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A Very Utopian Holiday

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Utopia, live on German television, 1977, performing “Singring And The Glass Guitar.” I guess they couldn’t fit the pyramid, fountains, wind machine, fire jets and sphinx– and tiny Stonehenge model– into the studio. Remember, after drums stop…then comes bass solo. And keyboard solo. And the best is always last.

Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare Song

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Todd Rundgren with Ethyl. Live in Liverpool 2005.


Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia on Midnight Special, 1973

Rundgren Recommends

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Here’s some wish-list advice from Todd, courtesy Amazon. I have to admit I was pretty stunned by his KLF and Melt-Banana knowledge, among other things….not bad for a 58-year-old (today, actually) geezer.

Todd Rundgren’s Testimony, U.S. Senate Satellite Radio Hearing, 4/26/06

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Text All linked RealVideo clips of the C-Span broadcast of the testimony are apparently broken. Stay tuned. [update: 4:44pm PT: Below-- guest commentary by Rundgren from the June 10 issue of BILLBOARD]. COMMENTARY: AN ARTIST’S VIEW: NEW MEDIA IS NOT THE ISSUE BY TODD RUNDGREN Recording artist, producer and Web site developer Todd Rundgren recently [...]

Poolside Playlist

Friday, April 21st, 2006

I field-tested this one today. It’s necessary to play LOUD to drown out the children raising hell in the adjacent hotel pool. Laurie Anderson “Gravity’s Angel” Black Uhuru “Ion Storm” Sly & Robbie “Destination Unknown” UB40 “25%” Laurie Anderson “Blue Lagoon” (a/k/a The Best Sunbathing Song EVER) Todd Rundgren “Lost Horizon” Cassandra Wilson “Tupelo Honey” [...]

Kilauea Flood

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Here’s photos, more photos and stories regarding the earthen dam in Kaua’i that collapsed earlier this week. The reservoir behind the dam is just a few miles inland from Kilauea. The place I was housesitting over the holidays is about a mile west of the point where the Kuhio Highway was closed on Tuesday. The [...]

Stuff I Wrote Awhile Back With Little Relevance Now (Or Then) But What The Hell

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Very little of what I’ve been reading online lately compels me to post links and/or make smart remarks. I’m kind of bleary and burnt from cutting and pasting Excel metadata and compiling CD shipping manifests, so in the interest of semi-fresh ‘content’ here I’m going to mine some contributions to Todd Rundgren’s fan site, the [...]

When The Bleep Hits The Fan | “Data’s Distant Relatives”? | Magazine | Neil | Joni | Kate

Monday, February 27th, 2006

How much longer can YouTube get away with it? A disturbingly skinny Todd Rundgren and 1974-model Utopia power sextet lay down some blurry mathrock. Kraftwerk on Top Of The Pops in 1975. Magazine from 1978. Neil Young on SNL in 1989. 1983. Time for a jetlagged Free Man In Paris, a lumbering Song For Sharon, [...]

The Cars + Todd Rundgren = “New Cars”

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Those who know me might know me as an apologist for Todd Rundgren. Yes, it’s yet another of my adorable quirks. Most Rundgren fans are loony (some endearingly so, some frighteningly) to some degree, so it’s always interesting to see how the faithful react to news about his career. First, the story from Billboard: Rundgren [...]