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  1. >> 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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/
  4. 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
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  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. "The lyrics were also unabashedly domestic—the song “Hate It Here” boasts about learning how to do laundry..." Calling that song's lyrics "unabashedly domestic" is a pretty spectacular misreading, IMO.
  10. We have our tickets for Azkena now. Waiting to see if there are any other dates around it...
  11. We will see you in El Paso! Look for us, row A center. First row behind the pit. Look for a bit of gray hair and big smiles because we're at a Wilco show. We were in the front row in 2012, but in row H this year (8 rows back but gorgeous audio as always from Stan, and perfect sight lines). I noticed the audience more this time around compared to last time, when the only thing in front of me was that moat. But the energy level seemed very high for Santa Fe, which has a larger than normal gray ponytail crowd and sometimes can be a bit too laid-back.
  12. The Santa Fe Opera is a marvelous, acoustically near-perfect venue. The swells gather there in their finery in comfortable but not ostentatious seats to take in world-class opera all summer long. In the fall, after the tuxes are all packed away and the last soprano has sung, there's a brief pop season. One of the charms of the Opera's Crosby Theater is its open-air nature, with a solid roof that protects the audience from the elements, but open sides that allow fresh air and the occasional view of one of Northern New Mexico's legendary monsoon thunderstorms. Last night, the venue showed it
  13. Anyone else get a bad link for the Friday night (Roadcase 64) FLAC download? It shows up as the ALAC format for the Sunday Tweedy show. Have a note in to KungFu Store now... [uPDATED TWO MINUTES LATER] Well, that was fast. The KFS people got back to me and said they've got the download links fixed now. [uPDATED TWO MINUTES LATER] Nope, not fixed. They give you 10 download attempts in your account, and I now have only three left. Grrrrrrrrr. [uPDATED FOR THE LAST TIME] Finally fixed.
  14. I just picked up Roadcase 62, the Winterlude show from February 23, 2017. In the metadata for track 9, the song title is listed as ... At Least That's What She Said Am I a bad person for finding this hilarious?
  15. I managed to get two tickets for the final night of the Fillmore run. I now realize how very lucky I was. Not sure how many they had allotted for the presale for each night but it must have been a small percentage and this is a very small venue (capacity only 1150).
  16. Not only that, but after you pick up the Will Call Only tickets with ID and original credit card, you are escorted directly in. No opportunity to transfer the ticket to a buyer. This really is the right way to block scalpers hard, although it also tends to penalize people who have genuine emergencies that make it impossible to go. If they can enforce these restrictions, I would say anyone trying to sell or buy via Stubhub is going to be extremely disappointed.
  17. I feel very lucky we were able to get 2 tickets for the last night in SF (9/11). The 9/10 show was sold out as far as I could tell within seconds. Was hoping to get two nights in a row so will now have to try to get something in the general sale on Friday morning from a laptop tethered to a cellphone while driving to Denver. I am not sure how many tickets they had in the presale for each night but if it was 10% of the house that's only about 55 pairs of tickets. Fillmore capacity is only 1150!
  18. I am not sure how you are going to survive the next I-don't-know-how-many months of waiting.
  19. I hadn't seen anyone point this out yet but Jambase says Wilco is playing Sasquatch this year. "Exact performance date not confirmed yet," Use the "Show more dates" option here: http://www.jambase.com/band/wilco Not sure I believe it, to be honest. Looks like they wrote Sasquatch but the dates match up with Mountain Jam, which I suspect is what they really meant.
  20. Impossible St. Louis, Unlikely Chicago
  21. New interview celebrating the upcoming reissue of Trace on its 20th anniversary. Jay has several not nice things to say about Jeff. This one is especially ouchy: I think it was an opportunity for me to put more focus on my songwriting. I experienced some hostility in Uncle Tupelo with regards to that, as well. There was a time the other songwriter walked up to me and said one sentence. He said “People like my songs more than yours,” and he walked away. So, you know, when I say it was a liberating time for me, creatively, that’s what I’m referring to. Yeah, what do you do with that? You
  22. This seems like a good opportunity for someone to break out a "Will they please retire that song already?" thread.
  23. It appears to have been pasted from something that insisted on formatting as 18px, so WHEEEEEEEE!
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