BALLARD FIREHOUSE -- SEATTLE, WA -- 11/14/98
by Ron Hromoko
tonight's second randomly smattered show in seattle was great for two
subjective reasons. first, my humanitarian buddy kurt was selected as
stenographer. second, my favorite todd rundgren song was played.
after -no dialtone- stalled connectivity on stage, we connected and
todd started the chat process for our horned Turkey Boy to give blow-
by-blow to the global underwriters. todd asks kurt if he ever gets
a rash from The Helmut.
todd's wearing a new white/orange sarong tonight with the sleeveless
bathing beauty top, quite a contrast from last night's gray sparkly
button shirt and brown dinner jacket.
are schweet, though 'inspiration' is a struggle.
are good, but nothing like palo alto. jesse comes out to take QTVR
pictures, and todd hits -record- and begins to play
but forgets how it goes. instead, a complete
is captured before going to the piano for a uncommonly good
a ceiling drip on todd's head has him looking up often during a
ends the piano session, then jesse is introduced and plays a complete
and the introduction to
for a bit while TB and TR work on the mac. then, jesse starts
something that todd recognizes and starts to play on the piano.
goes for two verses and a bridge with guitar and piano together,
then todd's mind share runs out for the chorus. but, jesse keeps
going and contorts his fingers into a mess across the neck, crossing
right hand over left at times to play the bass notes. this was just
freakin outstanding and the highlight of the six shows i've seen.
[editor's request: lin, please tell me wtf jesse did with his fingers]
- there goes my inspiration
since todd then gave jesse a choice, he of course picked
which sounds great when everyone started clapping on two & four at
the ending chorus.
is perfect, as is
the bridge now sounds rehearsed and clean.
includes 'unnecessary zoom' with the apple camera shown on the
Incorrect Media monitor.
ends the set and todd takes a short break. kurt's up by himself,
typing and securing his Horns from falling off. encore toons:
*again* breaks the freakin G. wtf is up with this string? TR
throws the takamine down and again finishes with p-project.
is slow and steady. actually, it's real slow. this is good.
todd flirts with the edge of his voice, and pulls it off.
tonight's performance was better than last night. the TRTV chores
take a lot of time, but these are great shows, & great 'late model'
todd doing all old material. get ready east-coasters for the Two
Week Wonder Random Smattering Tourlette.
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