Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ALL 4 PARTS OF THE Todd Rundgren Documentary By JSK

TODD is a 4 hour documentary edited, produced & directed by musician and artist JSK (aka Jason Stuart Kamasz) chronicling the life of Todd Rundgren. The film is an entirely home-made project and is a non-profit work. The film is narrated by Todd himself having utilized audio from interviews spanning 40 years. I hope you enjoy it. Regards JSK

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Todd Rundgren Remixes Andy Bull

Premiere: Todd Rundgren Remixes Andy Bull

News posted Tuesday, September 24 2013 at 01:00 PM.
Related: Andy Bull.

When he wasn’t busy touring Australia, remixing Tame Impalaor jawing with Davey Lane, cult iconoclast Todd Rundgren found time to rework ‘Baby I Am Nobody Now’, the current single from Sydney’s keyboard-centred artist-producer Andy Bull.
In Rundgren’s hands, the clubby, claggy synth-pop of the originalbecomes unmoored, a ballad made squiggly and cosmic. The falsetto-licked chorus is preserved, but from there Rundgren stretches leisurely out with a synth-y, looping bridge that builds the anticipation for another chorus.
‘Baby I Am Nobody Now’ is Bull’s second self-produced single, following March’s ‘Keep On Running’and 2010’s instant-breakout debut EP The Phantom Pains, featuring the Lisa Mitchell duet ‘Dog’. The Sydneysider will release an album next year, having recently signed to Republic Records in the US.
You can download the remix free for the next two weeks here. Catch Bull on tour along the East Coast next month.
Thurs, Oct 10 – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Fri, Oct 11 – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Sat, Oct 12 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Sat, Oct 19 – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, QLD
Sun, Oct 20 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC [early show]
Tues, Oct 22 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Monday, September 23, 2013

Todd Rundgren to Receive the Les Paul Award at 29th Annual TEC Awards

Todd Rundgren to Receive the Les Paul Award at 29th Annual TEC Awards

September 23, 2013
Carlsbad, CA (September 23, 2013) -- Legendary musician, groundbreaking record producer and electronic music revolutionary Todd Rundgren will be honored with the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 29th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production and will be presented Friday, Jan. 24 at the Anaheim Hilton during the 2014 NAMM Show held in Anaheim, CA.
The Les Paul Award, named for the revolutionary inventor and esteemed musician, is presented annually to honor individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio and music technology. Russ Paul, son of Les Paul, will make the presentation on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation, sponsor of the award. Instituted in 1991, the honor has been granted to such luminaries as Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and Peter Gabriel.
A personification of creative musical experimentation and mastery, Rundgren often performed multiple tasks on his solo albums - writing, playing, singing, engineering, producing and distributing - and has been a pioneer of interactive and online distribution. Between his solo work and his creative output with his progressive band, Utopia, Rundgren has released more than 25 critically acclaimed albums.
The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio will also induct two new members to its Hall of Fame. Audio engineer and sound researcher John Meyer co-founded and is CEO of Berkeley’s Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc., bringing groundbreaking developments to the design and manufacture of the loudspeaker. He will be recognized for his cutting-edge contributions to sound reinforcement in the performing arts. Legendary session musician Hal Blaine of the Wrecking Crew played drums on more than 5,000 records, TV jingles and film scores. Career highlights include hits for Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys and dozens more.
The TEC Awards ceremony is expected to attract more than 1,000 global manufacturers of audio equipment and software, as well as top music producers, engineers, sound mixers and musical artists. The awards ceremony is now produced as part of the NAMM Foundation. It will be held on the second night of The NAMM Show, one of the world’s largest global music industry trade shows. As it approaches its third decade, the TEC Awards under the auspices of NAMM continues to grow both technically and artistically and has become established as one of the entertainment industry's most important annual events.