Thursday, April 29, 2010

keith emerson's synth setup

Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never...Starts???

Keith Emerson and Greg Lake you may have heard of from Emerson, Lake and (Carl) Palmer (or ELP). The two are on tour together in the US heading for a UK reunion with Palmer in July. But on this tour, so far they've cancelled concerts 6 times (including the show in Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center where I took this photo last night).

Official cause: Lake got sick (possibly due to altitude) and a doctor was called in onsite. The unofficial bitter rumor-mongering excuse which makes for better press (but we'll give the guys the benefit of the doubt that this rumor isn't true) : they saw the 2000-seat hall was half-full and one or both of them walked out. I'll take the high road and assume the altitude legitimately got to Lake. The 6,000 feet+ altitude has been known to affect people passing through.

Taking to people after the cancellation I met (more than a few) people who had travelled thousands of miles to see the show, and one guy who had tried to see them in Virginia where the show had been cancelled also. (Don't get on a plane with that guy!)

Lamented one aging fan - "I'm sorry I didn't get to see them tonight cause who knows how much longer any of us are going to be around? We're not getting any younger."

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dierks Bentley with The Travelin' McCourys

Bluegrass is alive and well and maybe making a come-back. Saw Dierks Bentley last night with "The Travelin McCourys"... like a hoedown in Appalachia somewhere. Pretty fun.

Friday, April 16, 2010

outtake : alisha jamming

Haha, this is just for fun, this was an out-take from a studio session a couple years ago. I have this in my flickr photos somewhere and somebody searching for "air guitar" out there on the net pulled it up (I check my logs every day & saw this come up). Kinda cracked me up, suits my mood today... have a great friday & weekend!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

spock's still got it.

spock's still got it.
Originally uploaded by butch leitz
Actor, writer, director, poet, and photographer Leonard Nimoy spoke at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs tonight at the final night of the Space Foundation's National Space Symposium. Here "Spock" is throwing out his Vulcan greeting 'cause, you know, people expect it. Fer you youngin's, Mr. Nimoy was the original Mr. Spock from the original Star Trek. He's the real deal.