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Re: Upset Of The Day - 3
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2012, 10:05:41 AM »
i think i've just cum... 8) ::) :P

I knew there was something I forgot to add but it didn't click until I played the 'Live in Leverkusen' cd that I bought at the gig and it is a very obvious Steeley Dan vibe and steel drums  a la Spirogyra


Ye Gods, what a gig!!! 8) 8)...I gotta do these kind of shows more often!...maybe cut back on the Daiquaries next time though...  ;D
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2012, 10:36:11 AM »

It was indeed...in fact I'd go so far as to say it was the best musical performance I've seen in my 49 years.... simply wonderful to behold in such an intimate and sophisticated venue and at such close quarters. I fancy either one of us could have played keyboards without leaning over from our table.
well....I say play.....hmmm

In defence of the Bearded Crusader we were both already very well lubricated before the Daiquaries arrived and then, as you do, we had far too many for our own good. Luckily for me I had the foresight to develop a substantial layer of protective winter blubber which saved me from joining Dan in adding a splash more colour to the evening. Comparitively speaking, he is built like the proverbial racing greyhound to my toothless walrus. Mixing drinks the way we did is never a good idea and despite him having the soul of a bon vivant and spirit of Lord Flashheart too much excess is likely to render him Rowley Birkin QC on the odd occassion..... to be honest I'm amazed it doesn't happen more frequently!


I think he might have to go back incognito for the next few years until the memory (and carpet stain) fades. When you look like Billy Gibbons in medieval smart/casual finery you don't exactly blend in with us 'normal' looking stiffs....besides which we did rather draw attention to ourselves throughout the evening due to our frequent and rather too enthusiastic displays of appreciation, however well deserved. The audience were obviously far too cultured, cool and so......ber....spoiled by years of watching superlative musicians chucking out impossibly good sets like confetti as, much to my bewilderment and disgust, the response veered from mild enthusiasm to warm appreciation.  Well I'm sorry, I may be a  Metalhead rather than Jazzhead and I was squiffier than good taste and decorum allows in such a venarable and revered establishment but I know an amazing gig when I see one! I have never seen such an incredible display of musicianship....hypnotic, latin and carribean rythms, time changes galore, fluid, syncopated, smooth and yet tight as a gnat's chuff. Add to that an unparralled view and crystal clear sound, each instrument perfectly separated and distinct yet blending together perfectly ....no feedback or distortion...a seemingly effortless union of 6 musicians at the top of their game...imagine the best of Mahavishnu, Weather Report, Return To Forever and Brand X with a hint of Santana and Tommy Bolin thrown in and you're almost there. The only thing that could have made this a perfect 10 for me would have been a real brass section instead of keys but that would be the meanest of quibbles! Honestly the playing was on another level...... as if they were but a conduit for the Gods....there was not a beat missed nor a note misplaced or superfluous and everyone played in perfect harmonious synchronicity.......with Cobham completely mesmerizing and totally locked into the groove baby....it was a thing of surpassing beauty..... and the thought occured that should Death take me now I would have no grounds to complain.....Sheer and utter bliss I shit you not! 9.95/10


Think that wins review of the year! We are all rather jealous I feel, a top gig and well lubricated..... 8) ;D ;) :P
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Re: Upset Of The Day - 3
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2012, 20:38:16 PM »
I thought this was the upset of the day thread?!  ;).

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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2012, 20:39:59 PM »
I thought this was the upset of the day thread?!  ;).

I  thought it was the upset tummy of the day thread
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2012, 21:23:08 PM »
yeah point taken sorry I was going to do a review in the events section but was waiting to see if the Captain posted first and as he did it seemed too good an opportunity to miss. Apologies if anyone feels its insensitive in this thread.

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Re: Upset Of The Day - 3
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2012, 21:24:35 PM »
TNMS old boys having fun and raving enthuastically about music, gigs, booze and stuff!

Its like finding your 75 yr old dad watching porn! :o :)
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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2012, 21:51:26 PM »
TNMS old boys having fun and raving enthuastically about music, gigs, booze and stuff!

You see, that's the thing with us TNMS old lags. We'll whinge and moan about things that are shit or sub-par, but we'll give enthusiastic praise to anything we do like.
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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2012, 22:03:00 PM »
Ok Gramps...! :)
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« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2012, 22:18:07 PM »
yeah point taken sorry I was going to do a review in the events section but was waiting to see if the Captain posted first and as he did it seemed too good an opportunity to miss. Apologies if anyone feels its insensitive in this thread.

i don't think anyone would be too offended, it was a brilliant review.
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Re: Upset Of The Day - 3
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2012, 23:13:31 PM »
It was a cosmic gig and well worth the cross - pollination of threads ! ..
I am however ,  still cringing over my hazzy recollections of the night's spiralling
dissolution and subsequent lost of several viciously over - priced Daiquiris ,
( Dakerys ) to the shag pile in Ronnies !!.....

I was very,.. Very,.. VERY ,.. DRUNK,...  :P :P :P
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« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2012, 23:14:36 PM »
False compliments
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« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2012, 23:23:10 PM »
I know Jazz fusion is not everyone's cup of tea but I reckon a lot of folk here are into 70's prog and or funk...which is not that far removed and I'm sure they would really appreciate the amazing musicianship too. Still grinning!....right back on topic...my neighbour asked me to feed his cat a couple of days ago ...not something I'd do voluntarily but he's a decent old bloke...used to play for Liverpool after the war until he lost his leg in an RTA...anyway a fox has got into the house through the catflap and marked his territory on all the carpets as well as frightened the cat off. We can' t find it anywhere. Not looking forward to having that conversation

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« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2012, 23:55:43 PM »
I know Jazz fusion is not everyone's cup of tea but I reckon a lot of folk here are into 70's prog and or funk...which is not that far removed and I'm sure they would really appreciate the amazing musicianship too. Still grinning!....right back on topic...my neighbour asked me to feed his cat a couple of days ago ...not something I'd do voluntarily but he's a decent old bloke...used to play for Liverpool after the war until he lost his leg in an RTA...anyway a fox has got into the house through the catflap and marked his territory on all the carpets as well as frightened the cat off. We can' t find it anywhere. Not looking forward to having that conversation

Well anyone can feck up dudes... no mater how great the band!

But gettin back on track... I hate hypocrites and folk that assume too much! ;) ;D
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Re: Upset Of The Day - 3
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2012, 05:18:51 AM »
ian it's not really an assumption, rather, it's based on reading and participating in other threads and meeting a fair few people down the years and talking with them. I don't see what you hope to gain by calling people you don't know hypocrites or how  you think you're qualified to make that judgement. I'm well aware that my review isn't knowledgable or detailed from a musical perspective as I'm not a musician or a journalist. All I tried to do was convey how much I enjoyed the evening. We might not always agree on everything, who does? ....but I like and respect the opinions and characters of the people who paid me a compliment and that means far more to me than
the comments of an obvious agent provocateur with an axe to grind.
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Re: Upset Of The Day - 3
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2012, 07:18:06 AM »
People who don't give Rush enough credit yet rave about lesser artisits... on open Rush fan forums ???

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