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theashtraysays

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  1. The annual Vic shows (Jeff solo benefit shows). Hands down. Loose and hilarious.
  2. Sorry I missed you! Would have loved to meet and say hi. What a great evening. I crashed at 1:30 and bailed out then. Bbop was hanging in there when I left but our gal Wendy was starting to fade...lot of adrenaline expended! And for the record, I was going to switch things up on my request had my bid won a song. But glad that it seemed to help chip in a couple extra bucks for the cause! Vince
  3. Impressive how you worked “turkey” and “nuggets” into a sentence.
  4. I've wondered who's in charge of the printing / cutting / distributing of those.
  5. The Marcus King Band (with Aaron Lee Tasjen opening!!)
  6. "Oh yeah, it's Wilco Wednesday. It's just like Taco Tuesday, except it's Wilco. And it means that you have to be better than just a Wednesday audience." And with that proclamation after the fourth song, the challenge was upon us. I thought we did a pretty admirable job in stepping up, but maybe I'm biased. Wilco delivered another intense and full-throttle show for the Louisville audience in the gorgeous Palace theater this evening, playing to a rather sparsely filled venue (the balcony was filled about halfway back, and the wings on the floor were pretty sparse in the back as well) on a
  7. “Sickos”? I certainly prefer the previous label of “freaks”, but I’d probably answer to either one. See y’all in Louisville tomorrow!!! (Nice recap btw!)
  8. Well, bbop, you missed a good one. A Saturday night in a packed out INDOOR theater with plenty of heat to go around, in a city that tends to have pretty good Wilco audiences imho. The Taft is the lesser of the two main theaters in Cinci, a bit shabbier and smaller than the Aronoff a couple blocks away. Seated floor and balcony, with boxes in the front of the balcony and a couple very small side boxes flanking the stage. The guys seemed to be in pretty good spirits, and quite relieved to be playing indoors once again. "This is fucking awesome.... nice and toasty" Jeff remarked early on, af
  9. Shooter Jennings. Not my usual fare, but I hear he puts on a great show and it’s at my favorite local venue.
  10. “Rat’s Ass” would make an interesting cocktail name. But nobody’s gonna buy you one of those either apparently.
  11. Well, at the risk of preempting Sir bbop, a few observations from last night's show. A first for me - at the noisy end of IATTBYH I saw / heard Jeff back off the mic and sing a couple "I'm the man who loves you" lines, just like the record version. I've never seen/noticed this before. I was right up on the stage, so I'm pretty sure that's what he did. Quite cool. At the start of ALTWYS, when the band first kicks in after Jeff's solo intro, Glenn went quite beast-like as the drums kicked in. I kinda figured that since he's so deliberate / subdued in all the new tunes, he was just bursting w
  12. Funny you should mention that. At the in-store performance they did at Grimey's in Nashville, they were all 6 crammed into a tiny platform maybe 12x8 feet? Small amps for Nels, Jeff, John, Pat... keys for Mike and Pat... small kit for Glenn. 2-3 guitars each for Nels and Jeff. This was NOT a hootenanny setup. Played 7-8 songs, mostly new ones. All sounded just about like the full versions later that night, although Glenn clearly didn't have his full set of doodads ("accoutrements" per Jeff). Jeff mentioned at one point in the set something like "If this is all it takes for us, we're gonna
  13. That certainly makes sense. For Jeff’s solo instore earlier this year, wristbands were required and they still sold out and were packed. See y’all in line!!
  14. Me!! Bought a wristband (priority entry over the non-payers if I read it correctly). Saw Jeff there solo - it’s tiny. Should be cool beans for sure.
  15. I agree on the "skippers" - those haven't moved me as much as the others. It's nice for this album to kinda settle in to something "normal" (faves, skippers, steady growers), but it also took quite a few repeated listens for me to start to feel that way. And still not totally sure if it will be in heavy rotation in a year or five. But happy to have it on steady repeat to find out!
  16. See, you're growing into a fine, upstanding adult now. And they said it would never happen.... Cheers bro!
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