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About BillLee

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  1. All I want for Christmas is candy left over from Halloween.
  2. Great story. My boyhood idol was Fred Lynn, but I’m guessing he doesn’t have the full appreciation of Wilco’s unbridled awesomeness.
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    A.M. Deluxe?

    Anyone else having trouble tracking their order on the Wilco Reissue Store (Rhino)? I ordered AM colored vinyl over a week ago but am now unable to check status of my order. Grrrrrr.....
  4. In the final episode of Halt and Catch Fire, New Madrid is playing in a café. Great show, which always had a good ear for 80's and 90's alternative tunes.
  5. Not sure if this is on the above Spotify list, but at this summer's Solid Sound Vile played one of his earlier songs, "Freak Train." It has a great chugging locomotive-like rhythm, occasionally punctuated by Vile screaming Freak Train!!! Sounded really good live.
  6. I will second the greatness of Los Lobos' Kiko. I wouldn't consider myself a huge fan of the band, but Kiko is a must-listen of songs which share little in common with the exception that they are all excellent.
  7. Sittin' on my deck on a beautiful Sunday afternoon listening to Friday night's SS show. A happy recreation of Nels ripping off a beautiful Hotel Arizona that evening. Concur with others that the sound quality is pretty sweet.
  8. My vote goes to Television - precise, edgy guitarwork. And whatever 72-year old Peter Wolf takes, I'll have two please. I was surprised at how entertaining his set was. The Shaggs are....an acquired taste.
  9. Eric here. My wife and I are going to our fourth Solid Sound. We're bringing our friend, who is about to experience his first, and will never be the same thereafter. Friday can't get here fast enough!
  10. It's a myth that colored vinyl sounds worse than black, probably perpetuated by limited edition/bootleg pressings manufactured by record plants with poor quality control. My white Star Wars LP sounds fine, as do several of the colored vinyl reissues that Newbury Comics has put out. In the case of the Schmilco vinyl, it just sounds like many of the orange pressings suffered from bad QC, while not so with the black. They may even have been pressed at different plants, not sure.
  11. Folks on the Steve Hoffman message board have been complaining about the quality of the colored vinyl. Issues with non-fill causing noise and side B being off center. So rather than buying the colored vinyl at Newbury Comics, I decided to order the black from Amazon. It was supposed to arrive Sunday, but I am still waiting. Karma for not supporting my local record store.
  12. After reading posts of the previous shows I was a little disappointed about not hearing Spiders last night, but overall a solid show. As others have posted, Star Wars really shines live, and Company In My Back was a pleasant surprise of a catalogue opener. Anyone going tonight - you owe it to yourself to get to the Orpheum right at 7:30 to see William Tyler. He is a truly talented guitarist. BTW, they were selling some of his vinyl for only $10 a pop last night. Currently listening to Behold the Spirit. It is a good pressing.
  13. Picked up a white vinyl at the Newbury Comics on Newbury Street last night; they had several there. Spun it tonight, and it was flat and clean. Oh yes, it was very nice.....
  14. Received the 180g vinyl yesterday on my doorstep - there was much rejoicing. Currently on my second listen. The vinyl is flat and quiet. The sound is excellent, intimate soundstage as if Jeff and Spencer are playing in my living room. Tip of the cap to Executive Producer Samuel L. Tweedy. Current faves are Diamond Light and Summer Noon, but album seems like one of those growers which will yield new faves every couple listens. Psyched to continue to dig in.
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