Musically, that’s what it is about. Forget about playing with Greg Lake and Keith Emerson, Carl is too quick for them …
Palmer, the man who once sat in for Mick Fleetwood during a Peter-Green era Fleetwood Mac show, is way ahead of his playing days with ELP. Ahead of ELP but not their music.
Friday night at Le Gesu in Montreal, Palmer – along with Simon Fitzpatrick (Bass) and Paul Bielatowicz (Guitar), delivered a powerhouse two hour set as part of “Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Rhythm Of Light 2014 Tour. A set exhausting to watch.
Palmer, at sixty-four years of age, an Energizer Bunny behind the kit. He kept going and going and …
An amazing percussion – driven display of classic ELP songs done instrumentally. Fanfare for the Common Man was saved for last while anything cutting edge done by ELP, came before. Jerusalem from the Brain Salad Surgery album to Tarkus from the album of the same name.
ELP fans were delighted as was Palmer himself. Fitzpatrick’s bass and electronic bass were simply otherworldly while Paul Bielatowicz’s guitar playing; years ahead of his young age.
Please watch below – an example of what Carl Palmer can do with a drum set. Keep in mind – he is sixty-four. He kept this pace up all night.
What does the average person spend ten dollars on ?
Condoms? Sometimes. Candy? Sometimes. A pack of smokes? Sometimes. Feeding the needy? Seldom …
Seems a trifle selfish doesn’t it?
This Sunday at Calistoga Grill marks the ninth anniversary of Bands for Baskets. An all day event which provides music for an admission price of ten dollars. This money, 100% goes to help buy food baskets for the unfortunate.
Seems a trifle unselfish doesn’t it?
Please listen as the event is explained with a little help from some friends.
Are you going to have a great big turkey on Christmas day?
Maybe the little rug-rats will be spoiled rotten by Santa Claus. Everyone will sit around, drink eggnog and be more merry than a dog with a red ribbon tied to it’s bone …
For many, this is not reality.
They are people who wish Xmas would go away faster than a P.K Subban slapshot. The very thought of the festive season brings agony, a pain so deep – Tiny Tim would wince.
In our society, things are not what they seem. Especially in the West Island. A place normally associated with money, possessions and glamorous homes. In between – amid ‘the cracks’ in the carefully manicured lawns, live a segment of the population who suffer.
Mental illness, physical sickness, laid off from work, bad luck – whatever the infliction, this is reality.
Everyone enjoys a party during the holidays. Why not combine the joyous celebrations with an opportunity to feed the less fortunate? A chance to feel as if you contributed to society. A chance to place a smile on someone’s face?
Please click on the green Bands for Baskets below to donate
No crime, no gangs, no drugs, no weapons, no domestic violence and certainly no hungry families. For years – real estate developers and public officials hid these regular life problems from everyone.
Thankfully, as the world evolves and things are more and more being placed on the top shelf in the ‘ priorities room’ – the true nature of human nature is allowed to come out. So many families and individuals suffer at Christmas and often, through no fault of their own. Loss of employment, a divorce, separation or death of a loved one – can and does leave normal people in profound desperate situations. Life – altering experiences that can and do affect every individual differently.
Listen below as Peter Angrove explains what he and the rest of us can do to contribute this Christmas and allow the unfortunate to enjoy a great Holiday Season ….