Archive for October, 2009

Echoes of Pink Floyd members

Posted in Echoes of Pink Floyd with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2009 by mvl

The band:

Alex Gonzalez
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Keith Billik
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Mark King
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Mike Lang
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Tom Beller
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Music DVD news

Posted in Interesting links with tags , , , , , , on October 31, 2009 by mvl

One of my favorite music concerts, a filming of a date on the Genesis MAMA tour of 84, is going to be bundled into something called The Movie Box, a boxset with a bundle of Genesis video. It’s mostly video from the 80s/90s.

I prefer the video from the earlier years, these moviemakers didn’t get infected with commercial and music video design and focused more on the performance, not their own little joys of using shocking new techniques of quick cutting. There have been some great concerts, great sounding concerts, absolutely destroyed by a film maker injecting himself into the conversation. Get out of the way! You serve the music! The musicians are there to create the content, not have the music turned into a film makers content. Viewers like to watch musicians, really.

Rant over…for the time being.

Some info on the release…November for us in the US.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_The_Movie_Box

It is unfortunately missing a ton of music. From wikipedia.

The only tracks that were not included on the video that were performed at the shows were the show’s opening track “Dodo/Lurker”, the “Eleventh Earl of Mar”/”The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”/”Firth Of Fifth/”The Musical Box” medley, “Follow You Follow Me”, “Los Endos” and “Misunderstanding”.

Second bit of news. A 1978 concert, with Barriemore Barlow, of a Jethro Tull show at MSG. It is a classic show with the classic Tull lineup. Barlow is one of the stars of the show (can’t have the drummer stealing the limelight however). It’s out now. I’m going to pick it up this afternoon, then pick up a few bottles of English Ale. I love this lineup of the band, very tight and powerful.

Amazon link

A sample.

The new EOPF promo (Mk1)

Posted in Echoes of Pink Floyd with tags , , , , on October 31, 2009 by mvl

The drummer is the previous drummer, not the new one, Michael Lang.

Sincerely,
Michael Lang

Paul Northfield interview

Posted in Interesting links with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2009 by mvl

Good read (great read actually) at Recording Hacks.

http://recordinghacks.com/2009/10/28/paul-northfield/

Progressive rock fans need not look far to find Paul Northfield’s name among their music collections. Over the past 35 years, he has recorded Gentle Giant, RUSH, Asia, Queensrÿche, Porcupine Tree, and Dream Theater, along with dozens of other artists you know — like Steve Vai, Bryan Adams, Pat Travers, Hole, Ozzy, Judas Priest, Suicidal Tendencies, Marilyn Manson, and on and on and on.

Bob Weir and Billy Cobham

Posted in Interesting links with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2009 by mvl

Strange hearing Billy’s huge tom rolls in this context, but it’s kinda refreshing to hear some real playing.

Rocket launch!

Posted in Interesting links with tags , , , , , , on October 27, 2009 by mvl

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

Coming up soon, check it out. The new Ares I-X launch vehicle.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/constellation/ares/flighttests/aresIx/index.html

New Launch Target: 9:44 a.m. EDT
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 09:26:39 AM EDT

The launch team has again extend the T-4 minute built-in hold further, now bringing the targeted liftoff time to 9:44 a.m. EDT.

Weather, coupled with a stuck probe cover, pushed the launch a little further into the window, which closes at noon.

A couple mp3s from our Planet show

Posted in Echoes of Pink Floyd with tags , , , , , on October 23, 2009 by mvl

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Recorded at the desk with a ZoomH2, no post production, straight from the source, converted to mp3.

Run Like Hell
Shine On