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  1. I caught this in the WTF intro too and it's exciting news. I've also tweeted at Marc to get Tweedy on there. As a big fan of both guys, I would just caution about getting your hopes up too high. I've found, personally, that the interviews of his that I connect with the most are the ones with guests that I know very little about. The guests that I know quite a bit about have left me a little underwhelmed just because he can sometimes skim through the biography which is interesting if you don't have the knowledge already, but less so if you've say, read a book or two about the subject. I could b
  2. This is a textbook post-Pop U2 interview... http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-edge-on-new-u2-album-bonos-brush-with-mortality-w503246 "In the case of "You're the Best Thing About Me," we were really excited about the mix we had six weeks ago. Then we started talking about how we were going to play it live and I went back to some early demos and found this one that had done at a point when we were experimenting with different arrangement ideas. It was an experiment we hadn't pursued and I thought, "This would be a good approach if we play it live," which we did on the Jimmy F
  3. I've spent way too much time considering the question of why I find U2 so infuriating at times (or lately)...and I say this as a big, big fan...I've tried to distill it down to one thing or another, but it really feels like the combination of many factors... 1) I have clarified in my own mind is that I feel like the album "Pop" really broke them. Up to that point they had really developed a "here we are, we do what we want, and get on board or don't it's all the same to us, but we answer to our own inner-muse" attitude. This resulted in some really exciting music, even in their "failures" (a
  4. Only one of mine not already mentioned...Portugal. The Man...how this band isn't bigger is beyond me. Silly band-name and bad cover-art? https://youtu.be/pBkHHoOIIn8
  5. This may have been discussed elsewhere, but I found this a fascinating snap-shot at the current ticket situation/dilemma: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-man-who-broke-ticketmaster It also answers the question about why I've found myself striking out so often lately on tickets. A couple of interesting takeaways from this article go to points made in this thread: 1) Scalpers specifically target the artists that set the lowest prices (or rather have the largest difference between face-value and market-value). 2) There's another critical (conspiracy-type) question about wheth
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sJ3tcYxkMA
  7. For some reason this reminded me of this: https://twitter.com/WhoIsBonnieBear - and I had a good chuckle. In today's world, with the shifting landscape of the music business, I just don't think you'll see another band the size of U2. It's impossible for a band to get that big. With old models and non-digital music-delivery systems dying and the explosion of choice/methods of consumption, it's impossible for someone to command the attention in a way that transcends their genre. Even the biggest bands will be big in their niché, but probably largely unknown outside. Like someone mentioned, hi
  8. Yes, yes, I realize this, but given the fact that it's never "officially" appeared in any capacity (unlike "Cars Can't Escape" for instance) and the Bennett release, I would like an official Wilco version for the sole reason that it might be incorporated into the live set at some point. If memory serves, it was requested and nixed at a Living Room Show...just thinking this might change if it comes out officially. Profane? If it's good enough for Vonnegut, it should pass the bar at VC! Ha!
  9. Ah, here's hoping that the box includes a version of "Venus..." if only so that it may be entered into the live (probably Jeff solo) songbook. Guessing that might be asking for too much though...what with the song history. Speaking of asking for too much, I love it when these rarities boxes include alternative studio takes on songs and not just the b-sides. With a band like Wilco, who love to deconstruct songs and radically change them around, I think that could lead to some really interesting results. Not so much a fan of when live versions of album tracks are included in rarities sets, but
  10. So not to be too literal or anything, but why are we calling this a solo record and not another side-project? Is there any evidence other than the mention on Pitchfork, which wasn't sourced? Not that it matters, just curious. One of the band members (interview quoted earlier) kept referring to the project/band as TWEEDY ("Extra special thanks to Jeff Tweedy, the band TWEEDY...") and the poster for the shows and wilcoworld uses the name TWEEDY (again all caps). With Spencer on the drums and other musicians on stage (as opposed to most "Jeff Tweedy" shows)...So if this is a new "band" than can w
  11. This band is pretty damn good. A complete surprise to me. I caught their set at Coachella having not heard a note and was blown away. Did my due diligence and dug into their back catalogue and couldn't believe how long they'd been around for (4-5 albums) and that they've had such a consistent output. It's a mystery to me why they haven't blown up. Their choruses just won't quit...melodic/catchy. Their new album "Evil Friends" is coming out on Tuesday. Produced by Danger Mouse, of course.
  12. http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_392_-_john_fogerty Hour-long interview. A bit more in-depth regarding a possible reunion toward the end. Sounds like he's peaceful about it (where he hasn't been in the past), but that it won't happen regardless.
  13. It gets freakier, let me tell you...wait until you get to "the first colony"...whoa.
  14. Re-listening to the audiobook of Justin Cronin's "The Passage" which is hauntingly read by Scott Brick...in preparation for this: Can't wait.
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