Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About sonnyfeeling

  • Rank
  • Birthday 09/29/1955

Profile Information

  • Gender

Recent Profile Visitors

955 profile views
  1. I have some idea how the buyout contracts with the resorts work, because I have a family member who has worked on those contracts at this very resort. And of course Mr. Tweedy has spoken about the fact that Wilco is contracted with the promoter to perform at the show. But you don't need to read the contract in detail to understand that all this is going to result in financial hardship for many of the people involved.
  2. I am in fact married to a person who made her living for many years as a PR person, and I make my living today by writing. The trouble here isn't that no one has come up with the right words. It's that the party in charge (the promoter) isn't willing to make a decision that will probably bankrupt them. In the case of Dead & Co., the promoters didn't make that decision until they literally had no other choice because multiple band members and staff had come down with COVID and the show could not go on. This isn't about words, it's about actions, and like I said, all
  3. How would that work, exactly? Not challenging, I am just genuinely curious what options you think are available in a situation that seems to have very few good outcomes. I imagine there are some fairly testy conversations going on behind the scenes between promoter and band, but those are obviously not public.
  4. My understanding is that the way these festivals work is the promoter does a buyout of the resort, agreeing to pay the resort owner a fairly large sum of money in exchange for the right to put on the show and sell packages directly to fans. The band has a contract with the promoter to allow the use of their name and to play a certain number of shows. I don't know what either contract says, but I presume that the promoter is on the hook for the buyout fee unless the resort somehow is unable to deliver the rooms. And the band probably has some major penalties to pay if th
  5. I wish I wish I could share that optimism. Unfortunately, it's not just about being at an outdoor concert. There's the trip to the airport, and time spent in the airport waiting for your flight, and the flight itself, and time spent at the destination airport waiting for your bags, and the (long) bus ride to the resort, and then a repeat of all those things in reverse on the trip home. That's a lot of exposure to a lot of people. I personally know four people who had the same optimism, traveled over the holidays, and wound up catching COVID. Two got pretty sick (but not en
  6. >> sound on the rail was absolutely garbage though. Yes, we were on the rail as well (in the section on the right). The bass was so oppressive and overpowering that it literally hurt. It was like being inside a subwoofer that was turned up too loud. The bass drum completely overwhelmed every other low frequency and felt like it was shaking my internal organs. I think they had a blown speaker (or maybe had the crossover frequency set horribly wrong), because the sound at the other stage was not at all like that.
  7. Thanks, Paul. Judy and I made it to Chattanooga for this festival and I have been meaning to post something about it here. This is a lovely festival in a perfect location, in a large park on the Tennessee River. The festival organizers are Drew and Ellie Holcomb, who are fixtures in the Nashville music scene. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors played the set just before Wilco, on the main stage, with Dr. Dog closing out the day's activities on the smaller stage across the park. During his (well received) set, Drew exhorted the audience to stick around for Wilco, who he called "the best
  8. Haven't seen a mention of this here yet. Three day festival on Martha's Vineyard, at the end of summer. Lineup is amazing: Beck - Wilco - The Avett Brothers are the three headliners. Support acts include Khruangbin, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Lord Huron, Billy Strings, Aoife O'Donovan, Shovels & Rope, Brett Dennen, The War and Treaty and quite a few more. They did the first one in 2019, a two-day event with John Fogerty and Phil Lesh headlining, and it got very good reviews. https://www.beachroadweekend.com/
  9. This is not the flu. Perhaps this story will help. This is not from some Internet rando. The author, Tommy Vietor, is a former policy advisor in the White House: The quote from the friend's wife is here: Or perhaps this article will help: This Coronavirus Is Unlike Anything in Our Lifetime, and We Have to Stop Comparing It to the Flu
  10. sonnyfeeling


    Tickets have been sold.
  11. The Savannah Music Festival ends the weekend before High Water. Last year the festivals overlapped and we were able to see Jeff Tweedy and the Dimmer Twins in separate shows in Savannah before driving up to Charleston for High Water. The timing is not so fortuitous this year, alas, but Savannah is still worth the trip.
  12. We've been to High Water the past two years. It's a wonderful event and we'll be back next year. If past performance is a guide, Wilco will play a longish set (at least 90 minutes, maybe more, not an abbreviated festival set) on Saturday night after sunset. And we are strongly considering that ridiculously expensive package.
  13. This is a stellar piece of writing. A middle-age man finds ‘Joy’ through Wilco A few samples: “Ode to Joy” isn’t exactly what the title implies: Sure it’s an ode to joy, but it’s not a simple celebration of the emotion. Rather, it’s more an appreciation of a dwindling resource. In this sense it’s a perfect Wilco title for a perfect Wilco album for times that might require a reminder that joy sometimes needs to be nurtured like a plant. It’s heartening that an artist (like frontman Jeff Tweedy) or assemblage of artists (Wilco) can command your interest after a quarter century with somethi
  • Create New...