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sleapman

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  1. Gives some pretty direct answers on his favorite songs, least favorite song to play live, etc. I enjoyed reading it. https://www.vulture.com/2019/09/jeff-tweedy-interview-wilco-ode-to-joy.html
  2. In the somewhat-related-but-not-really department, I was living in LA at this time and had tickets to Wilco's second night at the House of Blues on the tour (i think they taped the tonight show appearance before night one). I think there was a death in the Tweedy/Miller family in between shows and the second night was cancelled. I know the band rarely cancels shows, and was bummed to have missed them on this tour (obviously family comes first). Just figured i'd drop this anecdote in.
  3. Fantastic/devastating as well, from 50/50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWEWO_WTZxU
  4. I was fortunate enough to attend an event today at Temple Emanuel in Chicago for the retirement of Rabbi Michael Zedek. In addition to a touching ceremony and some great comedy from Pete Grosz and his wife Deb, Jeff and Spencer performed three songs for the attendees. 1. A Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan cover) 2. You are Not Alone 3. Hesitating Beauty Was very cool to see them perform in this setting (and to hear A Simple Twist of Fate live).
  5. Great points above, U2roolz. I've seen U2 17 times (not bragging, just establishing a baseline) starting in 1987 and by far my biggest disappointment with them as a live act is their complete lack of spontaneity. While their shows make look stunning visually, they are so programmed down to the minute that it rarely, if ever, allows the band to call an audible. And this has been the case since the Zoo TV tour. I know U2 has to balance playing the hits/pushing their new album but they completely ignore entire albums/eras from their catalog. Obviously this is their right, but after hearing
  6. MZ Box 19? Any chance the guys have some fun with the setting tonight - show up in suits, add some instruments (horn section, etc.). Doubtful, but just throwing it out there...
  7. Paul Simon - Graceland Tour & Talking Heads - pretty much any tour. Was just too young at the time to convince the parents to let me go.... Not that i am a big fan, but just as Oasis was starting to blow up (early-to-mid 90s), i was in line to buy tickets in DC to see them (at Radio Music Hall, before it became the "new" 9:30 club) and the people in front of me bought the last two tickets. Never saw them...
  8. For what it's worth - i saw house of freaks open for Midnight Oil way back in 1989/1990 and they put on a great show. Still such a sad story....
  9. Of all the shows to be on the same date - i've been waiting for the miles kurosky tour forever and now he has to compete with Spoon on the same night? Schuba's will be empty.
  10. Came across this on aintitcool....it's one of those "red band" trailers so you'll need to enter your birthdate in the tiny box in the upper left... Nothing's Ever is featured prominently throughout, and the movie looks pretty funny too... http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41630
  11. Double whammy in today's NY Times, first the longer article in the Arts & Leisure section, and this interview from the Magazine... http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/magazine/05fob-q4-t.html?ref=magazine Questions for Jeff Tweedy Rock of Ages By DEBORAH SOLOMON Some of us think of your music as mom-and-dad rock, probably because it appeals with equal magnetism to aging boomers and our teenage kids. Wilco is the only current band on which there is any consensus in my household. That seems to happen quite a bit with this band, which is flattering. I’m not a big believer in the predest
  12. Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances
  13. And for those who haven't won tix/still want to go - check this out.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=230178815876
  14. I was at the show last night too - great band and mark was in fine voice. Small crowd was disheartening but still a solid show.
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