Post by queenofthehours on Oct 2, 2018 17:29:07 GMT
I'm going to see Procol Harum at the London Palladium next week!
They are going to perform the whole of their In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra 1971 album live with a full orchestra and chorus. Basically this is what we wish Jeff would do - recreate one of his best LPs live for us. But you could say that he already has because I'm sure most concerts on this current tour are recreations of one of his best live LPs - Wembley or Bust!
Anyway, it would be nice to see Jeff influenced enough by Procol to go out with an orchestra and record some of his best songs with them and then release it as an album.
If you want to hear the full Procol Harum live LP it's here -
going to see a band called Bird Streets tomorrow night (early birthday celebration) they (mainly meaning John Brodeur) worked with Jason Falkner on their latest (same guy who worked with Thomas Walsh on the last Pugwash album and the same guy who was in Jellyfish back in the '90s)
here's a sample - lush power pop that I think might even get a smile out of Jeff
betting on the sun - has a great lyric "I remember when we were tighter than Steely Dan"
Unomusette - agree on the jangly Byrds-like sound. Bird Streets say they are aiming for a sunnier sound than on last record. New name, new sound, new producer. Byrds were from Los Angeles. It fits.
Bird Streets put on a fun performance on a windy, chilly evening. 4 piece with the lead guitarist producing some fuzzy brain tingling tones.
Turns out that the band name is inspired by a tony LA neighborhood north of Hollywood (the streets have names like Blue Jay Way). The album was written and produced nearby. Coincidentally, a part of Albany, NY (where the song writer grew up) also have bird street names.
this looks like it will be an entertaining show - 40 different musicians all coming together for an XTC tribute Parthenon Huxley from The Orchestra is participating. Thomas Walsh is a huge XTC fan, but I doubt they'd be able to bring him all the way over to the DC area unless there was some sort of scheduling miracle.
going to an event called Brew at the Zoo over the Memorial Day weekend, 3 bands & 50 beers plus a ticket to the Zoo and the weather forecast for Saturday is good
Matt Hutchison is a local favorite and will kick things off. His former band was called "Fools and Horses" which I only recently learned was a British comedy show. Makes sense, because Matt lived in England for a number of years as a kid.
orioles70: lots of flooding in Washington today, but the forecast between now and Thursday's concert looks like drier weather is coming
Jul 8, 2019 22:41:41 GMT
eloneen: orioles70 Oh no! Stay safe and dry! We don't want a thousand rivers running past your door on concert night!
Jul 8, 2019 23:54:41 GMT
BIuebird: orioles70 Oh dear, be careful! Hopefully the weather will clear up before your show! So far weather for Philly on Saturday looks sunny, so that's good. Last Saturday we flew into the Philly airport, and the weather was so bad that we were stranded on
Jul 9, 2019 17:47:55 GMT
BIuebird: the tarmac for 3 hours
Jul 9, 2019 17:48:16 GMT
orioles70: it would be nice if the airlines would give you 3 more hours of vacation instead of pushing back from the gate just to bake in an aluminum cylinder - keep the faith BIuebird, you'll be back to PA in time for the show
Jul 9, 2019 20:57:38 GMT
orioles70: meanwhile, the spaceship has been spotted flying low over Lake Okeechobee getting ready to touch down for a gig on the edge of the Everglades - no forum members in South Florida?
Jul 9, 2019 20:58:42 GMT
eloneen: orioles70 Enjoy the concert tonight! I hope the weather cooperates!::mini-graphics-music-577374::
Jul 11, 2019 10:19:01 GMT
orioles70: thanks eloneen, To mash a few metaphors - we may be Standin' in the Rain amidst Summer and Lightning but neither clouds nor rain nor flash of light will keep us from completing our musical pilgrimage
Jul 11, 2019 14:48:57 GMT
BIuebird: Philly concert is tonight, very excited! My nerves are all frayed though, why can't I just enjoy things?
Jul 13, 2019 13:55:32 GMT
eloneen: BIuebird Have a great time tonight at the concert! We're looking forward to hearing about it and seeing some photos! ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jul 13, 2019 14:11:33 GMT
orioles70: BIuebird - I know what you mean. It's a beautiful day in Philly, go early, relax and and give us a photo of the family in your Electric Flight Orchestra shirts!
Jul 13, 2019 18:02:33 GMT
BIuebird: Thanks, we had a great time! I posted in the tour thread. Although we did cut it a little close getting there because my dad didn't want to leave earlier, and we got stuck in traffic. I thought I was going to have a heart attack.
Jul 15, 2019 0:39:04 GMT
denny: Any Federer fans as gutted as I am?
Jul 15, 2019 3:39:00 GMT
Horacewimp: I did want him to win denny it was a shame he couldn’t convert the match points. Great weekend for sport tennis, F1 and the cricket final and all hosted in the U.K.
Jul 15, 2019 7:22:43 GMT
vlogdance: I wanted Roger to win Wimbledon as well, but what an epic final. Wore me out just watching!
Jul 15, 2019 11:19:01 GMT
orioles70: it was a great final, the crowd was clearly rooting for Roger and he had a couple of match point chances - don't know how many more chances he will get
Jul 15, 2019 15:18:13 GMT
unomusette: Greetings from Bordeaux! Currently on Musecation until the end of the month, have the luxury of the laptop so hoping to check in more often. Flippin' boiling here, having to make it better with lots of French beer and ice cream, hey ho...
Jul 17, 2019 9:54:23 GMT
eloneen: unomusette I love Bordeaux! Such a beautiful city! Have a great time!
Jul 17, 2019 11:05:00 GMT
Horacewimp: It’s a hard life for you Uno enjoy your holiday.
Jul 17, 2019 13:04:10 GMT