Sunday night June 26th, Rosemary and I are scheduled to see Todd Rundgren Live In Concert, at Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, Ct.
We’ve never seen Todd Rundgren in person before so we are eager to catch his performance. We’ve listened to Todd Rundgren’s extensive discography this week to get back in league with his singing, songwriting and creative recording styles.
The new supergroup, Rome was brought to my attention via the cover of the April/May issue of Relix Magazine. I must admit I was intrigued with this mix of artists. The collaboration commands both my attention and deep respect.
I pre-ordered their CD today on Amazon for $9.99, the price was too good to pass up as was the free shipping 😉
Rome is the latest project from producer Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) and frequent collaborator Daniele Luppi. Burton and Luppi traveled to Rome’s Forum Studios—founded in part by the great film score composer Ennio Morricone—and recorded the music straight to tape. For of all its cinematic qualities, what follows is not the soundtrack to an imaginary movie or an homage to the great Italian film composers but a complex nuanced pop record with intensity and darkness featuring help from Jack White and Norah Jones.
Anton Corbijn‘s photography is definitive. I find the images he creates in black & white, brown or blue breathtaking.
He has worked with U2 since 1982 when they met in New Orléans.Anton Corbijn’s book U2 & i,captures their unique partnership.
It was very difficult to choose just three of Anton Corbijn’s photographs for this blog post. But there was no denying the greatness found in the sweeping desert panorama of U2’s Joshua Treephoto session.
Anton Corbijn and R.E.M. have published incredible photographs together. I especially like Corbijn’s image choice for what I feel is R.E.M.’s masterpiece work, Automatic for the People.When I went looking for an Anton Corbijn’s blue tinged photograph this shot of R.E.M. as a trio caught my eye.
Don van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart passed away last year. van Vliet and Corbijn met on a creative plane of thought that is striking, poignant and revealing. van Vliet was a very private soul who lived and painted by the ocean. Anton Corbijn made a short film about Don van Vliet entitled, Some YoYo Stuff which I have yet to see. I chose this brown photograph of Don van Vliet because it celebrates his brush strokes and wonderful sense of fashion. Its like he’s waving to all of us. 🙂
They made one album, Hollywood Dreamthat established them as a way ahead of their time, cinematic art rock group. I purchased that album in late 1970, marveling at such gems as “Accidents”, “The Reason”, and “Wild Country”.