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Everything posted by DrNo

  1. I hate the single, sorry. And the new producer's credits make Brendan O' Brien sound like Phil Spector in comparison. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Aniello
  2. I predict Will Johnson will own this record.
  3. I've never really understood the lack of love for The Forgotten Arm. It's the only album of hers I've ever been able to really get into. This song especially: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxWi_DQGUw
  4. Phosphorescent's To Willie. Best tribute album I've ever heard.
  5. I'm sure I can think of more examples, but "The Trapeze Swinger" by Iron and Wine immediately comes to mind. "And please, remember me seldomly In the car behind the carnival My hand between your knees, you turned from me And said, 'The trapeze act was wonderful But never meant to last', the clown that passed Saw me just come up with anger When it filled with circus dogs, the parking lot Had an element of danger"
  6. I dunno, I think it can be quite cathartic at times. Besides, atheists/agnostics don't have a lot of lines to cheer about in popular song--I imagine that line means a lot to many people. It certainly does for me. When I saw Son Volt on the Trace tour everybody cheered during the "Could be Tennessee or Texas/on and on the mad road winds" line in "Too Early," and it was one of those concert moments I'll never forget. I see your point, but I think it depends on the context.
  7. Why would cheering out for that line in particular make you a douchebag?
  8. I had an Epiphone Casino for a while but I could never get it to stay in tune. I wouldn't get another one with the trapeze tailpiece.
  9. I think that had something to do with it. That venue seems designed to dampen crowd noise as well--good for sound but maybe bad for energy. Everyone around me seemed pretty into the show. The sitting/standing thing wasn't that big a deal. I'm sorry people had their chairs kicked, but sometimes you have to go with the flow. If the folks in front of me stood, I stood. If they sat, I sat. Had they played the same set they played in Denton last night, I think the crowd might have been a little more into it. But I thought it was pretty awesome.
  10. My wife and I have been married a little over a year now. We a rather large wedding (150 people) at the Sons of Hermann Hall in Dallas, with an awesome band, plenty of beer, etc.. I'd do it again in a heartbeat, but it ended up costing way more money than we imagined, and we still had a very, very cheap wedding by today's standards. The one thing we really splurged on was a photographer, and she set us back about 3 grand. We got 500+ great pictures out of it though. But you could also buy like, two Jeff Tweedy signature guitars for that much...food for thought. Anyway, like everyone else said-
  11. The sound was amazing at this show. Also probably the most angular, aggressive set I've ever seen Wilco play in person. They hit all their touchstones but the set was definitely heavy on the noise and the new material, which I'm guessing is why some of the more casual fans weren't into it. They would've played longer I'm sure but there was a hard 11 p.m. curfew, hence the short encore. Probably the best light show I've ever seen at a rock show, though. Personally I loved it, even if it was a strange show overall.
  12. I'll be there. Row 12. I graduated from high school on that stage. And as far as I know it's always been called the "Music Hall at Fair Park."
  13. That Josh T Pearson record is amazing. He's also much, much bigger in Europe than he is here. He bolted Texas for Berlin 5 or 6 years ago, and has sort of floated around Western Europe ever since from what I understand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8CuwxE94F8&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL5C1995427A026821
  14. I wonder if I could alleviate some of that problem with a nice padded strap... I mostly play acoustic in my band, so I would only be playing it for a few songs each show. But maybe I'll go look for some more Classic VIbe models as well.
  15. Anybody ever play one of these? I'm in the market for an inexpensive electric and played a used one at my local Guitarget the other day. I went to check out a Squier "Classic Vibe" Telecaster, but didn't feel like dropping 350 on something with a loose input jack. I saw one of these Peaveys on the wall and played it out of curiosity. I bet it weighed 12 pounds but I love the natural look--other than the angled Peavey headstock. The body had been broken in two and repaired, and it still played well. I don't think I'll buy that particular one (non-cracked ones go for around the same price on eba
  16. I'm hoping with all of my heart that Brendan O'Brien is not involved in this.
  17. I've been saying you could make a legitimate claim for Wilco for a few years now. That being said I think you need to add CCR and the Byrds to theconversation.
  18. I have about 12 in contention for my top ten at the moment. The top 5 are locks. Order not yet determined. Wilco The Whole Love The Decemberists The King Is Dead J Mascis Several Shades of Why Crooked Fingers Breaks in the Armor Kurt Vile Smoke Ring for My Halo Josh T Pearson Last of the Country Gentlemen The Low Anthem Smart Flesh Richard Buckner Our Blood Robert Ellis Photographs Gillian Welch The Harrow and the Harvest Waters Out in the Light
  19. How about the Free Design? Who here doesn't like songs about bubbles? http://youtu.be/d12wuCr3MU0
  20. Some older albums that I've run across and enjoyed over the past few years. "Fiddlin' Around" is a monstrous jam. If you love the Band, you'll love this. Not "lost" at all, but doesn't get its due IMHO. One of my favorite soul/R&B records. Mavis covered the leadoff track on You Are Not Alone. Title track is huge. David Ruffin--David His "I Want You Back" owns the Jackson 5 version. One of my favorite records. Period. I'll end with Gary Ogan and Bill Lamb's Portland, which features this: http://youtu.be/Wiszk-oLNeE
  21. Hadn't heard about this Deerhoof/Tweedys 45 till I happened upon it at the record store tonight.
  22. Been looking forward to this one. Way, way better than Forfeit/Fortune.
  23. Just stumbled across this thread for the first time in a long time. Adding some stuff to my to-read lists. Here's what I've read lately: Heard about this on NPR. Really interesting stuff. Loved it. Bought this for my Kindle after I returned from my first trip to Portland. Nice novel based on the true story of a father and daughter who lived in Forest Park for 4 or 5 years undetected. About halfway through this... stark and lovely.
  24. I often disagree with the sentiment around here regarding A.M. I absolutely love that record. In fact, I was just listening to it this morning. It may not be sonically adventurous, but it will always have a special place in my record collection--it's a classic in the Doug Sahm/CCR vein, and has aged quite gracefully. To pick up Being There at 17 and hear the leap that one of my favorite bands had made is something I'll always remember as well. Think of it this way--a lot of people love the White Album and Sgt. Pepper's, but that doesn't mean that Help and Rubber Soul suck. They're just differe
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