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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:40 pm 
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Plook wrote:
I got orchastra pit seats at the Greek twice due to that policy

The Greek is a nice venue.


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downer mydnyte wrote:
Plook wrote:
I got orchastra pit seats at the Greek twice due to that policy

The Greek is a nice venue.


Never sat worse than row 7 for Todd at the Greek, good times... :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:36 am 
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It was a retrospective of various favs. I had a great time. I was hoping for him to throw in some of "State", but not this time.

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Here's the setlist:
Real Man
Love of the Common Man
Buffalo Grass
Kind Hearted Woman Blues
Determination
Lucky Guy
Can We Still Be Friends
Espresso
Love is the Answer
It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference
Lost Horizon
Flaw
Soul Brother
Im So Proud / Oohh Baby Baby / I Want You
Hawking
I Saw the Light
Courage
Drive
Couldn't I Just Tell You
Hello Its Me

It was a small combo, but not the tight punch of the One Long Year tour. This was loose and likely put together on the assumption that not much effort would be required to make it work. TR is usually loose in the attitude of his performance and this was no exception, especially for the first several tunes, up to about Lucky Guy, when things started to really click as a group. Its a very short song, but they included a segment where the bass and guitar play with the chords in sinister sustaining pads. Harmonically, it was beautiful.
After Buffalo Grass he commented that the reason he doesn't take requests is that he never would have got to play that song!
Before "Flaw", TR said that he hopes no one made the poor judgement of bringing a child to the show. There was a 10 year old boy 2 seats over from us. TR said that a year of 2 ago, he had made a comment about Romney after which a woman had to be escorted from the building. He did a hilarious impression of her ranting and raving. He had brought up the story because of the "motherfucker" line in Flaw. I thought he might have had a new verse for "Jesse", but no luck. So, having told everyone that they shouldn't have brought their children, he said that anyone born after Frank Zappa (died) maybe should go to the bathroom about now. Is this the only show he mentions FZ on this tour or is it a regular thing? I'm curious. I know he's covered "America Drinks" before, so I'm hoping for more.
As for the band, I've always loved hearing Kasim. Imo, he's the greatest backing vocalist alive. Hearing them play Hawking was impressive. I'm used to hearing that tune with the big band with multiple vocalists. Here its just 4 guys and still a lush, expansive piece.
Determination included a rare Kasim Bass Solo. It was punchy, plucky and a great little flash in the pan. It was over before I realized just how rarely we get to hear Kasim's bass featured.
John Ferenzik was good as ever, but a bit weird too. He played one of those guitars that is also a synth, so he was playing some keyboard parts at times. For the most part, it worked, but for others, it sounded like the shoes were too tight.
Prairie Prince was as solid as expected.
Drive was near the end and wobbly at parts, but it built up energy and really got me going.
Todd played very little guitar, a solo here and there, only playing rhythm on "I Saw the Light" while JF played the solo part.
At one point in the show, he talked about the Ringo All Starr tour and told us how Ringo disappears in the middle of every show to let others perform, while he goes and eats a potato. So to act in-kind, for this show, he had someone come out with a stool (Nice looking stool, he says, especially at my age), a small table and a bowl of fruit, in case he wanted a nosh during the show. The banana turned out to be a shaker:
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Great review Arkay, I would have loved to have seen that show... :smoke:


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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Im So Proud / Oohh Baby Baby / I Want You

Is this Impressions/Smokey Robinson/Dylan?


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downer mydnyte wrote:
The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Im So Proud / Oohh Baby Baby / I Want You

Is this Impressions/Smokey Robinson/Dylan?


Part of that medley...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIJ8_JUrj5E

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I'll assume that you are right about the Impressions, I think you are right about Smokey Robinson, and I'm sure that "I Want You" is Marvin Gaye. Great to think of Dylan ending a soul medley! :)

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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Great to think of Dylan ending a soul medley


I knew it was too good to be true.


