Tomorow, Nile Rodgers featuring Chic! (Third time this year) but it’s still a great party… woop woop!
Also on the program were the orchestral suites of Daphnis et Chloé, but what was a revelation to me was the opening piece: Stravinsky’s Chant Funèbre. This was composed in 1909 as a memorial to his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov, but the score was lost. It was only rediscovered in the spring of 2015. Worlds away from the Rite, which was to follow a scant few years afterwards, but a beautiful memento mori.
Yesterday A Perfect Circle. Happy that Maynards voice was there. No James Iha who pulled out of this APC tour to prepare for the 75% reunion of The Smashing Pumpkins.
Support Act was Chelsea Wolfe. Hmmm…, did not know her, great voice, but not exactly “happy” music. Still I liked it.
Looking forward to Tool in June and just bought tickets for the Pumpkins for the week before.
Last night saw PP Arnold at the Atheneum in Melbourne.
Davey Lane was solo support (Melbourne’s own Nils Lofgren !) and at the end was joined by his “better 3/4” for a YouAmI cover of “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere”. Great stuff:
Pat kept Tim, Andy and Rusty from YouAmI (What’s Davey ? Chopped liver ?) and added James Black (keyboards only) and two Wolfgramme Sisters. Killer band.
Pat was in fine voice and it was fascinating listening to her describe her career. Highlights for me were the Aretha tribute (Chain of Fools, Respect, Natural Woman), cover of Traffic’s Medicated Goo, Tin Soldier and the final song of the night, written with her son, I Believe.
I have just spent the weekend with friends at Midwinterfest sponsered by W21 Music (You can find plenty of pics and videos on their Facebook page.
It was so good, plenty of highlights one being Adam Sweet and his band covering Peter Green’s Green Manalishi and Oh Well! Playing a fine Duesenberg Guitar.
Peter Donegan (Lonnie’s Son) played a great set including an amazing tribute to his father. Albert Lee’s son played piano here.
I spoke to him afterwards and he noticed the Little Rabbit Barn logo on my T shirt. Ahh, he says… I have been trying to get a gig there for ages… I think he would go down well Such is Fame… A really nice guy.
Jefferson Ross is an amazing singer songwriter, they hope to book him for a bigger set next year. On Tidal.
The swing commanders and Lowly Strung are two bands that have to be seen to be believed.
My last concert was Mahler’s 2nd symphony with Andris Nelsons and the Berlin Philharmonic. Really great performance! Luckily I have a recording in Roon and can relive it
BTW look at the dynamic range - it was probably the loudest classical concert I have ever heard, going from very quiet to heartattack.