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Introduction:


A series of essays wherein I explore the numerous musical identities of my favorite musician: from child prodigy to teen idol to guitar hero to singer/songwriter to award-winning in-demand film composer.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ARW tour report: week nine (West Coast)

Reader beware: this entry contains SPOILERS! for week nine of ARW's 2016 North American tour.  If you do not wish to read/view/listen to any details/elements of the tour prior to your applicable show then please do not read this entry!
_____________________________________________________________

Author's Note: A big thank you to everyone who shared photos and videos and impressions on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and the Yesfans discussion forum. Each tour report entry could be considered a work-in-progress as I find more things to add.

In week nine those of us in the States got the last chance to experience this celebration of Yes music until next summer, hopefully!  But on a disappointing note, due to Trevor's illness the songs which featured him on lead vocals were cut from the setlist for two dates.  "The Meeting" was also dropped for all dates this week.

San Jose
After four days of rest, Trevor let us all know he was GO for San Jose!

Setlist
Cinema/Perpetual Change
Hold On
I've Seen All Good People
And You and I
Rhythm of Love
Heart of the Sunrise
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
Awaken
Make It Easy/Owner of a Lonely Heart
Encore:
Roundabout

Audience videos
"Cinema/Perpetual Change"
https://youtu.be/GqWwmwQytFY
"Hold On"
https://youtu.be/CtF-3UD7a6E
https://youtu.be/WuIlaY8s9Jc
"I've Seen All Good People"
https://www.facebook.com/tom.clark.7777/videos/10211584229660801/
https://youtu.be/INRVy15j5F0
"And You and I"
https://www.facebook.com/mike.azevedo/videos/10211081096885588/
"Heart of the Sunrise"
https://youtu.be/3sjCovW6aw8
https://youtu.be/9zXRVgGt70o
"Awaken"
https://youtu.be/pL9S7eSZfss
"Owner of a Lonely Heart"
https://youtu.be/QU2YFeqWK8A
"Roundabout"
https://youtu.be/JgLMLkclflE
https://youtu.be/_gxTvtLqAZA

Photos
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209276568365402&set=p.10209276568365402&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1611051788920323&set=a.509666929058820.129001.100000465523195&type=3&theater
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNWFaoSDRJ3/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNWSqa7hX9N/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNVySpzjyrv/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNV6t0TDGjn/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNWGqfThpsY/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNVy_StAZIY/
https://twitter.com/diego_spade/status/806247153324597248

A set of photos courtesy of Diego Spade Productions:
https://www.facebook.com/diegospadeproductions/photos/pcb.1640864262877313/1640864132877326/?type=3&theater

Portland

Setlist
Cinema/Perpetual Change
Hold On
I've Seen All Good People
And You and I
Rhythm of Love
Heart of the Sunrise
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
Awaken
Make It Easy/Owner of a Lonely Heart
Encore:
Roundabout

Audience videos
"Cinema/Perpetual Change"
https://youtu.be/cvSrxYNO5K4
"I've Seen All Good People"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNbYv3ygqZk/
"And You and I"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNcduWEjRB_/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNcqFwAjeU4/
"Heart of the Sunrise"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNcqScUDW8J/
https://youtu.be/jd23WMFhwG4
"Long Distance Runaround"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNbCgjfDG6A/
"Owner of a Lonely Heart"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNbREvNh0sF/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNbEhAHjbj5/
"Roundabout"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNbMjYchRW3/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNbQr9hA7YY/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNcqz5cDxxO/

Photos
https://twitter.com/ross_pdx/status/803817455889940485
https://twitter.com/LCraneTapeOp/status/804017361460150272
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNbQzsoB8-f/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNbHrGNB5WE/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNa3GstBl53/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNbK5rIDNMdnmUfNpsVFqSZocB-tKqygGMplsY0/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNcb--Xjw71/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNcncskgNZO/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNbK3EIA80p/

Seattle
Meanwhile, Wakey reveals his cure for the common cold, but if he is the one who spread it to his bandmates then I would say that was not truly a cure at all!

