2011/4/24

UK reunion tour いよいよ最終日!  You Tube

 まもなく今回のUK reunion tourの最終公演開始です。
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181625495215316
Mike Lano氏が早速Eddie Jobson Forumにコメントを寄せてくれています。
Thanks,Mike Lano!

http://www.eddiejobson.com/forum/read.php?f=1&i=19246&t=19246
Author: Wrealano
Date: 04-24-11 00:20

Wow!

So many wonderful people traveled from far away like the 4+ ladies from Japan, many from Europe, two I met from New Zealand. Four magnificent musicians.
Totally incredible show. It's not "prog." It's 30+ years old, futuristic and totally sounds better than anything most anyone else has produced in all that time.

John's voice was magnificent and in full form after the laryngitis scare(now that's equally amazin' recovery). I was with him at Peet's Coffee a few hours before the show and he was concerned after the show Monday in Japan. I believe Eddie said he went to the hospital too, but what a recovery. It was like what, 1978 again if you closed your eyes?! It was.

This is why all the top touring/selling bands are those from the 60's/70's/80's. They're all still great. Eddie, John and crew are just "greater." Many there tonight who weren't old enough when the 3 U.K. albums came out said it was the greatest show they'd ever seen. And they're right.

Eddie remains the musician's musician and a total genius. The photos I took captured the actual smoke coming off his fingers as they furiously hit those keyboards(and like no one on the planet can do). And the smoke coming off the magic he creates with his violin(believe he has 5). Seeing the smoke wafting off that instrument, and taking on whatever colored light was illuminating his every-changing-color violin made it totally surreal visually.

Finally just "got" that this site and ZLounge has more actual musicians than I'm guessing regular fans(but everyone's bonded by a love of Eddie's music). Many of these people thanked Eddie tonight and said he was the reason they became keyboardists or got started in music which I'm sure touched him post-show. That has to be gratifying, that his music touches so many and in so many ways. I'm preaching to the choir again, but he's more than just a "rock god." He can play any genre of music and before the violin(actually the one stage light) caught on fire(almost) he was out Laurie Anderson-ing it, creating music and tone on it w/o even playing it; rapping/tapping and turning it into a percussion instrument and more. I think it was during Presto V when those of us in the first few rows felt the immense power, as if we were in a windmill or one of those in-door parachute things at 50 G's. Our faces were being pushed and pelted with music, the walls and floors rocking. I've never experienced that at any music/art event before. Wow. It felt like we were blasting off. To those in Japan who said Eddie's first violin solo "sounded like a helicoptor," that's partially true. I don't think there's any limit to what he can do with that extension of himself, nor any sound or beautiful noise he can't produce from that violin. Easily the "hardest working man in show business." Who else can go from keyboards to v and back to keyboards in an instant? He's Van Gough, Mozart and Houdini all wrapped into one. All right enough gushing. Eddie, John and those two brilliant young lads(what a drummer! wow. wow. wow.)

Once Eddie looks over my photos, Ben and other great new family/friends here will somehow put all the shots up on Facebook(like the incredible female from L.A. who does the Facebook thing here since there's not a photo gallery here yet. What an incredible career she's had in music handling artists, doing p.r. and mucho mas(much more).

There aren't enough superlatives and adjectives to describe how great tonight's S.F. show was....fans chanting "U.K., U.K., U.K." Closing with just Eddie and John was pure class. Really a well-planned, amazing roller coaster ride of a show.

When the approved concert footage and music is released on Zealot's, just get it.
Eddie, thanks for making the entire sold-out San Francisco crowd so happy.

Tonight was musical nirvana. Brilliant.
But please don't make us all wait 30 years again.

Mike Lano




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Re: SF Show Brilliant! Amazing!
Author: Wrealano
Date: 04-24-11 00:36

Everyone who's in my photos will get copies, I promise. Like EJ, I'm also extremely sensitive to copyright and intellectual property infringement in my normal job of sports photojournalism having had people copy/paste/steal images I've shot of sports, concerts, etc since '66.

Once EJ and his management get all my shots and approve 'em, we'll have our friends who run this site post them(I believe in the associated Facebook area).

Want you all to know everyone will get their pictures, particularly those Zealots after the show who posed with Eddie.

Can I say again what a magnificent show tonight in SF was? We're honored this was the first gig Eddie lined up, and then Boston, NY and the three historic Japan dates followed. Here's hoping EJ and JW et al now know everyone on the planet wants them to tour again regularly(if they're up for it). And how much their efforts on all levels means to everyone-those musicians here, fans, journalists, whatever.

We're all brought together by Eddie's music, art and talents. He is still the absolute best. Absolutely no one on Earth can do what he does. I still say he should've scored the recent Tron sequel. BTW, one of Eddie's fans tonight says he's going to put me in touch with Wendy Carlos. She might be reclusive, but that didn't stop Sly Stone from doing a rare, lengthy phone interview on my show. So even before any connection, I'm sure that means she's thankfully still alive.

Mike Lano
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