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Jeff Tweedy — 3/5/16, Los Angeles, CA (Jeff Ullrich's living room)

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Well, it appears that the first of the annual Living Room shows Jeff does to benefit Letters To Santa went down last night somewhere in LA at the home of Jeff Ullrich, who is a co-founder of Midroll Media and, by extension, Earwolf (one the biggest comedy podcast companies). Incidentally, I think this must have been the show that went in the Internet auction — for in excess of $150k.


Anyway, I obviously wasn't there and have no inside information other than what's publicly available, but some easy Internet snooping revealed that folks like Marc Maron, Scott Aukerman and Lauren Lapkus were in attendance (Lapkus posted a brief video clip of Jeff playing Remember The Mountain Bed...tsk tsk).


What's the likelihood we ever see a complete setlist?(C'mon...surely someone on here must've been there. Haha!)


Maron's tweet:



Aukerman's tweet:



And here's a link to presumably the poster for the show; I believe Arden is Ullrich's kid:



Ain't social media grand? B)

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Marc Maron did a short writeup about this living room show on his blog http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c6e3c362af0fe1f2bf727ac27&id=012fbb5937&e=922550416e


For those who don't want to read the non-Tweedy content, here's what he had to say:


So, the other night I was invited to someone’s house for a party. I don’t usually go to parties but this was a friend and business associate and… Jeff Tweedy was supposed to play an acoustic set in the living room after dinner. What? This seemed like a pretty highfalutin party to me, almost awkward in my mind. A guy just pays to have one of the best songwriters and musical artists of his generation play in his house. I had to go. Turns out I was wrong about the whole thing and it was an amazing evening. 

The host was Jeff Ulrich, who is the mastermind behind Earwolf, Midroll and Howl. He is an unsung hero in the evolution of podcasting. He sold his company a while back and is now transitioning into the great unknown and moving away from LA. He has been a great friend of our show and podcasting in general. He created a platform so many of us could use to monetize our shows with advertising along with a network of great podcasts and the new Howl app. Jeff is from Chicago and he bid at a charity event for an evening with Jeff Tweedy and got it. All the money he paid went to charity and we all got to hang out and watch Tweedy do a 30 song, two-hour-plus set spanning his entire career. It was amazing to hear all those songs acoustic and just see what a pro he is. He’s also hilarious and self-effacing and it was some of the best between tune banter I’ve seen from any musician. Amazing night. And because Jeff Ulrich reads these I want to thank him and wish him nothing but the best.

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