Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Animal Soup 'live' at the Astoria, London

There is a very cool addition to my website's music page; a recording of a gig I did with my band Animal Soup a few years ago. The whole performance has been uploaded with a full colour cover and made entirely available for free download. If you're interested, visit:

http://www.simontownshend.com/listen.html

95 Comments:

Blogger Mike S said...

Now that's fantastic!! I have to
get on my brother's DSL driven
computer in order to have
a successful download as I am
on crappy dial up.I don't know
if you saw my post on the previous
blog but here it is again here:

Simon,

Back on August 2nd 2002 my brother filmed your show with permission
at the Mercury Lounge in NYC.
There was another filmer there
as well,so I don't know if you
ever did get a copy of the show.
My brother's version came out
superb.Let me know if you would
like this for your archives.

lowgens02@aol.com

3:31 PM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Hey - I just responded to that actually. Cool. Could you send to my label in Connecticut? Stir Music. Would be fantastic to get hold of a copy. Cheers!

3:47 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

Will do,Simon.The audio came out
amazing as well.I put the DVD
through my stereo system and
it was simply fantastic.Marc
did a splendid job.I believe
it's missing the first song
due to delayed permission,it
runs about 85 minutes.I'll
send it out this week.

3:58 PM  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...

Simon,

"Hi Jack - glad you like my voice. It took me years to develop to get rid of the nasal tones I was gifted with."

I can hear the work you put into it. I really respect that. Vocals is the hardest instrument to learn!

(Downloading now, will tell you what I think tomorrow... currently obsessing over a project ;) )

Jack

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Bob said...

We wanted the first show that we put up on ST.com to be a special one and Live At The Astoria is that. A really powerful performance by a band out to prove itself. This was a special show and an awful lot of fun to attend. Now, if we can only find the video…

5:23 PM  
Blogger AndyW said...

Simon,
I'm downloading as I type this. I should be recording tonight as some bloggers who visit my site said they were willing to listen to some very rough demos of some new songs I'm working on. But that will have to wait. I really dig your songs so I have to give this show a listen.
Cheers and thanks!
AndyW

5:26 PM  
Anonymous hp said...

WOW thank you Simon for the free download of the gig! I'm listening now and you guys sound incredible!!!!! it's like Christmas every day with all the free music and now Basement Jam too!

have a great show in the Attic tomorrow--I'll be watching live, hooray! "Sex Change" was amazing last week, by the way. Glad to hear your wrist is better.

Heather

6:08 PM  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Thanks for the download...LOL I thought it was a movie at first, Sounds great and will have to make a CD of it to rock out to while driving!

Cheers!

7:19 PM  
Blogger AndyW said...

Just finished listening. All I have to say is, Excellent! You really captured the energy of the songs.

Thank you,
AndyW

7:24 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

I finally got to my brother's
computer and downloaded the
8 songs recorded live at the
Astoria!Fantastic stuff Simon.
Great work Bob.I even dug the
visual show that came along
with it,I was thinking of the
Joshua Light Show there for
a sec! LOL!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Kid Ric said...

Thanks so much Simon. You Rock!

If you are free tomorrow, during the attic, how about stopping by Ballerina Gurl's chat with us. Sure would be great if you could join us.

Peace, love and light to you and yours.

7:48 PM  
Blogger greekzoe said...

Simon,
I just finished listening to Simontownshendis. Love it.
Thanks!
Zoe

8:12 PM  
Blogger PTfan said...

SO interested!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks a lot!

4:27 AM  
Blogger Lucky Buck said...

A lovely gift. Thanks Simon and Bob :-)

Buck

5:16 AM  
Blogger Ron said...

Absolutley wonderful :-) Thank you Simon, some great stuff there.

Perhaps you might consider playing another Who Convention in the near future? ;-)

Thanks again

Ron

6:04 AM  
Blogger E.L. Wisty said...

