Tag Archives: Todd Rundgren

Check Out Who is NOT in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

24 Aug

After you see who didn’t make it, have a look at who has been inducted

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LIVE from DARYL’S HOUSE

11 Aug

(Darius Rucker, Eliot Lewis, Daryl Hall)

Most fans of Live from Daryl’s House (LFDH) will recognize Eliot Lewis as the keyboard player from the house band on LFDH.  In fact, he is a multi-instrumentalist and quite a guitarist.  He and Daryl are the only musicians to have appeared on every episode of the wildly popular Web- / TV-series LFDH.

I just did an interview(link) with Eliot which is now up on the Web’s most popular jazz website.  He has a fascinating musical story, and some interesting insights into LFDH.  As a kid, the father of his best friend was a rock music publicist.  He got Eliot and his freind backstage access to some of the biggest names in early 70s music.  In his early working years he did session work with the highly successful producer Dan Hartman (originally from the Edgar Winter Group) and later toured the world with the Average White Band for over a decade before joining the Hall & Oates Band.

Here is a clip of Eliot playing guitar on a episode of LFDH with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.  This is a fun and wide ranging interview, check it out.

Breaking Bad’s Final Music

30 Sep

goodbye baby blueFor young fans of Breaking Bad who might be wondering where the final song of Breaking Bad came from, it is Baby Blue, by Badfinger.  A perfect choice.

Signed by the Beatles’Apple label in 1968 as The Iveys, they adopted the name Badfinger in 1969. Badfinger had four consecutive worldwide hits from 1970 to 1971: “Come and Get It” (written and produced by Paul McCartney), “No Matter What”, “Day After Day”, and “Baby Blue”.  Wikipedia

And if that weren’t enough, Todd Rundgren was the producer on Baby Blue:

A Couple of YouTube Clips that Caught My Attention

23 Jul

This is the first Multi camera concert video registration, created from video footage recorded by the audience and published on the internet

Todd Rundgren is a pioneer and has many music industry ‘firsts’ to his name. Here is another one, this time offered to him by his fans in the Netherlands. For the first time: a full 1 hour and 30 minutes multicam concert video registration, created from video footage published on the internet, recorded by the audience.

More info, production notes and all credits here:
http://www.keezer.nl/trmo

This girl had been playing bass for 10 months when she posted this cover of Chuck Rainey’s bassline for   Steely Dan’s “Peg”.  Going to have to keep an eye out for her.

Her youtube channel

 

 

Hall & Friends

11 Sep

Here’s another fantastic use of the Internet. If you haven’t watched “Live From Daryl’s House” yet, it’s time to discover something really wonderful — an intimate celebration of music. A particularly good show is the episode with the country singer Jimmy Wayne.

Below is a description from Daryl Hall’s website:

Daryl Hall started Live From Daryl’s House, the free monthly web show in late 2007, after having the idea of “playing with my friends and putting it up on the Internet,” and the show has since garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Daily Variety,CNN, BBC, Yahoo! Music and influential blogger Bob Lefsetz, who have cited Live From Daryl’s House as a perfect example of a veteran artist reinventing himself in the digital age by collaborating with both established colleagues and newer performers.

Past episodes of Live from Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers like Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy, Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, Finger Eleven’s James Black and Rick Jackett, the Bacon Brothers and country star Jimmy Wayne, along with newcomers such as Philly soul singer Mutlu, Canadian techno-rockers Chromeo, MySpace pop-rock phenom Eric Hutchinson, Cash Money rocker Kevin Rudolf, Wind-up Records’ Chicago rockers Company of Thieves, Bay Area singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson, Charlottesville, VA’s rising Parachute, Chicago rock band Plain White T’s and highly touted tunesmith Diane Birch. (from Live From Daryl’s House website)