use as you wish. Keep it tidy and organized and more people can benefit from it.
Daniel K 01:09, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
July 25, 2009
Just a reminder: ETWiki is a public wiki that any King Crimson and Robert Fripp enthusiast can edit. All you need is a free account to login and edit. The content here has been contributed by enthusiasts over the past couple of decades. Please help us keep it accurate and up to date.
Daniel K 22:37, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
July 15, 2009
DGM has announced the upcoming releases of three King Crimson 40th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD-A packages:
- Red: September 21st 2009
- In The Court Of The Crimson King: October 12th 2009
- Lizard: October 26th 2009
Read all the details on the DGM News page.
May 21, 2009
|Bill Bruford has written a wonderful autobiography all of his fans should buy and read.
It is a frank look at every aspect of his career, the highs and lows, the sublime and the suffering memories.
The book bounces around topics, so it reads less like a chronological account, and more like an analysis and discourse of a varied and unique forty year career in music.
And happy belated 60th birthday Bill!
May 18, 2009
If you're reading this then you've arrived at the new ETWiki web host following our move. A few things may still not be fully in place, but hopefully soon we'll be as good as new, and hopefully better.
The upgrade is complete. If you have any issues, please let me know. Enjoy!
Daniel K 07:52, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
May 16, 2009
ETWiki is moving to a new home, but we're going to do this on our terms.
If you've been reading past news updates (below) you will know that our current Web host had sold our account with others to a new hosting company. They were to move our site sometime over the past week. This was not an arrangement that we had asked for, and looking at the new hosting company's infrastructure and customer support, it wasn't one I looked forward to using.
So instead I've found a new hosting company, that seems to be a better choice, at a lower cost. The timing is perfect because our yearly contract comes up for renewal in early June anyway. So over the next few days I will be moving the site there. Hopefully with minimal disruption. Once done, full edit access will be restored to ETWiki.
Daniel K 16:57, 16 May 2009 (CDT)
May 5, 2009
ETWiki will be going into lock down mode later today in preparation for our server move. Editing of pages will be disabled, as will new account creation, but otherwise content will be available. The lock down will last about 10 days. Hopefully after the move things will be up and running and working immediately, but I expect migration issues will still need to be resolved. Thank you for your patience.
ETWiki is now in lockdown to edits and account creation until the move is complete (expected by May 15th) to make sure nothing gets accidentally left behind.
Thanks for your patience.
Daniel K 21:09, 5 May 2009 (CDT)
April 19, 2009
Donations and Google Ads
Today we added Google Ads to the ETWiki sidebar as another means to help defray our hosting and domain name costs. This has become a necessary evil we've long been able to avoid because your donations had been sustaining our expenses. However, in the past couple of years, donations have dropped off and have not fully covered the past year and half of hosting costs, so I've been picking up the tab. Toby thinks we alone shouldn't have to pick up all the costs and I agree - hence the Google Ads. We're still accepting donations, but if you occasionally click on the Google Ad links (i.e. "visit our sponsors"), that will help as well. Thanks.
Daniel K 01:22, 20 April 2009 (CDT)
April 15, 2009
The date of the site migration has now been delayed until May 15th, which means that I can unlock edits and new account creation until May 6th now. So that's what I've done. ETWiki is now back to normal for the next 3 weeks.
Sorry about this folks. Let me know if there are any issues.
Daniel K 21:38, 15 April 2009 (CDT)
April 4, 2009
Our server move keeps getting delayed. I'm now told it should happen next week. Needless to say this is an annoying state of affairs, but there isn't much that can be done about it. After the move I suspect we'll have some issues to resolve as we deal with the new environment, but hopefully full edit privileges and the ability to create new accounts can be restored shortly after the move - whenever that takes place.
Daniel K 20:45, 4 April 2009 (CDT)
March 18, 2009
Due to a server move (explained below), ETWiki is in lockdown to edits and account creation until the move is complete (expected by March 28th) to make sure nothing gets accidentally left behind.
Thanks for your patience.
Daniel K 09:12, 18 March 2009 (CDT)
March 13, 2009
We're going to be moving.
So I've been told. To a new server, supported by a new hosting company. Hopefully the service will be good.
Unfortunately, I'm also being told that the move will happen over one of any 10 days between March 18 and March 27. On March 28 we should be at our new home. Problem is they could move us on any day during that period, after which all edits made to pages at the current server location will be orphaned, and once the switch is complete, lost completely.