Hurrah, finally! Been checking back to the website regularly for this. Thank you, excited to hear! Downloading now, and will listen to it in the evening after I get back from my friend's.

Just to note: if it could be made available for download also as a lossless version (wav or rather, to save space, flac), I'd happily pay for it.

Maria

7:53 AM  
Blogger E.L. Wisty said...

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7:54 AM  
Blogger Kenny said...

Simon,

I was at the Astoria gig that's now available for download, wasn't it Matt Kent who intoduced the band, he organised that convention and was MC for the night.

Kenny Freed

8:30 AM  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

cool. i'm on my way over to give it a listen.

i finally have a quicktime movie of the Entwistle film trailer i had a hand in.

figured i should start putting some video up.

8:56 AM  
Blogger chris said...

Si, great show ! Never used to dig The way it is as much as others you have done, this version has real meat on the bone, monster !! The Orange Peel next ?? Start charging before people get used to the foc shows. Look forward to seeing you on the 4th, is Paul there ??

Chris

12:22 PM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Yep, that was niiice!I gotta admit,
you've got an animal magnetism and
a completely different way about you
than we-know-Who. lol
Hate to use the word "hot" again, but
there it is.Sizzling! :)
In a shameless effort here: will you
come answer a question at my blog, if you get a chance? Pretty please?
The question is : Regardless of the pilgrims and that whole thing, what
are you thankful for in your life?
If there were a non-pilgrim -related
Thanksgiving day.Thanks for the show today!
xoxoLisa

1:54 PM  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

Thanks for saying "hi" on the Attic.
A cyber "hello" back to you.

Only thing though, with you, Pete and Mikey all making your own videos you're going to put me out of a job!

2:04 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Great song Simon (Soul Searching) I loved it great job very well done michael :)

2:33 PM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Thanks for all the postive feedback! I'll take a closer look over the weekend and answer some of the questions.... you've all made me feel good, no hat or dork stuff to send me to bed sad! Cheers!

4:10 PM  
Blogger greekzoe said...

Simon, You crack me up!
Zoe

4:21 PM  
Blogger E.L. Wisty said...

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4:30 PM  
Blogger E.L. Wisty said...

Simon,

Great job on the songs on In The Attic! Only caught the loop.

Now listening to the Astoria show and loving it. Great energy, vibe and intensity there.

Maria

4:31 PM  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

one question. did david bowie really say "hey we're related". in what context? so cool though.
thanks for the download, (though i have the cd in the car, & i could just burn it onto my itune library)
i'm so glad i finally got "turned on" to your music.

thanks for the music on the attic, i will miss you terribly. please let us know when you are coming to new york!

bye!
xo
Susie

4:37 PM  
Blogger E.L. Wisty said...

Simon,

One more thing: judging by the Astoria show, you were really made for playing live.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Lucky Buck said...

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5:07 PM  
Blogger Lucky Buck said...

This is an interesting Simon T development:
http://www.bigcountry.co.uk/forums/viewmessage/index.php?o=0&t=9350

Ian Grant is asking who would buy a Casbah Club CD were it to appear on Track Records.

5:21 PM  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

finally got the loop, i missed so much.
another question.
how do you play soul searching so perfectly EVERYTIME..you amaze me..and it takes a lot to amaze me

5:36 PM  
Blogger elizabeth solaka said...

Good for you for not drinking/smoking. Thanks for the good entertainment on The Attic. your speaking/singing voice is velvet.
Elizabeth Solaka

6:10 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

Simon,

I'm not sure if I mentioned this
somewhere,but just to let you know,
I sent out the Mercury Lounge in NYC August 2nd 2002 show today so
it should be there by early next
week to the Stir CT office.

Cheers,
Mike

6:32 PM  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...

Simon,

Was that a sus chord that Rachel liked? I wan't paying close enough attention at that point. :) I'd like to hear you play around with some wilder chords.. toss a sharp thirteen at us or something! :p

I won't mention the fekking hat, but the boots were really cool. Very sharp in black, you are! You played very well, and the more I listen, the more I'm liking your work.

