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« on: November 18, 2002, 02:47:22 PM »
:alien: new here, found this site while searching for todd images for upcoming use on a CD project

cmr was kind enough to promptly return my e-mail and invite me on board.

we have a great fan forum in 'todd's world' that is fairly new. please feel free to drop on in and ask any questions about liv's "spiritual father". there's a lot of info there about todd, bebe, and a bit of liv.

todd has a forthcoming biography that is due soon and my guess is there will be some liv info in that.

come check us out at:

http://www.rocemabra.com/trc/forums/index.php
free to join and if ya do tell 'em weavil sent ya :rolleyes:

the best TR info on the web is at:

http://trconnection.com/

and ALL your todd merch at the best prices are at:

http://trbazaar.com/

interesting
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2002, 03:44:09 PM »
oh yeah

here's todd and i on 7.4.01 immediately after a private party gig here in the midwest in which i set up his sound, he played my guitars, and i got to join him on a tune (mystified)

http://www.thunderdigital.com/tr01/01070450.jpg

 :blink:

and this past summer on 7.14.02 after a show with a walk down abbey road in burlington, iowa

http://TRConnection.com/gallery/picture=at...et=atob20020714

i wish someone would have snapped a 1990 shot of liv and i in san fran at the 2nd Wind recording sessions, especially after she informed me that she was there with todd and my jaw fell on the floor...LOL :P

i do have a great shot of the family getting into the van after the first session...but no scanner. i'll see if i can get that one up here somehow :blush:                                                                    

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2002, 05:19:21 PM »
Hey weavil - glad to see you here  :D

OMG - You really met Liv and Todd!

give some stories ...  :)


oh .. and get a scanner  :beer:                                                                    

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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2002, 12:07:31 AM »
Sweet!  :)  you got to Jam with Todd?  That is sooo cool.

And ya, scan that pic!  :D                                                                    
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2002, 02:20:35 AM »
:o TRuly a highlight of my lil life and, thanks to ken owen from indy, have been able to watch it many times...when i get that DVD player, i'll be able to view it whenever i want ;)

anyways, this was a private party that myself and my friend cathy lee threw in her backyard - a backyard BBQ on the fourth of july. it worked because todd was in milwaukee, wi on 7.3 and the taste of chicago on 7.5 and this made him available (and in the area) to perform and hang out at cathy lee's in kenosha, wi - right in between the two cities mentioned :huh: . we limoed him in from his chicago hotel for the afternoon/early evening...and he spent many more hours than we could have dreamed of.

after a mini-set on my acoustic guitar, CL's husband decided to jump on the under-equipped keyboard (no TRansposer) to attempt a song (lucky guy, off the amazing album Hermit of Mink Hollow) with the master. the aborted attempt, due to hubby not knowing the whole song, led to many laughs - especially from the toddster. :lol: tomfoolery followed as another fan jumped on board to attempt another song, which was even funnier :lol:   "we're looking for a new keyboardist as alan parsons (todd was on tour with A Walk Down Abbey Road - a TRibute to the Beatles, featuring parsons, john entwistle and band, ann wilson of heart, david pack of ambrosia, and many others) just isn't cutting it" - TR :blink:

so it was time to move to the next, and yet untapped, insTRument - my elecTRic guitar. todd was very pleased with the setup and tone (through my beautiful 1966 fender bassman amp) and began his first elecTRic tune, a blues number entitled mystified. as his 'tech for the day', i stepped up as todd said, "i'm used to accompaniment on this song" and joined him on my acoustic to hold down the rhythm...allowing my man to smoke some blistering leads. B) ...to todd's approval.

TRuly a highlight of my life

the rest of the set was quite amazing and everyone had an excellent time :rolleyes: . todd even hung for a few hours after as we lit fireworks at the park across the sTReet and just hung out, swapping stories, signing autographs, and laughing a lot. what a great day...thanks for letting me relive it here :wacko:                                                                    

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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2002, 02:24:10 AM »
oh yeah, pix from this great bash are here

http://www.thunderdigital.com/tr01/tr01.htm

.....enjoy! B)                                                                    

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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2002, 11:17:32 AM »
Rock Vets Fete Harrison On Tribute Disc
 
Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, former Byrds leader Roger McGuinn, and late Who bassist John Entwistle are among the artists who have contributed tracks to "Songs From the Material World: A Tribute to George Harrison." Due Feb. 25 -- which would have been the late Harrison's 60th birthday -- via Koch Entertainment, the set boasts 11 tracks from Harrison's years as a member of the Beatles and his subsequent solo career, all specifically recorded for this project.

