Friday, April 27, 2012

todd and roger and the fairlight

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Todd Rundgren & Roger Powell and the Fairlight CMI, AES (Audio Engineering Society) Convention 76 – 1984

Todd Rundgren & Roger Powell, Fairlight CMI
Publisher: (Private Field Recording)
Year: 1984
Catalog Number: NA
Format: 60 Min. Cassette Tape
This cassette-tape field recording was made during the 76th annual AES (Audio Engineering Society) Convention, which took place in New York in October of 1984. The first segment captures a short dialogue concerning the capabilities of a curious device called the Monster, which is described as a “Mono Stereo Coherency Evaluator”. The second and third segments capture a demonstration of the Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument), a digital sampling synthesizer designed in 1979. The Fairlight had a huge impact on the face of modern music and was used by such stellar artists/groups as Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock, New Order, OMD, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Vince Clarke, Brian Eno, etc. The demonstration is given by music legend Todd Rundgren and his collaborator Roger Powell. Some of the highlights include a sound clip in the style of Rundgren’s then soon to be released album “A Cappella”, which he created using nothing but samples of his own voice, a subversive remix made by sampling the voice of Ronald Reagan from the Reagan/Mondale debate which took place earlier that month, and a clip of the then soon to be released album “Love Bomb” by The Tubes, which Rundgren produced and composed using the Fairlight. If you listen closely before each demonstration you can here the bang and whir of the 7-inch floppy discs as the sample programs are being loaded.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

todd rundgren mentioned on triva show

Pop Quiz 2 (Part 3) Nick Lowe, Midge Ure, John Martyn, Elvis Costello, Phil Collins & Huey Lewis

News from last night show on

news announced on rundgrenradio

Todd's going back to Amsterdam this year to do another gig with the Metropole with a new setlist

ethel mini tour in europe

record deal with a next spring release. Was offered to do a opera but will possibly do a duets album with assorted musicians. still up in the air. Still in the planing stages.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

replay of the RundgrenRadio special with guest Todd Rundgren

Listen to internet radio with Rundgren Radio on Blog Talk Radio

Healing dvd info.

This just in !! We will have an answer in the morning about the arrival date of the NEW LIVE Healing DVD and CD ! Will post as soon as we hear..and we will have them available for Pre-Order shortly !! We will also have a new "Healer" T-shirt as well !! Stay Tuned !

RundgrenRadio April newletter

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Todd Rundgren's first-ever USA symphonic shows
5 weeks away
Rockford, IL
June 1st and June 2nd

Rundgren Radio Special Edition TONIGHT with special guest TODD RUNDGREN! Wednesday 8:30pm ET 4/25/2012 at (click LISTEN)

We'll be talking with Todd about all sorts of exciting happenings including the upcoming orchesTRa shows, Ringo tour, Ethel tour, and more. Following our conversation with Todd, we will be making announcements including details about the Rundgren Radio Family Reunion Party which is being held the night before the orchesTRA concerts in Rockford, IL. If you are somehow out of the loop on the orchesTRa shows and party just visit The party and the concerts in Rockford this year will be replacing our annual trek to Akron OH so don't miss going to Rockford if you are waiting for an Akron party and show this year.

In case you missed the sad news, Levon Helm lost his battle with his cancer on April 19th. He was 71. Levon played drums on some of the songs on Todd's RUNT album and was in the band, the Band, which had an album produced by Todd. RIP Levon Helm.

This is the LAST WEEK to watch the webcast of the Todd Rundgren Unpredictable concert held at the City Winery in New York. The weblink is and the price is only $19.95. Check out the video trailer for this webcast at

Have you ever thought to yourself, "Man, I'd sure like to own some Rundgren Radio merchandise"? Probably not, but we've made it available anyway :-)! Check out our new storefront site and do some shopping if you're in the mood ...

