I saw Wilco again on Wednesday night. I saw them at a venue formerly called the Metro where Sarah and I went to see the Shins in the Melbourne CBD. It was a great show. Some of the tracks were downright country, and on others they RAWKED it with a Kid-A style light show.
This show was critical to my returning home from Rimini. I needed something to look forward to or I might just have run away from home and I built the show up in my mind to epic proportions. Wilco delivered.
They played for 2 and half hours and played fan favorites from AM (Casino Queen, Passenger Side) Being There (Outta Mind, I Got You, Sunken Treasure, The Lonely One) and Summer Teeth (She’s a Jar, Via Chicago, Shot in the Arm, How to Fight Loneliness). There wasn’t too much from YHF or even Sky Blue Sky.
Jeff was in a last-day-of-school mood and dedicated every song to one of the roadies like he was signing their yearbooks. I had a great time and bought a swell new t-shirt to stave off the impending t-shirt shortage of 2008 (Al Gore’s new pet cause now that global warming is all sorted out).
Here’s a pic and a wack tiny video. You get the idea.
Going through a Johnny Cash Phase?
Since you are procrastinating at work (I know it and your boss knows it) I’ll offer these up as well:
Please check out this skit that Matteo suggested with Gob from arrested development.
And this list from Kimmie that is spot on like lime Jello.
Also, check out this typo that Jesse found on ESPN where the #s 1 and 5 are reversed. Hello? Proofreaders?
(Boos and tears to G-Town for losing to Davidson in the 10-2 game. What the hell?)
Okay, it's 4 AM. I'm going to try going to bed now again and see if the jet-lag gods will shine down upon me.