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Passenger Sid

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  1. You only get ONE. Mine... Paul Westerberg
  2. Yep. Catholics can vote for whatever candidate they want for whatever reason they want. The Church doesn't tell them how to vote. That San Diego flier isn't supported by the Church. Of course, voting Democrat is NOT a mortal sin. Silly.
  3. There's a LOT Catholics who vote Democrat. I think it's close to 50-50. They justify voting for a Pro-Choice candidate by saying they believe the Democrats respect life post-birth more than Republicans. Pope Francis, nor priests, tell parishioners who to vote for.
  4. Future Islands - “The Far Field” - April 7th Brand new single “Ran”. Jimmy Fallon Feb. 9th., followed shortly by long tour. !
  5. Nowhere in Jeff's social media post does he state a position regarding anything specifically. What would I possible be disagreeing with?! How I feel about Tweedy is how I feel about Conan O'Brien or Alec Baldwin, for examples. Conan's old NBC late night show was, in my opinion, one of if not THE greatest late night TV show of all time...funny, weird and quirky. On TBS, since getting burned by NBC, Conan's show is, generally, more cynical and more political. I don't like his show as much. Not because of his political views. But because...in my opinion...political discourse has a lot of nastiness and a snarky, cynical quality that I find off-putting. I love watching Alec Baldwin doing "normal" comedy on SNL or in movies. I think his political views are off at times, but I DON'T CARE. He's entertaining. I think his Trump impersonation SUCKS. It pales dramatically to the great caricatures of Carvey's Bush, Ferrell's W. Bush or Hammond's Clinton, but I digress. I like Tweedy and Wilco because of their music, not whether they support Planned Parenthood or not. Or whether they like Trump or not. I DO NOT CARE. Don't believe me. I don't give a flying crap.
  6. You're right. Hypothetically, if I got stranded on a small island, and I was one of only 3 humans, including Mr. Tweedy and my 3 year old nephew, and I needed information on how to build a raft or how to make a fire and find food to eat and stay safe at night from wild creatures, I'd love to have someone like Mr. Tweedy around and would definitely seek his advice over my 3 year old nephew.
  7. Um, huh? Jeff can say whatever he wants. I like Tweedy. I think he's a genuinely very good guy. A caring guy. Seems a sweet guy. A grounded guy. A funny guy. A talented guy. I never once said anything specifically about disagreeing with him. Or being outraged in any way at what he says or thinks. In fact, the opposite. It bothers me ZERO...because I honestly think that...generally...entertainers' opinions and thoughts on political issues mean as much to me as my 3 year old nephew's opinion on political issues. I sometimes think that entertainers think, because they have popularity and a platform, that people like me all of a sudden give more weight to their opinions. I don't. As for concerts, Jeff, for example, could walk out with one of his crude, anti-Trump sentiments on his T-shirt and lecture me and the audience on how bad Trump is. It wouldn't bother me because me of what he's saying. I could give a rip. But it WOULD bother me that someone as smart and nice and caring and Jeff would actually think a group of thousands of people wanting to have a special night of listening to great music, would want to hear HIS thoughts on politics.
  8. My point is that, I think Jeff is fully aware that if he chooses to be part of a political rally or takes a side politically, that there's gonna be some people who don't agree with said rally, and will get worked up about it and say dumb/nasty things to him. Jeff has said many times that when he and Wilco put out a song, it's not there's anymore. I love that. And I agree. I love "Pieholden Suite". It makes me think of my wife. I love "Shot In The Arm", cause when he says "what you once were isn't what you want to be anymore", I think of how many dumb things I may have said or done in my lifetime and how I don't want to be any part of that anymore. His songs are mine now. So I honestly don't care what he thinks politically. When I listen to his music, I hear what I hear. I don't always 100% like the things he supports politically, but I'm able to separate it. Now, if I go see him in concert, I expect him to not get political. It ruins the whole concert vibe for me.
  9. Jeff's a smart guy. He's gotta know many fans of music...including me....could give a flying crap about his political opinions.
  10. Oh, this must the type of marches a lady writing for CNN doesn't like: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/17/opinions/prolife-and-feminist-under-trump-bachiochi-opinion/index.html
  11. "Ecstasy Of Gold", the mesmerizing end scene of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. "Philadelphia Morning", Rocky. "And Then He Kissed Me", Goodfellas.
