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About poppydawn

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  • Birthday 10/22/1972

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    Belleville, Illinois
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    Music (no, really?), writing, reading, knitting, cooking, road trips, finding new and interesting ways to wrangle my 3-year-old.
  1. You know what? I still try to fold my scrap aluminum foil into little sculptures.
  2. I was at the show and I'm still shaken/seething from that person in the front row. The initial request to play something for Jay was ... tone-deaf. But to keep badgering Jeff about it was just awful. It didn't do anything to honor Jay's memory - just dredged up the bad stuff. Thanks for the update, Paul. I was 11th row, center, and couldn't hear what the woman in the front was saying. From Jeff's answers I assumed she was clueless and had no idea what was being discussed. The person who yelled the initial request was sitting fairly close to me. And some dude behind me kept yelling, "Jay Farr
  3. Bob was, indeed, wonderful, and he'll be very missed around the neighborhood. About ten years ago he pretty much filled the underage section at a St. Louis show with kids from Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He always came out to Jeff's shows in St. Louis, and they'd always play "Casino Queen" for him because it was his favorite. Two years ago Bob was hospitalized when Wilco played here. He was so bummed to miss the show, so they made a soundboard recording for him. There were lots of cheers for Bob from the crowd through the night. At 81 and three decades into Jeff's career, he was still going
  4. It was an honor to be able to go on behalf of VC today. Bob passed surrounded by his family, who held him through the very end. In the days leading to his passing at home, he was visited by so many loved ones. Jeff and Spencer played music for him. He left this world knowing how very well-loved and important he was. I was acquainted with Bob from living in the same neighborhood. He was a character, a hoot, and a very sweet person. He and I were regulars at the same neighborhood bar and grill. The year "The Whole Love" was nominated for a Grammy, he was adamant about giving the restaurant ma
  5. Considering the experiences I've had with Ticketmaster over the past few days (yesterday they sent the wrong password, and today their software didn't recognize that yes, I had entered a credit card to cover the $14 not covered by gift cards), and the fact that they sold me non-existent seats to Springsteen last October, I've decided that scalpers and Stub Hub are more responsible and scrupulous. I've never used StubHub or bought from scalpers but at this point, I'm having difficulty seeing how Ticketmaster's any better on moral grounds. Between the jacked-up fees and increasing bad custome
  6. That was the most fucked up presale I've ever seen. Boo hiss to the new company.
  7. Jay even made the Belleville newspaper, albeit via the AP. The local paper never mentions anything Wilco or Jeff-related. http://www.bnd.com/breaking_news/story/781639.html
  8. Sweet Relief, the charity started in the early '90s when Victoria Williams was diagnosed with MS, is still helping uninsured musicians. Wilco is on their list of supporters, too.
  9. He did have the surgery. I talked to someone in the know the weekend of the Champaign Bottle Rockets show, and he'd had it then. He announced that he was having the surgery on his MySpace blog on April 24th, according to the NPR link.
  10. Wish I could be there. I saw them a week after that show. It was an early wedding gift from my husband. Been thinking about that show a lot tonight.
  11. I just watched the "Poor Places" chapter from I Am Trying to Break Your Heart. Fucking amazing. What a heartbreak.
  12. Well, that's pretty fucking official. Shit.
  13. Exactly. Undertow's posted his photo on their main page, also with no text.
  14. This is ridiculous. If the news breaks, it'll break here: http://www.news-gazette.com I'm amazed at peoples' ability to believe anything.
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