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  1. I was definitely able to purchase both songs from Amazon. The problem is I can't remember precisely what I did in the middle step, but basically, here's how I did it: I signed up for the Amazon Music service, then selected each of the songs and added them to a list or liked them or something like that--that's the part I can't remember. Then when I went to my playlist with just those two songs and played them, there was a little three-dot button thingy next to each song. When that three-dot button was selected, it gave me the option to purchase each one. Once that was done and the songs had dow
  2. I love three of the demo (or 1st draft, as he labels them) songs quite a bit: In A Sad Kinda Way, Ambulance (both heard live on the Tweedy Show) and especially Stray Cats In Spain. Pittsburgh, a more finished track with Jeff and Spencer, is also very good and the solo acoustic version of Pieholden Suite sounds like an outtake from Together At Last--enjoyed both of those, too. As a huge Teenage Fanclub fan, the cover of Everything Flows posted today was also pretty darn cool! All in all, I'm into this material because it's great to hear new material by an artist I like and I love raw demos and
  3. Jesus...why are so many people opposed to a band or musician trying to sell stuff, but especially about them putting a price on their music? The Wilco online store has everything from bobblehead toys to pencils, socks and even wine bottle cozies. The merch tables at shows are full of stuff for sale. It's what musicians do to try to make money these days, seeing as physical music sales are really down, Spotify pays virtually nothing, touring has been off limits for almost 2 years (and probably will be again soon), and to paraphrase someone here, people expect music online to be free (?!). Every
  4. I can't make the Columbus show tonight (my hometown show), so I asked a friend to pick up the singles for me. At 6pm when he checked they were sold out.
  5. Wow--at least six previously unreleased songs in the first month or so (there have been 7 musical posts, really, since he posted a murky version of one and then a clearer copy of the exact same track the next day) that you can figure out how to download without too much difficulty...I wouldn't call that clutter. At this rate, and if you consider that songs go for $1.29 or so on most commercial digital outlets, I can see this being a pretty good deal for the money as time goes on. And I kinda want to see musicians I like continuing to make music, which they might not be able to do if they have
  6. Oh, yeah-i forgot to include All I Need—you’re right, it definitely has A Shot In the Arm lyrics.
  7. Some observations and a question after listening to the outtakes/alternate takes and demos: 1) No Hurry sounds like it became I Am Trying To Break Your Heart after some new lyrics and other tweaks 2) We're just Friends/Yee Haw sounds like the music became Just a Kid My question: anyone else wondering if the name Viking Dan is a not-so-subtle reference to Vicodin, which-as the liner notes and Jeff's book tell us--was flowing freely at the time, or is it just me? That song is one of my favorites on this box set, btw. Really sounds raw and desperate and backs up a lot of the
  8. That was definitely GBV's Teenage FBI they were singing.
  9. I bought the double CD and-at least for me-the multiple download notices were 1) a download of the album tracks and (happily) 2) a download of the bonus track that was vinyl-only for a little while. The second one arrived a week or two after the album was released, I seem to remember.
  10. With absolutely no disrespect intended, I think that the idea that what got Trump elected was the disaffected American blue collar worker who was worried about his job and financial future and his voice being heard...is dishonest at best and delusional at worst. News outlets and pundits have been trying hard to convince themselves and everyone else that was what happened. But after the events of this week and some of the thousands of ugly and truly shitty things said and done by opposing citizens and politicians during Obama's time in office and especially during the 2016 election, you will ne
  11. Shawnsolo73: as far as meeting the band goes, we've usually had good luck just hanging out near the buses after the show. Everyone in the band has been very gracious and friendly, but we've never seen Jeff Tweedy signing or chatting after a show. Good luck!
  12. Thanks, too from me, for the links. Never got the email either, so I was worried. Went off without a hitch, though!
  13. Yeah, this is starting to worry me--no email yet with the presale info. I even created a new account with a new email and...nothing. Also tried emailing Songkick/CrowdSurge but haven't received a reply. It's past close-of-business the day before the presale, so this really doesn't look good.
  14. I think they're in the process of switching us over: when I tried to sign in to Crowd Surge with the email account I used for Front Gate it said my email address wasn't recognized, so I assume they haven't gotten to my account yet. That's why I'm a bit concerned that some people including myself might be shut out of the presale happening in less than 48 hours. Oh, well. I'll try emailing Songkick and see what happens. I can also create my own Crowd Surge account and hope that works for the presale.
  15. Has everyone had their Front Gate account switched to Crowd Surge yet? I haven't gotten the email with the transfer instructions, so I'm getting a little concerned about being able to do the presale in two days...I'm wondering if opening up a new Crowd Surge account will allow me to do the presale or if it HAS to be done via the Wilcoworld email...
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