Monday, August 11, 2008

BAD CO. 08.08.08


W/Simon Kirke backstage
at the hard rock

w/Mick Ralphs
talking to Simon boot Newcastle
'the voice'

This space is usually reserved for.......

........ramblings about The Wholigans, but not today
updated w/photolink aug 12th 12.45am
Updated Aug 14th (new video)

Sample meanderings and a religous experience take precedence, as this past weekend saw me side by side (literally) with rock luminaries such as Bad Co...Jack Bruce ...Badfinger..Eric Burdon and the list goes on.
I was really fortunate to have AAA /VIP backstagepasses for both shows .

The opening song...Bad Co (Mute slide video at the bottom of the blog first)





My brain is full and I might as well empty it before mother nature and father time do it for me.


SO........


Rock gods and little ole me

08.08.08 ..........AT... 8pm I was one of the lucky ones in Hollywood Florida to witness the second coming of a rock saviour (in my own particular version of rock n roll heaven)

The one they call ' The Voice'
THE VOICE ???
I hear you cry !!!
Who the hell is the voice ? ,

NO it's not that crazy little bastard that sits inside my head and spews bile
(lovely visual I know :)

But 'The Voice' I refer to is none other than the singing god that has graced this planets stages around the world in the 60's 70's 80's 90's and now in the2000's.

I refer to the man who could sing the phone book to me and I would listen intently A to Z.

He turned a simple riff and two words nearly 40 years ago into a rock song phenomenon that every musician has at one time in their life has played on guitar or uttered those magic words.....ALRIGHT NOW.

He has taken us to the bottom of a whiskey bottle and to the dispairs of a broken romance with good lovin gone bad and to a silver blue and gold rainbow in the sky.

The book I 'could' write endlesssly on a man and his music that has (and continues to do) would be an neverending story , and would have you tired out from riding the emotional rollercoaster that the music that has been (at least for me) , an integral part of my life.

How can a man so loved ,not be a household name is beyond me, yet most people on the earth are unaware of him and his music until you point out the obvious, that is that simple song & riff.

To me he is , and always will be a SINGERS SINGER.
He taught me how to sing (he doesn't know it) but he did.

Thanks Paul.

PAUL RODGERS.........'The Voice' http://paulrodgers.com/
Bad Co. (with 'The Voice' ) http://www.badcompany.com/






















Photo's of the weekend with yours truly and some Bad Co, more to follow.
http://www.arnnewsheadlines.com/badcompanylive888.htm

Can't get enough .........courtesy of LucyPiller












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Further tales (and photo's) of this past weekends brushes with rockgods coming up.
Bad Co....Jack Bruce...Eric Burdon...
and those who paved the way with peace love and understanding such as Jonathen Edwards(sunshine) came my way today
http://www.jonathanedwards.net/_pages/music.php
(listen to the track 'this island earth' ) latest cd

The Turtles

Badfinger (I think my wife is in love with you Joey) it's ok , I love you too after that fantastic show !!!
(btw...good choice of beer backstage (NBA ) and that's nowt te de wi basketball ! :)
http://www.hippiefest.net/tour.htm


Photo’s will appear here as if by magic soon enough , but let me have a coffee first !

The preceding memories were brought to you by 2 people that made it happen for me,
Lucy Piller http://allrightnow.com/
and
http://www.godfreytownsendmusic.com/
I owe you both an emotional debt I can hopefully repay someday .....thanks so much.

Godfrey Townsend ….guitarist to the gods from John Entwistle to Jack Bruce and everyone inbetween.
Godfrey himself is a talent that the worlds best musicians recognize and want him right by their side…..he’s THAT good !




for now....buggar off I'll see you in a bit ;)

1 comment:

Sara said...

Sounds like you had a great time, Baz!

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