i just put it down to defining the word 'progressive'. line-ups change all the time especially in this particular genre. i have been distressed by line up changes in the past but the music still progresses. looking forward to hearing the latest incarnation of the ozrix man. some call it regeneration!!!!
Although the Ozrics have been through many changes, there is one constant - the founder and, in m.h.o., one of the worlds great guitarists - the mighty Ed Wynne!! As long as he still makes music, it's good enough for me!
Hope I can get to see this "new" line up of Ed, Joie, Merv n Brandi before it morphs! Dom, does this mean you're on the sub's bench for when Merv can't make it, will you be doing any recording or was it just a once in a lifetime short term thrill type thing?
I predict within the next 20 years Ozrics will have a soprano sax player. Another flute player instead of Jumping John would probably not go down too well with fans and ex members (!) but I think a soprano sax would be great for some of those more eastern moments. Am I talking a pile of old do-do here or should we put a petition to Ed?
Post by Three Pounds of Flax on May 7, 2007 16:37:55 GMT -8
I think they should rope in a zither player. I heard some stuff on a Vietnamese version of a zither (called a dar tranh, I think) by a bloke called Nguyen Phong, and it was incredible. Sounded somewhere between a koto and a guitar with slight chorus effect.
Hey, but why not a flute! It's all about the music, ain't it?
Failing those, a rectal tuba. Purely for the nostalgia factor, since I haven't heard one since the government banned them from one-man-band acts back before the Great Deluge.
On line-up changes - I try to take the 'glass half full' approach and look at it as fresh blood, an injection of newness. Not that there's anything wrong with old blood, but still.