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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:51 am 
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I resent that remark. I have quite a few friends with mental disorders.


Same here. So what? It is very obvious that Gail got some problems!


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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:08 am 
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Saw the Adrian Belew Power Trio here in Sydney recently and Andre Cholmondeley was the Tour Manager/Guitar Tech/Wizz.

Great show (saw 2 of them) and met Andre and the Slicks (Eric and Julie), and Adrian of course.

Adrian was great as usual, and Slicks were fantastic, and very nice people....talked to them at the bar before the show. Eric picked the music on my ZPZ tour tee shirt straight away as being The Black Page...even picked which section.

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Andre sang a killer track with the band for an encore. I wish I had a chance to see P/O when I visited the US.

Happily, ZPZ will be here again in April, so we won't be starved of live FZ music.


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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
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Thanks for sharing, Uncle Bern!

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Must have been hot at the concert... Great pics Bern!

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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
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attention guitar enthusiasts!!
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kind of a cool guitar should last a lifetime or 2

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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
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Eric Slick is one funny mother. I saw him Friday with P/O, and his scatting was absolutely hilarious.


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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
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Uncle Bernie wrote:
Saw the Adrian Belew Power Trio here in Sydney recently and Andre Cholmondeley was the Tour Manager/Guitar Tech/Wizz.


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Of course I have to shout out that this is my favorite pix. Many of you know about our picture in a picture conceptual continuity drill from a few years ago. Xyqa had the pix which was three deep at the time and had it made into a mug. I took that mug to the Adrian Belew Power Trio show last spring and had Adrian sign it then had my pix taken with Andre and Adrian with me holding the mug. So now....Uncle Bernie took it one step further and had his picture taken with Adrian holding the picture of me with the mug, etc...

Crazy!

Thanks Bernie, you look fabulous!

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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
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debutante_daisy wrote:
Of course I have to shout out that this is my favorite pix. Many of you know how about our picture in a picture conceptual continuity drill from a few years ago. Xyqa had the pix which was three deep at the time and had it made into a mug. I took that mug to the Adrian Belew Power Trio show last spring and had Adrian sign it then had my pix taken with Andre and Adrian with me holding the mug. So now....Uncle Bernie took it one step further and had his picture taken with Adrian holding the picture of me with the mug, etc...

Crazy!

Thanks Bernie, you look fabulous!


Ha - that's great! Keep it going! :D

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Oh wow! Thanks for the explanation Daisy! It was beautiful back then, and it's even more beautiful now!

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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
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Lovely pics. Hey, UB I have that Zappa shirt, as well! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
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debutante_daisy wrote:

Of course I have to shout out that this is my favorite pix. Many of you know how about our picture in a picture conceptual continuity drill from a few years ago. Xyqa had the pix which was three deep at the time and had it made into a mug. I took that mug to the Adrian Belew Power Trio show last spring and had Adrian sign it then had my pix taken with Andre and Adrian with me holding the mug. So now....Uncle Bernie took it one step further and had his picture taken with Adrian holding the picture of me with the mug, etc...

Crazy!

Thanks Bernie, you look fabulous!


Thanks Daisy. I should have explained that pic a bit more, but I'm glad you popped in to do it. It's great that the cc continues.


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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
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Adrian Belew may cause some sort of space and time rift in the future. Look out!


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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
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Apparently Adrian Belew Tells A Wealth of Stories At Noise11 iHeartRadio

http://www.noise11.com/news/adrian-bele ... o-20170616

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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
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Gizmodrome album review
14 hours ago / by Paul Lester

Four famous friends in a frantic, fun fandango

Gizmodrome is the first release by a four-piece who between them have already worked on dozens of albums. They’re a good old-fashioned supergroup, comprising Police drummer and soundtrack composer Stewart Copeland; Level 42’s slap-bassist extraordinaire Mark King; Adrian Belew, the guitar star of records by King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and Talking Heads; and keyboard whizz Vittorio Cosma of Italian prog legends PFM.

