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|Friday, June 27th, 2003|
Hello Hello :)
I'm a Rundgren fan thanks to my dad.. Although I've only mostly heard No World Order and individualist and tr-i (scuse if i got the titles wrong.. i only have them on tapes.. dad has hidden the cds away somewhere..
Anyways, I love the lyrics and the feeling and everything about all the stuff if heard of his.. I admit I haven't heard much of his older stuff really cept for maybe Can We Still Be Friends (thanks to the video I have of Dumb & Dumber, which Todd did all the music for tho you prolly already know that)
anyways... we shall fight to educate the world on tr-i! Current Mood: cheerful
|Wednesday, May 28th, 2003|
so people *do* use this thing...
Me, I've been a Todd fan since I was five or so, thanks to my parents. I've seen him live... four times if you include that Beatles-tribute thingy, the first of those being when I was six. The last time was in April and it was positively AMAZING. (One of these days I will own Something/Anything if only for "Song of the Viking.")
"All the Children Sing" is most of the reason I can work a record player (an achievement for a sixteen-year-old these days) - even if I've got Hermit of Mink Hollow on CD now.
I even wrote a paper
about the guy for English. It's in my LJ archives somewhere; am too lazy to dig it out, having just finished a Religion Paper of DOOM.
(Also, observe the icon. ^_^)
Hellz yes, Todd fans!
My story is a rather interesting one.....I'm a 19 year-old semi-professional musician and have been an avid lover of progressive rock, fusion and classic pop rock from a young age. I had always "known" about Todd Rundgren from my father, who's a huge fan himself, but I never listened to the music very closely.....Then one day not more than 3 years ago, my parents and I were chilling, talking about music, and my dad says, "You HAVE to hear some Todd Rundgren!" He runs down and first puts on Just One Victory, which I instantly fall in love with. "Wow," I think, this guy is a pop GENIUS! Then from there he puts on Evertbody's Going To Heaven/King Kong Reggae.....I was shocked and didn't know what to think at this point.....master of pop, master of prog
as well?? It was too good to be true.....Then he played for me the first Utopia album and I have been a die-hard Todd fan ever since.....I've only seen him once live in an electric trio setting, but that was AMAZING! I also saw him recently on Letterman, when he played Hello It's Me at the end.....did you guys catch it? It was a sweet performance! Current Mood: cheerful
|Monday, March 31st, 2003|
tomorrow i'm going to see our hero.
i can't wait. Current Mood: excited
|Tuesday, March 25th, 2003|
so no one posts here
but todd is coming to my town!!
not my town really. i live in lawrence, and he's going to be in kansas city, but close enough. aparently it's just him, a piano, a guitar and some .mp3s.
how awesome is that?
and the set list is all full of hermit of mink hollow and healing stuff. and other oldie.
so i'm all todd crazed.
todd todd todd.
the first time i saw him was 20 years ago.
again it was him, his piano and a guitar or two.
i can't Wait!!
any of you going to be there?
anyone seen this recent tour?
talk to me todd fans! Current Mood: excited
|Wednesday, December 11th, 2002|
Hey, fellow runt here. let it be known!
|Thursday, May 9th, 2002|
heyyyy somebody found us...neat.
in other news...
dialogue from tonight's "ER", the "farewell to Dr. Green" episode:
*dr green and rachel driving w/"hello its me" (solo version, as opposed to the original Nazz one) on the radio*
rachel: "can we change the station?"
dr green: "you dont like Todd Rundgren??!!"
heh.....onionheads rule all....heh...
|Thursday, February 28th, 2002|
who needs an audience?
im right now very happily jealous of all the records todd's made completely by himself.
i wanna do that.
that would kick ass.
*continues waiting for discovery*
(43 inTRested users, a matter of time. *l*)
|Tuesday, February 26th, 2002|
well, get in here already...
yer typical "get the ball rolling" intro post.
i am hoping to make this group LJ's own "Todd Central".
so to get it going....hows about an open question?
when/how did you get on board the road?
i came on in late 1988 while at the first of many colleges. id gotten involved in the campus radio station and there was this guy who was helping out, he wasnt really a student, but he was just....there. *l*. He had this AMAZINGLY-sized vinyl collection, i never saw it but a few years later i heard he sold most of it to some guy in Japan, who made him a millionaire with the transaction and opened a STORE with the collection.
One day a few of us are lounging around the station's office, and this....music is spinnin....such invention as id never heard....i asked who it was....He said "Todd Rundgren's Utopia...called "Freak Parade".
Later that night, He and I sat in the pitch dark (it was a basement office) and listened to the whole LP....super-stoned, but man....I grew up a progrock junkie, but this was....i wondered how id never heard of Utopia, yet Yes and ELP and Pink Floyd were everywhere....didnt seem right, as this music challenged my exploratory ears in every way imaginable....odd meters....bass guitar used to simulate derisive laughter..epic-length songs that never got boring...it was unbelievable...i was hooked immediately, and bought my own copy of that album, and Initiation as well.
Since then, ive come to love ALL Todd's styles (yes, even bossanova). I've been to quite a few shows, and had one personal encounter with the man i hope to someday obscure w/a 2nd one. (that story for another post. *l*)
For 13 and a half years, Todd Rundgren has been musical saviour to me. Nobody else ever had that kind of longevity with me. (Zappa came closest, but its still a very distant 2nd.) For the first 3 years or so, i dont think I even LISTENED to anyone else, excepting other artists he was producing. There are moments I dont know what id do without him. No embellishment.