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It was billed as the American Folk Music Tour, or something like that. The show I attended in Danbury, CT was not "in the round" as Jeff seemed to indicate that tour was. There definitely were more people there to see NM than Wilco, I think she was a bigger name at the time. That show was the one time I met the band after a show, we bailed halfway into NM's set and found the guys outside their bus.. 

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It was billed as the American Folk Music Tour, or something like that. The show I attended in Danbury, CT was not "in the round" as Jeff seemed to indicate that tour was. There definitely were more people there to see NM than Wilco, I think she was a bigger name at the time. That show was the one time I met the band after a show, we bailed halfway into NM's set and found the guys outside their bus..

I was at that show and met the band after too. It wasn't in the round. I also helped Jeff find his car in the lot after their set about midway during Natalie's set. You’re correct Wilco was relatively unknown then. It was sparsely attended when they were on I remember a small handful of people waiting by the bus and it was easy to meet them all as it was just to the side of the stage.

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Nice! Yes I remember 2 or 3 other small groups of fans at the bus. The first few years I was going to shows I was "too cool" to ask for photos/autographs, to my regret, so I only have memories from that night. Now I don't mind asking at all - you never know when you'll get that chance again. What's crazy is that was 20 years ago this summer. Sheesh. Half my life ago, almost.

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I think the “in the round” show that Jeff was talking about took place at the Cape Cod Melody Tent. [https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/wilco/2000/cape-cod-melody-tent-hyannis-ma-4bef0f12.html] It’s an infamous venue for its’ unique design with the stage being “in the round”. There are two other unique venues like that in MA: the North Shore Music Theater & the South Shore Music Circus.

 

I only knew of that Natalie Merchant tour when I was looking up on Setlist.FM how many times Wilco has played New Hampshire. They played up in Gilford, NH at a place called Meadowbrook Farm near Lake Winnipesaukee in 2000. It’s like a miniature Great Woods/Xfinity Center: outdoor shed that seats about 9,000. It’s now known as the Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion and I had a funny feeling that Wilco would be playing there this summer, but that isn’t the case.

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Nice! Yes I remember 2 or 3 other small groups of fans at the bus. The first few years I was going to shows I was "too cool" to ask for photos/autographs, to my regret, so I only have memories from that night. Now I don't mind asking at all - you never know when you'll get that chance again. What's crazy is that was 20 years ago this summer. Sheesh. Half my life ago, almost.

Ha ha me too will be 40 in August. I had no shame I always asked for an autograph and picture. Got some pictures from that night but still can’t figure how to post them here always get errors. Send me a message with your email if you want them. One of my favorite Wilco memories however was 3 years before that. Saw Wilco on letterman when they performed Outta Site. Waited for the band after and it was the band my buddy and I. Spoke with Jeff and the band for probably 30 minutes total. They were so nice. My memory of that was Bob Egan saw I was trying to get the cd signed he dragged Jeff and Jay out to meet us. It was unreal and very exciting for this 17 year old new fan! I just saw them at Irving plaza a few months before that and I was still on cloud 9!

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The Tweedy Show Sunday April 19 Episode 29

 

# Animated intro from Friday evening

-- Jeff says that Susie is drunk

-- Susie says that they cut the audio of the jukebox song on last night's show

Blasting Fonda (w Spencer on knee slaps)

-- Susie gives the recipe for a bees knees drink

Alone/Shakin’ Sugar (w Spencer on drums & backing vocals)

-- Jeff strums The Champs’ Tequila

Willin' (Little Feat cover sung by Spencer & Casey)

War On War (w Spencer on knee slaps)

-- Jeff says that his dad liked Casino Queen & Hummingbird

-- Jeff says who hasn't masturbated in public when talking about Susie liking Pee Wee Herman even though he got caught masturbating in public

-- Spencer plays Led Zeppelin's The Ocean on drums

Fearless (Pink Floyd cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on drums)

-- Susie tells Jeff that Nick Offerman is in the comments this evening

Tell Your Friends (for Nick Offerman) {I fast forwarded through the episode to listen to this one again & I’m almost positive that this is a new Jeff original. A Google search came up empty for the lyrics.}

-- Jeff asks Nick Offerman if his panties dropped during his request

— Jeff strums a little bit of The Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses and says that he wants to learn it for Monday night

Forget The Flowers

-- Jeff sings a bit of Forget The Flowers in Bob Dylan voice

-- Jeff sings a bit of Passenger Side in Bob Dylan voice

Thirteen (Big Star cover sung by Sammy)

More Like The Moon (w Spencer on drums)

Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover)

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Deep cuts tonight! Shakin' Sugar is especially interesting, when did Jeff play that last? It always felt to me like the Jay heavy songs (Shakin Sugar, My Darling, Venus Stopped The Train) went with Jay when he left or at least like Jeff avoids playing them.

