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  1. On 8/26/2021 at 2:39 PM, Chez said:


    A book you will have to pay for!!  :D


    I'll gladly buy another book!!  Or a record.  Or concert tickets.  I won't buy another "Jeff Tweedy" capo though.  I got caught up in the hype earlier in the summer and bought an identical capo that I already had.  Well, this one was 10 dollars more and had a rainbow pattern on it, but other than that it was identical!

  2. In spite of my negative comments above, I have to say I was blow away by the email I just received about getting the glass heart/egg from a fan and what he was going through at the time.  I hope all these stories end up in a book at some point.

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  3. On 8/5/2021 at 6:08 AM, brownie said:

     and pay Jeff $60/year instead.  I signed up for the freebie option too.  Life is becoming an endless series of subscriptions and I have enough of them already.


    First, I have to say I'm amazed at how prolific Jeff is, especially lately with the new songs, and the Tweedy show and now this.  It's amazing he has time for his main job in Wilco!!!


    But it sort of irks me that he's charging for this stuff.  Yes, I realize I'm being kind of a jerk for expecting everything for free, and there's no obligation for me to get the pay version of Starship Casual, but it rubs me the wrong way. 


    And I totally agree with the "Life is becoming an endless series of subscriptions".  As the Beatles sang...........It's all too much!

  4. I'll echo everyone's comments about the horrible sound down in the front.  We ended up in the the third row for S-K's set and managed to stay there for the rest of the night.  In retrospect, I kind of wish I went to my Row P seats to take advantage of better sound.


    It took me a while to figure out why the pit was so dead and why I kind of "bored" with the set.  Bored is not the right word, I wasn't bored, I just wasn't moved by the music.  It slowly dawned on me that it was the sound that was bringing people down.


    The most egregious example of the horrible mix (up close) was during Pat's solo in Box Full of Letters.  He was out there wailing away and doing all these rock star moves with the guitar and I heard nothing!  Not a single note for 3/4s of his solo!  


    Someone above mentioned the well oiled machine the crew was during the guitar swaps.  I had another take that it was distracting, stressful and almost comical to see those guys sprinting out with Jeff's guitar, doing the swap, then sprinting back and then doing the same thing for Nels.  It was stressful watching it happen song after song!  And it didn't even seem necessary as there were usually long stretches of ambient music/noise when both guys had their new guitars before the next song started.  All of that is my way of saying three bands is too much when you start and 7 and have an 11pm curfew!!  It's kind of ridiculous that the headliner has to cut songs and shorten sets.  



  5. I like they songs they're playing, but has their setlist ever been this static?


    Other than the first night of the tour, the sets have been identical, and even the first night was nearly identical to the rest.  I know I sound like a ungrateful jerk, especially after more than a year of no concerts but it's just surprising.  I would think they'd get bored out of their heads.  


    I'm still super psyched for Merriweather but kind of scratching my head.

  6. On 5/28/2021 at 9:20 AM, ZiggyBratwurst said:

    Spreadsheet is also updated with new/revised song titles.


    This is amazing!  Thank you!!!  Just the other day I was wondering if anyone was nutty/dedicated enough to do this.   Thanks again!

  7. Have they stopped posting these shows to youtube?  Or are they in a different place?  The last entry on Susie's youtube page was from October.


    Apologies if this has been asked and answered 10 pages ago!

  8. Thanks gents!  Bummer about Wilco and archive.org, but I'm sure glad they still let us tape the shows!


    Is the live show archive The Owl and Bear site or is there some other beast out there?  Can you stream the live shows or do they have to be downloaded first?   (I'm very late to the streaming party, and still buy physical copies of music, but I'm starting to see the wisdom in streaming vs physical copies)

  9. Awesome! Now I just need to figure out what Dropbox is and how to download the files!!


    Does Wilco still allow taping or were you stealth?


    Years ago, I recorded the Constitution Hall show from the soundboard area. No soundboard feed, but I got to set up my mics there.


    So I guess to answer my own question, yes, they Still allow taping. Or do they?!?! I always wondered why they are not on the Relisten app.

  10. Last night was game four of the NLCS and if the Nats were to win, they'd go on to the World Series (they won).  But I have to think that had some affect on the crowd.  When I got there, it was very mellow out front.  There were no lines to get in, and they was NO ONE looking for tickets.  Usually it's a madhouse out there, with huge lines in both directions.  My friend had 4 tickets she couldn't use (went to the Nats instead) and we couldn't even give them away!  We ended up turning them in to the Anthem staff who said they'd give them to people who lost their ticket or had some ticket related problem.


    Anyhow, I had seats up in the balcony straight back, but the place was nearly completely empty for the opener, Soccer Mommy, and I wanted to see them, so my buddy and I just walked all they way down to the second row center and watched their set.  We figured we'd stay there as long as we could and then go to our seats, but we ended up in the second row all night long!  There were also 2 empty seats next to us all night long, and 2 seats in the front row that were vacant for 3/4 the show until some people snatched them up.  I credit the gods of karma for payback for the ticket donation for our great seats and the Nats victory!


    I really enjoyed Soccer Mommy.  I've been immersing myself in their music for the last week or so, and have really been digging it.  They are mellow to be sure, but also a bit haunting and evocative.  Check 'em out if you need some new music in your life!


    I haven't seen Wilco in a few years so I loved everything.  It's interesting that opsopcopolis thought I'm the Man Who Loves you and I Got You were flat.  I was blown away by how hard they rocked!  I guess that's the one benefit to not seeing a bunch of shows in a row. 