Setlist
Cinema/Perpetual Change
Hold On
I've Seen All Good People
Lift Me Up
And You and I
Rhythm of Love
Heart of the Sunrise
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
Awaken
Make It Easy/Owner of a Lonely Heart
Encore:
Roundabout

Audience videos
"Cinema/Perpetual Change"
https://youtu.be/OL4QOGXpros
"I've Seen All Good People"
https://twitter.com/TracyBrieger/status/804354466656858112
https://youtu.be/z3BK8FzHZcQ
https://youtu.be/YxJF1_wIDGk
"And You and I"
https://twitter.com/ultimatemakeup/status/804477944533905409
https://youtu.be/Ab7ZGS4XMXw
https://youtu.be/Ius6P2EIeZA
"Rhythm of Love"
https://twitter.com/TracyBrieger/status/804356188842266624
https://youtu.be/ZVRLEetXnbc
"Heart of the Sunrise"
https://youtu.be/EEtfrPwVANI
"Long Distance Runaround"
https://youtu.be/Jmy9aXAOgwQ
"The Fish"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNe9kmagNph/
https://twitter.com/TracyBrieger/status/804357521834053633
https://youtu.be/uQZVxd7Wd_4
"Awaken"
https://youtu.be/XFdITU-JHnM
"Owner of a Lonely Heart"
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.brieger/videos/1195408133872099/
https://youtu.be/YAWxv1XS0UE
https://youtu.be/KVjTfqYzZIk
https://youtu.be/hlgaAjkRGg0
"Roundabout"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNd9ucbAspf/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNfcdV5AMlB/
https://twitter.com/TracyBrieger/status/804355061987975168
https://youtu.be/ArGjBZegCWM
https://youtu.be/EwD_gnn_de0
https://youtu.be/DOGuCzJYXxk

Photos
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154154438179639&set=p.10154154438179639&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154154451219639&set=p.10154154451219639&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210935451362736&set=p.10210935451362736&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210935453362786&set=p.10210935453362786&type=3&theater
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNdv5UKA5VP/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNetCdghyFA/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNdzBYCh8l0
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNd6a6_g3hU/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNfO61tlO-q/
https://twitter.com/ultimatemakeup/status/804231495594360832
https://twitter.com/shoefactory/status/804356105614729216
https://twitter.com/1025KZOK/status/805561593887125505

A set of photos courtesy of Joseph Sidlauskas:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1480598125301744&id=100000547119190


Anaheim

Setlist
Cinema/Perpetual Change
Hold On
I've Seen All Good People
Lift Me Up
And You and I
Rhythm of Love
Heart of the Sunrise
Changes
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
Awaken
Make It Easy/Owner of a Lonely Heart
Encore:
Roundabout

Audience videos
"Cinema/Perpetual Change"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNi7xHJhwcT/
https://youtu.be/Ov-VfZx3b5w
https://youtu.be/vMNXnICJMqs
"I've Seen All Good People"
https://youtu.be/_UWvWZRtq7I
"And You and I"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNi_zPiFrQ4/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNqcF5UjxbA/
https://youtu.be/g5cpTB7FonU
"Rhythm of Love"
https://youtu.be/6jh9VsvNenM
"Heart of the Sunrise"
https://youtu.be/z2olbag2zH8
https://youtu.be/RRV9E8FclAg
"Changes"
https://youtu.be/jxF_jgj8OlE
https://youtu.be/_a5RiILDPYE
"Awaken"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNjFqcshX5W/
https://youtu.be/ml0s3yIj8kc
"Owner of a Lonely Heart"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNi90StlCvn/
https://twitter.com/classic_rockfan/status/805675954408288256
https://twitter.com/classic_rockfan/status/805663845658161152
https://youtu.be/Yu8fIX46Syg
"Roundabout"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNkjT-qhgv7/
https://youtu.be/ovRgajeJ8f8

