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Unfortunately, due to
Todd's busy schedule we were unable to secure a Todd concert this year for Labor
Day weekend (8/30 & 8/31). Several fans asked us to throw a party anyway
and that's exactly what we are going to do! This year the party will be held
in Boston, MA and although Todd will not be involved we have lined up some great
entertainment and activities to help us celebrate the music of Todd Rundgren and
We will have a Kasim Sulton solo performance (debuting his new
CD, 3) on a Boston Harbor cruise boat that's rented out just for our group! We
will also have performances by two different Todd/Utopia tribute bands, Gary
Backstrom's Road To Utopia and The Hermits Of Mink Halloween! There's also an
excursion to visit the RA pyramid and meet its owner.
We already have
over 20 fans signed up for this event and as we add people the events will get
better and better. For example, we'd like to add some appetizers/meals to some
of the activities. You could consider this like a Kickstarter (crowd funding)
type project except no matter how many people participate this event is
happening. As of now we have the core activities lined up and already have a
great group rate hotel deal! Check out all the current info here ...
RUNDGREN HOSTING MYTHIC PACIFIC RETREAT IN CAMBRIA CA
The event is
almost sold out but there are still some spots available if you are still
interested in getting in on the action! The event is being held August 18-22,
2014. For all the details, please visit:
"We've gotten a lot of inquiries about the details of daily life
at camp this year. As a reminder, we are expecting many of the campers to
come prepared to entertain, enlighten and express the talents and interests that
may go unappreciated in the world outside of our Mythic Retreat. But that aside,
we do have daylight to fill up. So let's imagine a typical day.
day one will not be typical. With campers arriving at various times and trying
to get settled in, it's not practical to schedule important activities that
everyone might like to attend. Ergo, that evenings entertainment will be
presented by us, your humble hosts. "What might that be?" you may reasonably
ask. At this point… unpredictable.
Post breakfast on day two, and most
days after, we'll announce a schedule of off-campus activities that you may sign
up for. Such may include horseback riding, wine tasting, beach visits, San
Simeon tours etc. There will also be a daily hike starting from Cambria to
Crafts will become a more significant part of camp life,
and we'll have many counselors on hand and materials for you to create something
that will last past Cambria.
We'll have several 'mentors' (musicians I
have worked with) that will be happy to tutor or simply answer questions. Since
most are donating their time, we're not going to announce them in advance in
case they have to take a real paying gig instead.
We are also going to
have a few formal presentations that involve future camper participation.
Principally, we're going to update you on the Spirit of Harmony Foundation,
which has just been officially granted non-profit status by the IRS- in record
time, no less. We'll also be presenting a couple ideas that campers may want to
support after camp is over.
Beyond this, there is not much more detail we
can offer. Fear not, we're going to a happy place!"
RINGO'S ALL-STAR BAND TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER
Tickets are already on sale for the shows including stops
in MS, FL, SC, TX, MO, & NE.
RUNDGREN BACK ON THE ROAD IN LATE OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER
Todd will be back
on the road performing again this year. Our prediction is the format will be
Unpredictable :-). Look for some dates to be announced after the July 4th
SULTON TO PERFORM AT AKRON CIVIC THIS OCTOBER
Just announced...The Club
@ the Civic presents An Evening with Kasim Sulton LIVE! on 10/4/14. Tickets on
sale NOW! Call 330.253.2488 to reserve your spot. Kasim Sulton will be
performing his entire new solo release "3". Help celebrate Kasim's new CD and
settle in for a great night of music at this very special show. http://akroncivic.com/site/page.php?id=422&eventid=1706
ZUNDGREN tribute show to be held at The Iridium in NYC
mash up concert of the music of Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren! For more
details, please visit this site:
Todd Rundgren's philanthropic
foundation provides opportunities for personal development and self-expression
through supporting and funding music education. The brainwave design is adapted
from the printout of Todd's actual brainwaves, recorded on April 1, 2014 at the
Auditory Science Lab at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL (http://www.soc.northwestern.edu/brainvolts/), when Todd
visited the lab to learn about the short-term and lifelong effects of music
education on the human brain. It was only a rudimentary test, but it was
noteworthy in that every one of the sensors, in every area, detected very strong
activity. Your support of these items is a fundraiser for the Foundation. To
purchase some of the Todd's brain products, please visit this site:
As most of you know, Bobby performed on the
song "Want Of A Nail" with Todd on The Nearly Human album. RIP Bobby Womack.
RECORDS RELEASES UTOPIA: LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC BALLROOM (Milwaukee
Some of the songs performed on the discs come from Rundgren's solo
album, The Hermit of Mink Hollow and Utopia's Oops! Wrong Planet, and include
"Hello, It's Me," "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" and "Black
The two-disc set includes an illustrated booklet and new essay