Friday, September 11, 2009

Todd the Spaceman

Mr. Rundgren put on a hell of a show last night at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland. He opened for himself with Utopia, joined by Kasim Sultan, Roger Powell, both former members, as well as Prairie Prince from The Tubes in place of Utopia drummer Willie Wilcox. Utopia blazed through an energetic set of their well-crafted progressive pop gems. After a short break, Todd and band, including the former, plus the Cars' keyboardist Greg Hawkes, and a sax player and a guitarist both of whom i am not familiar, played the entire 1973 Rundgren album A Wizard, A True Star, and it was quite a multimedia experience with costumes, like the space suit pictured above, theatricality, and great lights, dry ice "smoke" and projected images.

Thanks to my long-time amigo Bob for inviting me, and to his sis Lisa and our friend Nick for being such wonderful company with which to share this spectacular event.

Long Live Todd!!!
(Rundgren....and me, too)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday was a fun day

After a church service at All Soul's Universalist Unitarian in DC,
where we met our good friend Abigail, we continued on to Eastern
Market, and then ate lunch at The Ugly Mug on 8th Street SE in the
Capitol Hill area. Here the kids took to the air via a Butterfly Chair
outside a boutique shop.

Thursday, September 3, 2009