Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Kasim!! :)

For The Love Of Kasim wishes Kasim a very happy birthday tomorrow! :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The New Cars signed setlist

I won this on The New Cars website last year. It is soooo coool!!! :) They had a setlist contest. Whoever sent in the best setlist won the signed setlist. When I entered the contest, I had no idea that I would win. They never used my setlist. :(

The Countdown Is On! :)

As you can see on my page, I've added a countdown for Todd's show at The Birchmere on December 17. I can't wait to see this show!!! :)

Shelle's blog

Shelle Mercaldo was a huge fan of Todd, Utopia, and Kasim. She lived in NYC where she attended a lot of their shows over the years. She passed away in February 2008.

This is her blog. In it, she mentioned Kasim a couple of times.

Friday, September 5, 2008

It's all....



Kasim and love

A cool fan of Kasim's reminded me that I forgot to do a post regarding Kasim and the use of the word "love" in his songs. As you may remember from a post I did last year, I talked about Kasim using the word "waste" in his songs or variations of the word and the reason why I think he does that. Now I will talk about Kasim using the word "love" in his songs.

I found ten songs with the word "love" in the song title. The songs are:

1. Love Alone
2. In The Name Of Love
3. Someone To Love
4. Crazy Love
5. Sometimes Love Is A Dangerous Thing
6. Love Is Blind
7. This Must Be Love
8. Love Reunion
9. Eternal Love
10. Somebody Loves You-(not his song, but it has the word in it!)

Then there are songs that have the word "love" in it:

Don't Break My Heart
Mixed Signals
Before She Was Gone
Over For Now
I'll Always Care
White And Red

Give Him Up-has "loved" in it

Don't Break My Heart-has "loving" in it

I'm sure there are more songs with "love" in them but these are the ones I found so far.

Kasim on tour with Todd and Meat Loaf

Here are the tour dates for Kasim from October-December:

Meat Loaf dates:

Thursday 17th October - Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL

Friday 18th October - Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, Pompano Beach, FL

Thursday 30th October - Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, AZ

Friday 31st October - Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, CA

Todd tour dates:

Wed 10/01/08
Seattle, WA
Triple Door
on sale 8/22

Sat 10/04/08
Glen Ellen, CA
Cohn Charity Music Festival
MySpace -

Mon 10/06/08
Chicago, IL
Park West

Thu 10/09/08
Morristown, NJ
Community Theatre - On sale 8/22

Fri 10/10/08
Pittsburgh, PA
The Rex

Sat 10/11/08
Tarrytown, NY
Music Hall

Mon 10/13/08
Knoxville, TN
Bijou Theatre

Wed 10/15/08
Asheville, NC
Orange Peel


Thursday 6th Nov 6 - Academy 2, Manchester, UK
Friday 7th Nov - Picture House, Edinburgh, UK
Saturday 8th Nov - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
Monday 10th Nov - House of Culture, Helsinki, Finland
Wednesday 12th Nov - Traddgaarn, Gothenburg, Sweden
Thursday 13th Nov - Kulturbolaget, Malmo, Sweden
Saturday 15th Nov - TROMP International Music Festival, Eindhoven, Holland
Sunday 16th Nov - Harmonie, Bonn, Germany
Tuesday 18th Nov - Rolling Stone, Milan, Italy
Thursday 20th Nov - Trabendo, Paris, France
Saturday 22nd Nov - Waterfront, Norwich, UK
Sunday 23rd Nov - The Forum, London, UK

Arena 2:

Wednesday 17th Dec-The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Friday 19th Dec-YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore, NY
Friday 26th Dec - Blender Theater at Gramercy Live, New York, NY
Saturday 27th Dec - Blender Theater at Gramercy Live, New York, NY
Tuesday 30th Dec - Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD

More dates will be added!!!! :)

Monday, June 23, 2008

I want Kasim to come to Charlottesville, VA! :)

For The Love Of Kasim on MySpace

I've made some changes to my For The Love Of Kasim MySpace. Check it out at


I can't believe it's been two years ago!

This picture was taken before The New Cars show at Wolf Trap on June 6, 2006. I'm wearing a Utopia Redux 92 t-shirt that I got from a dear friend of mine. We all were so excited that day to see Todd and Kasim on stage with the reformed Cars. The show did almost sell out. All of the section I was in (the front orchestra section-the up close seats) was completely full. Not an empty seat. The show was great! The two most memorable moments that night were:

1. Hearing Kasim sing Drive. It was also the first time I've seen him sing by himself. I've never been to one of his solo shows yet. I loved it!! When the song was over, I stood up and clapped and clapped and clapped. He saw me and bowed toward my side of the audience. So he knew where I was sitting! :)

2. TNC doing Black Maria!! I freaked out when they started doing it. It was soooo good!! I've always wanted to hear this song done live.

I was so lucky to have seen this show. Now there are no more New Cars.

Thanks to my Todd trading friend, I now have this show on CD. Everytime I hear it, it brings back memories about that night.

A good time was had by all! :)

Kasim on tour with Meat Loaf this Summer

As I am typing this, Kasim and the band are in England getting ready for the show in Plymouth on June 27th. Meat Loaf is only touring overseas this Summer. No US tour dates were announced.