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Todd's got a new project. He's teaming up with some electronic music guys named Hans-Peter Lindstrøm & Emil Nikolaisen. Dunno how it'll work, but try to say it out loud 5 times fast - Rundgren/Lindstrøm/Nikolaisen.

http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/todd-rundgren-teams-up-lindstrom-emil-nikolaisen-new-album

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Happy Todd Rundgren Appreciation Day!

(Unfortunately, it looks like The Internet forgot to appreciate TR this year. The most recent link on google is from last year https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=to ... iation+day )

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TR put out a single a few days ago, one that he has occasionally played live...

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http://www.amazon.com/Blow-Hardly-feat-Rundgren-Explicit/dp/B00N67QB6G

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A BBC Box Set is coming Oct. 27th...

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Looks like some stuff I've heard/seen, some I haven't...

• AN EXTENSIVE 4 DISC CLAMSHELL BOXED SET FEATURING 3CDs & A DVD (NTSC REGION FREE)
• FEATURING ALL OF TODD RUNDGREN’s BBC RADIO & TELEVISION PERFORMANCES BETWEEN 1972 & 1982
• WITH 30 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS ON CD & DVD INCLUDING TWO UNBROADCAST SONGS FROM TODD’S 1982 OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST SPECIAL
• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL BBC MASTER TAPES
• INCLUDES ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH ESSAY


DISC ONE: CD

TODD RUNDGREN
1. I SAW THE LIGHT
2. IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE
3. PISS AARON
4. HELLO IT’S ME
5. BE NICE TO ME
6. BLACK MARIA
BBC RADIO ONE "IN CONCERT”
RECORDED AT THE PARIS THEATRE, LONDON 6TH JULY 1972
FIRST BROADCAST 15TH JULY 1972

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
7. REAL MAN
8. THE SEVEN RAYS

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 14TH OCTOBER 1975

DISC TWO: CD

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
1. FREEDOM FIGHTERS
2. MISTER TRISKETS
3. SOMETHING’S COMING
4. THE LAST RIDE
5. SUNSET BOULEVARD / LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE
6. HEAVY METAL KIDS
7. THE WHEEL
8. OPEN MY EYES
9. SONS OF 1984
10. DO YA
11. COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU

RECORDED AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON, 9TH OCTOBER 1975

FIRST BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO ONE ON 1ST JANUARY 1976

DISC THREE: CD

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
1. COMMunion WITH THE SUN
2. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN
3. SUNBURST FINISH
4. JEALOUSY
5. WINDOWS
6. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR
7. UTOPIA THEME

RECORDED AT OXFORD POLYTECHNIC, 25TH JANUARY 1977
FOR BBC RADIO ONE

DISC FOUR: DVD NTSC REGION FREE

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
1. REAL MAN
2. THE SEVEN RAYS

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 14TH OCTOBER 1975

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
3. BEARSVILLE PICNIC
FEATURING "SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR”

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 2ND MAY 1978

TODD RUNDGREN
4. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN
5. IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE
6. TOO FAR GONE
7. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS
8. THE SONG OF THE VIKING
9. COMPASSION
10. LYSISTRATA
11. TINY DEMONS
12. TIME HEALS (PROMOTIONAL VIDEO)
13. ONE WORLD
14. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 3RD JUNE 1982

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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
A BBC Box Set is coming Oct. 27th...

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Looks like some stuff I've heard/seen, some I haven't...

• AN EXTENSIVE 4 DISC CLAMSHELL BOXED SET FEATURING 3CDs & A DVD (NTSC REGION FREE)
• FEATURING ALL OF TODD RUNDGREN’s BBC RADIO & TELEVISION PERFORMANCES BETWEEN 1972 & 1982
• WITH 30 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS ON CD & DVD INCLUDING TWO UNBROADCAST SONGS FROM TODD’S 1982 OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST SPECIAL
• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL BBC MASTER TAPES
• INCLUDES ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH ESSAY


