Footage courtesy of Austin City Limits - acltv.com
As a Todd Rundgren fan from way way back, I was ecstatic to find this absolutely amazing video of the full concert he performed in 2012 with Amsterdam’s Metropole Orchestra. He does all of his greatest songs, and is in exceptionally good voice throughout, and the audio quality is outstanding. A real treat, and worth watching all the way through.
The following presentation is a crowd sourced video production.
More info, interview and show notes AND the 2011 concert here: keezer.nl
Footage collected from consumer videocameras and HD mobile phones in the audience -12 in total- brought together in a real time full length concert registration.
The performance of the artists, combined with superb sound quality from the radio broadcast, makes the viewer forget that camera work and picture quality are not always up to modern broadcast standards.
However this sense of reality adds an extra dimension to the concert experience, making it most enjoyable to watch this unique concert, seen entirely through the eyes of Todd Rundgren fans.
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Todd Rundgren and The Metropole Orchestra
Paradiso, Amsterdam Holland
November 11, 2012
Conductor: Steve Sidwell
Orchestrations: Tom Trapp
Intitiator: Co de Kloet
All songs written by Todd Rundgren
The Metropole Orchestra, featuring:
Lex Bolderdijk- guitars
Hans Vroomans - piano and synthesizer
Boudewijn Lucas - bass guitar
Arno van Nieuwenhuize - drums
Backing vocals by
Mathilde Santing (production)
Wouter Penris (backing vocal arrangements)
Painting by Bert Wouters
Crowd sourced video production:
iPhones (camera 1 and 2) - Lion Keezer (front stage left)
Original HD and SD video footage kindly provided by
Peter Mader (HD balcony front)
Jack Moerman (balcony right)
Jaqueline Poortvliet (balcony left)
Dirk-Jan Booy (mobile)
Additional YouTube video footage shared from:
Paul Berkholst ‘Unicapb21’ - (CU’s front stage)
Bart Brugman - (front middle)
‘Toddmania1856’ - (balcony right)
‘casiomusic.nl’ - (top balcony)
Bart Versteeg - (opening total, balcony right)
‘Boddgla’ - (balcony right)
‘ModestyXX’ - (front)
Thank you all for making this possible.
Audio live radio mix by NTR Radio
Concert video production and video editing:
More info: keezer.nl
For Todd, his fans and all involved in this project
From Bob Schneider’s King Kong Vol. 1 EP :: Released Feb 10, 2015
Video shot/edited/directed by: Bob Schneider
A Wild Live Performance by Spoon on Austin City Limits (Web Exclusive): “The Beast and the Dragon, Adored”
The lead guitarist exhibits a rather unusual style in this live jam by Spoon on the venerable Austin City Limits PBS show.
Exclusive web-only bonus track not included in television broadcast.
Watch Austin City Limits on PBS. To find out when ACL is on in your area, visit: acltv.com to check your local listings.
I’ve always found it pretty impressive that Richie Kotzen can play this style without a pick.
Official Music Video for “Elevate”
The Winery Dogs are:
Richie Kotzen (guitar/vocals)
Billy Sheehan (bass/vocals)
Mike Portnoy (drums/vocals)
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I met a little girl and I settled down
In a little house out on the edge of town
We got married, and swore we’d never part
Then little by little we drifted from each other’s hearts
At first I thought it was just restlessness
That would fade as time went by and our love grew deep
In the end it was something more I guess
That tore us apart and made us weep
And I’m driving a stolen car
Down on Eldridge Avenue
Each night I wait to get caught
But I never do
She asked if I remembered the letters I wrote
When our love was young and bold
She said last night she read those letters
And they made her feel one hundred years old
And I’m driving a stolen car
On a pitch black night
And I’m telling myself I’m gonna be alright
But I ride by night and I travel in fear
That in this darkness I will disappear
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Ric Ocasek is back in the producer’s chair for Weezer’s latest, and it sounds absolutely great. This tune is a mission statement if there ever was one.
A happy fun tune to take us through the night. Catchy, too. (Please note: this is not actually Bob Schneider in the video, but it is him singing.)