I think as you get older, you reconnect again with the things you lose a little when you grow up.
I would love to go to England to see Nick Lowe with a band, Holly. But the exchange rate favors him now, so I think he needs to come over here sometime, even if the ticket prices are a little higher. I'd love to see Ray do a choir show over in the US, too, even if it's only at a few venues (and probably with a US choir). I could see it happening at the Hollywood Bowl, for example. That might even make for a great Kinks reunion, if they got back together and did a few choir/symphony type shows. It would be much easier for people in the US, even for those of us who'd have to travel some miles to get there. It beats the high airfare and low dollar for Americans who otherwise would love to go to England.
Post by complicatedlife on May 11, 2008 14:47:27 GMT -5
In his interview with Q104.3's Jonathan Clarke when he was a guest on "Out of the Box' recently, Ray was asked about the prospect of performing in the US with a choir, and Ray basically said the logistics of bringing "his choir" over where next to impossible.
I agree with Ms. Holly - it's time for a choir of floosies and crows to begin practicing their "Do-Re-Mi's"
Mary, let's go see Nick in England where he does manage to rustle up a band!
I love what you said about those Ray concerts feeling like a communal event. Since I've reconnected with Kinks fans over the past few years, I've rediscovered "those days when music was so important to me." I can't imagine why I ever got off track!
That sums it up really well. So many of us had similar experience at Ray's performances in recent years. For me, it made me realize how musicians I started listening to over 30 years ago are still so incredibly vital and relevant to me today. It was also a revelation to me that people my age and older were going to rock shows and that their experience could be as great or better than it was all those years ago. Seeing Ray 2 years ago was a real transformative experience for me and many others.
Post by wickedsuzannabella on May 13, 2008 22:40:51 GMT -5
I'll put in my 2 cents as well...Ray's concert in L.A. in March reminded me of why I was so addicted to rock music for my teen and young adult years! Though I was somewhat far away from the stage--being up in the loge--I was still dancing and shouting and singing along (I don't think my sweetheart has ever quite seen me that way! ) But although I had taken a detour from rock music for many years, other genres of music which gave me a lot of the same feelings have always remained important to me. Hail, hail rock and roll!! ;D
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