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 Post subject: US Tour 2009
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:53 am 
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C'Mon folks will you please do some gigs in the land of plenty for us starving US TD fans, that would be just dandy!!

I for one would surely be up for a blast of E. Froese and Company and I know they would do well here.....

We are after all the folks who got married at their concert in Chicago in 1992

Now, I believe that is reason enough for TD to come here right??

Okay, maybe not, but worth a try hey??

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:02 pm 
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Hi,

I really think the expense is the problem ... not to mention that carrying around all that equipment, or computers is not an issue ... I'm sure it is.

America tends to cater too much to rock bands with cheesy sounds ... it's the cheapest and the best way to rip some money ... and this will mean that America's chances of seeing a Mike Oldfield, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream ... and many of those folks ... is diminishing to an astonishing degree.

I'm resigned to never seeing Klaus Schulze, Vangelis or Mike Oldfield. Nothing saddens me more in my life ... for all the joy and beauty and ecstasy ... and inner LEARNING ... that I have gathered through their music all these years ... but as Roy would say ...

... all the feelings, all the visions, all ... but tears in the rain ... time to die. ... (somewhat paraphrased ... sorry)

Experience is important ... the pheasability of everyone meeting everyone else is not ... and I'm alright with that ... still ... I would love to experience some concerts here and there ... but if worse comes to worse, I know that I can lay down on the floor with 2 far out speakers 2 feet away from each side of my head ... and I can dream ... I can live through it just fine ...

Well I did see TD 3 times and then one day here in Portland Alan Stivell showed up (not with a rock band though .,.. and I wanted THAT!!!!) ... but I have a list of a few things I would love to see and cry along with ...

- Egberto Gismonti (w/ Garbarek and/or Haden ok)
- Terje Rypdal (w/ David Darling plz!!!)
- Klaus Schulze
- Vangelis
- Mike Oldfield
- Keith Jarrett (only if he does the "welcome to my living room" ... and off he goes to everywhereville)
- Djam Karet (please play the "noise" ... not necessarily the rock)
- Magma (saw them once in SF 1999 ... ohh my gawd ... a standing ovation and everyone had tears in their eyes. I just want to live through that again and I will gladly help Christian hammer down his drums!
- Banco ... of all italian bands, I always thought that this one never really gave up their "art" for commercialism ... and that is really priceless in this day and age.

Other than that ... I saw Pink Floyd when it mattered, Hawkwind, Tangerine Dream, Nektar, Gong (took many pictures with them and one used on a tour), Who, Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revial, Chicago ... and I don't exactly feel "lacking" ... but I can tell you that Styx or REO Speedwagon is not quite my idea of great music ... nice fun but so what ...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:10 am 
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Hipgnosis your taste in music is excellent & your posts are a great read . 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:28 pm 
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sparrow wrote:
Hipgnosis your taste in music is excellent & your posts are a great read . 8)


Thank you ...

It is an honor to be able to say hello here ... I've actually shied away from it for the longest time, as I, also a writer and published, am more concerned/worried about my inner vision than I am with the result of what someone will think of my poem.

I learned a long time ago that experience and love are two things that the inner body/soul loves to remember and appreciate. I can easily tell you that at one time I had the aforementioned musics on my turntable in order for me to write ... nowadays I don't need it ... as "I already have it" ... that inner feeling that defines you next line on a poem, or piece of music ... it really has nothing to do with anything else ... it's simply all about putting down on paper, or instrument, the inner movie running through your head ... and some of the music I listed above is the very best at it ... no ifs and buts.

But I'm not cynical ... I still jump, cry and what not when I hear Sandy Denny do "One more Chance" as if a soul was asking for mercy and another day ... or Peter Hammill do his contortions and expressions and still be able to come up with "Out of Water" ... or hear a new piece from TD and have the shivers and bumps ... which I just experienced on their website at home ... I don't even want to know the name of the piece so it doesn't spoil my "inner run" until I can get it all down on the paper ...

And there are times when this is fun to see on the stage. I got to see a fun duet once with Robert Cray and Stevie Ray Vaughn ... and while Stevie was really good, Robert Cray "hit it ... and hit it hard and right" ... and pretty much relegated Stevie to rhythm guitar on that show for 5 minutes ... it was great ... and you know what? The guy did not have such a hard ego that he had to come back with something strong ... he just made sure the song could continue ... and continue it did and then some ...

That is something that one can live for and appreciate. You have to be open enough to love that inner vision and be able to let it fly ... and music that does fly is the best for me ... lyrics is not enough, and they are not the defining point, since very few popular singers actually sing their "music" ... at least on the pop scales.

And that's the difference. We're talking more than just pop here ... this is inner music at its best ... just feel it. Just feel it baby ... just feel it!


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You've already put better substance in your mails than i managed in all of mine :shock:

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