Friday, July 04, 2008

Todd and Kasim

Todd talks about the new album, being on the road and music in general to the Ventura County Star

Meanwhile, Kasim is playing an acoustic solo date in London next Tuesday (8th July). He is playing the 12 Bar Club, London. Sadly I cannot make it. Hope he comes back and plays again soon.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Arena lyrics

The Lyrics to the tracks on the new album are now on the myspace site

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Albums of the Year - the early runners

Hard to believe that we are half way through the year. However, as it is, it looks like it is time to throw out a few records that have made an impression in these first six months, and that may be in the running in another six months for the album of the year.

1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
- Dig Lazarus Dig!!![Dig, Lazarus, Digg!!! Video YouTube]
2. The Hold Steady - Say Positive [ Navy Sheets 'live' YouTube]
3. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip [ Discipline Video - YouTube]
4. The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia [ Idle Hands on YouTube]
5. Sons & Daughters - This Gift [Gilt Complex Video - YouTube]
6. Gemma Hayes - The Hollow of Morning [Out of our Hands live - YouTube]
7. Laura Marling - Alas I cannot Swim [My Manic & I Video - YouTube]
8. Thea Gilmore - Liejacker [Steam album on LastFM]
9. Bob Mould - District Line [Very Temporary - YouTube]
10. REM - Accelerate [Supernatural Superserious video - YouTube]
11. Neil Diamond - Home Before Dark [Pretty Amazing Grace live - YouTube]
12. The Dresden Dolls - No, Virginia [Night Reconnaissance video - YouTube]
13. The Wedding Present - [Santa Ana Winds live - YouTube]
14. Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward [The Kelly Affair Video - YouTube]
15. The Smithereens - Live in Concert, The Greatest Hits and More [ Behind the Wall of Sleep live - YouTube]
16. Camille - Music Box [Cats & Dogs live - YouTube]
17. Duffy - Rockferry [Warwick Avenue live - YouTube]
18. Shelby Lynne -Just a Little Loving [Anyone who Had a Heart Video - YouTube]
19. Flyleaf - Flyleaf [I'm so Sick video - YouTube]
20. Sara Bareilles - Little Voice [Love Song video - YouTube]

Random Toddness

Forgot to say the other day that Todd now has an official myspace page. First postings of a couple of new tracks may happen here before the album come out, which by reading the blog posts (on behalf of Todd) seem to indicate it may not be out this month, but will be soon-ish (currently being mastered)

Meanwhile, Pharrell Williams mentioned Todd when asked about a track on the new N*E*R*D album. Speaking about the track 'Crashing Down' he said
Yeah, I was trying to capture a little Todd Rundgren, a little Beatles."

Meanwhile, 'Courage' from the new album live at House of Blues