fredag 29. august 2008

Meanwhile, back in the former USSR

Here is a report from Andre Cholmondeley, the tour manager of the Adrian Belew trio.

Listening to Tarkus while Keith sleeps on the plane a few feet away.

How cool can it get.

onsdag 27. august 2008

Apres Lewis

And now to something completely different.

The headline is of course just to keep up the linguistic variations. Still, we're of course talking about C.S. Lewis. And why it takes so long to find someone who can fill his shoes.

Lot's of interesting observations about it in Wall Street Journal recently.

David Skeel provides especially an important point here:
"Why can't evangelical authors produce a true successor to "Mere Christianity"? The main reason, I think, is that today's best scholars, like Mr. Plantinga and Yale philosophy professor Nicholas Wolterstorff, can't write for a general audience (or, in Wright's case, are distracted by the pressures of trying to help hold the Anglican church together), and the writers who can accomplish this are no longer real scholars. Lewis was both, at a time when the two were thought to be compatible. No need to borrow his bona fides because he himself was a leading medievalist and literary critic."
Unless you are a new G.K. Chesterton.

Willkommen zurück!

For those of you not Germanly challenged, here is an article on Keith Emerson band's latest.

If you are able to translate translations, you can always do a babelfish.

Hm, this blog is almost turning into a Emerson-fanzine. We'll amend that, shortly.

For those like me never getting enough Emo, Tony's place is often the best.

tirsdag 26. august 2008

Radio thrilled the Emo Fan

From the Keith Camp:
"You can listen to the interview Keith did yesterday with FINAM FM99.6 in Moscow.

Go to:

drag the time to 9:05 am (for today, 26 August), and then double click. (Be sure to unable pop up window. The player will appear on a pop-up window.)"
Thanks, Maire!

mandag 25. august 2008

Another anorak angle

One interesting trick is to search for certain words in other blogs. Here are the results in Matrixsynth.

The Keith Emerson Band in Riga (Photo report)

As expected a fantastic concert on Saturday.
It is very difficult to express with the words what was happening at the stage of the Congress House Hall that day. Explosive, magnificent, melodious, and partly chaotic compositions having no beginning and end have chained the public to their chairs, as for the shaken in a step of music heads and bursts of applauses in short intervals between numbers clearly let know: "gang" of Keith Emerson captivated Riga audience in whole.
Obviously rather difficult to express. Some may be lost in the transposition to English, though.

What they played? Here is the list:
Intro – Ignition
1st Presence
Welcome Back
Piano Concerto
Bitches Crystal
Touch & Go
Lucky Man
Miles Away 1+2
Crusaders Cross
Marche Train
The Barbarian
Prelude to a Hope
From the Beginning
"The Barbarian"? Wow!

søndag 24. august 2008

Indiana Jones and the Last ELP Shia

Good to see that Shia is into also Musical Treasure Hunts.