E.L. is right, I listened to the Astoria show and you were born to perform. Here's hoping my next trip back to the UK I'll be able to catch a show!

Jack

6:58 PM  
Blogger Steve H said...

Hey Simon - you were superb last night - really enjoyed listening to you (and your bro, Rachel and Mikey). Look forward to more soon!
Many thanks

Steve Haywood

12:04 AM  
Blogger AlianaDrex said...

Great show. I really enjoyed the download. Thank you for sharing with us as much as you do with us. Ali

4:39 AM  
Blogger Sandman said...

Simon, thanks so much. I love several of those tracks. Please consider putting a page up with a few tracks at www.independentartistscompany.com so much more of the world can hear your great tunes. You deserve it and we would be so honored!

5:56 AM  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

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8:37 AM  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

Thank you Simon. Fantastic. Hope to see Casbah Club soon.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

Si,

Are you busy on Saturday?

Come to The Halfmoon!

Hope you're well

Sam

9:18 AM  
Blogger Bonfire Jones said...

Hi Simon, thanks for the acknowledgement! Your web-site is very cool. I can't believe you guys played the Mercury Lounge in NYC & I missed it.

Had I known sooner I definitely would have gone to that show. I'll catch you guys next time & I promise to catch up on your music as well.

Your work with the Who is excellent! The band has really become a family affair & I think it's great! Say hi to Pete & Rachel for me. You guys are doing exciting things with "The Attic" show & it is much appreciated!

Regards, Ed "Bonfire Jones"

9:46 AM  
Blogger Delbut said...

While i'm waiting for it to download just thought i'd say - i remember this gig -i was there!!Just hope it's as good as i remember. Following this gig, i bought some of your stuff at the venue. i have been a fan ever since.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Delbut said...

How do you unzip this baby? Do i need to download winzip or something?

11:28 AM  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...

delbut,

What OS are you using? Windows XP, just double click on it and it should unzip itself. Otherwise, yes, you'll need WinZip or a similar program that can deal with .zip files.

Jack

11:32 AM  
Blogger Delbut said...

Thanks Jack. Yeah windows XP but still not working. thanks anyway.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Delbut said...

ah, ah. Sussed it. The way it is, is probably the best song on the planet. Bar none. Not even a Who song.So there. And that's saying something for a Who fan.

11:52 AM  
Blogger AndyW said...

Simon,
I keep listening to this show over and over again. The vibe is incredible! Screw playing Christmas music today. Simon Townshend downloads on the computer all day for everyone!

6:29 AM  
Blogger glenn said...

Simon,

THANK you so much for releasing this show, as well
as recording it to begin with. I think there were more than '50' of us in attendance-a few were hiding in
the balcony. Not i of course. :)

Ok,,here's one of those trivial questions that still bugs me to this day... Earlier that same week in '98 you played a gig in a very small London club..but I cannot , for the life of me, recall the name of it. I think it was called the 12 by 6 club(maybe in reference to the puny size of the stage)...any chance
you remember it ?

Thanks again.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry dude, but if your last name wasn't Townshend, no one would care a lick about your music. Nothing to be ashamed of, just seems some of these "fans" need to be reminded about it sometimes.

5:03 PM  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...

Anon,

I beg to differ.

Jack

5:34 PM  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Hi you handsome talented beautiful soul.

I need not be reminded of anything, except my mom's birthday, sometimes.

xo
Susie

6:15 PM  
Anonymous joe the man said...

Si,
Glad to hear this phenomenal show getting out to the masses.the days of just a small handful of us enjoying your brilliant music is over with thank God.

Cheers,
Joe

8:37 PM  
Anonymous bingo said...