    I'd love to hear the takes from other tour heads on this show compared to others.  I thought the band seemed very, very into it, especially near the end of the show and encores when the crowd filled in the area right in front of the stage.


    More on the banter:  A woman in the front row had Jeff's book with her and he commented on it.  She said she's reading it for the second time and Jeff said something like, "I'd like to think of it as a layered story that unfolds differently on the second read"  Something like that.  So when they came out for the encore, she went to the front of the stage with the book open and a pen in her hand.  Jeff started to reach for it but then said, "A ball point pen?!?!  What are you, an animal?!!"  and didn't sign her book!


    Also during Impossible Germany, Nels did a crazy solo that just seemed to go on and on and get more and more wild.  He was twisting and contorting his body as he wailed away on the guitar, and probably burned 1000 calories during that song alone.  At the end of the song Jeff said, "Nice job Nels.  You played it just like I explained it to you"

  11. Here's the setlist as printed:


    Well, that didn't go so well.


    I'm getting an error message that says: "The server returned an error during upload" Anyone have any idea what my problem is?!?! (About trying to upload the setlist, not about my life in general!)


    You and I was listed between Via Chicago and Bull Black Nova and the encore was listed as Empty Corner, Cali Stars and The Late Greats

  12. I saw Jenny Lewis there in Sept and to my shock and surprise, there were seats on the floor for a GA show.  I ditched my "super excellent seats" (reserved seats in the balconies at a super expensive price) to grab floor seats about 10 rows back.


    Great show by the way.  If Jenny is coming to your town, SEE HER!

  13. Thanks for the great write up bbop!!   I care!!


    This is probably old news (I haven't been on this site in ages), but in Misunderstood, Jeff approximated the chaotic part of the song where the whole band goes crazy, but it was just him banging away and hitting dead notes, and wrong notes on the acoustic.  Very cool and kind of funny. 


    Speaking of funny, Jeff was hilarious and charming all night long.  While I'd much rather hear him play and sing, I'd be psyched if he did a spoken word tour ala Henry Rollins.  His delivery and comedic timing are incredible.  You'd think he made his living as comedian or a spoken word guy if all you heard was the between-song banter.


    This may also be old news and (SPOILER ALERT on new Warmer songs.......)   He introduced some new song (I think it was during the encore portion) saying he wrote it for his wife.  He quoted the first verse and the final lines were, "I'm a piece of work, and you're a work of art".  Then he said, that was too sweet so I changed it.  And he left it at that.  I wasn't sure if that was a joke or not.  When he got to that line in the song, he sang, "I'm a piece of work, and you're a work in progress"!!!  Naturally, that line got a big laugh from the crowd

  14. ___IF___ he had stayed clean in 1989 and never used H again, perhaps he'd still be with us...playing only acoustic shows...

    I wondered the same thing right after his death, but then a while later when the autopsy came out it said something like the arteries in his heart were down to pin hole size. The implication being that even if he stayed clean, a lifetime of abuse, diabetes and being overweight did so much damage that no matter what he did, he didn't have much time left.



    I was at work when I heard the news on NPR. I went home for the day.


    Does anyone else remember the internet "breaking" on 8-9-95 from overuse?

  15. I'm hoping everyone gets to hear the 18 disc set at some point. With technology where it is, I'm sure this can easily happen.

    A friend of mine hooked me up with a surprise version of the 18 disc set. I haven't listened to much yet, but when I was looking online at the track listing I was surprised at how much repetition there was.....until Disc 18 where it's all and different and the songs are not on any of the other discs. This disc doesn't even look like it belongs with the rest of the set! I'm kind of surprised they didn't release those tunes on a more affordable version. They're on the 6 disc version, only the 18. They're pretty much begging you to go out and bootleg the bootleg!

  16.  I've come to the point that if I really like the song/album, the format becomes moot.  I get lost in the song.

    Years ago, at the start of the digital age (or maybe the rise of MP3) someone asked Keith Richards what he thought of it all and his quote was something like, "I don't care if it's delivered on a frozen pea! The important thing is for people to be listening to music". Or something like that.

  17. Talking about a release of live "religious period" stuff:


    Who would buy that? I don't think I would.

    Have you heard any of it live? (you probably have, but maybe not)


    It's great and powerful and full of fire and brimstone and passion and all that stuff that makes a performance great. I get it if you can't get behind the message or the lyrics, but I love the delivery.

  18. I'd have to say IWTYH was probably my least favorite GD song EVER. Sorry, Brent. I was there for the first version and it might have been the biggest WTF? moment in my touring career.

    I wasn't a fan either, but at least Brent could sing!


    If you're looking for the lowest of the low, look no further Phil Lesh. I love him on the bass, but as a singer and songwriter, he's less talented than me! And I'm awful!!


    Exhibit A, B and C:


    Wave To The Wind

    Childhood's End

    If The Shoe Fits

  19. Over at the Gumbo Pages, they have the chords and (maybe) the riff for Don't You Honey Me, but I can't figure out the riff.


    There seems to be 10 lines of tab.....not 6 for 6 guitar strings or 12 for 2 separate lines of guitar strings.





    It looks like this:














    Can anyone make sense of this?


    Where is the E string?

    Where is the A string?



    Is there some sort of text wrapping going on that screwed up the format?


    I really like this song, and the riff is an integral part so I want to learn it!



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