Friday, November 24, 2006

Update + The Nazz

i got back home Tuesday

everything is going good
the tumor seems to be getting smaller!,wich is a good thing.

eating is going good again
i dont need to get the food from the tube anymore

my 3rd chem0 session starts the 28th

but now some music by american (psychedelic?) rock band The Nazz

The Nazz-Nazz Nazz(1969)

amazon.com user review:

In 1967 I was a high school sophomore frequenting Philly's musical haunts. My favorite local band, Woody's Truck Stop, featured a strange-looking kid with listless hair who could set a guitar on fire. Word spread that this quirky vunderkind, Todd Rundgren, was forming his own band, to be called Nazz. The debut was eagerly anticipated, especially because they were going to be opening for The Doors. That evening was enchanted; The Doors were new on the scene, and in fantastic form. Nazz came out with both barrels blazing; playing to a hometown crowd they just about shook the building apart. There was a lot of great music happening back then, and their debut album escaped me. However, I connected with Nazz Nazz, their second, and last. Frankly, I was amazed and delighted to discover it's available.

Nazz Nazz is a gem from beginning to end. The writing is consistently excellent, the singing is exceptionally good, and it features a slew of monsters. Forget All About It, Not Wrong Long, and especially, Under The Ice, deliver hard rock with polish and bite, totally satisfying. Gonna Cry Today and Letters Don't Count, (the latter is a treasure), showcase the sentimental Rundgren writing style that America would later come to love. Meridian Leeward is a hoot, and the episodic and mercurial A Beautiful Song is worth the price of the CD by itself. Swinging from heartbreaking, sincere yearning to blazing guitar seemingly about to explode, this wonderful song, or suite if you prefer, gives ample evidence of Rundgren's amazing abilities as a producer, abilities which provided him his most enduring success. As an artifact of an industry giant emerging from the pack, Nazz Nazz is fascinating, but it's really much better than that. Nazz Nazz stands on its own as a thoroughly masterful rock album, a pleasure then and a pleasure today.


go get it

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31 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey that's great news Dirk!
Keep fighting!
Best wishes
Varrod

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to read good news from you. I hope you have well received my postcard. All my best wishes Dirk. You will win your fight against this fucking tumor.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Smile67 said...

Hi Dirk!
I have been comming to your blog every day for the last few months because of the great albums you post here. When I learned of your illness I still came here everyday to read news that you were getting better. Thanks to your mom and dad for updating us! Music is very important in my life and in yours but not as important as our health, our families and our friends! It is wonderful news you are better. Keep fighting!
PS: Also thanks for the Nazz LP!
Smile67

6:29 PM  
Anonymous cortez said...

Hoi Dirk,

Ik hoorde over je blog op een messageboard wat in het teken staat van goede (en vaak obscure) muziek.

de leden leven met je mee, en zouden graag iets voor je willen doen. Daarom willen we je bij deze uitnodigen als nieuw lid - muziek en gezelligheid om de zinnen te verzetten lijkt al een hobby van je te zijn :-)

Beterschap & Blijf Sterk,

Cortez
(http://waxidermy.com/bbs/index.php)

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to have you back with us and well again. You are in our thoughts and our prayers.
A.L.M.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous njjoe said...

Dirk-

Welcome home!!!

It is good to see you back up on your blog. You have many friends out here who are wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.

Best wishes.

-njjoe

3:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you get better Dirk! Keep on keeping on!! // Rikard

4:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well come back !( ・∀・)

1:24 PM  
Blogger Reza said...

So pleased to see you posting muzak but more to the point winning your battle
BTW I have a new blog now so my previous comments to you were as "PS" ...that blog is now gone

Wishing you all the best :)
from a fellow blogger

4:43 PM  
Anonymous V-Tone said...

Veel Sterkte gewenst Dirk

6:37 PM  
Blogger Art Rock said...

Heel veel sterkte Dirk! Blij te horen dat het beter gaat!

8:19 PM  
Blogger musicgnome said...

Rock On!!! VERY happy to hear you are improving.

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, so glad you're on the mend.

many happy returns!

5:19 PM  
Blogger A CORAGEM said...

Besides wishing you all the best with your fight against this disease, I would like to leave a word of appreciation to your parents. You have a great family!! Rock on!!

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see you here again!!!

LONG LIVE TO ROCK 'N' ROLL!!!

2:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad that you are getting better.
I have no personal experience with chemo but have heard that it is rough. I hope you are getting through it alright. I've also heard that there are alternatives to chemo such as biological drugs. Is that an option for you?
I hope you have a speedy recovery.
Many people beat cancer and I'm sure you will too.

When you do feel better and if you have a moment, could you please repost "Love Live Life + One-Love Will Make A Better You"?

Thanks again for all the great music. You've been very generous in sharing your enthusiasms.

Best Wishes,

3:35 AM  
Anonymous zas said...

enjoy home!

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to wish all the best from Italy.
Take care, think only to the music you love.
This bad period will be only a bad dream.

My best regards from Italy
Aldo

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wellcome back.

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic news - Keep fighting bro - we're all rooting for you.

All the best,
Lord Tubz.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Prog Archives said...

Hang in there mate.

Your courage and strength humble us.
Thanks to your mom and pop for keeping us informed.


A Fan

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep on getting better all the time Dirk !

Best Wishes from the uk

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THX!
Can you put:
Hiro Yanagida - "Same", "Milk time"
"Hiro cosmos",
TAMAM SHUD- Evolution, Goolutionites And The Real People(1969-70).

I searched in all blogs and there were no results :-(

Piotr from Poland
Thanks a lot

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Adriano said...

HEY MAN. DON'T GIVE UP!!!
YOU'RE THE BEST!

Hallo from italy

4:27 PM  
Blogger Uncle Gaspard said...

Good News! Keep up the good work, and all the best on your fight with your illness.

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:31 PM 's man, hiro yanagata is wrong, hiro yamagata is collect.

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh shit, I am wrong man.
damn, zzzz

8:22 PM  
Blogger savoadaki said...

Our thoughts are with you and your family. We've had mostly cold dismal weather here in central Canada -- today the sun is out and everything dusted with snow. I've been listening to the collection of Christmas music that is currently on the internet -- it is soothing to hear familiar tunes in all sorts of versions. I hope you can enjoy music as you recuperate.

4:46 PM  
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Blogger Noel said...

Real gem indeed, Dirk! Thax a lot, guy. This is the first opportunity for me to know those guys a little bit better. In fact your blog's been a precious place to me.

Best wishes,

Noel

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never read yer blog before but I found it while searching Woody's Truck Stop. When was T. Rundgren in the band? I have a self titled LP my mom gave me (she actually dated the bass player of all things). Just curious. Thanks, hope you feel better. Oh yeah, do you know what Philly band had a song about the Frankford El not going to heaven cuz the Frankford El only goes to Frankford?

1:02 AM  

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