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  • Birthday 03/20/1974

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  1. I have a ticket for the Queens Hall show, Row D 44. I have had to travel last minute, and will sadly have to miss the show. I will take face value for the ticket: 28.50 pounds. (I will absorb the service charge.) Please PM me if interested.
  2. Thanks @randomname (In these uncertain times, I love this forum even more.)
  3. According to the Wiki page: "The novel's Norwegian title, Min Kamp, is very similar to Hitler's Mein Kampf. The book's editor, Geir Gulliksen, originally forbade Knausgård from using the title, but later changed his mind. Knausgård's British publisher at the time was not interested in the book, and Knausgård did not protest the German translation publisher's decision to change the title in that region." And, "The sixth book has a 400-page essay on Hitler's early life and autobiography." I'll have to reserve judgement until I read it I guess. (Are there Cliff's Notes?!) I never made it throug
  4. Thanks Randomname. I just googled Knausgaard and that is exactly the guy I saw. (He has ahmazing hair!)
  5. Last weekend, I brought a friend in Berlin to her first Wilco show. Afterwards we were able to say hello to Glenn Kotche (!!!!) who was with a tall silver haired gentleman. After the man left, Glenn told us that this was one of his favourite authors. Back in Dublin we excitedly told a third friend not at the show about the rock star encounter, and she asked us for the name of the author -- completely missing the main gist of the story. (Mental note to move her to my B-List.) Of course, I can't remember. Does anyone here have an inkling who that author might be? I only remember that it sound
  6. We have an extra ticket for the Dublin show. Face value is 50 euros. Make an offer and I'll cover the postage. It's a great time to visit Dublin. This year is the centennial of the Uprising so lots of special events all summer. The Irish economy is improving and the dollar is strong against the Euro. Plus, after the recent election, there is currently no majority government here so a perfect happy ersatz anarchy for the time being...
  7. This was my third show on the Tweedy tour so far. I brought non-wilco fan friends along to each show (some because they lived in the town where I needed a place to stay). And brought six pals to this one, in our own city. They teased me that they were coming along to witness my mania. Ha! Even though most of them have been coerced to accompany me to Wilco shows in the past, there was something so charismatic and charming about seeing Mr Tweedy perform solo that has turned them into superfans. One of them tagged Spencer in a post show Instagram photo and Spencer wrote back. She was thrilled. I
  8. I love Wait for Love. I love how it "grew" on me after a few listens -- that quiet one in the corner who you don't notice right away. I love how the penduluming rhythm of the waltz reminds me of an old married couple. I love how it is a sonic metaphor that alludes to doing the same old same old in a long marriage, where life forces you to prioritize the mortgage, the kids, the job, the bills over each other. And you gradually realize that there is a reassurance to routine, that these well worn orbits, with their perigees and apogees, means you oscillate around a constant center. Your heart is
  9. No offense but I call the Viachicago community "Wilcoholics Anonymous" when I quote information I find here with my non-Wilcoholic friends.
  10. Also Dublin tickets for Tweedy on 28th of January go on sale tomorrow! So happy.
  11. That's because "If it's not Scottish, it's crap."
  12. Being half Scottish myself, I really thought there was a nice Scotsman rapport between Tweedy and Ewan McGregor when they played charades on Jimmy Fallon last night. :-)
  13. Seriously, it brings out the OCD in me that there are only 19 tracks on each CD and the title wants you to have 20. But it is uber effective and makes me want to fill in that "blank," which requires a mental cataloguing of all my favorite Wilco songs, and thinking what I would include if I were boss. I love, too, that it is a question about location. Such a clever title. Whoever came up with it in Wilco Inc. should get a raise and a promotion. Guess what I'm getting everyone on my list for Christmas this year...
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