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  1. Hi folks. Longtime member, but it's been a little while since I posted. Here was the setlist (and please correct anything you see amiss. I compared my memory to a pic of the setlist): 1. A Shot in the Arm 2. Random Name Generator 3. Via Chicago (Band left the stage due to rain. Came back 10-15 minutes later with equipment pushed farther back.) 4. Art of Almost 5. If I Ever Was a Child 6. Impossible Germany 7. Love Is Everywhere (Beware) 8. One Wing 9. Hummingbird 10. Everyone Hides 11. Box Full of Letters 12. Born Alone 13. Jesus, Etc. 14.
  2. “Reservations” and “Laminated Cat” were highlights for me, for very different reasons. The former’s arrangement was maybe the best I’d ever heard (this was show 18 for me) and the latter got noisier than I remember it getting in recent years. Jeff seemed to relish playing electric guitar after doing so many solo shows. Both shows were great, but I think night 2 has the edge. That may be because I finally got “Red-Eyed>Century,” which has eluded me for years.
  3. I haven’t posted here in a long, long time, even though my love of Wilco has endured. Last night was show 17 for me, and tonight will be 18. This write up is pretty much spot on. However, I wanted to point out that (I’m pretty sure the band tweaked its arrangement of “I’m the Man Who Loves You.” Pat’s on acoustic guitar now and it’s not nearly as piano heavy. IMO the change is for the better.
  4. Do you know if they plan to release Roadcases for the entire Tweedy tour? I was at the Milwaukee show and loved it, but I wasn't sure if they cherrypicked a couple shows and didn't plan to release the rest ...
  5. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned The Magnificent Defeat. I loved that record when it came out a couple of years ago, and I thought it was some of his best work in years. Just my opinion though. I'll be spinning that one today.
  6. I just got back from a music festival, where I really haven't heard much news or anything. I come home to this. Weird thing is, I just recently found out he lives in Urbana, where I am currently living. I had never seen him around or anything. RIP Jay, and my condolences to his loved ones.
  7. I don't know if this is the right thread to do this in, but I have noticed a few little glitches in a few of the DVD download tracks (not the DC show, but the one from the movie). A pop here, a skip there. Did anyone else hear those, or am I going a bit crazy?
  8. I made an impulse decision to go. At 10 a.m., I saw they were playing there, and got tickets (I am currently living in Urbana, so I was willing to make the drive). It was one of my better impulses. The show was far from the best I've seen them. It started off a bit on the slow side, but they eased in and got more energetic as the night went on. "Bob Dylan's 49th Beard" was awesome, and "Hoodoo Voodoo." Still, I have to ask, why are they touring right now? Money? Love of playing? They played no new material, with an album coming out in the next few months. It was a good show, but not their
  9. I actually saw him at the Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center the night before to review the show. I loved it, and it seems like it was similar to the show at The Vic the next night. Here is my review to the show: http://blogs.dailyillini.com/entertainment...te-enjoyability. It will summarize what I thought about it far better than anything I type here.
  10. Great show. Better than last time he was at Foellinger, but I'm not sure how I feel about one of the new songs. Not "Wilco the Song", but the other one...
  11. Yeah, it is belt driven, what does that mean for it?
  12. So I just bought a Crosley Keepsake turntable. It seems to be working fine, and I love the sound I'm getting out of it. However, when it spins, it kind of goes up and down. Everything seems to sound fine, but should it be doing that? I am just worried about wavering pitch, since it is able to transfer stuff to mp3. It is on a shock-kind of thing, so it is kind of suspended. Is the up and down thing on the platter natural, or should I exchange it?
  13. I have seen them twice, and they don't really do it for me live. I love their studio records, but there is nothing special about them live.
  14. So I saw The Roots tonight at Millikin University in Decatur, IL, because I got a free ticket. I had seen them before, and they did not let me down. Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, their bassist who left last August, was missed, and the bass just wasn't as good. Still, it was a good show, and the songs from their new album, Rising Down, sounded very very good live. They still jam out a lot, doing a lot of covers of other artists' hip-hop songs. Krukid, a Champaign rapper, opened and he was very entertaining as well. It was all well worth the free ticket.
  15. It was short, but I think they aren't playing very long shows on this tour, for some reason. I still enjoyed it though, and maybe it's because I had never seen him before. I was expecting "Pencil Rot" and "Baby C'mon", but alas, no dice. Edit: The cover was Mungo Jerry's "Alright, Alright, Alright."
  16. Alright, I went to the show tonight, and have to say, Malkmus and his newer Jicks are pretty damn sweet. Janet Weiss was rocking hard on the drums and the band just seemed really together. Highlights for me were "It Kills" and "Gardenia" (from the new record). Malkmus is an interesting, but really good guitarist. I was third row, and it was really cool to watch him play. John Vanderslice opened, and he won me over slowly but surely. He did his last song on the floor with acoustic instruments, and it was great for me because I was right there listening to him, but I imagine anyone farther awa
  17. Rage and Wilco to play at Lolla, too? The other reason I arrived early to this year's South by Southwest festival was the opportunity to interview the
  18. I remember getting filmed in 2005 outside of the Vic Theatre for the DVD. My group and I took notice of the camera crew, so we started to look in the distance, as if we were profoundly thinking about something (you know, the way all Wilco fans look...). After that one of the crew members came up to us, and asked us to sign releases (we had to be 18, but I was the only one that was at the time). Then we got paid $1 for our services. Too bad THAT footage never came out.
  19. Thanks for all the help. Any more is always appreciated, but this is great!
  20. Rumor has it Foo Fighters are headlining this year...don't know if that is a good or bad thing...
  21. I recently went through a pedal buying phase, and I'm in the process of making a pedal board, but I want to know a good order for the pedals I have. Most of them are cheap, but they do the job, and I wanted to see what order would work best to get a good sound and to reduce static and extraneous noise, if that makes sense. I'll list what I have: Distortion Overdrive Volume Wah Tuning Chorus Flanger Slap Echo Delay Reverb Tremolo Vibrato Again, a lot of these were very cheap, and I am very new to this, so any help and input is appreciated. Thanks!
  22. Yeah, they definitely do better in a live setting. However, she isn't as confident of a singer yet as Cooley or Hood, so audience reaction was kind, in a sort of "aww ain't she cute, she's singing" kind of way.
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