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  1. Who cares if people like it -- what difference does it make to you? It certainly doesn't bother me if someone likes the ad.


    I suppose I come on this forum hoping there are like-minded indviduals who value and respect Wilco and the music. And also hope for interesting discussion or debate. When I see a nonobjective willingness to condone whatever is presented, I find it disappointing and realize I'm probably not in the right place. Nuff said, over and out, roger, ....

  2. Please realize that many, many people do not pay for music. Whether illegal downloading, copying CDs, or just using Spotify, etc. I suppose Wilco could charge $270 for concert tix like Neil Young. I'll take a Sprint commercial and $40 tickets.


    Fair, but how much did bands get from record proceeds before the web? Not a lot, Wilco has always made no bones about touring being their bread and butter. And I hope they would never charge ridiculous fees to their shows, but those bands charge that cause people will pay it....My point was I accept the selling out - it's really their business what they do with their music - but for fans to rave about it, like it's a great thing, I just don't understand.

  3. Hurl....You can't help to have mixed feelings about this. At least I can't. I understand money is important, and it's not like they're popping any cherries selling out to Sprint, but it's still a sell out. In a perfect world, my favorite bands wouldn't allow their music for commercialism because it's obviously not what the music is about. I can feel kind of indifferent about it, but all the "oh, cool" comments make me feel sick and smack of arse kissing.

  4. 1st show of 2009 was a great one. This was the loosest Wilco performance I have been to in quite some time. I have read so many times on these post show threads about how tight the band was on that particular night. And I always agree. That is what made last nights show different and fun. They were not the hit every note band last night, more get up on stage and work through the kinks. It was fantastic. Jeff mentioned they had been busy finishing their album and other projects and had not had a lot of rehearsel time. He also shared the new Wilco motto, which is the same as the old Wilco motto, "It could be worse." It reminded me of a Bugs Bunny skit. But then again I get most of my high culture from looney toones.


    I heard him say that (Could be worse) in Asheville and I was wondering what the heck he meant! I took it kind of negatively, made me wonder.....I had a couple of "OMG, it's Syd" moments with the banter, so now I know it's the Wilco motto.

  5. The little girl that helped Jeff sing Hummingbird is Lilac Rain. She goes to every Wilco show when they come to the South. If they play Hummingbird, she helps him sing it. I had the privilege of chatting with Lilac and her parents at the Charleston show. Very nice people. :)


    Great show indeed. The band was tight and they seemed like they were having a blast.


    I didn't feel that from the band (having a blast). And the banter last night was "interesting." :omg


    Really enjoyed Sad and Lonely and She's a Jar. Pretty damn cool with the internet requests. Who else does that? Thank you Wilco.

  6. I have been waiting on this as well. When I saw this:" P.S. - June tour announcements starting next week. Check the site." on 3-27-09, I thought we would see some dates before this weekend. Oh well, they'll be coming. :thumbup

  7. Great show tonight, but different. I came in at 7:40, Bon Inver came on at 7:45 and the place was not even 1/8 full. Later Jeff commented that now he knew where everyone was (getting drunk!). Wasted crowd, but great setlist. Forget the Flowers, Monday, Can't stand it, and Pieholden Suite, I believe. Funny highlights: a guy on the front row wearing a Saturday Night Live T shirt (comments on that decision), Guy with the homemade T shirt with a Tweedy portrait that Jeff brought on stage, said he looked the Geico guy. :lol Great show, hope Carey is even better! :dancing

  8. I was asked to get two tickets for friends and now they can't make it. They are section 4, row U. Face is $45 each (with fees), but will take best offer. Email me at:



  9. Nels knows how to dress for national television.



    Yeah, where's the argyles!? :yes


    I've never seen the "grabbing hair" theatrics with "keep my mind outa this" lyrics. Funny.

  10. Just messing with you. Wilco tickets have been getting harder and harder to get the last couple years, especially the last year, and this tour has hit a peak (quick sellouts, etc). Not sure how much can be attributed to the VW adds, but it's a reality.


    I dunno. I saw them in Charlotte and Charlottesville last year and it was definitely not an issue. I bought tickets for Charlottesville at the door and drinking before the show, the locals were asking me who the hell Wilco was and they're playing 2 doors down.??? Something changed as of late. Probably the Grammys and SBS at Starbucks. I'm just mad I may miss the show!!

  11. I haven't been on the forum much, but I did a search to see if this has been discussed and couldn't find anything (granted my search skills may be shoddy from lack of). I've seen Wilco play about 8 X and Tweedy 3 X in the past couple of years and I've never had an issue getting tickets. When I missed the pre-sale for Charleston, I wouldn't settle for balcony seating and figured I'd find good seats on Cragislist close to the show date. That is not looking too promising. Balcony seats selling for over a $100 on ebay??? What the hell is going on? I guess those VW ads did the trick.... :angry


    I guess I'm glad for the band.....

  12. It's the only one of these Wilco/VW ads that I've seen that I really like at all. I think it's cute. The guy is some kind of smack head or something looking to make a quick buck on a stolen car but once he gets in there with the Wilco going and everything, he starts to soften up. When you get into the Wilco, the Wilco gets into you.



    He's not a smackhead: probably prescription painkillers.

  13. I got row P in Orch in presale.


    How long is the drive from Atl? Anyone else driving from GA?


    I live in Charlotte and drive to ATL regularly; the drive is between 3 and 1/2 to 4, depending on traffic and how fast you drive....I was fortunate enough to go to the venue at 10 to buy tickets (no fees at all!) and got row A in the center. On the Ovens site, I am seeing an 'orchestra pit' on the seating chart though, so I am wondering the significance of having good seats if anyone can go into the orch pit (similar to J.Tweedy at the Museum of Arts in Raleigh last summer), as these are closest to the stage.

  14. I was laughing the other day at the cable company I use, for their advertisement for "adult alternative" (porn music?). The next day visiting a friend, who is not into Wilco, I hear 'What light." I look to the TV and it's on his digital cable's "adult alternative" station.....

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