Monday, September 20, 2010

Todd On Monday : A Personal Anniversary, So Please Indulge Me



It seems that today's post has written itself.

I was putting away some towels in a linen closet that mostly houses old cassettes, videos, books and other crap not made of linen. As I shoved the towels onto the top shelf, some cassettes fell into my face. One of them was my band, Pep In The Cat, live at the Bitter End, dated 9/20/85. Really and truly, honest to goodness.




I had no idea I owned this music. I shipped it out to our fearless leader, singer and keyboard player and he converted the files and shipped them (via e-mail, of course) right back to me.

I'm pretty sure this cover of Todd Rundgren's "A Dream Goes On Forever" was the one and only time we performed it. How perfect that it comes hot on the heels of Todd's triumphant performances of the entire "Todd" album, as well as "Healing," this past week in Philly and Jersey, and more importantly, that it should fall into my cheek and cut skin on its 25th anniversary.

There is a tape flip, so forgive the gap, and of course, forgive anything that may not sound like Todd Rundgren.

I've also included Todd's version from last week's show at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA. so you can see just what he stole from us. (ahem)

A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER (PITC)


A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER (TODD)

7 comments:

steve simels said...

Wow. That was just like him, if you'll forgive a Beatles reference.

Seriously -- very nice job. Although I wonder if there's more than coincidence in the fact that I posted something similarly indulgent (if not as good) over at the homepage.

Nah, probably not.
:-)

michele-with-pug said...

Really awesome Sal! Great arrangements, could have come right from his (Todd's) album. Again, a very special song to me......:D

Anonymous said...

Very cool...almost as cool as the Pep In The Cat's cover of "When You Were Mine". Funky drummer makes it a jamming effort!

Bill

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Sal, Frank, Mike, Al and Richie

Carl

Dave said...

That was sensational, Sal. I love "Earnest Todd" the best, and you captured the feel of the original beautifully. It must be fun to so ably pay homage to one of your faves.

Sal Nunziato said...

Thanks all. Hard to believe it's been 25 years.

misospecial said...

no, thank *you.*