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  1. Brown-Eyed Women, their Grateful Dead cover on Day of the Dead is great (find on spotify).
  2. It's not blocked here so anyone who wants'em can grab'em here: http://www120.zippyshare.com/v/AkRZd3o4/file.htmlhttp://www120.zippyshare.com/v/EwoVH9sk/file.html
  3. It's this one on KCRW I think, thanks so much. http://wilcobase.com/event.php?event_key=227a quick search came up with these three other Morning Becomes Eclectic radio sessions: http://wilcobase.com/event.php?event_key=362 http://wilcobase.com/event.php?event_key=75 http://wilcobase.com/event.php?event_key=845Does someone know of any other radio programs they used to frequent? The only other ones I know of are the tiny desk concerts on NPR.
  4. Okay WilcoTheologian, that's a fresh take Orders are gonna differ but as for me, I save up play time of my favorite albums, the more I play it, the more I wear the songs out and after a while they stop surprising me and that makes me sad. YHF is far from my most played Wilco record just because I like it so much. Btw: you do realize Summerteeth's retro sound is intentional? It's a love letter to the Beach Boys era.
  5. I lost access to an old hard drive, and subsequently a couple of personally compiled bootleg collections. Now, I distinctly remember a radio session where a young Wilco covered that Uncle Tupelo tune. A search for a concert bootleg is a needle in a haystack. But can there really be a hundred radio recordings out there that predate Summerteeth (if my memory serves me right)? I'll broaden the question: I'd love a listen to any professionally mixed radio sessions Wilco's had over the years, the older the better but anything's welcome.
  6. I could never get into noir books as much as I love the movie genre. I tried a Jim Thompson once, an Elmore Leonard, they didn't take. Granted, I've never tried Ellroy (is he considered a guilty pleasure read?) , or Raymond Chandler which would be my best bet if I ever want to try noir. Right? This Fante talk has stirred up a renewed desire to read Dreams from Bunker Hill, alas I lent out my Bandini quartet. I did find the beginning of the Road to Los Angeles weak compared to the preceding two, but I'm intrigued by the romance behind the writing process of the last one. I'll probably end up reading 500 years of solitude before I get the quartet back. But first The World According to Garp of course, I love it already and I've barely scratched the surface. I've never had this many books burning a hole in my book case, if you will, and this topic is not helping (that want-to-read list on goodreads is getting intimidating).
  7. I'm playing the top 100 pieces of my local classical music station Klara. With Erik Satie - Gymnopedie No. 1 - Aldo Ciccolini ao things. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtB0xB182_Q Before that:
  8. I love these books, my brother turned me onto them and is furious with me I stopped six books in. Incomprehensible, I know. I'll get to it someday, it's just that book six was kind of weak compared to book 4 and 5 which were the best ones in the series in my opinion. I'm usually a little pretentious about literature but these are great fun none the less, and I think Stephen King sometimes gets too little credit. He'll never win a nobel prize for literature but he always engages a reader and he genuinely loves telling a story and it shows. I also think The Stand holds up but the rest of the books of his I've read I've sort of disavowed. Not the Dark Tower, just to be clear. There's an article or Rotten Tomatoes about the adaptation that will soon come out, starring Idris Elba as Roland, Mcconaughey as the man in black, and Ron Howard at the the helm (but not in the director's chair). I think that director has done mediocre things as well as great things. Rush was great, for instance.It'll be a trilogy and a tv-show, from what I understand. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_dark_tower_2017/
  9. Both good shows, I didn't follow through with the second season of Broadchurch after watching s02e01 but the first season is stellar. I thought this was just okay. I know cancer isn't supposed to be funny, necessarily, but it can be as Tig Notaro herself proved in her stand-up. Like just about anyone I've had my share of experiences with cancer in my direct environment so please don't take offence at this. I don't mind a serious show but I somehow thought Louis C.K. behind this would end up making this dramedy erring more on the side of comedy than drama. "Better Things" is very good in my opinion, Louis C.K. is producing this also, not surprising he gets to retain creative control after the good it did for FX with Louie. "Legit" by comedian Jim Jeffries seemed like another FX show where creative freedom was honored by the network FX. I firmly believe this is one of the best shows to come out the last few years on any network. I felt this show respected my emotional intelligence and left out any attempts of cheap manipulation. What a treat. I've just rewatched the entire series of Mr. Show on youtube, which I bring up because it's kind of the Monthy Python for '90s kids imo. Mr. Show is still some kind of gold standard for absurd sketch comedy. The real Monthy Python is due for a rewatch too, what a good reminder. ------------------------------ The Get Down and Ash vs. Evil Dead are two shows I've moved to the front of my queue after mentions in this thread. Thanks! I've just checked out "Westworld", the new scifi western show on HBO. It's too soon to tell much after two episodes but they've attracted some major movie stars like Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris in good roles. The 16 year old in this 28 year old body gives it a careful thumbs up.