  12. My favorite 3 were: The I Don't Cares - Wild Stab Okkervil River - Away Eleanor Friedberger - New View
  13. Sam Moore just sang a really great version of America the Beautiful.
  14. Amen to that. I've heard old live acoustic versions, and it really IS great.
  15. I agree. Trump's narcissistic. He's defensive. He's thin-skinned. His ego is out of control (although, I'd argue ALL Presidents' egos are). My point is that, as a fan of late night comedy TV, and movies, and entertainers and music....it's gonna be a sucky, whiny, bitch-and-moan fest the next 4 years from 90% of the entertainment media. Probably every new record is gonna reference evil Trump. Every freaking concert I go to. Every Fallon and Kimmel and Colbert monologue. Trump won. Fair and square. I'd rather people accept it and get out the vote in 4 years rather than complain 24/7.
  16. I'm not a fan of Trump. But it REALLY fascinates me how worked up people are getting over his every move. He still has "elect" on his title. I'm gonna go out a very large and sturdy limb...Hollywood, those in entertainment media, and musicians are gonna force-feed us normal folks one helping of whine after the next in a lot of their creative output the next 4 years.
  17. I didn't see the Golden Globes speech, but I like Patrick Coffin's take on it. Coffin is former host of Catholic Answers Live. He writes Streep's comments in quotes followed by his take: "Just to pick up on what (actor) Hugh Laurie said, you and all of us in this room really belong to the most vilified segments of American society right now." Um, Meryl, I adore your talent -- I do -- but listen to yourself. You're wearing a $18,000 gown; a sleek limousine will float you home to Malibu; your net worth is north of $65,000,000; people seek your autograph, signed photo, and opinions every day of the week. I know you were going for facetious here, but... "So I only ask the famously well-heeled Hollywood Foreign Press and all of us in our community to join me in supporting the Committee to Protect Journalists, because we’re gonna need them going forward, and they’ll need us to safeguard the truth." Hahahahahahaahahahahahahahaha! I though she said we are going to need Hollywood celebs to safeguard the truth! "It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It -- it kind of broke my heart when I saw it." This is an allusion to the claim that Donald Trump did a mock impersonation of a handicapped reporter who wrote something negative about him (Trump). I have no idea where the truth lies on this, but for now, let it be said I don't support the mocking of people based on things they can't control, like physical looks. But have you seen the bazillion mocking images and impersonations liberals come up to mock Donald Trump's looks? I'll go out on a limb and I say I doubt these break Meryl's dear heart. As for her advocacy of the underprivileged and the disabled -- I say, fantastic. But wasn't a disabled teenager tortured on Facebook Live only days ago by four African-American adults, who forced him to say "F*** Trump, f*** white people," and all manner of other vile things, while being gagged with tape, cut with a knife, and forced to shove his head into the toilet. Beyond terrifying.
  18. Wish the midwest portion of the tour had more cities. Darn. I was hoping their new record was gonna be released soon. Apparently, Bono felt...post election...that maybe the band should revisit the record to make sure there's nothing more they want to say. All us music fans apparently get to look forward to a U2 album in late 2017 or early 2018 where Bono will tell us how we should feel to have Trump as our President. Joy!
  19. Summerteeth - Pieholden Suite Would have to think a bit about the others.
  20. Of those mentioned already, I'll second Venus Stop The Train, Downbound Train & Downtown Train. Others good train songs... "Train Song" - Victoria Williams "Trains & Boats & Planes" - Fountains of Wayne version "Engine Driver" - Decemberists "Runaway Train" - Tom Petty "Crazy Train" - Ozzy
  21. You have a solo drive tonight of approx. 30 minutes. You're gonna quickly make yourself a playlist. What would it look like? Mine: “Stumbling In” - Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro “Time Wraps Around You” - Velvet Crush “I Can Help” - Billy Swan “Till It Shines” - Bob Seger “A Little Bit Longer” - Jonas Brothers “Please Come To Boston” - Dave Loggins “Better Be Good To Me” - Tina Turner “William & Emily” - Richard Buckner
  22. Yep, me too. Rod Stewart's "The First Cut Is The Deepest", which only recently did I realize was a Cat Steven's song.
  23. I really like Let's Fight. As for Millionaire, I think they made the right choice to not record/release.
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