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.
Timeblue: Not one but TWO Bev vids! We are indeed honoured!
May 16, 2020 14:45:01 GMT
orioles70: working from home has it perks, I noticed the birds were unusually noisy and sure enough - there is a rather large owl sitting in the tree just outside my dining room. Can't tell if he's waiting for prey or taking a nap.
May 18, 2020 17:18:50 GMT
BSJ: Very cool. For us, normally when all goes still, it means a hawk is hanging around.
May 18, 2020 17:54:13 GMT
Timeblue: Woke up the other day to a pile of sparrow feathers (minus the body...) our local sparrowhawk must have been hungry.
May 19, 2020 21:57:40 GMT
elophile: Hi friends! How is everyone? I've just been working and cooking and staying inside and enjoying my own backyard...::c0112::
May 20, 2020 23:58:17 GMT
elophile: I've been getting really into Procal Harum.
May 21, 2020 0:00:29 GMT
eloneen: elophile What's cooking in your Quarantine Kitchen these days?::t1935::
May 21, 2020 1:42:16 GMT
elophile: What isn't cooking eloneen ! Tonight we had homemade falafel with hummus, tahini, roasted beets and a chopped salad. I'm make a veggie lasagna tomorrow. How about your kitchen? Do tell!!
May 21, 2020 2:50:19 GMT
eloneen: The young man hosted Taco Tuesday last night, and this is Mr.Eloneen's week to prepare dinner (YESS!!!). Recently, he has made homemade apple pie, meat pies (inspired by our recent trip to the UK), burgers, biscuits from scratch, and chicken and waffles.
May 21, 2020 4:25:20 GMT
eloneen: Recently, I've made a delicious lentil and potato salad, jambalaya, roast pork loin with roasted veggies, but Hubby's the rising star! My mother wants him to cook all the time now! He made a cake (from scratch) for me and my mom for Mother's Day.
May 21, 2020 4:30:54 GMT
Horacewimp: Hi elophile I’m glad you are keeping well and occupying you time while in lockdown.
May 21, 2020 7:11:12 GMT
tremblinwilbury: eloneen - Biscuits? Don't you mean 'cookies'?
May 21, 2020 14:47:56 GMT