NOTE: The Quiet Earth Orchestra album is now available as a free download, for details visit: johnludi.com
Ahem...please be aware that this site is brand new as of 02/10/08. It is a work in progress. Full photographic (and other) credits and links are being constructed and should be finalized in the next few weeks/months. If anyone objects to anything on here, contact me via the contact page. I will respond either by accommodating you or (if you are unreasonable or irrational) by telling you to go get stuffed.
Since this site is mainly made
out of graphic files and is therefore not full of text, it will be hard for
search engines to find it based upon keywords that do not actually exist.
So here is where I attempt to get all clever and fill the bottom of the page
with tiny text colored with the same color as the back ground.
I do this because I am a struggling artist trying to make a difference in the world with quality music and thoughtful lyrics...and also because I am a whore (like everyone else with something to sell).
The first order of business is to fill this page with band/artist names.
A great many of these artists make music that has inspired this particular direction of my musical thinking, but you will note that many of them have not had a DIRECT influence on this particular project (you won't hear a lot of Mike Patton in here, though I love his stuff). My musical output has been wide and varied and eclectic, but very focused from project to project. For example, I've never tried to blend my love of the songs of Leonard Cohen with my equally strong love for the music of the Residents and Renaldo and the Loaf...(and I kind of hope that no one ever does):
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe, Jon Anderson, Aqsak Maboul, Argent, Art Bears, Art Zoyd, Kevin Ayers, Be-Bop Deluxe, David Bedford, Adrian Belew, Blanco, Brand X, Jack Bruce, Bill Bruford, Kate Bush, John Cale, Camel, Can, Captian Beefheart, Caravan, Coheed and Cambria, Colosseum II, Cream, Curved Air, Miles Davis, Danielle Dax, Dead Can Dance, Echolyn, Egg, Electric Light Orchestra, Eloy, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Brain Eno, Ethos, Etron Fou Leloublan, Fairport Convention, Family, Faust, The Flower Kings, Robert Fripp, Fred Frith, Peter Gabriel, Gamarna, Genesis (before they sucked), Gentle Giant, Goblin, Godley and Creme, Gong, Green Isac, Greenslade, Gryphon, Steve Hackett, Peter Hammill, Happy the Man, Hatfield and the North, Hawkwind, Henry Cow, Steve Hillage, Michael Hoenig, Allan Holdsworth, Idiot Flesh, IQ, Mark Isham, It's A Beautiful Day, IZZ, Jade Warrior, Japan, Keith Jarrett, Jethro Tull, Mick Karn, King Crimson, Lindisfarne, Magma, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Marillion, Massacre, Matching Mole, Material, Pat Metheny, Miriodor, Mr. Bungle, The Moody Blues, Patrick Moraz, The Muffins, National Health, Nektar, The Nice, Patrick O'Hearn, Mike Oldfield, Le Orme, Ozric Tentacles, Par Lindh Project, Passport, Penguin Café Orchestra, The Pentangle, Pere Ubu, Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM), Anthony Phillips, Phreeworld, Pink Floyd, Jean-Luc Ponty, Popol Vuh, Porcupine Tree, Present, Procol Harum, Queen, Terry Riley, Rain Tree Crow, Renaissance, Return to Forever, Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, Rush, Samla Mammas Manna, Secret Chiefs 3, Jane Siberry, Slapp Happy, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Soft Machine, Split Enz (first 2 albums, before they sucked), Spock's Beard, Stackridge, Steeleye Span, Stormy Six, Strawbs, David Sylvian, Tangerine Dream, This Heat, This Mortal Coil, Steve Tibbetts, UK, Univers Zero, Van der Graaf Generator, Vangelis, Varttina, Vasen, Weather Report, Robert Wyatt, XTC, Yes, Frank Zappa.
Now I should add some genres for you: Prog Rock, Symphonic Prog, Progressive Rock, Neo Prog, Prog on Toast, Prog with a twist of Lemon, Prog Latte with a double shot of Prog Expresso, etc.
Now I'll add the names of my other identities and projects: John Ludi, Tim Elder, Soft War, Pliny the Elder, JL Labs.
I will probably add more keywords in the future that will insure that at least SOME unsuspecting members of the public are duped into worshipping at the altar of my big fat bloated ego. Huzzah!!!