Here are a listing of the tour dates:

27th June
Home ParkPlymouth Argyle Football Club
Plymouth, England

Sunday29th June
Live At The Marquee
The DocksCork, Ireland

Wednesday2nd July
Summer Pops
ECHO ArenaLiverpool, England

Friday4th July
The Rec
Bath, England

Sunday6th July
RomseyHampshire, England

Wednesday9th July
Trent FM Arena
Nottingham, England

Friday11th July
Castle Howard
YorkNorth Yorkshire, England

Sunday13th July
Blickling Hall
NorwichNorfolk, England

Tuesday15th July
The Marquee At The Seafront
Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Saturday19th July
Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Monday21st July
Berlin, Germany

Wednesday23rd July
Hamburg, Germany

Saturday26th July
Lisborn Calling Festival
Sala Atlântico, Lisbon, Portugal

Saturday2nd August
British InternationalMotor Show
ExCelDocklands, London,England

Monday4th August
Heineken Music Hall
Amsterdam, Holland

Friday8th August
Bergen, Norway

Monday11th August
Helsingin Jäähalli
Helsinki, Finland

Wednesday13th August
Cloetta Center
Linkoping, Sweden

Friday15th August
Kolding Stadion
Jutland, Denmark

Saturday16th August
Hillerod Stadion
Sjaeland, Denmark


That should be Warner Chappell (two l's and not one)

Kasim's songs

I was searching the internet the other day and I came across this site:

Warner Chappel music

It is Warner Brothers (now Warner Chappel) publishing site for the songwriters on the label. Here is the link to where Kasim's songs are:

There are some unreleased songs in the list of songs!! They could be some of the names of his new songs.

Go and check it out!! :)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)

Kasim's campaign tour

Kasim is on his "campaign tour". Here are the rest of Kasim's tour dates for the month:

March 21-The Abbey Pub-Chicago, IL
March 22-The Beachland Ballroom-Cleveland, OH
March 28- The Bitter End-New York, NY

I have some friends who are going to these shows. I can't wait to read their reviews! :)

My Kasim Want List

1. A solo show in Virginia!
2. Kasim's demos "Mood I'm In" and "Let It Flow"
3. Kasim's solo shows from 1980
4. Kasim with Hall & Oates on Johnny Carson and Arsenio Hall-1991
5. Kasim with Richie Sambora on Regis and Kathie Lee-I saw this on YouTube.
6. Kasim's solo show from 4/14/01.
7. Utopia interviews (1976-1985)
8. Kasim on MTV-1982-promoting the Kasim LP.
9. Kasim on Entertainment Tonight-1982
10.Kasim with Meat Loaf-audio and video-1993-today.
11.WKRP in Cincinatti show with Kasim's poster on the wall-1982.

If anyone reading this would like to help me out, that would be great! :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

On This Day In Kasim History

On This Day In Kasim History....February 19,1998 was the first time I saw Todd and the second time I saw Kasim. It was on Todd's With A Twist tour at The Coppermine in Petersburg, VA.

I made a YouTube video about the night. Here it is:

Here is some of my review:

I first met Kasim on February 19,1998 at Todd Rundgren's With A Twist concert in Petersburg, Virginia at the Coppermine. I saw him before and after the show.
I met him an hour before the show by accident. I was watching television in the bar area of the club. The television was on the wall and a pinball machine was below it. I saw that someone was playing pinball but I couldn't see who it was. So I kept on watching television. Then I looked down for a minute and when I looked up, guess who was looking at me from the pinball machine??? You guessed right if you said Kasim!! I couldn't believe it!! He must have thought that I was looking at him and not at the television.
He was dressed in black clothes and he had his hair down in his face. I think he was trying to blend in and not be noticed. While he was playing pinball, he had a soft drink in a styrofoam cup in his left hand and a cigarette in his right hand. I didn't know whether I should go over and say hi or not. I didn't want to bother him. But I thought what if I don't get to see him after the show? So I went over to him and I said hi and he said hi. I didn't know what to say to him because I was so nervous. Then he told me to not be nervous because there was nothing to be nervous about. (I'll always remember that!! :) ) I asked him if the band would be around after the show to sign autographs and take pictures and he said he thought they would. So I told him I would see him later and have a great show. He said okay.
The show was wonderful!! After the show, I waited for about an hour to be able to see him again. The band ate a late dinner at the restaurant next door. I waited by the bus door for him to come out of the restaurant. I met Jesse (Todd's guitar player) first. He was really nice. Then while Jesse was signing my With A Twist CD booklet, here comes Kasim!
He gave me his autograph and I took a picture with him. Unfortunately, I don't have the picture because a fan of Kasim's took the pic and she never sent it to me.
Kasim got on the bus and I got back in line to see Todd. Todd was sitting in the bus driver's seat signing stuff. He signed a Utopia calendar. I asked him if I could take a picture with him and he said "ok let me finish up here and I will get off the bus and take a picture with you."
Todd got off the bus and took a picture with me and my mom. He was so nice!

It was a night I will never forget. I still can't believe it was 10 years ago!


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Kasim on tour with Todd Rundgren and Kasim's solo shows in February-March.

Kasim's back on tour with Todd Rundgren now. A mini tour. Same set list as in December's shows. Kasim still has the goatee. I don't really like him with it. When I see the pictures of him with it, I say that's his evil brother Tony! :) My poll on For The Love Of Kasim says no to the goatee. I wonder if Kasim has heard about my poll and voted? He probably voted yes. IMHO, I think he gets lazy sometimes and doesn't want to shave.

After Todd's shows, Kasim will be doing his tour with the Kasim Sulton Band. I wonder who's going to be in the band? I'm thinking Doug Kennedy, Mark Alexander, Randy Flowers, and maybe that guy who was with him in 2006-Dennis was his name I think. With a band behind him, he can do songs that he couldn't do if he were by himself. I've always wanted Kasim to do White And Red.

We should all find out soon when the other solo dates will be. Crossing my fingers for a Virginia show!


For The Love Of Kasim MySpace

I made a MySpace to promote For The Love Of Kasim. As of today, I have 101 friends who love Kasim just as much as I do! :)
Go to to be one of my friends! :)