13 February 2011

KingCast reminder: Todd Rundgren is a bad, bad, man.

I stumbled upon an old journal post about Todd Rundgren and it's worthy of a few minutes again. My days growing up involved knowing the Belkin Production family and lots of music in the air, it was wild back then. WMMS simulcast here from the Cleveland Agora and don't you forget it.... when Todd says "yeah yeah yeah... turn your World around...." you know he MEANS IT. The white Marvin Gaye,  squint a bit and you will see the resemblance. He's a musical genius, too, I am so glad I saw him. Here he is this time groovin' it unplugged from '97 in Cleveland yet again at the Odeon, when I saw him in the Rundgren with a Twist tour.... he is one of the reasons the Rock Hall is where it is, and he is a bad Mo-Fo everyday.

I've been burned in my prime
The simple things in life
Seem so hard to learn sometimes
And it takes so long
Catch it while you can
Too late tomorrow
And everyone

Said we all know what comes of that
Living in your pockets and talking through your hat
But it won't take long
To turn your head around
Too late tomorrow
'Cause everyone needs the love of the common man
Turn the world around
Too late tomorrow
'Cause everyone

Everyone is waiting, just anticipating on you
Won't you make a showing everybody knows what to do
Take a dive from your ivory tower
And fall on everyone will catch you, everyone

I would be so pleased to spend some time
To hear a little talk about what's been on your mind
'Cause it don't take long
To turn my head around
If it comes easy
'Cause everyone needs the love of the common man
Turn the world around
Too late tomorrow
'Cause everyone


Christopher King said...

Todd hair steals the show!

His drains hated him, LOL.


Darrell Jones said...

Just remembered this one:

Scene: 1998, Gates Mills Boulevard, Pepper Pike or Beachwood Ohio...... cranking "Couldn't I just tell you" in the trusty Bimmer I pull up to a pair of 40-something joggers. They look over at me and I think they are glaring, and the point at me.

"What's up is my music too loud?"

"Nah man we were at the show last week turn it up!"

Ahhh..... Cleveland Rocks.

Flame said...

OMG LOL! So it was you who said Todd is the white Marvin Gaye. I was listening to Black Maria, and that phrase popped into my head. I knew I read it somewhere, so I Googled it, and sho' nuff, there you were. Todd is underrated IMO. I never knew of another person of color who appreciated Todd like I do. Nice to see this here. I've been checking in on your blog ever since I tripped over it while following all the OWS coverage.

Christopher King said...

Holy shit and you're from Ohio, that's even funnier.

Cleveland Heights sister!

Keep checking hope you enjoyed yesterday's movie with Senator Kelly Ayotte stammering when the Occupy movement was raised by a little old lady.


Christopher King said...

I blogged this one up, Peace.