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Hi Friends - I put together this song guide, partially to have as a companion when watching the Tweedy Show. It covers every original song Jeff has either officially released or played live solo + every “Tweedy” song + every cover song that Jeff has officially released. It does not include all live covers or songs Jeff does not sing lead vocals on or songs that are largely experimental or instrumentals. I’ve counted them all up from the solo setlist archives and organized them by album/project & in descending order (most played to least played). There are some surprising findings here - including some great songs Jeff has never played live solo (that I know of). Red indicates songs Jeff has never played solo. Green indicates songs Jeff has played on the Tweedy Show. Blue indicates songs that have premiered on the Tweedy Show. Hopefully we can get some more rarities and deep cuts played on the Tweedy Show! I’m sure I’ve made some mistakes - so let me know and I’ll get this updated periodically! *I realize the text might be a bit small - email me and I can send you a hi-res version - wilcovault@gmail.com

 

***Updated the checklist after finding a few mistakes and formatting errors - and adding info from tonight's show. (Song counts were wrong on a few songs on A.M, Sukirae, and Uncle Tupelo. Added in a Loose Fur song that didn't make it on the records, but Jeff performed live (Millionaire). Added a few unreleased YHF era songs - Nothing Up My Sleeve, Alone, Venus Stop the Train, Let Me Come Home, Corduroy Cutoff Girl (alternate version of radio cure), Never Let You Down, and Monkey Mess. Finally, added a song Jeff performed a few times called "My Words" in 2003 and 2005 - I think this is an original unreleased song, but not sure. I've also included a possible unreleased new song called "Tell your Friends" from tonight's show. Will try to update and share this every Sunday going forward as long as The Tweedy Show is on!

 

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The Tweedy Show Monday April 20 Episode 30

 

# Love Child (The Supremes song on the Tweedy's jukebox)

Half Life (new song Ode To Joy outtake){Jeff says that he might have played it at one of his solo shows}

-- Susie says that that song stumped Paul (bbop) in the comments. Susie & Jeff discuss Paul.

-- Jeff plays a bit of Kingpin to test Paul's "knowledge"

Walken

-- Jeff starts Walken again in a loud voice

-- Jeff & Spencer discuss "turnt"

Low Key (w Spencer on drums)

-- chat

Love Is Everywhere (Beware)

-- Jeff plays the different guitar part to Love Is Everywhere that he couldn't play at the same time

Wild Horses (The Rolling Stones cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on knee slaps & backing vocals)

-- Jeff strums a bit of I Must Be High while Sammy shows Jeff on his phone the chords to Nick Lowe's Cruel To Be Kind

-- Jeff starts I Must Be High w Sammy singing (aborted after a few lines)

Wishful Thinking (sung by Sammy w Spencer on drums)

-- Jeff & Susie explain the HORDE Festival to Sammy. Susie mentions that the hook they used to sing for I'm Always In Love was "I pee at HORDE" or "V I P at HORDE"

-- Jeff strums a bit of I'm Always In Love w modified "HORDE" lyrics

Just Say Goodbye

-- Jeff does an Urkel impression & Susie shows off her Urkelo-s

-- the Tweedy's appreciate both thin crust & deep dish pizza

-- Jeff tells a story about John Popper refusing to give him a bandaid at one of the HORDE shows

-- Jeff tells a story about him running & wearing a Brewers' hat & having a guy yell at him for wearing it

Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover w Spencer on water bottle)

 

I'm going to touch up the notes in a bit. I forget the newer name of Half Life. I had the replay of tonight's episode and got out of it & now it's gone. Maybe it's still loading.

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Great recap as usual u2roolz. Also interesting that Ode to Joy was almost named Half Life but Sammy fought against it. If I had to guess it was because of the legendary video game series.

Jeff and Susie's discussion about Paul reminded me of the old question about a tree falling in the woods with no one around to hear it, if a Wilco show happened without Paul there... did it really happen? 

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I think the thing with John Popper was that Jeff went in to the office get a band aid and John Popper was going around the room giving people cigars, and when he got to Jeff he closed the cigar box. LOL. The Clients sparked a conversation that "John Popper was dead (to them)" leading Susie to think that John Popper really was dead.

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I think the thing with John Popper was that Jeff went in to the office get a band aid and John Popper was going around the room giving people cigars, and when he got to Jeff he closed the cigar box. LOL. The Clients sparked a conversation that "John Popper was dead (to them)" leading Susie to think that John Popper really was dead.

