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  1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/12/06/beatles-get-back-documentary-songwriters/
  2. I saw them Saturday. So damn good. Closed with an absolutely fantastic version of the Stones' Can't You Hear Me Knocking. I am, IIRC, 0 for 6 for shows with Amanda Shires being part of the 400 Unit.
  3. I hope this is true for me. When I look back to Royal Tenenbaums (by far, my favorite of his works), it's the emotional hooks of this dysfunctional family and a father desperate for making amends, if only for his own survival, that truly spoke to me. One of my favorite lines in any movie is, "Immediately after making this statement, Royal realized that it was true."
  4. Really loving this fictional oral history about a 70s duo.
  5. I believe it was this show (it may have been night 2) that Marc Maron referenced in his Thursday podcast. Pretty touching.
  6. Glad it clicks with you in those moments!
  7. This LP hasn't withstood time as much as New York and Songs for Drella for me. I've listened to it when people close to me have died hoping for some consolation. Nothing. There are a few songs that stand on their own, but as a concept album, it doesn't click with me.
  8. Hobo Johnson. Taking my 17 year old daughter to her first club show. If you've never heard of Hobo Johnson, check out his Tiny Desk Concert. I find him endlessly creative, funny, neurotic, and entertaining. My daughter can drive, but I told her I wanted to come, hang out in the back, and try not to embarrass her.
  9. I assumed it was either a new song or a new, weird arrangement.
  10. Awesome! Of course, classic rock t-shirts all the rage among teenagers these days, but this one is definitely cool. I saw a student wearing a Smiths t-shirt yesterday. Another fairly deep dive. I'll often stop kids in Stones, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Nirvana, etc. shirts and ask them to name people in the bands or 5 songs. They mostly fail. I always tell them it's worth exploring. The exception is a girl I have whose name is Zeppelin. As you might guess, she was raised on it.
  11. https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/pitchfork-reviews-rescored
  12. Hey all, I wanted to share my cousin's friend's wife's experience with the COVID vaccine and suggest some alternatives that might be better for everyone. I wasn't sure where to post that today. Would it be okay to share here??
  13. It seems that Michael Stipe is quite happy being mostly out of the public eye.
  14. Thanks for the details bbop. Water Works park is on one of Des Moines' main bike paths, so -- like a hundred or so other attendees -- I rode my bike to the show. This mean I didn't notices the protesters. Thankfully. That illuminates Jeff's comments a bit. So sick of my state. It was different 5-10 years ago.
  15. Listening to Star Wars on Spotify this morning and I noticed this.
  16. I can't offer much except to say it was a pretty perfect night. Band was in great form. They all seemed to be enjoying themselves. Jeff, at one point, asked the audience if masks were tyranny or love (paraphrasing). Referenced Gabe's Oasis (an old Iowa City venue) before playing Box Full of Letters. There are few things in life that make me as happy as Wilco live.
  17. Trampled by Turtles and Wilco
  18. I kind of hope not with a strict curfew for Thursday's show in Des Moines.
  19. Missed it. But here for Ohmme (with Spencer Tweedy on drums) and Son Little tonight.
  20. There is a small (<5%) chance I hit that show. Driving to Chicago this afternoon. I plan on arriving at my friend's place at Wicker Park around 7 PM. I really doubt we'll make it up, but it's not out of the question.
  21. So, funny story, to me at least. I didn't see an opener announced on the ticket, website, or anything. There was an opener. They said their name, but I didn't catch it. Nice enough jangly pop, none of it recognizable. Then they played "Out Of My Head" by Fastball. They then proceeded to play two more Fastball radio hits. It WAS Fastball.
  22. Squeeze. First show since Wilco, November 2019, I think.
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