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Steven Roussos
Jul 03, 2020
In William's World
Bill, First of all. deepest condolences on the loss of your dear mother. To have to have such an abbreviated service with social distancing, only amplifying the tragedy & heartbreak, I can barely even conceive... So, reading your May blog post and discussion of your music that was played at the funeral reminded me of something I wanted to share with you and your group. My late partner Terry Turner made this video as an elegy for a dear dear friend who died from AIDS, which was played at his community memorial service: "Elegy for Bill who Dances" for Bill Wilson (1959-1992), Cincinnati Hero / Activist / Artist" by Terrence Clay Turner (1956-2001). He made this animation (using an old Amiga computer with the still primitive tools available to home budget computer users then), incorporating in a loop frames of Bill dancing at an AIDS protest in the 80s, now dancing into the Cosmos. He made the inspired choice of setting it to your "Threnodia" from Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights / The Angel At The Western Window and the result still moves me to tears to this day. And your "Threnodia" is so profound and perfect and amazingly fitting. It is noteworthy that before I met Terry I hadn't even heard of you, and he turned me on to your amazing and phantasmagorical work, for which I am eternally grateful to him and of course you. May Peace find you, and wellest wishes for the days, months and years to come to you & Emiko & your friends & family. All our Love & Admiration, Steve (& Terry & Bill) Direct upload below, recovered from a VHS video tape played at the service. Link to YouTube post: https://youtu.be/0aOeFcuPozw Bill at the protest from which the dancing loop was taken (L), and one of the LGBT Marches on Washington (R) Terry Turner, secret selfie on hike at Red River Gorge, Kentucky, date unknown, which I only discovered after processing an undeveloped roll of film I found months after he passed, which felt like a gift he left for me to discover.
"Threnodia" from Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights, as used in "Elegy for Bill who Dances" content media
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Steven Roussos
Mar 19, 2020
In William's World
Stunningly beautiful, soaring, ethereal, ecstatic Synth-Pop cover of Neil Young's classic folk rock ballad "Helpless" by Yukihiro Takahashi of Yellow Magic Orchestra and Bill Nelson. VIDEO DIRECT is at: https://youtu.be/71HRxm09pg0 , embedded below in this message. From the 1984/1985 Yukihiro Takahashi LP/CD "Wild & Moody." https://www.discogs.com/Yukihiro-Taka... Guitar, Vocals – Bill Nelson Vocals Drums, Keyboards – Yukihiro Takahashi Written-By – Neil Young I wanted to share this magnificent "long lost" track, a huge favorite of mine, with a wider audience, so I created a cover collage featuring the album cover including Yukihiro, Bill, & Neil together, in some atmospheric imagery, and uploaded it to YouTube way back in 2013. It has received 5,200 views, 81 Likes and several thanks and praises along the way. It only now, finally, occurred to me to share it here. ENJOY, it is SOOOO beautiful! Bill's vocal interpretation is stunning as is his guitar, as always. Gives me goosebumps and sometimes tears. The entire album is a delight, by the way, well worth searching out. Bill also appears on the track "Bounds Of Reason Bonds Of Love" A full-rez copy of my collage is below as well.
"Helpless" -  Soaring 1984 Synth-Pop Cover by Yukihiro Takahashi & Bill Nelson content media
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Steven Roussos
Dec 20, 2019
In William's World
Came across recent video (June 2019) while this searching for samples of the live video on disc 5 of the Modern Music (DELUXE) box set. Fil of Wing of Pegasus analyzes and discusses the Old Grey Whistle Test video of "Be Bop Deluxe-Forbidden Lovers+Down On Terminal Street (BBC 1976)" ( https://youtu.be/lPDzqllyGH4 ) This is wonderful! A little intro, and he plays the first portion then has a few minutes of great (and worshipful) analysis & discussion starting at 3:19-6:57 than after the end of the original video at 11:51 through the end at 15m . I posted thanks and a request he analyze the Modern Music Suite, but not sure if he will, he seems to do mostly live performances he can play to showcase the original performances and playing technique. But I'll let y'all know if he replies. ENYOY, I know I sure did! :) https://youtu.be/SetD0dJnMcw
"British guitarist analyses Be-Bop Deluxe live in 1976!" (by Fil from Wings of Pegasus) - EXCELLENT! content media
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Steven Roussos
Dec 18, 2019
In William's World
So I just ordered Modern Music: Expanded & Remastered Edition (2-disc set). Since then I found the entire Deluxe Edition is on Google Play Music, which I have, so I am really enjoying the revisit to this sweetest of albums. But that's cool, I eagerly await the CD, there's something nice about having a physical disc at a budget price to just stick in the car CD player and not fuss with digital device-isms. ANYWAY - Can you explain the exact differences between the versions [2019 Remaster] and [2019 Stereo Mix]? My ears may not be trained enough to recognize the difference without a little education. THANKS!
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Steven Roussos
Dec 10, 2019
In William's World
Bill's new 2019 video Christmas Card showcases his signature melodically lavish & aurally ravishing guitar tones on this beautiful instrumental track and video by himself in his traditional yearly Christmas video card on his YouTube video channel... According to an email from Bill Nelson's Dreamsville <jon@nelsonica.com> titled "Clocks And Dials,  and a Christmas Video Card...", "The video features a brand new instrumental track, the first recorded on Bill's new recording equipment that has been publicly released!" However, the resolution is only 480 and starting at 6 sec and prominent in the quiet parts of the track are alot of what I can only guess are audio compression artifacts, perhaps a result of the YouTube upload or YouTubes own compression/playing process??? It's a shame because the music itself is so glorious, and the new studio seems inherently to pack a whallop of a sound, but perhaps it was too much to squeeze into a 480 YouTube post? I wondered if it is supposed to be a fire crackling but on repeated listenings I can only hear it as loud and obvious audio noise. Hopefully Bill or someone notices this and posts a fixed higher-rez version. This deserves to be heard in the audio perfection with which I am sure Bill created it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaPwkZRLVQ4
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