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Doug C

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About Doug C

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  • Birthday 06/22/1963

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    Manchester, WA
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    my wife, my children, my grandkids, my great granddaughter, my dogs and cats, music, beer, football (not American), West Ham United, travel, backpacking, sitting on my back deck, crossword puzzles and reading.

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  1. Watching the coverage for the first time as a Washingtonian instead of a Floridian, is definitely a different experience. It’s odd to still receive texts from the Tampa and Hillsborough emergency management regarding evacuation updates and such. Again, a projected hit for Tampa, my old hometown, shifts. Happy for family and friends still living there, but terrible destruction for so many a couple hours to the south. Very sad. I saw an interview with the Sarasota (a city to the north of Ft. Myers, out of the worst of it) Emergency Chief on CBS Mornings. He said, “We were blessed”, the
  2. Agree re Fontaines D.C. Would like to see them. Arlo Parks is one I forgot from earlier. She is top drawer.
  3. Before I read your post, I was going to say Plains, Donna! I love Waxahatchee, so I was excited to hear Plains on SiriusXMU. They did not disappoint. Both songs are in my head also. We are very excited to see them in Seattle on Oct. 21. I’d also say Horsegirl, really loving them. They’re not so new anymore and now they’re “The Cool Thing”, but I love Wet Leg. The moment I heard “Chaise Longue” over a year ago, I was a fan. I haven’t heard a bad song yet. I unfortunately had to sell our tickets for an August club date in Vancouver. Agree with uncool2pillow above. There are
  4. Well done. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful act of kindness. I’m beaming as much as you and Mr. Murphy. Agree that it says lots about him that his favorite album is A Ghost is Born.
  5. Attended the Olalla Music Festival yesterday in the village of Olalla, WA. A cool local event (it was at the little league field, lots of local character and characters) with a varied range of music, all touring acts, but lower level and most were from WA. Anyway, The Oly Mountain Boys, a fine bluegrass band playing mostly originals, surprised my pal and me by busting out an excellent “Forget the Flowers”.
  6. Agree. Getting to Iceland isn’t expensive, but staying there can be. My wife and I have been there twice, the most recent being last summer. Both times we rented a camper van and stayed 2 weeks, circumnavigating the island. That makes it affordable. Get a camping card, cook your own meals, buy alcohol at duty free before leaving the airport, etc. Beauty everywhere. I highly recommend Iceland as a travel destination. There are campgrounds outside of Reykjavik and you could drive the camper van into the city. We went in June, but April would work. With the bonus of 3 Wilco shows! That’s lava flo
  7. The ashtray says’ ranking is spot on. Anyone disagreeing with Beltmann’s intelligent, though simply logical, assessment of Cruel Country, is either a troll or an idiot.
  8. I wonder if Hixter’s views on guns have changed any? Sadly, I doubt it. I am also genuinely interested in hearing his thoughts on January 6. Lastly, does he still view Trump in the same way as June 3, 2016 (the last time he posted on VC)? Since he hasn’t visited since June 6, 2016, I’d wager I won’t get a response. I apologize if this isn’t the appropriate thread to ask the last two questions. I retired June, 1 after 36 years years as a public high school teacher. I am glad that I no longer have to worry about a shooting occurring while teaching at my school. I still ha
  9. Seeing a marten dart across the road in front of us while driving back to Jacksonville, VT on an isolated stretch of highway, was a highlight. I was excited to see Sylvan Esso, but damn, I was not expecting to enjoy it that much. What a set. We’ve seen Neko Case several times, but when she covered Connie Smith, that had to be the clearest, most powerful, commanding Neko we’ve ever heard. Wow! I wouldn’t have been surprised if I had never again heard ‘’What Light’’ live. The extreme joy we experienced while it played, with beautiful, tearful thoughts and memories of our youngest daughter, who d
  10. I agree. I enjoy Jeff's solo albums. I truly enjoyed the Tweedy and friends set, but I wanted more Wilco. Especially after a set of Cruel Country, an album I listened to several times before the show and love. Even more especially after hearing 7 repeats from the first set in the second set. Those Cruel Country repeats are good songs and fit seamlessly into the set. If it was a regular Wilco show, no complaints. But every time they played a Cruel Country song in the second set, my thought was " could've heard a new (to Solid Sound 2022) Wilco song". When the count reached 7, I held that in res
  11. I’ve been waiting 2 hours for the Tweedy and Friends review on After the Show, but decided to say it myself. Since I’m not bbop, I’ll say it here. David Byrne sang California Stars to close the festival. My wife and I were center stage, 2 people back. About 4 or 5 songs in, I saw a grey haired person in the wings stage left. Intrigued at who it was, I stared. I immediately said to my wife, I just saw David Fucking Byrne off stage! He went back out of sight. Much later he appeared again and people in the crowd started mumbling to each other and taking pictures. When he was introducing him, Jeff
  12. Excellent endorsement and excellent response. Thank you for sharing.
  13. I haven’t posted in over a year and a half, but I have a Wilco Holiday Spirit anecdote to foist, I mean share. We have always wanted to go to Solid Sound, but, being teachers, June is when we go on our yearly travels. As much as we love Wilco, we can’t afford 2 major trips. Our oldest daughter has some serious health issues and our son-in-law has been working/living several hours away all year, only coming home about one weekend a month. We have been getting her to appointments, staying with her in hospital, staying with the grandkids, etc. Things family does. During Christmas Eve festivities,
  14. The winner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0G63uzhFP4
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