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  1. Hi all I just released an EP with my bro. I think it might be OK. Would love to hear your thoughts on it! You can have a listen here: https://meech-brothers.bandcamp.com/album/brown-owl Cheers!
  2. And the Dominion Post review of the show: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/culture/performance/8523949/Wilco-sizzle-dazzle-through-great-set An interesting prediction from the author, that perhaps the band are on a bit of a victory lap - that perhaps the end is nigh. There could be some weight to that - where do they go now? How do you top that? That theory is contradictory to other wilco intel, such as the plan to record a new album this year. Personally, I think the Wilco machine will keep rolling. An equally strong argument would be, why stop? People keep turning up to shows,
  3. Another review in, here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10875994 eckythump - you are indeed an uber-fan. I'm impressed. I like the sound of a Southern Hemisphere tour group to Solid Sound 2014.....
  4. What a great concert this was. I went for the GA option after seeing them seated a couple of times already, and I'm glad I did. It sounded better, and I felt far more engaged - I was part of it - not just watching it. The energy of songs like "Shot in the Arm", and the shared experience of singing along with Jeff just intensified the experience. Shouting the "says I haven't gone too far" line in Via Chicago was downright cathartic. Other contributing factors were the venue itself, which is a perfect size (not too big, not too small) and Jeff and the band seemed genuinely happy and rela
  5. A good little interview with Jeff by class New Zealand music critic Nick Bollinger: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thesampler Will be available to listen/download for two weeks only. All of a sudden I'm quite excited about the show coming up in April (which also has Mavis as the support act)!
  6. That was really awesome. I love how AGIB sounds - it's so warm. I find it really comforting to listen to, but I know others who find it too intense (but I don't get that vibe from it). There's a lot to be said for everyone playing in a room at once and not processing the hell out of everything. Also, interesting to note that they didn't seem too hung up on bleed between instruments - which makes sense when you think about it. That's how bands sound in real life. Another factoid of note was that Tweedy used an SM7 - which is a dynamic mic, not a condenser. Most educational!
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    Old Loft Pics

    Really interesting photos. Thanks for posting!
  8. Actually, it mostly seems to have triggered a period of listening to “Remember the Mountain Bed” over and over and over….
  9. Down here, near the bottom of the planet in New Zealand, we haven’t been lucky enough to witness Wilco’s evolution first-hand – they only really started touring here properly after SBS. However, a couple of years ago I felt I saw a little bit of the old Wilco when they played as part of Neil Finn’s “Seven Worlds Collide” thing. They did a bunch of Wilco songs as a four-piece (Jeff, John, Glenn, Pat) with Finn on organ, and it was a real joy. The nature of the gig meant that it was always going to be loose, and jammy, and I loved the hell out of it. I think they did too. There was space an
  10. Got the box set over a month ago, but only watched the doco last night. I quite enjoyed it. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of footage of the creative and recording process (after the first 25 minutes or so I feared that it was just going to be shots of Bragg getting his photo taken in front of Guthrie paraphernalia). We also get a glimpse of the friction between Tweedy and Bragg towards the end – and you always want a bit of drama in a music doco. Mostly I’m glad that it’s taken me back to listening to those original MA albums. I love Jay’s Hammond work and how it is so high
  11. Whoever is doing the merch and marketing is totally nailing it. Often when a new item is released, or an unusual concert idea announced (a festival in contemporary art gallery!), I often exclaim, “it’s like they know me”. Everything from coffee beans to frisbees to that hipster bike that was a prize in a competition a year or two ago – have all appealed, even if I haven’t purchased (or won) everything. Perhaps I’m not as unique as I thought. I am part of a demographic – but if you are going to be part of a demographic then, I’m proud to be part of the Wilco Demographic. I gave a Jeff Twe
  12. Here's a song from our EP release gig the other week. It's all true that the camera adds 30 pounds - I look way thinner in real life - surely!
  13. Shameless plug alert!!! My brother and I have just released our new EP into the world. We worked pretty hard on it over the last year. You might like it. Three tracks from it are posted here: http://meech-brothers.bandcamp.com/album/poco Enjoy!
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