Ela19 June 2011 at 3:08pmPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks Raven! I hope this article helps to sell some more tickets for the Mass. show. It sure seems like there are a lot of unsold tix there.
Duddy19 June 2011 at 3:08pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Nice one Rraven, thanks.
Mozo Is Here19 June 2011 at 3:10pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
well, that was refreshing. until then, i will try to have "an interesting life in the meantime."
Zenrider19 June 2011 at 3:59pmPosts: 3547 (0 today)Status: offline
On the other hand a new album would be interesting.
Ela20 June 2011 at 5:16amPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
I went on the website for this article, registered and posted a positive review of the tour, as most of the comments made by Boston Globe readers were negative. Too much money for a ticket, tickets not selling well, questioning whether Peter Gabriel with an orchestra could possibly be better than Sting with the Royal Philharmonic, etc.
rraven20 June 2011 at 8:52pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Damn, that's dedication, Ela. I can never be bothered to register for those sites.
DolceVita23 June 2011 at 11:01amPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
Thank you Rraven!
Little rainbow23 June 2011 at 2:46pmPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
"questioning whether Peter Gabriel with an orchestra could possibly be better than Sting with the Royal Philharmonic"!!!
I loved the way Sting performed most of his song especially Roxan. I was enthusiastic, but nothing that could reach in any way what I did feel listening to new blood shows. It was aesthetic.
The best answer to that sort of questionning has been given in a comment to Berkley press review :
The ability to re-envision now iconic art, and present it in this orchestral form such that it provides a texture and interpretation bordering on the sublime, requires more than just "new ideas".
This bold and masterful rendering is evidence of Gabriel's enduring innovation born of musical genius.
Innovation requires deconstruction of the old towards building something original; a new idea Jim Harrington's clearly failed to grasp.
That s what Sting performance is lacking of. it was to my own view a change of shape, but only a change of shape.
David Crosby underline it in his tweet :
Some boundaries in the musical field has been pushed back;
And as Peter was mentionning it :
I am happy cause the result of the arrangements are neither rock, nor classical music.
Yes something else and relly innovative.
Happy the ones that understand it or rather felt it. :-]
Little rainbow23 June 2011 at 3:06pmPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
On the long run, what I would answer to those longing for Hits is :
Dancing and singing maybe a temporary relief, a kindda release, and I can easily imagine that nowadays some would be looking for that kind of concert, news are particularly calamitous since the begining of the year :-]
But new Blood shows are conceived as "emotional journey", and being able to cross an emotion is more than temporary relief, cathartic.
I pefectly understand those standing at the doorway, that s not an easy journey.
That s what Peter remind us saying :
My work is turning towards the making of "emotional tools".
maybe am I wrong, but I keep thinking that in a Peter Gabriel s mind, emotion is unusfull without action and that here, the purpose is a much more long term one as ever.
As proof, the sentence of Toronto during Biko :
"For all the youngsters actually risking their lives"
Little rainbow23 June 2011 at 3:39pmPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
the end of the sentence, I didn t understand at first :
"For all the youngsters actually risking their lives. . . . please stand up"