American singer Paul Adrian Villarreal is the vocalist/lyricist for Dutch progressive metal band Sun Caged. His work with the band includes their two most recent albums, Artemisia (2007) and The Lotus Effect (2011), released by Lion Music. Paul has also appeared as a guest on Marcel Coenen’s (Lemur Voice, Sun Caged) solo album, Colour Journey; on Roel van Helden’s (Powerwolf, My Favorite Scar) solo album, RvH; was a featured singer on “AIRS: A Rock Opera” by Brockmann/Andrade; and also sings two songs on an upcoming release from The Barstool Philosophers. He was also a member of “The Phoenix Project feat. John Macaluso,” which was a vehicle to showcase the music from various stages of the illustrious drummer’s career (including songs from TNT, ARK, Riot, Starbreaker, Yngwie Malmsteen & James LaBrie).
If I was wondering how the bookish songwriting genius of Stuart Murdoch and his precise, sometimes twee-sounding twelve – twelve! – piece would go down in Kucukciftlik (‘small farm’, Turkish translation-lovers) Park in the dead centre of Istanbul, I needn’t have worried. The production, setting, sound and organisation were second to none, the stage itself seemingly bigger than the Pyramid at Glastonbury (and a lot less pretentious), with far less corporate branding than other live events in Turkey, replete with ‘live’ chinese food, and unobtrusive, foot-tapping security.
The artist born Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis in 1958 has been fascinating the world for more than thirty years. His most acclaimed works number most of those in his eighties purple-patch, including, ’1999′, ‘Around The World In A Day’, ‘Sign O’ The Times’, ‘Lovesexy’ and ‘Purple Rain’, but beyond this it’s his position within a broader cultural context that most intrigues these days.
Without further ado, over to him…
Speaking musically, Keith Moon was many things.
Linus Abrahamson of Andromeda, the very talented Swedish musician, who happens to be someone for whose musical taste I have a mad respect for…. And he was so kind to accept to write for obscure readers today! Without further ado.. over to the man himself! Cheers, LadyFrost*