Saturday, January 31, 2004

Crimes against music: Scissor Sisters

In the first of what again will no doubt be a regular feature on the site, we look at Scissor Sisters. In particular we look at their cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb". Imagine the Bee Gees on hellium, and produced by Giorgio Moroda, and you get an idea of what this sounds like. The original is full of feeling, power, and some quite wonderful guitar playing ... however, in the hands of SS this is really just horrible. Do not encourage them to do anything like this ever again.

Friday, January 30, 2004

Gig news update

Todd Rundgren's concert in Pittsburgh on 18 April has been moved from Rosebud to the Rex Theatre


Ed Bumgardner of the Winston-Salem Journal recommended "Paparazzi" by Jamie Hoover and Bill Lloyd to any Todd, Beatles, Curt Boettcher, or Marshall Crenshaw fans stating of the material "the subject matter - romantic rejection and loneliness, peppered with a hint of retribution and acceptance - is not the stuff of happy endings. Still, Hoover and Lloyd never let woe overwhelm the desire to create masterful pop". Haven't had an opportunity to check it out myself yet.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Todd tune on UK TV

Todd Rundgren's I Saw The Light was featured in "Venus And Mars", the first in the new series of The Afternoon Play (BBC1) 26th January. The episode starred Robson Green.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

This day in history (yesterday 26th Jan)

1992 - Todd Rundgren's wife, singer Michele Gray, gives birth to son in San Francisco. They name the child Rebop...

Monday, January 26, 2004

Spin the black circle

The first of a weekly update on what's been playing on the stereo, pc etc this week.

Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions. This really is one heck of a record.
The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site. Quite possibly THE album of 2003. Still sounding good.
Todd Rundgren - Live in NYC '78 Good music to have on whilst working on my latest article.