Photos
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNi8iXZAo7o/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNisirJFuq0/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNi7OAfFzUE/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNkb1rkhbVf/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNkcsvVha7e/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNkc7BAhu0c/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNjP9luDXCz/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNlwcRfA2TR/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNloAu0g9bj/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNk4-yDjuxy/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNk4eZdjeGz/
https://twitter.com/switchmagmx/status/805086375187869697
https://twitter.com/JoyceAlessi/status/804982006572466176
https://twitter.com/ElBicho_CS/status/804929512936853504
https://twitter.com/ElBicho_CS/status/804902782830379008
https://twitter.com/bonsfa_best/status/805507828576239616
https://twitter.com/bonsfa_best/status/805507506944417792
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211670459017479&set=p.10211670459017479&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211670459617494&set=p.10211670459617494&type=3&theater
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNi4qH_BxND/

A photo posted by Mauricio (@alvarado6411) on

Indio
I spotted a similar billboard advertising the Indio show while on my way home from the Los Angeles show, driving on Interstate 10.
Setlist
Cinema/Perpetual Change
Hold On
I've Seen All Good People
Lift Me Up
And You and I
Rhythm of Love
Heart of the Sunrise
Changes
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
Awaken
Make It Easy/Owner of a Lonely Heart
Encore:
Roundabout

Audience videos
"Perpetual Change"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNldwrIh6mH/
"And You and I"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNstzEvjP_X/
"Rhythm of Love"
https://youtu.be/s20-OIPijOg
"Roundabout"
https://youtu.be/sXfqSvvq4ao

Photos
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNlc0QMhWmX/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNldPdYhVnF/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNnEunFA_W8/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNnhDXRDsra/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNp6_gTjfAK/
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1303934736318788&set=p.1303934736318788&type=3&theater

San Francisco
As our guys returned to the City by the Bay for the last show, Rick bid us a fond farewell...

Setlist
Cinema/Perpetual Change
Hold On
I've Seen All Good People
Lift Me Up
And You and I
Rhythm of Love
Heart of the Sunrise
Changes
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
Awaken
Make It Easy/Owner of a Lonely Heart
Encore:
Roundabout

Press review
http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/anderson-rabin-and-wakeman-san-fran

Audience videos
"Cinema/Perpetual Change"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNnyDe1hX6R/
"I've Seen All Good People"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNn0P50hWq0/
https://youtu.be/-tEizCPJIeM
"And You and I"
https://youtu.be/yrQHnbw4yjM
"Awaken"
https://youtu.be/imNatyRbMrE
"Roundabout"
https://youtu.be/LSjxnRe1Cs8

Photos
https://twitter.com/mfriedman_63/status/805644671800086528
https://twitter.com/mfriedman_63/status/805826399239946240
https://twitter.com/bay_snark/status/805671192786976769
https://twitter.com/DaveSchlom/status/805825143008215040
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNn0m4LD7Rg/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNny1khjrzj/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNnyP5WDilK/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNn3tHfhim-/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNn45qUjVQm/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNn5syPhLPk/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNnyBJYAyge/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNnzCczBkNa/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNpdHUwgOVC/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNqDVgChoIz/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNqDsxkBMwV/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNpwgtygD7E/

A photo posted by Peter Weiss (@lou_wave) on

Sunday, December 4, 2016

old friends part two

You never know who you're likely to encounter at the airport but here we see Trevor ran into his good friend and collaborator Roger Hodgson as the band was preparing to fly to San Francisco for the last date of this tour.  Nice to see the plaid shirt again, and Lee's Headspace shirt too.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Media Watch: it's a honor (for some)

Here's a short article from the ABC News Radio site:
http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2016/11/30/ex-yes-members-rick-wakeman-and-trevor-rabin-reveal-differin.html

As you might recall from my entry regarding Trevor's appearance on the SiriusXM radio program Debateable, his opinion regarding the RRHOF is a little more nuanced than the sound bite in this particular article.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fashion Watch: Classic!

