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HeavyMetalDrummist

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  1. I walked into the venue right before Chicago Farmer started to play. I really enjoyed them and was especially impressed with the drummer's ability to play the drums while also playing the keys or mandolin. I've been playing drums for 40 years and I can't fathom the coordination that requires. Backyard Tire Fire were good, but I enjoyed Chicago Farmer more, probably because I'm a little more on the country side of alt-country. Wilco can't really be pegged in that particular genre and probably hasn't been easy to peg into any genre since Summerteeth. The best, yet still
  2. Chicago Theater is a fantastic venue. I sat in the first row of the main balcony and was not bothered by anyone around me. LOVED the song selection. This was my sixth Wilco show and second at Chicago Theater and both of those shows have been outstanding. The room sounds great, the band seems energetic. Was also happy that they didn't play as many OTJ songs as they did when I saw them in Indy and St. Louis. The album is still growing on me and even though I really enjoy those songs live I still really enjoyed their older stuff.
  3. Anyone know how to obtain one of these magazines at this point? The Newsstand website no longer has it available.
  4. I'm trying. I'm really trying. And I'll keep trying. But I still haven't warmed up to Ode to Joy. This and Schmilco are such a huge departure from anything that's been done previously. I realize we're never going to have another Summerteeth or Being There but I miss the roots-rock-Americana sound that made Wilco famous. Saw them in Indy on 11/12 and am seeing them again tonight in St. Louis. Also have tickets for one night of the Chicago shows. I will say that I enjoyed the songs more live than I do on the album, but there were a total of 8 songs from OTJ and I expect there'll be ab
  5. SBS was the first album I really listened to after A.M. I experienced a regrettably long period where I almost completely stopped listening to new music of any kind. It could have had something to do with the birth of my first son. In fact I'm just going with that. The most regrettable thing for me today is that I knew Jay Bennett and was really excited for him after joining the band. I didn't find out until after he had passed away that he and Wilco had parted ways ... that's how out of the loop I was.
  6. This sounds like Warmest to me. I'm not saying it's bad, and I'm going to continue to put the work in to warm up to it, but it's not what I was hoping for. That's OK for sure. I'm not the artist here. I'm the consumer. And hey ... after all, this is still Wilco. I'm going to listen to it and become familiar with the songs. Also of note: I'm currently battling a sinus infection that's made me nearly (hopefully temporarily) deaf in my right ear, so my listening experience has been accompanied by a frustration that I know I probably can't really hear everything I need to.
  7. I get it. But I really want to see a Wilco show!
  8. WTF Wilco! Nothing in Chicago or St. Louis? So far there are only dates in October. Maybe November will be added soon? December? Maybe a 4 date run at Chicago Theater in February again?
  9. Visualping ... nice. Will it send a notification if the page changes?
  10. Does anyone have a good script that will spam the "Shows" page with F5? Also, where are the shows usually announced first? Wilcoworld.net?
  11. Glad to find other people who love Wilco and Jeff Tweedy as much as (and probably more than) I do. I was at the show at Virginia Theater and was thoroughly enjoying myself. Bought tickets for my oldest son and myself. We were one of a hundred or so in the balcony. I was appalled by the behavior of several fans. I won't go so far as to say they ruined the experience for me, but they did for Jeff and what started as a personal, intimate show ended as something where you could tell he just wanted to GTFO of Champaign. It really sucked that the banter reached that level of disrespect. In my yo
  12. I know. I really like him but it didn't work out that we were able to get there in time. My son is a junior at ISU and he had a class that ended at 7:00, so we were really cutting it close to get there by the time Tweedy started. Thanks for the tip on finding other discussions about this show. I wasn't sure where to look / post about it.
  13. We showed up right before Tweedy came on stage. I didn't really know what to expect in terms of other players, but it was just him and his guitar. And a harmonica. It was a fantastic show and he had this great rapport with the crowd. Funny, endearing, a little self deprecating. He really seemed like he was having a good time and it showed in the way he put his heart into his performance... Until... Some dude in the audience yelled out "play something for Jay Bennett!" Or something like that. I don't know. But it really caught Tweedy off guard. Hurt him and it stuck with him. He shot back
  14. So there's gonna be a US tour, right? RIGHT????
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