Great review. You do real nice work.
Where did you get the cool Mic? I'm a Metal guitarist
Nicely done. I especially like the final thoughts on Wilson's penultimate confessions. Bonus points for "coda."
Hey! I made a follow-up video to the article, which you can view here!
- Madison Turner
I was the original bass player and a founding member of Paranoia Dance Party and was kicked out just after the second tour for a list of "reasons" but I can't help but to think one of the ones not mentioned was that matt thought I might have had issues with his transition. I would have supported him more then he could have imagined. I can only hope in another life ill have another opportunity to be with such a great group of inspirational friends making what i considered a masterpiece. Life is what you make it Maddie and you always helped me see that.
I miss all of you and wish it could have all been different.
Agreed, excellent interview - reminded me of seeing Ziggy when I was in college. Great band, great music - glad they are still touring and making people happy!
I went to this show, it was Easter Sunday, 1976. I was a 17 year old student at Admiral Farragutt Academy in St. Pete. I talked a buddy of mine into going AWOL with me as we took a cab to the Trailways station in town. Got to Lakeland an hour before the show(tickets were GA). I went all the way to the front and actually had my elbows resting on the stage. I was right in front of Bobby Neuwirth, he had a full bottle of Cuervo Gold that he finished by the end of the night.(show was over 3 hours long-multiple sets) David Mansfield was playing every instrument on the stage, a truly talented musician. T-Bone Burnette and Mick Ronson on guitars, along with Roger McGuinn. Joan Baez did an especially touching version of, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," everyone was singing along with her and not a dry eye in the house... Dylan came on stage with his face kind of painted. He ran the huge entourage like a seasoned ringmaster, with everyone taking their cue from him. There was a crackle of electricity in the air, it was pure magic...
Me and my buddy were caught climbing in the fire escape window at 3am and were sent to the "military" disciplinary board the next day. We told them we went to the "Rolling Thunder Review." They thought it was a "dance to meet young ladies..." We got 15 hours knocked off our extra-duty(marching) time because it wasn't a "rock concert..."
Soooo glad I went!!! It was awesome!
Cool - sorry I missed it. :(
Dave Navarro is a sexy MF. Some things just don't change.
I was not there, but having watched the recent Austin City Limits episode where Wilco performed, Jeff Tweedy is looking a little haggard and aged these days. I fear he might be battling those same old personal demons again, I hope he is doing OK. Just doesn't seem to have the lustre and liveliness that I have seen in the past. I still love the music and I hope for nothing but the best for this wonderful band.
First off, you're missing a couple of songs from the setlist -- they started the show with One Sunday Morning and Art Of Almost. Second, as someone who's seen more than his fair share of shows, I have to say that the Tampa show was actually quite a good one relative to others on this brief tour. Maybe because my expectations were fairly low, but I really enjoyed it. We got the rarely played Summer Teeth and I'm Always In Love, as well as Monday, which seems to be played much less often than, say, Red-Eyed and Blue>I Got You. I thought there was pretty good interaction between the band and crowd, with folks on their feet from start to finish. I mean, in an ideal world, I wouldn't choose this venue for a Wilco show either, but considering how often they play in Florida (which is to say not very), I think this was a surprisingly solid and fun show. IMHO, of course...
Bands are human, just like all people they have their days..they cant always be awesome...touring is very rigorous...you never know what is going on personally with them as individuals....sometimes you just cant perform to you best every night. Nobody can.
i always love gabe's reviews! he makes me feel as if im there with him at every concert! and since a rarely get to a show he reminds me of all the songs i need to download onto my ipod, songs i havent heard in a long time that i cant wait to listen to again ....thanks gabe!
How could Dex Romweber Duo not be included in this?! I guess if the guy played an accordion, added some world beat percussion, and grew some Civil War facial hair, he'd be in your top ten. Instead, Dex and Sara are overlooked and stashed in the middle of a lineup. Two thumbs up!
Nice, Justin. Wish I caught this.
Absolutely great interview and a great read! Kudos!
As a fan, I feel that I owe musicians. I couldn't expect anything MORE from them other than the wonderful music that moves my emotions and breaths life into me.
awww. I thought the concert was pretty good
good review nonetheless
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