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  1. Thanks for all the recaps on this tour, Paul! I love how thoughtful these reports are.
  2. Not as good as a bbop report but here’s an overview — https://m.inlander.com/spokane/concert-review-jeff-tweedy-show-nearly-devolves-into-disaster-despite-his-best-efforts/Content?oid=13075773
  3. I watch this a few times a year. I completely agree. The six-piece does a great job capturing all the layers of that recording which has Jeff on a 12-string baritone acoustic, Jim O’Rourke on acoustic, Leroy plays bass on it. Jim, John and Mike all put down piano parts and the electric parts are Jeff in pure “SG/prunes/custard/and migraines” mode.
  4. Oh man I completely forgot about that song. There are some rough patches on Sky Blue Sky and Wilco The Album that have been dunked upon here plenty and I don’t have much to say other than I agree (Shake it Off, Leave Me, What Light, You Never Know, You & I, Sonny Feeling). But the one I really don’t like is a B-side that eventually became a great song (it was re-written as Summer Teeth) and that is Tried and True, which has always been nails on a chalkboard to me.
  5. Not quite what you are looking for but the audio for these are available on the Wilco Live Archive in the Alpha Romeo Tango boxset compliation.
  6. I’m pretty sure that is a Martin with the headstock logo worn off. Those vintage nylon Martins are a real treat to play.
  7. A new Wilco song called "All Lives, You Say?" is available for immediate download with a charitable contribution. Proceeds will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center, in the memory of Jeff Tweedy's father, Robert L. Tweedy (1933-2017). "My dad was named after a Civil War general, and he voted for Barack Obama twice. He used to say 'If you know better, you can do better.' America - we know better. We can do better." - Jeff Tweedy https://wilcohq.bandcamp.com
  8. I think it's a Gibson ES-175 (https://loviesguitars.com/product/1979-gibson-es-175-natural/). Richard Thompson played one in the early days of Fairport Convention. I really like the newish arrangement of that as well. The xylophone is a nice touch.
  9. I think this arrangement is becoming my preferred version.
  10. Paul, did it seem to you like Nels' had a monitor go out on Art of Almost too? I can't remember if we talked about this after the show, but in the section right after Glenn's drum roll that transitions into one his signature face-melting solos it seemed like he was struggling with a few of his pedals. Wilco is the first LOUD rock band I've seen at the Clay Center. I was innocently thinking coming in "oh Tedeschi Trucks sounded great here, I bet Wilco will too." Not taking into account just how loud something like say "You Satellite" is. From my perspective, Star Wars sounded great, and t
  11. I grew up in Charleston and I went to high school about two blocks away from the site where Wilco played last night. And I spent the first three years of high school watching the construction of this Theater/Science Museum. I never would have imagined that the band I was growing further and further obsessed with as YHF and Summerteeth became glued into my Mazda's CD player would one day be playing there. And we've gotten two shows in four months! All right enough of me, Setlist time (feel free to chip in with corrections, Paul, I'm going to try to do it from memory.) EKG (intro music play
  12. I told Paul he could take a night off tonight, since the Wilcos played in my hometown for the first time in 21 years. For the unaware, Mountain Stage is a public radio program that broadcasts from the Capitol complex of my home state of West Virginia. Four or five acts do short sets that are edited later for broadcast. Wilco headlined and did about a 35 minute acoustic set much like their show ending hootenannies. Here's what we got. 1.) Misunderstood (Mike was on acoustic, John 12-string. Jeff and John did harmonies on the eight nothings.) 2.) Joke Explained (Mike played a multi-color
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