Todd Rundgren Interview for TRE Magazine by Ian Bui

Ian Bui Prelude: TRE Magazine is a Vietnamese weekly based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, with multiple versions in several other states and cities. An abridged version of this interview, translated into Vietnamese by me, will appear as Part 2 of a story on Todd Rundgren this week (Part 1, a brief biographical background, has already been published.) Jean Lachowicz of th...
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Sitting Down With The President, Part 3

Alan Meerow The final installment of our conversation with SOHF President Todd Rundgren. AM: You've expressed a disdain for country music, and for almost half a century you've only recorded a single and arguably satiric country influenced song.  [Todd chuckles].  What are the music genres that you really like the least, and which the most? TR: That I like the least? AM:...
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Sitting Down With The President, Part 2

Alan Meerow The second part of our conversation with Spirit of Harmony Foundation founder and president, Todd Rundgren. AM: Craft and inspiration seem to be kind of the twins of not just musical creativity, but other kinds of muses. You've talked about how Laura Nyro influenced your early solo work, and she was kind of the catalyst for my rediscovery of your solo music afte...
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Sitting Down With The President, Part 1

Alan Meerow Despite  a schedule from hell, and a bad case of food poisoning, Spirit of Harmony founder and president Todd Rundgren found time to sit down with Music In A Word editor Alan Meerow at the Tyrolean Getaway in Stowe, Vermont for a wide-ranging interview.  Here is part one of what will ultimately be three posts for our blog. AM: In his 2007 book, "Musicophilia," t...
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A Gift For A Minstrel

Sara Stromseth-Troy Longtime Todd Rundgren fan Veronica Morano of Sarasota, Florida attended "The Moral Imperative of Music Education Symposium" last weekend in Little Rock Arkansas, an event hosted by Rundgren's The Spirit of Harmony Foundation and The Clinton School of Public Service.  Part of the weekend’s events included an appearance by Rundgren at the Arkansas Re...
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The Birth of Spirit of Harmony Foundation’s Video Testimonials

Ed Vigdor Among the many topics discussed at the initial Spirit of Harmony Foundation meeting, during which Todd, Jean and I signed the letters of incorporation creating the foundation, I told Todd of the long range goal and vision I had for the foundation. The first was to elevate him to “head of the class” for music education advocacy, the next Bono, eventually placing h...
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