"Songs From the Material World" kicks off with Rundgren's version of the Fab Four's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," arguably the most famous Harrison-penned song. "Although I was a young guitar player before I'd heard of the Beatles, I'd never heard the term 'lead guitarist,'" Rundgren said in a statement. "George created the job description for my first paying gig, the vocation that I'm still lucky enough to practice today and that kind of enthusiasm is shared by the artists who are featured on the album, many of whom were influenced by Harrison to take up music in the first place."

Other cuts by veteran artists are Entwistle's take on "Here Comes the Sun," the Smithereens' version of "I Want To Tell You," McGuinn's "If I Needed Someone," Wyman's "Taxman," and former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer's cover of "It's All Too Much." A few younger artists also contribute, with former Wilco member Jay Bennett and sometime collaborator Edward Burch adding "Isn't It a Pity" and Big Head Todd & the Monsters chiming in with "Within You, Without You."

"I'm not a great lover of covers," said Davies, who contributes a version of "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" (from 1973's "Living in the Material World") to the album. "I wouldn't normally do one. George Harrison, because of his shining spirituality, is an exception. I pay tribute to George as a great musical talent but primarily as an advanced soul who was unafraid to share his spiritual vision and journey with us."

The final list of participants differs somewhat from earlier reports, which had original Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green, Julian Lennon, Mountain's Leslie West, Donovan, Al Kooper, They Might Be Giants, and Ultravox's Midge Ure all taking part.

The disc will sport artwork by designer Milton Glaser, and liner notes contributed by Beatles authority Jody Denberg, who is also the program director at KGSR Austin.

Here is the "Songs From the Material World: A Tribute to George Harrison" track list:

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps," Todd Rundgren
"Devil's Radio," Masters Of Reality
"I, Me, Mine," Marc Ford
"Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)," Dave Davies
"It's All Too Much," Wayne Kramer
"Here Comes the Sun," John Entwistle
"Isn't It a Pity," Jay Bennett/Edward Burch
"Within You, Without You," Big Head Todd & The Monsters
"I Want To Tell You," the Smithereens
"If I Needed Someone," Roger McGuinn
"Taxman," Bill Wyman

 very excited that liv's 'other father' gets to kick off this amazing album. i have heard it (many times) and it's incredible - fill of hot, blazing guitar solos :alien:                                                                    

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2002, 06:49:41 AM »
what about "Something"?  I thought it was arguably the most famous Harrison-penned song.  And why isn't it on the album?   :unsure:                                                                    
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2002, 06:59:41 AM »
YES, the most covered beatles song next to yesterday. i am surprised too but at the recent harrison tribute sir paul began the song on ukelele and eric clapton and band picked up part two....that must ahve been wonderful

george's new CD, BRAINWASHED, is amazing! :wub:                                                                    

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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2003, 12:57:54 AM »
BTW-

my new avatar here is todd from summer of 2002 while opening for Hall & Oates on their 'combo' tour B)

some peeps at H&O BB actually made it for me...so i HAD to bring it here :rolleyes:  :alien:  

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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2003, 11:00:38 AM »
Weavil - did you see Todd and Roy show ?

have some report ?!? its quite interesting ...
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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2003, 11:41:47 PM »
:mellow: although i was not at the opening show in n'awlins on monday, there are several reviews here:

http://trconnection.com/tour/t2003

including mentions of liv and royston...liv was there and seen walking the streets with todd the next day.

check the above link throughout the tour for updates/reviews/live mentions :rolleyes:  

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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2003, 10:05:05 AM »
Thanks for the info!

Very cool indeed  :D  I'll check this link more often!

Are you gona be in one of Todd/Roy shows ?

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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2003, 10:32:09 AM »
B) i will be at the chicago vic show on 4.11 and, hopefully, one around the same time here in madison, wisco :D  BUT royston will probably not be on the bill at that time :sad:

i TRy my best to NOT miss a todd tour

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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2003, 06:58:42 PM »
Wow!  those sound like some cool shows.  :)

I'm glad to hear Royston is doing some amazing work solo.  Too bad he's not gunna be there for your show Weavil.
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