Monday, June 7, 2010

Todd On Monday : Live "Arena"



To make my life easier, I am cutting and pasting something I had written in October of 2008, as it is exactly what I need to say here.

"Todd Rundgren's performance at the Tarrytown Music Hall this past Saturday night added a much needed reinforcement to our relationship. If it wasn't the 100th time I've seen him live since 1975, it was very close and this show rivaled the best of those classic shows from Central Park's Wollman Rink & The Bottom Line after a very uneven 15 year patch of live dates. You could read the full review at The Huffington Post."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sal-nunziato/i-saw-the-light-todd-rund_b_133955.html

I also took some not bad video that night. You could check that out below.
http://burnwoodtonite.blogspot.com/2008/10/todd-rundgren-live-in-tarrytown.html

Here is a wonderful recording of that night, 10/11/08, courtesy of Frank. B. My first few visits with "Arena" left me cold. As I say in the HP review, it wasn't necessarily the songs, but the sound of the recording. Hearing the record live in its entirety, changed my mind completely. Hope you enjoy it.

TRACK LIST


love in action
the walls came down
black maria
open my eyes
lunatic fringe
i saw the light
mad
afraid
mercenary
gun
courage
weakness
strike
pissin
today
bardo
mountaintop
panic
manup
couldn't i just tell you
just one victory

ZIP FILE

12 comments:

misospecial said...

best live open my eyes i've heard, and so great to hear arena live again. what a show! i know i say it a lot, but hey, it needs to be said: thanks, sal.

NEW BLUE ROOSTER said...

As always thank you Sal for your insights and posts concerning the "Wizard".

Anonymous said...

Great post as usual Sal.
Did you ever think of going on twitter to keep us fans up to date on your activities?

Faith Quintavell

Sal Nunziato said...

I have a Twitter account. I'm only just slightly less confused then I was by My Space.

Anonymous said...

Hey! What's a girl gotta do to get a guy's twitter account, cutie pie?

Faith Quintavell

Sal Nunziato said...

Ha! Flattery won't make me any more Twitter savvy.

try this

BurningWood

Sal Nunziato said...

Can't you send a Twitter request? Isn't that how it works?

Anonymous said...

No, silly boy all you have to do is post your url.



Faith Quintavell

Sal Nunziato said...

Bear with me, Faith. I did post the URL. Is that all you need? Did you get it? Did I Tweet?

Anonymous said...

I'm getting nothing on my end Sal.

Faith Quintavell

Sal Nunziato said...

Bravo John. Or is it Tony Maddow? Well done.

anythingshouldhappen said...

Fab post Sal!