To the anonymous poster, maybe it’s only the name Townshend that brought you to this site and you posted because you crave attention and controversy, but some of us genuinely like Simon’s music. Some of us like Simon’s music more than that of his more famous sibling. Certainly there are those who attach to Simon and kiss up to him for the wrong reasons and they are as low as you. I certainly would not take anyone seriously who uses the word “dude” when addressing others. Who the f**k are you to remind or tell anyone anything? Simon, you should block anonymous bloggers as they are just a waste of time.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Karel said...

Si,
You let us download the whole album?!? Wow, you're so generous..I like all of it..but The Way It Is is so awesome, I can't stop listening.

I think I'm gonna get your Bare Bodies Bare Assets CD..looks like a good introduction to your creations...

Thanks a bunch!
Karel

9:31 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

I agree with Bingo.Steve H. helped
Rachel block anon posters,here's
how Simon......

To stop anonymous postings...

Go to your Dashboard.
Click on Settings tab.
Click on Comments link.
3rd option down "Who Can Comment".
Select "Only Registered Users".
Click on Save Settings.
Click on Republish (rather than Republish Index).
That should do it.

9:40 PM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Hi all - I don't mind anonymous postings as long as they aren't slanderous, like the ones that went on over at Rachel Fuller's blog recently. Everyone has an opinion and is free to express it. I accept that my music will not appeal to all but I am in the music business because I live and breathe it. My father was an incredible musician, my mother a singer, my grandma and her sister were entertainers and my Grandpa a trumpeter. My brother's and I were born into music, we share a gift - question is; can one appreciate it?

6:35 AM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Hi Ron - I would consider that, ofcourse.

Hi Maria - maybe it will be put out on CD soon?

Hi Kenny - Yeah, I believe it was Matt who introduced us.

Go for it Justin - we all wanna see it.

Hi Chris - I'm not sure if Paul is coming down on 4th.

Hi Lisa - I went to your blog but couldn't find the question. I am thankful for an ear to hear beautiful music or to hear the music beautifully. Thanks for your cool comments.

Hi Susie - the line in Highness was meant to be, "David Bowie sat me on his knee and said, you happen to be related". I watched a Who show with him as a toddler.

Hi Jack - I'll drag out the chord book and see what I can come up with - best songs are 3 chord wonders though ;-)

Hey Sandman - thanks for the tip. Will do when I get a bit more free time.

Sam - would love to see show but I've been out rehearsing all week and go off again until xmas day on the road with Casbah - really ought to see my family for an hour or two. Have fun tonight. Break a curtain leg.

Hi Glenn - You're talking about the 12 Bar Club off Shaftesbury Ave, London. They've extended it now into a really great acoustic venue. Very cool place.

Thanks Delbut - not often people place any one of my songs over Pete's.

Hi Karel - the idea of free Astoria download was my man at Stir Music, Bob Kowalski. May I ask you (and anyone else who did the download), did you download cover too?

Thanks everyone!Catch up again tomorrow. Si

7:14 AM  
Blogger AndyW said...

Simon,
Yes, I downloaded the cover also. I use iTunes on my computer so it shows up while it's playing. I plan on burning a few copies for friends is that OK? The cover art would definetly be included.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Kenny said...

Simon,
In answer to your question, the cover was included in the zip file so yes I did download it.

Kenny Freed

12:39 PM  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...

Simon,

I have just said this on your brother's blog, and I'm putting a copy of it here for you too. It's sort of a comment on both of your work.

VOICE COMMENTS:
What a beautiful Shrek impersonation. Almost moved me to tears! Seriously though, I find it interesting how you and your brother have totally different strengths in your work. Your brother has done a lot of work on his voice, sometimes misses notes, but that is the way live performance goes. You can hear the years of practice and self-criticism that have gone into it. His chord changes, on the other hand, can be a little formulaic. Your voice needs, in my humble opinion as a peon, a little bit more work. However, your chord changes are very interesting and moving. You emote very well through music. There is honesty for you. What I think, in the raw.

I know three chord wonders tend to make great hits, but so do complex compositions. See: Bacharach's Alfie.

