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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
  15. Rick Moranis - I Ain't Goin' Nowhere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OeCacs5oqM
  16. Sarah, I cannot fully understand your situation or imagine it. I have no idea what to say that would matter. Take a breath, hold your husband, assess, and listen to the music you love as often as you are able.
  17. During work happy hour today, the word came that the state of Florida closed schools for 2 weeks. Spring break starts Monday in our district. A week off with pay is something I, my wife and our teacher friends are all behind, though to be honest, we’d rather be teaching so our students won’t be disadvantaged. My district has said we are supposedly teaching online. That will cover the state law regarding required instructional hours and will keep downtown from being pissed that they’re paying us for sitting on our asses. “Develop creative, supplemental plans to entice your students to continue
  18. Doug C

    2020 Touring

    I agree, but when 2 tickets with a total face value of $55 cost $112.50 after fees, something is wrong. If the artists are getting that exorbitant fee, that’s not a way to make a living that I support. I assume Live Nation receives that money, which I’d at least understand. Tickets prices, like all products, increase over time, but fucking hell, when the fees are MORE than the ticket, that’s some bullshit. I’d prefer a higher ticket price and lower fees. When $112.50 came up as the total for 2 $27.50 tickets, I assumed that I clicked on 3 tickets instead of 2. When I realized it was accurat
  19. Roadhouse, Sturgill did leave it all out there. I don't know if the suit survived the sweat. I agree that the advance qualification system Sturgill used was a better way to buy tickets. I too was glad I said something, but relieved that it didn't escalate. I'd have been a Neil Young song.
  20. Yes. Loud. I'm certain I attended louder concerts in my youth, but it was easily the loudest show I've attended in at least 20 years. Tyler Childers was excellent. He had 75 minutes and made the most of it, keeping the banter to a minimum and playing 16 songs. Loved him. Definitely want to see him headline so he can slow it down a bit, plus play a few more. Fantastic band. Sturgill played all of Sound & Fury, then 12 more, mostly from Metamodern... and A Sailors.... He did play Some Days from Hightop Mountain, plus 3 choice covers. He was into putting on a show. I knew he could play gu
  21. Doug C

    2020 Touring

    I decided on 2 lawn tickets for ATL. I was very pleasantly surprised they were $27.50 each, plus fees.The final price? $112.50. No. Oh, and fuck you.
  22. Sturgill Simpson with Tyler Childers opening. Damn, are we excited!
  23. Trump tweeted insults to Bloomberg about wasting money and called him "Mini Mike". Bloomberg tweeted back Obi-Wan and Darth Vader dueling with light sabers "See you soon, Donald" Lame. You're out of the race, have $60 billion and you're pushing 80. Tweet back "Fuck you, Mushroom Dick". I'm serious. Why does Bloomberg give a shit? It would gain him many new fans.
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