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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #390 on: June 15, 2004, 02:57 AM »
By the way, The Greatest Band in America will be making an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, June 16th.

(Psst:  It's Wilco.)

Everybody watch.

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #391 on: June 15, 2004, 10:02 AM »
I'll be sure to check that out


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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #392 on: June 15, 2004, 10:15 AM »
Today's selection to pass the time in my little office cubicle:



Easily the greatest CD of all time.  I am currently on my 4th copy of this CD, after wearing out 6 cassette tapes back in the day.  

I could listen to this CD for the rest of my life and be happy.

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #393 on: June 16, 2004, 01:06 PM »
There is nothing sweeter than scooping Pearson on his own band:

From http://forums.pearljam.com/showthre...&threadid=69610

June 15, 2004
For Immediate Release:


Pearl Jam To Release
“Live At Benaroya Hall October 22nd 2003”
First-Ever Full Length Acoustic Performance
Album To Be Released At Retail July 27th

Pre-Orders Available at www.pearljam.com Beginning June 21 With Band Poster for $13

Seattle - Twelve years ago, Pearl Jam performed a rare acoustic show for MTV as part of the “Unplugged” series. Although the performance was never officially released, it continues to be one of the band's most bootlegged shows. On July 27th, 2004, Pearl Jam fans can satiate their acoustic appetites with the band's first ever full-length, mostly acoustic live show on a double disc CD entitled “Live at Benaroya Hall October 22, 2003” (distributed though BMG and Ten Club).

”Live at Benaroya Hall October 22, 2003” will feature the band's 2+ hour, sold-out performance on October 22, 2003 at the intimate 2,500-seat venue which marked the first live performance of Pearl Jam’s Golden Globe nominated song “Man of the Hour” as well as acoustic covers of Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War”, the Ramones’ “I Believe in Miracles” and Johnny Cash’s “25 Minutes to Go.” The full set list from the evening follows:

Disc 1

ofthegirl
low light
thumbing my way
thin air
fatal
nothing as it seems
man of the hour
immortality
off he goes
around the bend
i believe in miracles
sleight of hand
all or none
lukin

Disc 2

parting ways
down
can't keep
dead man
masters of war
black
crazy mary
25 minutes to go
daughter
yellow ledbetter




Pre-orders for the CD will be available at www.pearljam.com beginning June 21 for $13USD. Only CDs ordered through the Pearl Jam Ten Club will include a special poster featuring a photo of the band taken at the Benaroya show by renowned photographer Charles Peterson. A special limited edition vinyl box set will also be available through the band's website only and will also include the poster.

The Benaroya Hall show was a benefit for YouthCare, a non profit organization providing a range of comprehensive services for Seattle's homeless and at-risk youth for the past 30 years. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the CD will also benefit YouthCare. For more information on YouthCare, please visit: youthcare.org.

“This was one of those special shows, but because it was not part of the 2003 tour bootleg series and fans were asking for it, and because of the unique nature of the performance itself– it being the band's first full length acoustic show- it felt like a show we should give fans the chance to own,” said band manager Kelly Curtis.

Reviews from the Benaroya show were glowing:

“…the concert brought especially stirring performances from Vedder and guitarist McCready, who received several ovations.”

-Gene Stout, Seattle Post Intelligencer.

“With or without juice, Pearl Jam puts on an electrifying show.”

“The encore provided some of the finest moments of the evening, from a bone-tingling version of Victoria Williams “Crazy Mary,” … to the plaintive and plainly beautifully “Black.” For the latter, Vedder turned the mike toward the audience, and with some 2,500 people singing along, it was dramatic and moving.

-Tina Potterf, The Seattle Times

“Things didn't quite go as advertised: McCready and Ament plugged in for a few select numbers, and [Boom] Gaspar's organ was juiced throughout. That's not to mention the full-blown, electric delivery on the night's feel good finale, “Yellow Ledbetter.”

“[Vedder's] solo delivery of 'Dead Man' was one of the nights highlights, promptly topped, upon the band's return, with a chilling delivery of Dylan's war protest song [Masters of War].”

-Ernest Jasmine, Morning News Tribune

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #394 on: June 16, 2004, 01:57 PM »
This one's been on and off my player all month, a great record, if you haven't heard it get off your butt and buy it!



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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #395 on: June 18, 2004, 10:22 AM »


Besides the first song, the rest of their songs SUCK.  So I have Track 1 on repeat

BTW, love the song Wilco played on Dave, can't wait to pick up the CD

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #396 on: June 18, 2004, 10:37 AM »
Besides the first song, the rest of their songs SUCK.  So I have Track 1 on repeat

 :P (and a hearty good riddance to that one too, eh?)


Anyway, here's my selection to get me through the day at work:



Needless to say, I've got my headphones on, as some of these tracks are a bit risque... especially track #10 or Track #14.

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #397 on: June 18, 2004, 10:41 AM »
That's right, Scott--except for the four minutes or so of "Beautiful Day", every song on every one of these albums just totally sucks:



As for Wilco on Letterman--wasn't too impressed.  "Hummingbird" isn't my favorite track on the new album (too Beatle-y), and I was surprised they played that one.  It's always weird to see Tweedy without a guitar, and I didn't know who half the guys in the band were.

Still look forward to the album, though, and hopefully I'll get a chance to see 'em live this year.

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #398 on: June 18, 2004, 10:46 AM »
The Beatles is exactly who I pegged on that song too which is why I probably really dig it...he really sounds like Lennon on that song and I love the Piano.  It takes, Diff'rent Strokes to move the world. Yes it does.

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #399 on: June 18, 2004, 11:02 AM »
and thats all I am listening to right now!  :)
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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #400 on: June 18, 2004, 11:04 AM »
Sweet my first two images here at the Defender  :P  ;D  ;)  :)  8)
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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #401 on: June 18, 2004, 12:02 PM »
I got Durge to leave, Dark_Kanos is next on my list. How about you head back over to Scum, you really don't need to post over here.

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #402 on: June 18, 2004, 12:46 PM »
For the other Wilco fans on here, have any of you checked out Richmond Fontaine?  They're from Portland, and have also been lumped into that alt-country genre, but it doesn't fit them as equally as it doesn't fit Wilco.

They have a similar kind of atmospheric melancholy derived from the roots of rock and roll (notice how I carefully avoided the term "roots-rock"?).

Give 'em a listen.  I'd particularly recommend:

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #403 on: June 18, 2004, 05:32 PM »
Woke up late yesterday and had to drive to work, so started my day in the driver's seat with:

Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R

But after a long day and almost equally long drive home, opted for:


Jeff Buckley - Grace


Elliot Smith - Figure 8

BTW, that Liz Phair CD is a great choice. Reminds me that I should break mine out for another impromptu drive to work.
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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #404 on: June 19, 2004, 09:31 AM »
"I got Durge to leave, Dark_Kanos is next on my list. How about you head back over to Scum, you really don't need to post over here." Maybe this is a better place than the scum and maybe I have a choice man!
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