:)
Jack

12:50 PM  
Blogger E.L. Wisty said...

Simon,

Gah. A cd of the show (or any show). Of course. Much much better!

1:57 PM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

I'm listening to the live Astoria now,
and all I've got to say is:Damn.
That's my expression when I watch someone that's really incredible, my face looks amazed, and I might
say in an awed voice. "Damn.They're amazing. Wow."
That's my opinion of this concert, you
can tell when you are on that night, when everything musically is flowing oh- so -right.The vibe in the air, everything.You really were amazing that night! ( and everynight I'm sure but you know what I meanlol)
I really enjoyed reading the little article that accompanied it.Good writing there.
Hey, thanks for answering my question here, I liked your answers.
Going to listen some more!
xoxoLisa

2:05 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

Just a comment on Jack(ies)
opinion on Simon's voice.
I agree with pretty much
all that you said,except
needing a little more work.
I have seen Simon live about
5 times and from about 10 feet
away and in no way does he need
a "little more work" on his
voice,no way...no how.But that's
just my opinion,to each their own ears :O)

4:00 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Simon,
I just read the most ugly post on your blog from some a**hole.

I appreciate your music, being a fellow musician and all, and I think you know this already. I just wanted to let you know when I heard your song "I'm The Answer" all those years ago, I didn't know it was you at first and was pleasantly surprized when i found out. I dig your sounds not because your big Bruv is P.T. but because you write from the heart. I'm still in disbelief that one family could be so blessed with such talent.

I hope I get to say hi to you at Basement Jam, or if you are warming up for Quo, would love to come to see you play. We'll be in the UK between 12/2 and 12/13.

Cheers.

5:43 PM  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

HEY ANON: Come over to my blog and tell me if you see anthing WHO related! I am not a fan like the others here but respect them and have met many wonderful and fine bloggers by way of their mutual connections and other interests! I AM however a Simon fan and truly love his music. Lets stop with the insults.

I usually ignore anons, but just felt like giving my two cents. Sorry everyone and Si! PEACE LOVE AND LIGHT as KidRic always says!

x-Molly

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Yumi said...

Hi Simon,

Hope my letter, which I sent to IN THE ATTIC, arrived safely and you got it...

Luv
Yumi

6:53 AM  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Yes, cover did download. I love my MAC!

Thanks for answering my question. You are a doll.
Made the hubby listen to the words, not something he does, thinks my whole fan persona is nuts. but he loves me & puts up with it. Anyway, the line about being related to the king and you being the prince cracked him up. he said you have a good sense of humor. he wondered what pete thought about the song. i told him get a blog & ask himself ( yeah right, like he would do that)

bye from a little sister (not from royalty)
xx
Susie

7:45 AM  
Blogger fox said...

hi Simon,

Is this the gig from the who-convenion in 98?
I videotaped that (on dv). Without permission. LOL.
I'm currently converting it to DVD and hopefully my good friend Paul will hand it over to you when he attends Rachels show next week.
Quality is pretty good given the fact its 7 years old.
I'm sure you will enjoy it.

All the best, Lars

8:38 AM  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...

Mike,

No no no no. Everything in the middle paragraph was initially directed at Pete (as I said at the beginning of the post). Sorry if I was being unclear. That is a cut and paste copy of what I said to Pete, so whenever I say "Your brother" I mean Simon, and whenever I am referring to "you" I mean Pete. Don't want to be unclear, sorry! I like Simon's voice!

Jack

11:37 AM  
Blogger Mike S said...

It's all good,Jack,I got what
you're saying :o)

12:06 PM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Hi Andyw - sure, go ahead and burn for your mates - whole idea is to get the music out there.

Hi Jack - Thanks for putting your thoughts on the blog - I appreciate your comments and will think of you when I next write a song. I love Bacharach!