Now this is the Maestro we know and love!  Returning to the stage in fine form, Trevor wore one of the classic pieces of his wardrobe in San Jose last night.
A photo posted by Wild Wizard (@thewildwizard) on

Sunday, November 27, 2016

ARW tour report: week eight (Arizona & California)

Reader beware: this entry contains SPOILERS! for week eight of ARW's 2016 North American tour.  If you do not wish to read/view/listen to any details/elements of the tour prior to your applicable show then please do not read this entry!
_____________________________________________________________

Author's Note: A big thank you to everyone who shared photos and videos and impressions on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and the Yesfans discussion forum. Each tour report entry could be considered a work-in-progress as I find more things to add.

Welcome to week eight, when those on the Left Coast can give thanks for ARW!

Phoenix
A photo posted by David Taylor (@trout_hound) on

Setlist
Cinema/Perpetual Change
Hold On
I've Seen All Good People
Lift Me Up
And You and I
Rhythm of Love
Heart of the Sunrise
Changes
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
The Meeting
Awaken
Make It Easy/Owner of a Lonely Heart
Encore:
Roundabout

Press review
http://m.axs.com/jon-anderson-trevor-rabin-and-rick-wakeman-bring-an-evening-of-yes-mus-110398

Audience videos
"I've Seen All Good People"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BND4C2Mj0Jb/
"Lift Me Up"
https://www.facebook.com/michael.burkhalter.7/videos/1326232784082935/
"And You and I"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BND1UFGgqPT/
"Awaken"
https://www.facebook.com/rubalcabajoe/videos/10154166296852984/
"Owner of a Lonely Heart"
https://youtu.be/HQGJedo2nlQ
"Roundabout"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BND7qwxh90R/
Montage of clips:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNDw2vlgVMb/

Photos
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154677585824242&set=p.10154677585824242&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207448890611814&set=p.10207448890611814&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207448893291881&set=p.10207448893291881&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207448895411934&set=p.10207448895411934&type=3&theater
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNEB9ZVgAEM/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNDsUpzAczQ/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNDsipShB3f/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BND2jj0hzZw/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNDpJryD4rO/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BND6s6Qh8LV/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BND1ouahKFl/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BND1RU_BROT/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNFtq2ZgXC4/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNGPBKWgKiF/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNcHrJXhYF0/
https://twitter.com/chanus_/status/800552910841085952
https://twitter.com/riptrianaphotog/status/800538619127549952
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208409637774039&set=pcb.1802993283256033&type=3&theater
https://twitter.com/zamakeupartist/status/800930306748317696

A set of photos courtesy of Mike Sirofchuck:
https://www.facebook.com/Mike.S.666/media_set?set=a.10154677423669242.1073741928.547479241&type=3


Los Angeles
"How small is your room, Rick?!"  #rockstarproblems


Setlist
Cinema/Perpetual Change
Hold On
I've Seen All Good People
Lift Me Up
And You and I
Rhythm of Love
Heart of the Sunrise
Changes
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
The Meeting
Awaken
Make It Easy/Owner of a Lonely Heart
Encore:
Roundabout

Press reviews
http://www.presstelegram.com/arts-and-entertainment/20161202/steve-smith-say-yes-to-anderson-rabin-and-wakeman-at-the-orpheum-clapton-sets-final-us-shows-and-more
http://www.dprp.net/concrev/201624-arw.php
https://californiarocknews.com/2016/11/29/anderson-rabin-and-wakeman-orpheum-theatre-11222016/
http://vintagerock.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2140%3Aanderson-rabin-wakeman-november-22-2016-orpheum-theatre-los-angeles-ca-concert-review-a-photo-gallery&catid=5%3Ashow-reviews&Itemid=6

