since this week's first selection is short, only one minute long,
we are adding a second selection of a completely different type.
the beach goes on
volume 4 number 11
ahhh...memorial day. time off.. a sunny beach...a pitcher of sunkist orange juice.
how's that for six degrees of separation?
if you remember the may 14th post for spies which dealt with the music biz and how one must DO and TRY blah blah blah...
you may appreciate this 1992 effort to woo the madison avenue boys.
if this sounds a bit, well, commercial
that's because it's a demo for an orange juice ad.
I am a little foggy on this one.
someone had a friend who knew someone who had a friend
who worked in the jingle industry at a large "jingle factory" in chicago.
I was asked to help write and perform an idea for Sunkist.
the lyric was already written.
I spent the afternoon in chicago working with an official jingle writer
whose name I'm sorry to admit I cannot remember.
then came the fun part:
the ad agency allowed me to spend an afternoon in the studio
singing and performing the Sunkist jingle for them to pitch.
and that was the last I ever heard about it.
but here it is; the opportunity to hear yours truly in a failing effort
to prostrate myself before the Gods of TV.
bass, drums, guitar, piano, and vocals: adrian
engineer: rich denhart
assistant: dan harjung
recorded at Royal Recorders in Lake Geneva, Wis.
in the court of the crimson king (live)
volume 1 number 13
the very last ProjeKct Two show took place in montreal
to a large packed venue called the Metropolis.
there was an audience of 1,200 canadians.
the show reached an excited peak and we left the stage.
I remember wandering around for a minute downstairs
beneath the stage in the over sized dressing room area
listening to the shouting and stomping of the ecstatic audience
while I donned my red Taylor acoustic guitar.
it was time for the encores.
as the drummer in a band which improvised
different music each night,
it was the only time in the show
where I played guitar and sang a song.
usually I performed three of a perfect pair by myself,
then robert and trey joined me
(back on drums) for one more improvised bashing.
this was the last night of the tour
and as it turned out, perhaps the last night ever of ProjeKct Two.
as I stepped in front of the loud animated room
I suddenly remembered:
these are devoted king crimson fans,
many of them older king crimson fans.
without really thinking about it
I started playing a song from 1969 I had never played
for anyone in my life.
in the court of the crimson king
caught up in the moment, I wasn't sure I even
knew the song!
it didn't matter, I had sussed the mood correctly;
the audience took over and ended it beautifully.
guitar, vocal: adrian
extra vocals: metropolis audience
engineer: ken latchney
recorded live in montreal, quebec on july 8, 1998