Thanks Lisa, Molly, Gary and Mike so much for standing up for me. I have thought about taking Bingo's advice ang blocking anonymous postings but you know, even though it hurts when people say negative stuff sometimes - I like to leave the door open. There have been some really cool anonymous blogs, very few bad ones so far. Let's see how it goes.

Hi Fox - Yep, I believe it is.

Thanks.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hey Simon, thanks for noticing that we did stick up for you.
Didn't know you caught any of my words on the subject.:)
xoxoLisa

2:59 PM  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...

Simon,

Can't wait to hear what you come up with. :)

Jack

6:51 PM  
Anonymous WhoRocks said...

Hey Simon,
Responding to your request for feedback on the Astoria music, I burned numerous CD's for friends and fam so your music is definitely out there; downloaded covers front and back; used the same for labels as well. Great idea to include those as too they make for a near professional result. Many thanks. More "live" tracks to come (I hope)? The Attic shows perhaps ?

6:19 AM  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

Simon,
Beside the fact that you are a great musician, you have never tried to promote yourself through your bro. I respect that, and don't understand anyone taking a cheap shot like the one posted. I don't need anyone to remind me who you are. How boring these rude butt munchers are. Thanks again for all the great music.

7:08 AM  
Blogger PTfan said...

Hi Simon,
Very cool of you to leave the door open for anons. Very big of you. Looks like I came in a little late to participate in all this nonsense. I like how you stuck up for Rachel on her blog.
Just stopping in to say hi.
Hope you have a nice day.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hey Simon and everyone,
the song that just came on in my i-tunes, Wow! I guess I'm in the R's, I have a few songs from a certain Mr. Henry Rollins, formerly also of Black Flag...
My point: The Rollins band song playing at this very moment is "Low Self-Opininon" and I was rocking out, started singing it out loud, and I realized, this song is for trolls! Listen to the words:

I think you got a low self opinion man
I see you standing all by yourself
Unable to express the pain of your distress
You withdraw deeper inside
You alienate yourself
And everybody else
They wonder what’s on your mind
They got so tired of you
And your self ridicule
They wrote you off and left you behind

You sleep alone at night
You never wonder why
All this bitterness wells up inside you
You always victimize
So you can criticize yourself
And all those around you

The hatred you project
Does nothing to protect you
You leave yourself so exposed
You want to open up
When someone says
Lighten up
You find all your doors closed
Get yourself a break from self rejection

The self hatred that blinds you
Binds you grinds you keeps you down
The world falls down around you
You build up walls around you
You wear disgust like a crown

Ha! 'Nuff said.Sorry for the lengthy post. xoxoLisa

8:06 AM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Hi Yumi - meant to say in my last post that I received your letter - thanks, it was really sweet and the drawing of me was cool.

12:10 PM  
Blogger PTfan said...

Lisa, that song has so much energy. Man! I haven't heard that song in forever. I do not have it in my collection either. I used to have it on cassette, but you know, that's history now.
Low S - O

7:41 PM  
Blogger Bblayla said...

Simon,

I am SO looking forward to the show this Sunday--I REALLY wish I could be there in person-but it would be quite the journey from Texas! I know it will be incredible and you will all have a BLAST.

Please take care of yourself during this busy time- and try not to hurt your hand.

Thanks for sharing the Astoria show with us--you sounded great. Once again, I wish I could have been there-someday SOON it will happen....

Belinda

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Yumi said...

