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Lukestar

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  1. Haven't seen any other posts regarding this yet, so.....just listened to a good conversation between JT and Malcolm Gladwell on Gladwell's (and Rick Rubin's) podcast Broken Record. They talk about the HOW TO..... book, of course, and there's a great breakdown of OPALINE. It's really interesting to hear Gladwell become so engaged and excited. He keeps probing and it gives some insight into his own process, given how in depth his work gets. https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/#/episode-77-jeff-tweedys-songwriting-masterclass/
  2. Thanks to the Tweedy's for this bright highlight in 2020. The Tweedy Show's been a warm reminder that things can be normal, sweet and fun amidst the chaos. Here's to 2021, live music and a few more TS's before we settle into the future, without the looming menace of COVID around every corner. Btw, my wife and I were just chatting about how we watch the re-runs on YT, but can mirror the Insta re-runs to get them sooner if we want. I prefer YT because the comments come with it, which is a huge part of the show. Susie Tweedy is the hostess with the mostess; an MC who brings out a lot of laughter on our part. Thanks again, Tweedy's! Happy New Year everybody!
  3. Thanks for these recaps. They are a great guide, as we usually watch the YouTube's well after original air. Last night the alert popped up that the show was starting but we were not quite finished zooming a John Hiatt performance, which was good for the soul. It was the first of two (pkg ticketed), the next being 8/31. Last night he played BRING THE FAMILY and SLOW TURNING, each in full, and the next will have a set list and banter. It was basically like being on a zoom call with him.....and 30 others. I'm going on about this because I think what the Tweedys are doing is more genuine and much more fun, from an experiential perspective. John Hiatt is as kind and genuine as any human could be, and was very happy to be playing and seeing many faces while doing so, but the venue (which you can rightly assume was an arrangement of management) was a bit too 'community television' and out of step. The Tweedy Show is of the time and that's what makes it enriching. We watched episode 84 last night afterwards (loved it) and the difference really struck me. One other tech note...oddly (or not), the sound is more organic over the phone, as you'd expect once you think about it. Hiatt was mic'd and mixed and therefore removed what should have been intimacy, as well as being of subject to the defects of the platform. Susie's phone picks up the raw sound, resonating in their room and it always sounds like you are there (which we are, in a real sense). Listening through our stereo speakers from our tv when watching YT helps, of course. Anyways, we're going to airplay (#lightbulb) an O.G. broadcast next and watch in real time. note* - not sure exactly what was said about the Jacob Blake shooting, but he remains in stable condition (tragically but thankfully). For the record.
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    This is great....simply because Billy Gibbons and Jeff pair up for a Casino Queen bonus track... https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/12289
  5. Saw OHMME last night at the Bug Jar in Rochester, NY. They were great! Beautiful voices and great guitar interplay. Drummer is good, too. Go see them....Detroit tonight @ Deluxx Fluxx, and touring the midwest and west until end of May. Then, SSF on 6/29. We'll be in front.
  6. Friday prediction.....they debut a new album by playing it in its entirety.
  7. Hell Is Chrome.....for the imagery, minimal production and the guitar solo, which sounds like ice forming on a window pane in time lapse. The bouncy open of the song, which fades, is the yellow gold morning sun getting slowly fazed out by a bitter snow squall, that begins with tiny ice crystals and becomes an enveloping gray-blue haze.
  8. Yo! http://www.norahjones.com/news-1/2018/9/21/a-song-with-no-name-out-now
  9. Nice! One more reason to watch! And listen!
  10. This film sounds great, looking forward to watching. On another note....if anyone hasn't seen them yet, go see The Sadies, if you ever get the chance. They are one of the most talented, hard working bands in action. They'll be touring with Kurt Vile early next year, btw. Check em out!
  11. Very funny. And in true Bob Dylan (of University Administration) fashion, you clearly aren't as affected as the rest of us might be, or don't give a fuck about what someone might think of what you do, which only strengthens your Dylaness. Thanks for the review!
  12. Last Friday night in Buffalo! They kicked ass! Go see 'em!
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