DISC ONE: CD

TODD RUNDGREN
1. I SAW THE LIGHT
2. IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE
3. PISS AARON
4. HELLO IT’S ME
5. BE NICE TO ME
6. BLACK MARIA
BBC RADIO ONE "IN CONCERT”
RECORDED AT THE PARIS THEATRE, LONDON 6TH JULY 1972
FIRST BROADCAST 15TH JULY 1972

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
7. REAL MAN
8. THE SEVEN RAYS

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 14TH OCTOBER 1975

DISC TWO: CD

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
1. FREEDOM FIGHTERS
2. MISTER TRISKETS
3. SOMETHING’S COMING
4. THE LAST RIDE
5. SUNSET BOULEVARD / LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE
6. HEAVY METAL KIDS
7. THE WHEEL
8. OPEN MY EYES
9. SONS OF 1984
10. DO YA
11. COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU

RECORDED AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON, 9TH OCTOBER 1975

FIRST BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO ONE ON 1ST JANUARY 1976

DISC THREE: CD

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
1. COMMunion WITH THE SUN
2. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN
3. SUNBURST FINISH
4. JEALOUSY
5. WINDOWS
6. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR
7. UTOPIA THEME

RECORDED AT OXFORD POLYTECHNIC, 25TH JANUARY 1977
FOR BBC RADIO ONE

DISC FOUR: DVD NTSC REGION FREE

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
1. REAL MAN
2. THE SEVEN RAYS

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 14TH OCTOBER 1975

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
3. BEARSVILLE PICNIC
FEATURING "SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR”

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 2ND MAY 1978

TODD RUNDGREN
4. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN
5. IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE
6. TOO FAR GONE
7. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS
8. THE SONG OF THE VIKING
9. COMPASSION
10. LYSISTRATA
11. TINY DEMONS
12. TIME HEALS (PROMOTIONAL VIDEO)
13. ONE WORLD
14. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 3RD JUNE 1982

Very cool. Thanks for the info.

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Ed Palermo's Big band is back. Check this TR/FZ mash up out!

http://www.liveatthefalcon.com/#!141004/c489

Maybe they'll play Andy!

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Ed Palermo's Big band is back. Check this TR/FZ mash up out!

http://www.liveatthefalcon.com/#!141004/c489

Maybe they'll play Andy!



If we fly out in the morning we can make the show... :idea:


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Awesome! It looks like there will be a web-simulcast too! :)

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Ed P just finished the first set of the Zodd Zundgren show! Tons of both FZ & TR and a couple EP. If yer reading this now, go over and check out the next set. It should start in a few minutes.

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Well the audio wasn't the greatest, but got the job done. Keys and horns hit too hard sometimes. Most tunes were excerpts. Some were just a minute long, some the whole way through.

The following setlist may not be totally accurate as I've been putting in a ceiling fan while this was going on...

Set 1

Hot Plate Heaven
G-Spot
Oh No
Mudshark / Latex Solar Beef
Wille the Pimp
Sidewalk Cafe (TR)
Uncle Meat
Yer Fast (TR)
Harry Your'e a Beast
Echidna's?
Ballad of Denny & Jean (TR)
Sofa
Moggio
Grand Wazoo
Birthday Carol (TR)
Grand Wazoo
50/50
Breathless (TR)
Just Another Onionhead (TR)
Can We Still Be Friends? (TR)
Blues & Solos
My Guitar ... Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?
Hello Its Me (TR)

Set 2

Pulse (TR)
Real Man (TR)
RDNZL
[Bongo tune]
G-Spot (again?)
Oh-No (again?)
Sy Borg
Yo Mama
Black Maria (TR)
Dust in the Wind (TR)
20th Century Schizoid Man (King Crimson)
Wailing Wall (TR)
Magdalena
ELP and Green Day?
Band the Drum all Day (TR)
You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon) / Electric Aunt Jemima
Boat on the Charles (TR)
Broke Down & Busted (TR)
Peaches

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Best ceiling fan installation soundtrack ever! :mrgreen:

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Best ceiling fan installation soundtrack ever! :mrgreen:



I'm a little surprised on the TR choices... :?


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