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Announcer for 3RP Headliner Sunday night

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:32 pm
by yeshead 777
Believe it or not PE has finally paid off for yours truly! I will be announcing the headliner on sunday night-none other than "KING's X"!!!!!How cool is that! I won the contest on PE by picking the headliner. Who would have thought King's X for a prog fesival????? I'm in shock! Can't wait!!!

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:09 pm
by FredProgGH
That's awesome man! Both the fact that they're playing and the fact that you get to announce them. (You know, we have to party with them- it's in the contract we signed. No joke :P )

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:00 am
by Bnielsen
So who announces Glass Hammer? =p

Fred going to do another clever intro?

you could make it all Darth Vader-like using the sounds of the air regulator at the beginning of Culture of Ascent...

=p

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:30 pm
by widowspeak
FredProgGH wrote:That's awesome man! Both the fact that they're playing and the fact that you get to announce them. (You know, we have to party with them- it's in the contract we signed. No joke :P )
Fred,

I will be at the party. Reason for the contract as people that pay the $200+ for the ticket get to meet the band members as their bonus in addition to being in the first 5-10 rows. Last year was very nice.

Re: Announcer for 3RP Headliner Sunday night

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:32 pm
by widowspeak
yeshead 777 wrote:Believe it or not PE has finally paid off for yours truly! I will be announcing the headliner on sunday night-none other than "KING's X"!!!!!How cool is that! I won the contest on PE by picking the headliner. Who would have thought King's X for a prog fesival????? I'm in shock! Can't wait!!!
Kings X ? Don't know them. Definitely not prog. Saw a clip on YouTube.

Re: Announcer for 3RP Headliner Sunday night

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:33 pm
by widowspeak
yeshead 777 wrote:Believe it or not PE has finally paid off for yours truly! I will be announcing the headliner on sunday night-none other than "KING's X"!!!!!How cool is that! I won the contest on PE by picking the headliner. Who would have thought King's X for a prog fesival????? I'm in shock! Can't wait!!!
Howard's description of "metal,grunge,soul & funk" is downright scary.

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:38 pm
by FredProgGH
widowspeak wrote:
FredProgGH wrote:That's awesome man! Both the fact that they're playing and the fact that you get to announce them. (You know, we have to party with them- it's in the contract we signed. No joke :P )
Fred,

I will be at the party. Reason for the contract as people that pay the $200+ for the ticket get to meet the band members as their bonus in addition to being in the first 5-10 rows. Last year was very nice.
Oh, I know why they do it- I think it's great and I'm looking forward to it. I just love being able to say that we're contractually obligated to party with King's X (and everyone else of course) :P :P :D

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:39 pm
by FredProgGH
BTW King's X probably isn't really prog but they're awesome. And a lot of their stuff is about as proggy as recent Porcupine Tree would be without keyboards.

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:46 pm
by widowspeak
FredProgGH wrote:BTW King's X probably isn't really prog but they're awesome. And a lot of their stuff is about as proggy as recent Porcupine Tree would be without keyboards.
No keys ??? :shock: :shock: :shock: Ouch !!!

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:03 am
by yeshead 777
Dont be scared widow. They are an awesome, incredibly talented hard rock band. Imagine elements of Black Sabbath and James Gang mixed with Beatlesque vocals, incredibly tight vocals, and production, solid songwriting, and overall incredible musicianship. find a copy of "Faith,Hope, and Love", or "Gretchen goes to Nebraska", and you'll be hooked.

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:28 pm
by yanks07
Great signing for 3RP! I was already planning to go, but this was the total deal maker, I've bought my tickets! Windowspeak, King's X at a prog festival seems odd even to me and I am a keyboard nut to boot. But they are an amazing live act. I also strongly reccommend the "Faith Hope Love" album, a desert island disc for me, nearly perfect! Their meoldies are so strong, and they have the best harmony vocals in the business, all in a strong hard rock package.

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:32 pm
by yeshead 777
And they have influenced so many other bands that became so much more famous than them while being so much less talented. "Its love" off of FHAL was a moderate hit and video, and "Black Flag" off the next disc got some air play, but thats about it. But hey-what does the general public know, no account for taste.FHAL and Dogman are desert island discs.Ty's solo Cd's and work with Platypus and Jelly Jam are worth checking out too. Ty can hold his own with any guitarist in prog, or most ROCK period.

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:25 pm
by widowspeak
I must ask about the picture under your icon. I've heard it's Will Ferrell from SNL. Something about a cowbell and listening to rock music. I'm lost as to the connection to rock music and why it is considered funny. Did bands use them ? Are they making fun of some band ?

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:28 pm
by yanks07
"More Cowbell"! If I have to explain, it, it wont be funny! Just listen to a half hour of 70's rock, you will hear cowbell ALL THE TIME, and definitely in "Don't Fear the Reaper". It's a goofy skit, but it certainly cracks me up. And come on, it has Christopher Walkin in it! I love that guy, he's so weird!

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:30 pm
by yanks07
If you like King's X, Ty's solo albums are a must, especially "Moonflower Lane". Platypus is cool, maybe a bit skitzofrenic. But Jelly Jam is amazing!