Therefore I'm going to lock down edits at ETWiki during the move period starting March 18.
One benefit of the move is we should be able to upgrade our MediaWiki software afterward. Currently we're using the newest version of MediaWiki that works with the old versions of PHP and MySQL available to us now. I've been told we'll have newer versions of these which should allow us to eventually upgrade to newer a version of MediaWiki. Details to follow.
Daniel K 22:18, 13 March 2009 (CDT)
February 12, 2009
We're still here (even if the news section has been a little quiet of late).
ETWiki is still growing its base of accounts (there are now over 300), so that's a lot of you who are able to edit these wiki pages. So please, no further invitation is needed, feel free to make updates where they may be needed so that we can keep the information current and relevant.
February 28, 2008
Bad Behavior by Bad Behavior
It appears that ETWiki may have been a victim of a problem with our Bad Behavior wiki extension that is meant to protect the site from being spammed. The result was it was blocking valid users from doing updates. Oops!
But the extension has been updated to the latest and greatest and were back rolling again.
September 26, 2007
New Anti-Spam Measures
Well it was inevitable. ETWiki started getting spammed yesterday and in defense a couple of adjustments have been made users need to know about.
Firstly, you will not be able to edit pages until you've authenticated your email address. This change will help stem the tide of spam bot activity. If you have not yet done so, you are encouraged to authenticate your email address through your preferences page.
Secondly, all accounts must have a password. Frankly, this was an omission previously. If this requirement causes you trouble logging in let us know.
Thirdly, only admin users (sysops) can now move pages. Again, if you need a page moved just let us know.
Thanks for your understanding.
August 31, 2007
Introducing a new page: ETWiki Marketplace.
Got something you'd like to sell? This is your place to let people know about it. Just remember: sellers be nice and buyers beware!
July 5, 2007
ETWiki Logo Contest
We're still waiting for your artistic juices to flow for our ETWiki Logo Contest. The rules are simple, and the prestige of being the one to create the logo that is viewed by thousands every day on every ETWiki page is immense (or at least we think so!). So submit your entry and when we have at least three good ones we'll determine a way to make a final selection.
June 19, 2007
John Relph, who maintains the stupendous Robert Fripp discography, including King Crimson, has recently changed the design of the pages to match that of ETWiki. While those pages are not actually a wiki, despite the appearance, you should definitely check the new pages out. They are still accessed at their usual address
June 7, 2007
Reorganizing of the King Crimson Releases pages is underway thanks to the herculean efforts of Jonathan who has been better "wikifying" the content, using templates, moving each track to a page of its own. If you'd like to help out let us.
June 3, 2007
After months of slowly converting content ETWiki goes live!
ET Web has become your new ETWiki. No more ET Webmaster controlling all the content here - most of it can be edited by anyone with an account, so please establish an account and login and participate in growing this site as a wiki should be: collectively!
First order of business: can you create a better ETWiki logo? Submit your suggestions here and we'll find a way to vote on them.
Enjoy the new site!
Dan, Toby and Mike
February 22, 2007
Ian Wallace passed away today following a tough battle with esophageal cancer. He was only 60. Our thoughts go out to his family, and especially to Margie at this difficult time.
Rest in peace Ian, and thank you for the all the music and good humor you brought to this world - we will miss you.
February 17, 2007
ET the Newsletter has closed. Its time is over.
In 1991, terribly frustrated Fripp-fan Toby Howard started ET to fill an information gap for fans -- questions like: Where and when was RF playing? What releases were coming out? What was the League Of Crafty Guitarists up to? And news began to circulate... hooray!
As time went on, however, Web interfaces to information began to appear, the most important of which, of course, was the fantastic DGM site. And there were other fan sites.
Posts to ET have declined, because enthusiasts prefer faster and more responsive interfaces than a weekly (if you're lucky!) moderated email newsletter.
The final edition of ET, Digest #1251, features a comment from Robert Fripp on the legacy of ET, as well as notes from ET staff Toby Howard, Mike Dickson and Dan Kirkdorffer.
The ET archives will remain (for now) at ET Web.
We at ET thank all the fans for their input and support over the years. You all helped to make ET what it was -- a groundbreaking independent Internet music fan resource.
Thanks to everyone!