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jonapi (not verified)
alone in the rain yet so it goes

good man, gratefaldean!
and yes, apologies for diverting the topic into wilco territory! back to furthur indeed.
although personally, i just can't get it at the moment; lord knows i've tried.
it actually really rankles that it isn't happening for me. which is strange, as i like to immerse myself in the flow and let my spirit take it where it may. it really shouldn't bother me yet it does. maybe it will come in time.
presently, i'm left feeling apathetic.
all good things in all good time, i guess.

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Another Wilco taste

If you get a chance to see the Neil Young tribute concert on TV or DVD, Wilco does a very-Wilco version of "Broken Arrow." I was speculating over what they may have played at the show -- my first knee-jerk was "Tonight's the Night," but then thought that emotionally it would be a tough one to play with Neil sitting there in the front row (though I've heard the Pretenders cover "Needle and the Damage Done" opening for Neil, so go figure). My next guess was "Sedan Delivery," but I was hoping for "Barstool Blues."

"Broken Arrow" was a complete surprise to me, but then it seemed not surprising at all.

Not for nothing, I've always thought that the closing guitar coda on the album version of "At Least that What She Said" sounded like it came right out of the Neil and Crazy Horse songbook (pre-Nels joining the band, which definitely changed the lead guitar dynamic).

I do love Wilco.

Furthur too, to get back on-topic.

jonapi (not verified)
indeed

Yeah, i second that one Oroboros!
Saw them in a wonderful old Art Deco cinema in East London called the Troxy; great venue. It was Jeff's birthday.
You will love them live. Glenn Kotche and Nels Cline are fantastic musicians.

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Wilco

Thanks for the kind advice Oroboros. I just might!- I see Wilco's coming here to Los Angeles in January- and tix on sale tomorrow-

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Wilco

Thanks for the kind advice Oroboros. I just might!- I see Wilco's coming here to Los Angeles in January- and tix on sale tomorrow-

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Wilco puts on a tremendous show!!

Jeff Tweedy's lyrics and the rest of the band's
auditory additions are simply outstanding.
Do yourself a favor (one kind favor?) and catch them live.
You won't regret it.
We are planning a run to KC to catch Wilco next month.
These guys are a real treat!

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Wilco

Thanks jonapi, definitely will check those out. Never heard of Wilco before, except now that I think of it- maybe in the "what are you listening to right now" forum from time to time...:)

jonapi (not verified)
blowing me down i was buried in sound

Oh PalmerEldritch...BOY are you lucky if you're new to Jeff Tweedy and Wilco! You have a fantastic catalogue of music to check out. An wonderfully emotional band.
Incredibly poignant songs; beautiful lyrics. experimental, richly textured Americana that the world is crying out for.

Here are some examples:

Enjoy!

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Tweedy

Wow, I loved that Tweedy rant. Makes me want to check out some of his music. I saw Keith Jarrett give a similiar rant one time. God bless them both!

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Tweedy is never

One to mince words or suffer fools gladly or any other way.

At a Neil Young show one time, Neil broke out his acoustic guitar and began to play solo, and some guys in back of me decided that since it was now quiet, it was a good time to start talking to each other. People shot them The Look to no avail, so after the first song I turned around and said, "Hey guys, great show!" And they agreed, we're all pals at this point. And then, "You know, I paid good my money to hear Neil sing, not to hear you guys talk, so could you either stop or take it somewhere else?" They left. They went away. I was really happy that they left (happier still that they didn't decide to punch me out for ragging at them), and a little sad that their conversation was more important than the music. I just don't get it sometimes.

I recognized the then-new cell phone problem the first time I spotted someone talking on the phone while standing at a urinal (it was an Other Ones or Dead show, so it seemed real out-of-place to me)..."This call is so important that I'm talking to you while taking a whizz!" At least texting is silent, but the constant glow of the screens, especially at the edge of my peripheral vision, is nearly as distracting as talking.

I don't get it, and I'm very content not to.

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