100% of any profits go to Todd & Michele Rundgren via the Todd Store. If you haven't seen the new Todd Store, you can check it out at

Todd has added some more tour dates before the orchesTRa shows and before he goes on the road with that Beatles guy including stops in Cleveland OH, State College PA, and Evanston IL (near Chicago, both shows SOLD OUT). For all the latest and greatest on Todd's tour dates, please visit where you can also get a free download of the Todd Rundgren with the Metropole Orchestra concert held in Amsterdam last year.

The DVD from the Todd Rundgren concert featuring the Healing album will be available very soon in June! You can pre-order it from,, or email The DVD will also include the 2nd half of Todd's interview with award winning interviewer Roy Firestone. The reviews for the Todd album DVD have been stellar and if you still don't have it check the 3 vendors mentioned previously.

A new official "bootleg" CD has been released by the folks that brought us the 3 CD Box Set, Todd Rundgren: For Lack Of Honest Work. The latest is the Todd Rundgren's Utopia concert from 1975 held at the Hammersmith Odeon. Unofficial bootlegs of this show have been floating around for years but not with the same high quality mix as this version plus two songs from the concert have been added, "Couldn't I Just Tell You" and "Do 'Ya". You can purchase this CD at or

Todd's upcoming "Revival Camp" has received a lot of press lately and spots are still open if you'd like to attend. Here's the link to register:

Some of the press Todd's received for the camp include a video compliments of In fact, they've put out a few of these Todd videos on different topics like Laura Nyro, American Bandstand, and Levon Helm. Hopefully we will see some more in the future. Check them out at ... and while you're at it don't forget Bill Bricker's latest campaign for a Rolling Stone ad featuring the 40th Anniversary of Todd's album, Something/Anything? - info available at

Longtime Todd fan and collector Mike Adrian was smart enough to grab Todd Rundgren's name on Twitter and nice enough to hand it over to the Rundgren's when they were ready to use it. Michele has taken it over and has been pretty active posting info while touring with Todd recently including some cool photos of Todd at The Alamo and downtown New Orleans. You can follow the tweets at!/toddrundgren.

Ever wonder what Utopian Willie Wilcox is up to these days? Find out here ... and then check out this video ...

Speaking of Utopians, Kasim Sulton will be touring as the bass player for Blue Oyster Cult later this year! Be sure to check them out if they visit your town and don't forget to ask for more cowbell!

Have you read any hooplah about the Tupac "hologram" Coachella appearance this month? If not, here's some info and the video ... So, what does this have to do with Todd Rundgren? He did something like this over 30 years ago ...

If you're interested in our concert world outside of the Todd gigs, check out our events page at We're doing gigs this year with several new wave bands and even heavy metal bands so if you are into either of those genres we hope to see you at some of the shows. If you don't like the music but we are in your town maybe you can least meet up with us before the show for a quick beverage or some food - we'd love to see ya!

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And for you twitter folks, stay in touch with us at …!/rundgrenradio

See you on the road to Utopia!

Doug & Melinda

Special RundgrenRadio show tonight with guest Todd Rundgren

RundgrenRadio special show tonight on blogtalk radio. with special guest Todd Rundgren

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ticket giveaway for Todd Rundgren & Rockford Symphony Orchestra show

Win a pair of tickets to see Todd Rundgren like you’ve never seen or heard him before! Todd Rundgren, accompanied by the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, on June 1st and 2nd at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL. Rundgren’s first ever symphonic shows in North America and worth the trip to Rockford.

Enter To Win Tickets

Last year, Todd performed two sold out concerts in the Netherlands backed by the Dutch Metropole Orchestra and the reviews were outstanding and the setlist was incredible! Tickets available at or by calling 815-968-0595. Todd Rundgren and the RSO live in Rockford June 1st and 2nd.

Read more: Todd Rundgren & the Rockford Symphony Orchestra [Giveaway]

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rundgren Radio presents Todd Rundgren live this Wednesday

Don't forget the special show this Wednesday with guest ToddRundgren! Chat of the upcoming concerts w/ @RkfdSymphony