« on: January 24, 2014, 05:18:07 AM »
Saw this show last night in San Francisco. Amazing!!! Tony Levin is just insanely good on Chapman Stick. Pat Mastelotto is a prog rock powerhouse on drums. And Markus Reuter totally ripped on his Touch guitar, going from Fripp manic soloing to pastoral ambient seamlessly.
I was very disappointed when I met Levin and Reuter post show. They mingled with the audience and signed CD's willingly, so it seemed. Reuter was kind of standoffish and didn't seem too impressed when I mentioned his ambient projects with Ian Boddy, Ramp, etc and his Hypnos album. Levin stood behind a counter meeting fans and signing CD's. He's Mr. Personality on stage but was cold as a fish, at least to me. When I asked him to sign my Peter Gabriel Plays Live CD and told him I think it's one of the best live albums ever recorded, he said quite rudely, "I don't even know what this is.". Even though there was a photo of him on the booklet. Then I asked how old he was when it was recorded ('83) and he asked when Plays Live was released (!?). Am I missing something here? He seemed offended or something. He finally said he was 35 in '83. Hate to say it, but if you are too self important to talk to fans then why bother signing CD's. I've also seen him state in some recent interviews that he's "not that good". False modesty stinks.