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  1. This election night is bringing all of the joy and terror of 2016. I feel sick but I want to check the news. How are you faring in your location? It's 11:20 PST on election day, and it seems to be a very mixed bag. At least Fetterman appears to be winning. Please, can we get some humanity back into politics, rather than pure thuggery?
  2. We are living in insane times, and we all know it. I have voted my conscience and I hope the rest of you have too, by now. Wilco fans tend to be socially & politically involved so you've likely voted by now if your state allows it. How are we all handling the existential dread of this election? I'm pretty sure it's not just me. These are such dangerous times. But like Beto said, "We've got to try". The world is turning fascist and monopolistic around us and it feels overwhelming but...we've GOT to try to resist. Fascism is not what our founding fathers were after. In fact, these were
  3. I have yet to make it to Washington state, but someday I'll look you both up and you can buy me a beer too.
  4. What a sad loss. He was brilliant. Made me laugh so hard at his "Beverley Leslie" character on Will & Grace. 😢
  5. This set of midterms matters like few others, and I'm trying to apply my scant funds where they will matter. I just donated a small amount to Val Demings because Marco Rubio is a little useless dweeb who needs to be gone. Who are you supporting? It's hard to know who to fund right now. I know it's the same for us all. Confusing as hell. I hope we have a reassuring November 8th (although I don't think we'll know results fully before about November 14th...) Anyway, I'm just curious to know where VC members are throwing their weight.
  6. Justin Sullivan of Night Shop last night. He never disappoints. A fast, fun, fabulous evening. He just gets better! SO good. A crack backing band, too. A tiny club (Gold Diggers, L.A.) full of people who were totally digging it. Pardon the pathetic photo; for some reason the club saw no need for front lighting on the acts!
  7. Ahhh that sounds like a fun night!
  8. Allison is a sweetheart & so talented! She's an L.A. local so I see her frequently playing in L.A. bands. Did you know she & Katie are "mirror twins", where their bodies are mirrors of each other, reversed compared to each other? I understand body organs can even be on the "wrong side" of a mirror twin's body. It's pretty rare. Google it!
  9. I'm a big fan of the talented Katie Crutchfield, who performs as Waxahatchee. What a powerful voice, both literally and figuratively. The songs she writes are resonant gems, the lyrics linger. Anyway, as much as I enjoy Katie's voice, I'm also a big fan of L.A.'s own Jess Williamson, a voice as mesmerizing as Katie's own, but very different. When Katie and Jess met and joined forces, I perked up my ears. Today I got my just-released copy of Katie & Jess's new album as Plains, called "I Walked with You a Ways". I'm still getting to know this music but already there are standout songs.
  10. So nice to see you Tweedling! How's life? Many brilliant people have been unappreciated, or hugely underappreciated, in their own lifetimes. Jay was always loved and admired, but maybe it takes time and perspective to fully appreciate all he brought to his times. That, and a beautiful movie that captured the spirit of the man. I wish he could have lived so we all could have heard the next music in his head.
  11. Love the close-ups of Nels' long, elegant fingers at work. He makes it look so effortlessly easy.
  12. This trailer alone is enough to give me nightmares!
  13. Got to see Kevin Morby's magnificent show tonight (well, last night now) in L.A. at the Belasco. It was one for the ages! Started off with the new album and then got songs off every one of his solo albums, just the greatest setlist. I'll try to get the list. Kevin looked great in his fringed gold jacket and gold glitter flecks scattered across his cheekbones...with the way he leaps around, the jacket fringe was flying and the glitter lit under the stagelights like sparks. His band, the Photographs, is so in tune with each other (literally and figuratively) that they swoop and dive t
  14. In my many years at Via, I have yet to manage to post in time for a "Live! Tonight!" Clearly, I am too slow for this process. But anyway I got to see Kevin Morby (ssf alumnus) perform in the tiny 200-seat Clive Davis Theatre at the Grammy Museum night before last, and it was one of those transcendent evenings where every detail was perfect. it began with a Q and A between Kevin and Tim Heidecker that was as endearing and funny and deeply introspective as any fan could hope for, followed by an intense, passionate set in the tiny, close theatre that left my brain melted for hours. I
  15. Any word? I hope they've come through unscathed.
  16. All these reports are making me kick myself for missing them in L.A. but I was trying to mind my budget... Also, I love your avatar.
  17. Wow. The next few days are going to be full of sad and sobering stories.
  18. Hurricane Ian is getting quite the build-up. It sounds as if it could be massive in terms of wind, storm surge, and heavy rainfall. If some of you are there, I hope you can either evacuate or batten down the hatches, hard. MSahno? You be safe! I hope the storm turns out to be a dud, totally overblown...best to everyone in its path.
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