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  • Birthday 05/18/1985

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    Charleston, SC
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    Music and graphic design. Big fan of Tom Waits, Whiskeytown and RA, Tupelo, Dylan, Radiohead, etc.
  1. Hey guys — devastated to have to unload these two awesome pit tickets. I had it in my head that the show was the 7th, not the 1st, and I simply can not make the trip this weekend. Would have been my 10th Wilco show not including the Tweedy show I caught last year. I am in Charleston, SC and have the physical tickets. They were something like $107 with fees but I'll do $100. If you need me to overnight them we could split that cost. If you are passing through Charleston or just live here and want to go to St. Augustine (~5 hour drive), we can schedule an in person exchange. As bummed as I'd
  2. @Napalm: Don't worry, I wasn't reading any vitriol in your posts! It was a good discussion. And again, I think the riff is great...classic Wilco, creatively approached musically. We just disagree on the thematic part of the song
  3. Of course that's the kind of latent service they provide. But I don't need a friggin' song directly reminding me! Just like I don't need screenwriters injecting dialog like "Man, I sure hope our audience remembers that this movie is meant to simultaneously provide an escape and entertain!"
  4. I think you're taking my metaphor a little to seriously, re: branding and sort of thing. But still, I do consider the song to be self-aggrandizing, but playfully so. When I read the lyrics, I read "We are here to provide you the service of love and consolation". Based on lyrics alone, the song doesn't speak to fans, the song speaks to the general public...like, "If you experience or relate to any of the following, then Wilco will love you:" Perhaps the 'fan' part of it is implicit. Regardless, I think the song was written with tongue firmly in cheek...like, "If there was an advertisement for W
  5. I had a friend who sang "You need song, you need battle," in "I Guess I Planted". She was totally crushed when I corrected her, because it was apparently one of her favorite lyrics.
  6. Yeah, but why do we need that point driven home? Isn't it evident? I mean, it's the same reason I can't stand Dan Brown...I don't need you describe what just happened after every action sequence. Using your example, I think the Lonely 1 is a brilliant approach to conveying a similar message to that of W(TS). One of the major tenets of creative writing/art in general is "show, don't tell". So instead of saying "If you feel this and this, then Wilco is the band for you!", I'd much rather hear the story of someone who depends or relies on certain music, and then draw my own conclusions. That,
  7. I really can't verbalize it -- I think it's just not what I want in a musician/band. It's Wilco being cognizant of their own brand, so to speak. I don't mean to say what they've done in the past is contrived, as brand's definitively are... but I guess it makes it seem that way. We get that you "love us"...we get that these are the reasons why we listen to Wilco. They've already proved that by doing what they do. But I guess W(TS) comes off as an advertisement for their own band. Which I know is sort of the idea, and it's supposed to be tongue in cheek. I dunno, this probably makes no sense.
  8. Some stray thoughts, forgive me if I'm retreading any ground: 1. Agree that Deeper Down is a top 3 album track, but it didn't land live either night I saw them this past tour. 2. W(TS) is an excellent song, but I wish it wasn't W(TS). I wish it was some other song, that lyrically had nothing to do with being self-referential.
  9. Whoever mentioned Ryan Adams hit the nail on the head. Tweedy's perceived crankiness is such a non issue compared to RA's. I've been to Adams shows when I warned chatty folks to quit talking or he'd fucking explode. Cussing matches with audience members, going on a five minute diatribe, or the worst: Just shaking his head and ignoring the audience altogether. The guy is a time bomb... The best ever was Sam Beam from Iron & Wine though. At a chatty show in Charleston, he breathed into the mic, in that sleepy-eyed, softspoken way of his: "So... who's here to listen to some music?" (people
  10. If anyone's interested, here's my review of the Atlanta show and an analysis of why Wilco's so great at being great. And re: The Fox's snazzy-ness... indeed! Only second to the Tennessee Theater in my opinion (although I guess that's among theaters I've been to...) Certainly a lot nicer than that boring ol' room in Savannah.
  11. Ah yes, I remember those days from only a few years ago. Trust me: It's still a lot of money! So jealous of your third row spot. I was on the presale at the zero hour and still got row R, all the way at the end. Damn!
  12. Thanks Sarah! Are you the raffle winner in ATL? My girlfriend, also named Sarah, got excited for a second. Then she remembered she never made a request...
  13. I was there (and in Atlanta). Fucking amazing. They keep raising the bar. I wrote a big ol' review of it at my blog here. Sorry bout the plug Highlight was definitely "At My Window" for me, although man...that version of "Ashes" slays so hard. It was my seventh Wilco show and somehow the first time I've heard Ashes. Also was great to hear "Pot Kettle Black"... There were some chatty bastards around me. I don't understand how people can just carry on conversations during a song, as if they're at a bar. I mean it's your money...but damn. $40+ to talk about the NCAA tourney? Ugh.
  14. Well, never mind. I went on Ticketmaster and found one. Not the best seat, but certainly better than no seat at all! So for any of you looking around for a Charleston ticket, check Ticketmaster. I'd imagine these are refunds for people who are either impatient or can't make it in August.
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