Audience videos
"Cinema"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNJc23YAGgM/
https://youtu.be/vkXSsiJlOh0
"Cinema/Perpetual Change"
https://youtu.be/9mHdPVdGTA0
https://youtu.be/8rLjHMSmrD8
https://youtu.be/X679DK2bq6I
"Hold On"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNJTtkpDVTw/
https://youtu.be/DcJTKVw4tIk
"I've Seen All Good People"
https://twitter.com/johnnychrist100/status/803819627687968768
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNJTB47gY3a/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNLsHT6DRGF/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNPm2QJBcZd/
https://youtu.be/eFlYs5zSii8
https://youtu.be/y-engjTgRao
"Lift Me Up"
https://youtu.be/2Bci2OxF6a8
https://youtu.be/ULJd3BBZ6ao
"And You and I"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNKab6HAAb5/
https://youtu.be/nbfLK4Ed8So
https://youtu.be/WNZhYNWjq7E
https://youtu.be/Jz14ac79BeY
https://youtu.be/g1XIhk0Sg3k
"Heart of the Sunrise"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNJSYUmBHME/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNPlG49hAMr/
https://youtu.be/MmDlOOmQgZM
"Changes"
https://youtu.be/PU6xCjdP0uM
"Long Distance Runaround/The Fish"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNPmOQ8h3MR/
https://youtu.be/tYCxvv55mx4
https://youtu.be/3vBmcKJUA7s
https://youtu.be/opiOdSniDDs
https://youtu.be/KSpKDNMO0d4
"The Meeting"
https://www.facebook.com/historyguy/videos/10209859236290854/
https://youtu.be/qjhtg1S1eAk
https://youtu.be/pdXmM1Hpwps
"Awaken"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNJUuVWgC7S/
https://youtu.be/6cePEMD5N34
"Owner of a Lonely Heart"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNKRGB3AZ6W/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNKrkIHgGiB/
https://youtu.be/VyF4ErR1ekQ
https://youtu.be/Ekg1oGi584o
https://youtu.be/HrC6SOv_pBA
"Roundabout"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNKRA2ehwkU/
https://youtu.be/lL4j9clxYH0

Video playlist by Cal Vid (entire show):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWptyRPuZHuGOQQmP4tR4ZcM_7pB1_EM-

Photos
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNKH9mNBLUm/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNKThtWgXNq/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNK65bcjCWz/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNK65rsjmDl/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNJOvBrDwMm/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNJQ7yPhGkX/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNJSRF4DIiy/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNJU3Q1DDN1/
https://twitter.com/Calondraig/status/801327126343536640
https://twitter.com/RichDeem/status/801334159323054085
https://twitter.com/Wondermasons/status/801335173941960704
https://twitter.com/ewrote/status/801336982571978753
https://twitter.com/Wondermasons/status/801334265292193796
https://twitter.com/Wondermasons/status/801332810032287750
https://twitter.com/troutco/status/801316615480557568
https://twitter.com/drummerzzo/status/802013895976108033
https://twitter.com/Dawnie010/status/801903912173248512
https://twitter.com/BCH2112/status/801892475367395328
https://twitter.com/diamondave/status/801902607841263616
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207859945684162&set=p.10207859945684162&type=3&theater
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Kiki, I think we all would be!
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San Francisco
Rescheduled to 12/4 due to Trevor's illness.

Friday, November 25, 2016

going viral about the virus

Trevor took to social media as well today regarding his illness - to clarify that he does not have pneumonia - and to apologize for the postponement.

Although of course we feel bad that Trevor is sick it's great to know it's not that bad and that he believes he'll be much better come Sunday's show in San Jose.

Get well soonest, Maestro!


Trevor performed like a Starship Trooper in Los Angeles, the day he was diagnosed with pneumonia (I don't think anyone would have been able to tell had Jon not mentioned it during the show), but of course it's something you can't necessarily just power your way through, poor baby (though you know he'd try to just for us)!  Here's hoping a couple days more rest will lend Trevor the strength to make it through the remaining week of the tour.