Believe It When You See It (in Black and White)
Todd a Professor?
Todd will be donning the professor's cap and lecture at Indiana University on October 28, 2010. He is also expected to present a "storytelling" concert on October 31.
Todd's lecture is entitled "LONGHAIR: TR on the Beatles Effect." The intimate concert's title is "CLUSTER: The Birth of the T Chord." Todd says this about it: "I'm going to focus on the development of my harmonic sensibility, with performed examples."
On Monday November 3rd, Todd Rundgren attended the Classic Rock Magazine Awards in London. Todd presented the Tommy Vance Inspiration Award to the late Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd. Todd presented the Award to Syd's sister, Rosemary Green.
Click on the following links to read the official press release about the Awards - http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/page/classicrock?entry=classic_rock_roll_of_honour
Click here to see a photo of Todd at the Awards - http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/page/classicrock?entry=yet_more_photos_from_last
The Cream's Jack Bruce went on a tirade about Led Zeppelin and mentioned Todd's name here - http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/page/classicrock?entry=led_zeppelin_you_re_crap
The Awards attracted a host of rock stars including Ozzy Osborne, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Anvil, Whitesnake's David Coverdale, Primal Scream, Gary Moore, Jack Bruce, Wishbone Ash, Airbourne, The Zombies, Wayne Kramer of the MC5, Thunder and many more.
For the full coverage of the Awards, click here - http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/
My wife is a romance novel fanatic and I am a Todd Rundgren fanatic. Our obsessions crossed paths when she recently read a book called "Hello It's Me" by Wendy Markham. Todd and his song are mentioned on the third page, setting up the title and plot for the story.
Watching an ER rerun on TNT -- Anthony Edwards is driving with his daughter. "Hello, It's Me" is on the radio. His daughter, making a face, asks what he is listening to and he says, "Todd Rundgren, I like this!!"
"We Gotta get You a Woman" was worked into a melody sequence.
LIARS is named on Neilpeart.net as a must-listen. Check the "Bubba's Book and Music Club" link (top right) under "Listening." There's TR - first artist named!
Todd is in Guitar Player magazine in a ad for Babicz guitars. The Sept. 05 issue. Page 162 i believe.
Rick Springfield just released an interesting compilation of remakes, ("songs he wished he had written"). Titled "The Day After Yesterday", Rick's website is offering a limited edition version that offers a bonus track: Todd's Love is the Answer!! Haven't heard it yet, but it should have made the cd!!
I saw a one-woman show last night about a flight attendant called "Around the World in a Bad Mood," written and performed by Rene Foss. The show, which was highlighted throughout with music, concluded with a TR's "Bang the Drum."
Todd [was mentioned] on "E" channel on the program "Rock Star Daughters." BeBe talks and thanks Todd concerning Liv's childhood.
The current issue of RS list their Top 500 Albums of all time. S/A comes in at 173.
Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that on select aircraft you can hear Utopia performing Can We Still Be Friends from the Silverline KSAN release.
Pretty cool, they are even listed in the United in flight magazine.
LiveDaily article about bootleg series and Todd's touring activities.
I just saw an ad on IFC for a new movie called "Camp", which features a cover of "The Want Of A Nail" on the soundtrack, and also uses that track in the ad.From the site:
And in the rousing, soulful finale of the film, "The Want Of A Nail" - the kids explode with a hard won sense of self-esteem, while remaining unsentimentally realistic enough to recognize how precarious those victories are:
"For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost For the want of a shoe, the horse was lost For the want of a horse, the rider was lost For the want of a rider, the message was lost..."
Unfortunately, the site completely fails to mention that the song is written by Todd Rundgren.
A listener writes:
Did you happen to hear Howard Stern this morning???
Lots of Todd stuff, very funny though some was not nice but still the whole crew knew alot about OH.
"WAREHOUSE BLOWOUT" advertises "Bat Out of Hell" (produced by "Todd Rungren") for $.99 and Splender's "Halfway Down the Sky" for $3.99 (they got Rundgren right on that one).
Others may already have sent this, but at the end of last nights riveting episode of "Six Feet Under" on HBO, the star of the show is sitting in his wifes abandoned car at the beach (we are led to believe she has offed herself)....and he is listening to the cassette left in her car stereo....playing "I saw the light"....they lyrics of which were particularly appropriate for the story line in that episode. - Eric Lund
Don't know if you caught it or not but last nights episode of HBO's Six Feet Under featured "I Saw The Light." Episode 37 "Death Works Overtime." They played two thirds of the song during the last scene and over the credits. Very nice. - George Crandall
just wanted to let you know that "i saw the light" was played at the end of six feet under on hbo last night. it was found in the car of a woman who is missing ... always good to hear a todd song ... - Ruth Karch
...more great stuff! - Jeff Gauss
Came across this interview today, if you're interested... - Jim Young
Found a great interview in "the Onion A.V. Club" on 5/21/03. - Linda Probst