  10. This playlist was supposed to have been handpicked by the band and is actually really nice. I've found some new addictions through it. Steve Gunn i.e. Other standouts (I already knew) include William Tyler, Kevin Morby, Julia Holter and Whitney alongside more well-known artists like Yo La Tengo, Van Morrison and Richard Thompson. These are just the first tracks in the image, mind you.:
  11. It's worth mentioning there's not a lot out there that sounds quite like this record. I'm not good at naming genre blends but they tap from a whole array of sources here.
  12. I've got "What we talk about when we talk about love" on my shelf, collecting dust unfortunately. I'm more motivated to crack it open now, thanks. Flannery O' Connor is a recommendation I've had twice now, my hesitance is my cheap nature (I couldn't find it second-hand). I've had an anti-recommendation for Selby from a non-vc-member but I've got a vintage picture of Tom Waits reading "Last Exit To Brooklyn" so maybe that cancels each other out. I'm only a medium amount cynical myself and find some bleakness poignant but there's a point where it goes to far and I just judge it to be melodrama lacking healthy perspective. I can stomach it, but I find I'm more drawn to characters with unconventional romantic tendencies fighting misanthropy in dire surroundingss. Beautiful losers is a good genre name. I loved Tropic of Cancer too, partly for that reason. I still don't get what the parts philosophizing about the universe were about in that one. I do have a language barrier that'll keep me from flipping open "Trainspotting" any time soon. So it's Glaswegian they try to emulate? David Foster Wallace's "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" was sort of the limit of my language level I think, I have the hardest time with Nabokov's ''Pale Fire'' for instance. My progress in "Ulysses" is slow but steady, for instance, though I can't imagine it's a breeze for a native English speaker either. Or is "Trainspotting" more confusing than anything? I can handle the first third of "The Sound and the Fury" for instance. Man, I'm bound to end up reading Kerouac. I'm just one of those guys who gets an idea in his head about a book being too popular. I've got the same reaction to idea of reading Salinger. I'm reading Garp now so I'm a total hypocrite. Which Kerouac book is a nice starting point? I'm reading this simultaneously with the aforementioned Garp. I liked his short story book okay but I'm not sure how seriously I can take him with his GOT association (though I love that show):
  13. There's no way you won't enjoy "Wait Until Spring, Bandini". The people I've spoken to about "Ask the Dust" and that one have the hardest time stating a personal preference. I'm rarely confident recommending a book, being not nearly as well read as I'd like to be, but it just so happens I just got a raving review of this book back from the most well read person I know (not even stating my jealousy for said person's intellect in all other areas). We're talking about someone who averages 2.5 books a month. Anyhoo, you won't enjoy it of course if you didn't think much of Ask The Dust. Can you recommend me something besides Bukowski based on a great personal liking of Fante?
  14. This looks good. I added it to my want-to-read list. I've never had much urges to re-read a books (though I did do that with Love in the Time of Cholera just to highlight all my favorite parts) so my entry in this list would be blank in that sense, in another sense I wish I could transport myself back to age 18 when I was cracking open all the Dark Tower books (Stephen King). There are better books but just the wonder turning each page at that age was amazing. This is in a kind of way me concurring with the above poster suggesting the Harry Potter series (of which I read the first four and then stopped). I do immediately regret that books can't go on forever sometimes like Catch-22.
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