If this sounds like an opportunity for a whole lot of instrument twiddling, well, that’s exactly what Gizmodrome is. They could easily have done it the modern way and swapped sound files, without once meeting. Instead, they did what musicians love to do: they got together to jam. Copeland and Cosma had collaborated before, but it was when they were joined by Belew and King in a Milan recording studio that Gizmodrome took shape.

You can imagine the jostling for position that took place. In a room full of egos, Copeland immediately appears to have emerged as the dominant force: his drumming is to the fore throughout, and he assumes the role of lead singer. His voice is an obdurate instrument that resembles the monotone intoning of a Zappa, although it’s nicely balanced out by King and Belew’s more melodic vocal backup.

Really, though, nobody is left hanging about here for long, and all four musicians get to enjoy plenty of performance time. It’s less a seamless fusion than a collision of opposites, which more often than not works. Gizmodrome showcases four musicians from disparate genres (pop, jazz funk, rock, prog) creating a listenable melee out of their individual virtuoso contributions.

Opener Zombies In The Mall is typical: it sounds like The Police at their rockiest and Level 42 at their jazz-funkiest, with Belew and Cosma respectively splashing guitar and keyboards, Pollock-style, on top. On Stay Ready and Man In The Mountain, Copeland’s nasal narrations have satirical intent, although it’s not clear what the targets are.

Summer’s Coming is, Copeland has explained, about dispensing with “virtuous serenity” and embracing depravity, a bacchanalian romp that captures the protagonist in the throes of a midlife crisis. Sweet Angels is prog funky, Strange Things Happen a reggae skank. Name a genre, they tackle it.

I Know Too Much is like being barracked at a dinner party by a conspiracy theorist, but that was probably the intention. Instrumental closer Stark Naked has a pleasing suppleness and invention, the players allowed space to noodle, making it a superb end to a fine album. Welcome to the Gizmodrome.

http://teamrock.com/review/2017-09-02/g ... bum-review

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^^^Thanks, GG. I will be getting this one fo' sho'.


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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
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Adrian Belew’s recent publically-stated unhappiness regarding King Crimson playing songs from his era appears to have been resolved following a conversation between David Singleton and Martha Belew earlier this week.


Updating his Facebook page yesterday evening, Robert wrote:

Very happy to report that i have just spoken to Brother Belew and addressed various issues beginning with B and D. Ade and me have pledged to continue a convention of pumping down monster margaritas, both in Mount Juliet and here in Bredonborough, where Slinky Toes Willcox makes a mean margarita herself. Adrian has also agreed to be King Crimson's Ninth Man. Who knows what the future holds for this strange outfit?

And an hour later added...

Have just toasted Brother Ade at a distance with a Slinky Toes' Monster Margarita. There are no current plans for Adrian to come out with the current formation; but in Crimson's strange history there is a tendency for things to come around. So, Adrian has rejoined the larger family - hooray! - and doors to the future are open. So, no plans, but who knows what the future holds?
Right now, I'm looking forward to Gizmodrome and getting a few more guitar lessons...

Staying with Facebook, Adrian posted this...

oh happy day! robert and I just spoke on the phone for quite a while.
all is well between us and I am very relieved and happy.

And following a flurry of speculation regarding what was meant by the Ninth Man status, Adrian added...

HOLD IT EVERYONE. perhaps I can explain the concept of Ninth Man Inactive. it doesn't mean I'm back in the band currently. it means I may be back in the band in the future at some point. it leaves the door open for Crimson to evolve as necessary.

so, nothing for the future has changed with either Crimson or Gizmodrome but at least we now understand each and can continue our friendship.

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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
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Excellent!

And KC's 50th Anniversary is next year... :wink:

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Agree. Adrian really is a crucial part of KC since Discipline.


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 Post subject: Re: Adrian Belew
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If they could get Bill out of retirement and invite David Cross, they could change their name to King Crimson Football Club!

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