I missed a few minutes last night so thanks for the recap I was getting the run around

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The Tweedy Show Tuesday April 21 Episode 31

 

# Animated intro shown on a screen

# Animated intro shown on a screen again for the late comers

-- "how's it fucking going Charles?" - Jeff to his nephew Charles who loves the 'f word'

Citizens

-- Jeff jokes that he got a text from Michelle Obama

-- Jeff mentions that I Got You (At The End Of The Century) 'This Is 40' version is being used in a bean commercial

-- Jeff starts & stops The Joke Explained because he forgot the lyrics

The Joke Explained (w Spencer on bananagram which is 'Glenn Approved')

Cruel To Be Kind (Nick Lowe cover w Sammy singing)

-- Jeff tells Sammy how he should sing the song in a lower voice like Nick Lowe does now

-- Jeff tells a Nick Lowe story

Androgynous (The Replacements cover sung by Sammy)

Bob Dylan's 49th Beard

-- Jeff makes fun of himself for messing up the lyrics

Bull Black Nova

-- Jeff is upset at himself for messing up a few lyrics

-- Jeff strums a bit of Bull Black Nova

-- Jeff strums the riff to Deep Purple's Smoke On The Water

Country Disappeared

-- Jeff strums a bit of Reincarnation as a joke

-- Jeff & Sammy try rehearsing a bit of Meat Puppets' Up On The Sun

-- Jeff & Spencer try out a bit of a Cate Le Bon (?) song for a few seconds

Hate It Here (w Spencer on drums)

-- Susie shows "the clients" her 'I ❤️ Bob (Newhart)' pillow

-- Jeff & Susie discuss Vince and Bull Black Nova

Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover)

-- Susie says "See you Thursday!"

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The Tweedy Show Thursday April 23 Episode 32

 

# Animated intro on computer screen

-- Susie talks about what they did on their day off

-- what does the 'A' stand for in 'fucking A'? Susie & Jeff ponder

The Good Part (w Spencer on knee slaps)

-- Jeff talks about the quarantine protesters

-- curbside pickle pickup

-- "why is he always wearing that hat?" Susie asks Jeff from one of the comments. Jeff replies "so my thoughts don't leave my head".

Radio Cure

-- "what is that list next to Jeff?" - it's a requests list compiled from Shot In The Arm

-- Jeff plays a bit of Flatt & Scrugs' You Are My Flower as a joke due to it possibly being Public Domain

-- Jeff says that Yankee Hotel Foxtrot turns 18 today

When You Wake Up Feeling Old

-- Susie mentions that Chicago extended the shelter in place order until end of May, so they wonder if the Tweedy Show will keep going that long

-- Susie mentions that the Vic Theater shows in May won't happen

-- Jeff suggests taking requests from "the clients" on the nights that the Vic Theater shows were supposed to happen

-- "Spencer & I are gonna wrestle on Pay Per View" - Jeff jokes as a way to raise money

--"I don't think sheltering in place with a theremin is a great idea." - Jeff

-- Jeff breaks a string while starting the beginning of How Hard Is It For A Desert To Die

How Hard Is It For A Desert To Die

Danny Carlisle (Vic Chestnutt cover sung by Sammy)

-- Susie says that they need to start a Tweedy Show dating app

Are You With Me Now? (Cate Le Bon cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on knee slaps)

-- Susie brings up that they're working on a Tweedy Show shirt for charity

-- Jeff plays the chorus of Meat Puppets' Up On The Sun w Spencer on drums

--"Bye! I'm going to get my nails done." - Jeff says kiddingly as he gets up walking off

Reservations (sung by Sammy w Jeff helping out on vocals)

-- Letterman's ham is discussed again & shown

-- Jeff shreds on the guitar

-- Jeff says that there was a band at his high school called Up Chuck & the Stomach Pumps

Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover)

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I liked Jeff's idea about doing the Vic shows online. Streaming over Instagram would be fine, they could restart the stream at the end of the first hour. Streaming on YouTube or Twitch would be even better. No time limit and it would be easier for most folks to watch on TV and they can set it up so people can donate direct from the stream on a web browser. 

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The Tweedy Show Friday April 24 Episode 33

 

# Animated intro on computer screen

-- Jeff reads a letter written by cousin Etemar (?) called "Jeff Tweedy should get more money & more fans"

-- a request is made for Sometimes It Happens

-- Jeff tells a story about Slash at the Super Bowl when he popped out of a hole in the stage and the announcer says ."Ladies & gentlemen, Slash!"

Sunken Treasure (for Steve Yunee's birthday)

-- Susie & Jeff discuss Rhett Miller

-- Jeff plays a bit of Big Star's In The Street in a funny high pitched voice

Before Tonight (Souled American cover sung by Jeff w Spencer on backing vocals)

-- Jeff says that he "shuts down" when too many songs are thrown at him

If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on drums)

Everyday Apostles (Spencer original. Sung & played on guitar by Spencer)

Free Translator (The Books cover sung by Sammy)

-- Jeff talks about a pic he saw on the net of a guy's hair while he waited in line at a barbershop in Atlanta where they just lifted the stay at home order

-- Spencer shows a pic of him, Sammy & Jeff backstage w The Rolling Stones. Jeff said that it was the Voodoo Lounge Tour, but that doesn't sound right since that tour was in 94-95.

Strangers (The Kinks cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on drums)

John Wesley Harding (Bob Dylan cover w Spencer on drums w Sammy singing the last verse)

-- The Tweedy's discuss "The Nuge" Ted Nugent

-- Jeff plays a bit of Shrug & Destroy

-- Jeff plays a bit of Texas Tornados' Who Were Thinking Of (spoken word version)

Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover)

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