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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 u
  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
  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 goo
  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 melod
  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 r
  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 t
  15. I didn't like that one until I found the version of the Pitchfork Music Festival in 2015, now I'm leaning towards thumbs up for that one. Actually, because of how soft Schmilco's sound was I grabbed back to Star Wars for the first time in months and months, remembering I disliked it on first listen but also thought it was an edgy, interesting try. I don't want to be 'that guy' who's always dissing new albums because he doesn't have the capacity to evolve, but on the other hand, how come I loved the Whole Love on first listen, you know? Edit: okay, I'd like to change my order to bump up Summe
  16. a Modern classic Before that, I just read : Now that's a classic classic obviously. I wonder if I think the love story is in the way of the worthwhile anti-war stuff because of the way modern rom coms cram a mandatory love story into everything, and that Hemingway was partly responsible for that consequence, ironically. I like love stories when Marquez does them so I'm not jaded against any and all ones. It was "fine" in this but not the reason to read this book, though it made the ending more poignant (no spoilers in a reply please). Wolf Hollow has the young adult tag on goodreads, w
  17. a (belated) thanks :-). My recent discovery of goodreads leaves me with at least 250 books on my to-read list, and my discovery of abebooks leaves me with a decent portion of that on my new, bigger book case. Even considering that, this topic still contains lots of good recommendations since they rarely include the typical ancient critical darlings. I try to do classic-modern-classic-modern lately. Anyhoo, I'm reading this, which is delightfully funny but very moving too (he says, knowing full well this is hardly an obscurity) : Are there by chance any fans of John Fante's Bandini s
  18. I tend to respect that they just had two experimental-ish albums in them, better this way than to see the ghosts of that quality in a third/fourth experimental album. They had something to say/express and they accomplished that, end of story. Concerning simple or complex songs, I go back and forth on my preference, both in the Wilco catalogue and on a larger scale. I'm in the camp of the layered ones lately, therefore my album order is: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot A Ghost is Born (gap in quality) Summerteeth Being There Sky Blue Sky The Whole Love (gap in quality) Wilco (The Album) (gap
  19. I can't stop listening to this, been wanting more from him ever since being flattened by "I'm getting ready".
  20. Just finished this. Comparable to other tragicomic cocaine-fueled yuppie satires of the '80s but having a main character with a conscience, dealing with loss and the search for human connection. Can be read just for the comedy but there's more there for those who want it. A little short. 3.5/5. Almost half way through a classic. Unlike anything I've ever read.:
  21. Dealer's choice Sad and Screechy Torres - Honey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVgNYcJeiOg Sizzling Rock The Men - I Saw Her Face http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFbwU31NXIk Bittersweet and wholesome Night Beds - Borrowed Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yYsUh3xHtQ Drugs Party (taken by the palmful) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoH6k6eIUS4
  22. Amen. It's a shame when abundantly talented people get bogged down by what's probably self-indulgence. I've always liked Sufjan Stevens' more straightforward compositions better too i.e.
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