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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

After the Show

Wonderful to see the songs performed one last time, even sans dear old uncle Bobby (and in a great venue so close to home!)


I think we were all fairly blown-away. Alan and I took off after the Crim set; Scott and John stayed for a bit of Dream Theater. Forgot to mention, I wore the vintage "Discipline" tour t-shirt from 1981:


Headed home and waited to hear from Markus. The hotel for the night had changed to from the Airport Hilton to the Eilan Hotel Spa and Resort at La Cantera:


We got to the hotel and met up with Markus and tried to buy him a drink in the bar:


Unfortunately it was already last call and we couldn't get service. We did however get a table thanks to T Lev, who Markus introduced us to, and Alan and I did our best not to geek out but it was really incredible to get to meet him and talk briefly and to share some (really outstanding)  vodka!


Tony said goodnight and headed up to his room and Alan, Markus and I talked for about an hour about all things musical, our heroes, our aspirations, hopes and disappointments. It was an uplifting and relaxing visit and I am grateful to have had the chance to enjoy such a wonderful and Crimson-filled evening. Big thank you to my friend, Markus, for taking the time to meet and hang-out with us! It was incredible to be around real working professional musicians who happen to be just real nice guys to boot!


Crimson ProjeKct

Show started PROMPTLY at 7:25 with a trio... Markus, Pat and Tobias doing "B'Boom"; Scott and I both agreed later that this was one of the highpoints of the whole show. Markus did a stomping, menacing soundscape of terror while Pat and Tobias laid down thunderous grooves!



Alan brought Godzilla along, who seemed to enjoy the show:


The rest of the band came out and the 45-minute set began in earnest. The band played the following tunes and sounded great despite a muddy mix from the balcony where we were sitting:



2.         THRAK                      
3.         Dinosaur                      
4.         Elephant Talk             
5.         Red                            
6.         Frame by Frame          
7.         Thela Hun Ginjeet      
8.         Indiscipline            


Moses Rose

Meet-up at Moses Rose with Alan, Scott and John Suk for dinner and a couple of beers before the show; texts from Markus about meeting afterwards and from Chris Smart already at the Majestic. They were backstage checking out the Dream Theater set up... we wrapped it up and headed down for the show as we'd been warned "it starts 5 minutes early..."


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Crimson ProjeKct

Crimson ProjeKct

Looking forward to seeing the Crimson ProjeKct at the Majestic Theater on Friday and possible meeting with Markus. Also looking forward to rocking out with Will and Scott on Thursday. Been listening to the WMT all week and rocking out to "Food for the Moon", "Tuesday 13", "Om Shanti Om" and "Making of Americans". Really think we should work on Americans as a live tune.

But today burgers, movies and the pool! Happy 4th of July!