viernes, marzo 18, 2011

En el Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Vídeos piratillas, sí, pero de momento es lo que hay.

Neil Young:
"I don't have a TelePrompTer. I don't have any notes. I don't have any real … thoughts. I'm kind of blank. But I will say that this next man is undescribable and I'm here to describe him, or I'm going to try to describe what he does and why he's here. I can't tell you much about his life, because I don't really think that matters in the scope of things. This man is a great … he's sort of a singer-actor-magician-spirit-guide-changeling kind of performer. And I've seen him standing in the middle of dust [indecipherable] and I thought I saw little sparkle things coming out from him, and I looked down while he was singing and I said, "This man is performing and I'm seeing maybe three or four of him up there, and they all seem to be waiting for the other ones to finish so that they can come in." And one of them was whistling at me and one of them was singing in Tom's kind of voice, and then the Eagles covered it."

Tom Waits:

I just want to know if there's a key-chain version that I can keep with me just in case I hear someone say, "Pete, take the cuffs off. I think he's a Hall of Famer." Thank you for the kind words, Neil. I'm honored to be honored. And, gee, I don't know where to begin. Songs, uh, are really just interesting things to be doing with the air. I love working with tunes. I love music, but we really want music to love us. Neil was saying the other night, he said, "When there's a song approaching it's kind of like there's an animal in the room, and you don't want it to run off." You know, how did it get in?

I was, uh, fifteen and I snuck in to see Lightnin' Hopkins. I put white-out in my hair and I drew on a mustache and I put on an overcoat and I stood there and I said, "Ticket for one." Amazing show. Every time he opened his mouth, that orchestra of gold teeth was just devastating. And then I saw him leave the show and he walked through a door and slammed the door behind him. And on the door, it said, I swear to God, "KEEP OUT. THIS ROOM IS FOR ENTERTAINERS ONLY." And I knew at that moment that I had to get into show business as soon as possible. So, uh, that was a real big one for me. And I've had the pleasure and the privilege of playing with a lot of great musicians over the years. Some of you are here and some of you are not here. Some of us are on the wrong side of the dirt, as they say. But any day on this side of the dirt is a good day, for me and for all of us.

Let's see, what else? They told me I should talk for quite a while, but I don't intend to. I fully do not intend to. I'd like to thank my family. They know me and they love me anyway. My wife and her incandescent light that has guided me and kept me alive and breathing and sparkling. And my kids who, well, they taught me everything I know. Or maybe they taught me everything they know. I don't know. They taught me a lot.

Okay, I did the bit about the door and the club. Um, the first time I went onstage, my face felt like it was made of plaster and if I smiled, it would crack off, and I thought, "This is such an interesting [Christian?] experience" and somehow wanted more of it. They say I have no hits and I'm difficult to work with, and they say that like it's a bad thing. [crowd cheers] The only thing I really can compare this to is I was given the key to the city of El Paso several months ago. It was a really kind offer. They told me there's only one key to the city, but I found out later there were a whole lot of them, and they fit nothing. So, I'm just hoping there are some fringe benefits that go along with this baby. Thank you very much. This has been very encouraging.

"This is just like the piano my mom got me. She couldn't afford it, but she threw a brick through a window and got that piano. She only got seven years for it. She was a good mom, from jail."

Elton John: "If Jackson Pollock could sing, he would be Tom Waits."

Setlist completo de la gala:

Alice Cooper - "I'm Eighteen"

Alice Cooper - "Under My Wheels"

Alice Cooper ft. Rob Zombie - "School's Out"

Tom Waits - "Make It Rain"

Tom Waits - "Rain Dogs"

Tom Waits - "The House Where Nobody Lives"

Tom Waits - "Get Behind The Mule"

Judy Collins - "Both Sides Now"

Dr. John - "Right Place, Wrong Time"

Dr. John ft. John Mayer - "Such A Night

Leon Russell ft. John Mayer - "Delta Lady"

Leon Russell - "A Song For You"

Darlene Love ft. Bruce Springsteen - "Zip-A-Dee Doo Dah"

Darlene Love ft. Bruce Springsteen - "Today I Met The Boy I'm Gonna Marry"

Darlene Love ft. Bruce Springsteen and Bette Midler - "He's A Rebel"

Neil Diamond - "Cherry Cherry"

Neil Diamond - "I Am... I Said"

Neil Diamond - "Sweet Caroline"

Neil Diamond - "Sweet Caroline" (again)

All-Star Jam #1 (Lloyd Price, Elton John, Dr. John, Leon Russell, John Densmore) - "Stagger Lee"

All-Star Jam #2 (Elton John, Leon Russell, Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Darlene Love, Bette Midler) - "Da Doo Ron Ron"

1 Tom waits outfit. Hat by Dobbs. Jeans. Boots. Denim jacket.
2 Animation cell 1979 Tom Waits for No One.
3 Tenor banjo
4 Megaphone. 2008 25 watt.
5 Promotional bank 1976. Promo for Small Change.
6 A Conversation with Tom Waits. (Album) released in conjunction with Swordfishtrombones
7 Get Behind the Mule. Handwritten lyrics.

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4 Comentarios:

Anonymous rainCat dijo...

segueixo dient que feu una pàgina genial gràcies , gràcies ,gràcies

3/22/2011 08:29:00 p. m.  
Blogger judit dijo...

estic amb tu rainCat, és excel·lent!!! gràcies per compartir-la!
(he trobat aquest que es veu millor

3/25/2011 11:10:00 a. m.  
Blogger Jo-Tsé dijo...

pasate a mi blog un rato...

4/04/2011 04:12:00 a. m.  
Blogger Magister Militum dijo...

Enhorabuena por tu blog. Lo del Hall of fame no hay que tomarlo muy en serio. Creo que incluyeron a Abba hace poco, de risa vamos. Si tienes tiempo mira mi blog Bulevar Sucio ( Un saludo

4/29/2011 05:41:00 p. m.  

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