Hi Simon,

Glad you got it and you liked it :-).
As I worte... I hope we Japanese can see you/The Casbah Club here in Japan. Hope I can do something for that...

luv
Yumi

5:35 AM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hi again, Simon!
Heh, yep, I myself have limited doses of Henry. That and "Liar" are the two that I have, my two favorites.Other than some old Black Flag.
I actually have been listening to Simon a lot, because the downloads I got from his site are now in my i-tunes, as well. And it's awesome because when his songs come on, they strike me new each time. Sound fresh, and so much talent!It's weird
because when they come on I don't know who it is at first.
Hey Simon, you have a very distinct voice all your own, and that's aweome. I love that, when vocalists have a very distinctive voice and
you can always tell it's them. So many people over the past 20 years or so have made a point of sounding like other people. A lot of people try to sound like Eddie Vedder, um, Or like Maynard from Tool. Or
Layne StaleyRIP (sp). Great singers,
those.
You don't sound like your Dad, even though yes, you can tell if you know.
But if I heard you without knowing
your name, or who you are, would I know?
Nope.Hell no. I wouldn't know you were a Townshend, your voice is that distinctive. I hope you know that's like the ultimate compliment from me,that you sound unlike anyone else!
Sorry I went on again. BTW,Simon and everyone, if you haven't been to my site in a couple of days, check it out!
I might make a lot more sense to you
afterwards!xoxoLisa

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Lisa,

"You don't sound like your Dad, even though yes, you can tell if you know."

I assume you meant Simon's bruvver, Pete.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Whoops!Guess it's more of a compliment then, though frightfully unintended.
Sorry ( wince)!
It's the music is what I'm focused on.
( blushing furiously)

12:07 PM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hmm...wondering if I should throw that
away,the original lengthy post.Just dunno about it. :(
Because the original message was heartfelt,and I thought very apt.
It IS all complimentary towards Simon,
after all.But that's also the problem.
Hmm...

12:13 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

>>"You don't sound like your Dad, even though yes, you can tell if you know."<<

ROTFL!! Nice freudian slip there
Lisa!! :O)

Simon,be sure to check in with
Stir Music and see if that
Mercury lounge DVD came in :)

12:22 PM  
Blogger Bonfire Jones said...

Simon, Does Deepak Chopra's books help you? I've always been fascinated by his ability to explain abstract-things in plain language. Allan Watts is another person who had that knack.

Have a great day!

Ed 'Bonfire Jones"

12:34 PM  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...

Don't worry about the slip Lisa, you are concentrating on their work, not their personal lives, relationships, and connections. That's admirable. I wish more people would be like that.

Jack

3:46 PM  
Blogger Suesjoy said...

Hi Simon,
How are ya?
Just have to say that I'm really enjoying simontownshend is. I especially like:Save Me From Me (i can relate),The Way It Is, When She Sleeps, Experience, Highness (sounds like a Richard Thompson song, it's really awesome),Ecstacy Heaven, Time the Healer, I'm the Answer and Girl in NY. I hear the Jeff Buckley influence, and on one sound you sound very much like Peter Gabriel (i forget which one, I will go back and figure it out).
18 songs for $12, that's alot of bang for your buck! :)
All the best with your UK tour w/ Casbah Club!
Take care,
Sue

3:53 PM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Right on, Jack! I'm glad you see that!Thanks,girl.
Because the fact remains,however Simon is related, if he were jamming with his band here at the Casbah in S.D.,
And I was there checking out the fresh music, I would say " Wow, this guy is awesome!Unique!He rocks!" And I'd probably buy the CD right then and have him sign it after the show.I've done this before with other bands that impressed me.
I would never in a million years know that his last name was Townshend.And in fact, I'm sure I wouldn't care!I didn't, as it was.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hey Sue!
" I love Way it is", too!
And the one that goes " So you promised me the world!"
The other one I really liked was
let's see..it says "next fly" in my i-tunes.These are my 3 faves right now.:)

4:50 PM  
Blogger AndyW said...

Simon,
How many songs do you get to play Sunday?

5:51 PM  
Blogger Suesjoy said...

Hi Lisa-
The Casbah Club MUST play the Casbah Club here in SD!
We can open for them! LOL ;)

7:41 PM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

That's what I'm saying! They can go on Fox Rox ahead of time. So many good musicians have played on that Fox Rox
stage, almost always courtesy of the Casbah,going to be appearing at the Casbah.
The Casbah is such a major part of the local music scene here.

8:25 PM  

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