Todd Rundgren, House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA [01.20.03]

Todd Rundgren at House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA [01.20.03]

1) Drive
2) Cliche
3)  I Don’t Want To Tie You Down
4) Hammer On My Heart
5) You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
6) Song Of The Viking
7) Compassion
8) Free, Male & 21
9) It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
10) House Carpenter
11) I Saw The Light
12) Influenza
13) Can We Still Be Friends?
14) I Want You
15) I’ve Just Seen A Face
17) One World
18) Love Is Real
19) A Dream Goes On Forever

After dinner at the Commander’s Palace took a cab by myself to see Todd.  The set is wonderful but Todd makes a snide crack about Pete Townshend [as he is currently in the news over the internet pornography controversy.  Considering how much Townshend has influenced Rundgren his comments about Pete are a low blow.  Someone offers Todd a copy of Bebe Buell’s recent biography and he takes the book and tears it in half from the stage.  What a guy.   Apparently Bebe and Liv Tyler are in the audience. I meet Magnolia Tetreault and she takes me over to Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop to see her friend Johnny Gordon play the piano.  Classic cocktail lounge and in a way it’s better than the Todd show.  Moments like this won’t be found at the House Of Blues corporate chain.