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« Reply #4815 on: March 06, 2023, 02:39:56 pm »
Anyone see the Beths at 9:30? I saw the show in Philly and loved it. Thought they were such a great live band.

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Re: Post Show Banter >>>>
« Reply #4816 on: March 18, 2023, 08:02:13 am »

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« Reply #4817 on: March 20, 2023, 09:25:57 am »
So before I write a review and possibly say anything negative, let me say that I'm totally amazed that a 66 yr old and his 63 yr old wife can travel around the country in a tour bus day after day with their easy going obese friend tagging along. For so, so many years. And stay together as a couple plus one. Kudos to them. Freaking hot.

Then again, lots of seniors live the Winnebago lifestyle. What sets these guys apart from other seniors is that they play marathon raucous rock shows like they are Taylor Swift or that other band from Jersey (though my wife reminds me that they don't dance around for 3+ hours like Taylor Swift, but I remind her that Taylor Swift only plays one location for a couple or three nights a week and probably doesn't ride the bus.)

So I got there a few minutes before they went on and staked out my spot near the back. I looked for the tall handsome Goldblum looking motherfucker with the NPR totebag, but he was nowhere to be found. In that time, I reflected on the four or five times I had seen them before. I have to say, that this is a band that has never, ever put out a band album. I also have to say that this is a band who when I play them at home, the response from the other three corners of my world are "Space, turn your music down, nobody wants to listen to that crap." Those are about the only dozen words my dog knows. Also, they are the perfect music for the soundtrack to any good tv show or movie.

But when I thought about the times I've seen them, I can't say that they've ever blown my mind for an entire show. That Hatchet song, Sugarcube, and Autumn Sweater (not played last night) come close. The first time I saw them, I think it was maybe 94 or 95, was at some kind of campus event at JHU. I wasn't a student, but I know somebody who knew somebody. I feel like maybe it was an acoustic show, and maybe it was mostly covers. I'ts all really hazy. I know for sure that Broken Social Scene was not there, and I WAS. The second time I saw them was in Cologne, Germany a year or two later. It was pre-internet, so I just happened to stumble across the show while visiting an old (German) housemate. One thing I remember about the show was Ira's guitar freakouts, which sounded so rad back then. The other thing was that it was the day after Dave Gahan attempted suicide (that really happened, right?) and for some reason I remember Ira making a snarky joke about it. But that's not really possible, is it? Making fun of suicide attempts doesn't happen, right? I mean blackface happened in the 90's and nobody cared, but for sure making fun of suicide attempts, even attempts by pussy British new wavers was never a thing. Right? Another time I saw them play with Sun Ra Arkestra at 9:30 Club, and I was annoyed. I think I may have seen them one other 9:30 show, and it was good.

Anyway, as usual, I don't actually have that much to say about the show. Ira and Georgia look exactly the same, just older. Same hair, same style, same can't sing but it doesn't matter because it fits so fucking well with the music that it doesn't matter. And James is the same level of obesity as he always was. So fucking consistent in the oebesity. Jeff Tweedy has worked his enite life to look like James McNew, but James McNew has always looked like James McNew. Any he can't sing either. Does anybody rememember seeing him in the Parking Lot Movie? https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124612211. Now that was a movie. I bet he has a really sexy girlfriend, because there are women who like the big guys. Anyway, I though the first half (third?) of the show was a little slow and I was maybe wishing I was at home, just a little.

Then I moved up, and was waiting for the second half to begin, and the guy next to me goes "Are you XXXXX?" He didn't use the "Do you know Kosmo" line but he was definitely a familiar fellow. And I was like in my mind "Oh wow, I know you, your face is always a suggested Facebook friend so I recognize you. You're NKOTB." I actually think we talked at a show for like 10 seconds 10 years ago, but it's all hazy. So the show actually got a bit better from that point. Well moving up helped as well, and probably YLT picked it up on their end, but you can never discount getting to hang with a board legend, especially when you're alone and not on a romantic date with your wife. He mentioned that he had seen the handsome Goldblum NPR bag toting motherfucker in passing, but hadn't been able do you know Kosmo him. becomes he seemed to be in a hurry.

Shit, I'm sorry, I have written another show review without really telling you about the show. At times it was boring, At times it was good. At times it was excellent. I like how that get bored and trade off instruments. The road goes on forever and may they enjoy a short movie in Hoboken tonight while I catch up on my own sleep.
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Re: Post Show Banter >>>>
« Reply #4818 on: March 20, 2023, 09:59:12 am »
"At times it was boring, At times it was good. At times it was excellent."

That sums it up perfectly actually. I've seen a handful of shows where they were stellar, start to finish, but not since the 90's. With so much variety in their discography, you're never going to get to hear every gem you want. But the fact that 30 years on they're still playing "Sudden Organ" makes me very happy.

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« Reply #4819 on: March 20, 2023, 10:06:36 am »
Wow, multiple legends in the house, on a Sunday night even.

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Re: Post Show Banter >>>>
« Reply #4820 on: March 20, 2023, 11:52:30 am »
So before I write a review and possibly say anything negative, let me say that I'm totally amazed that a 66 yr old and his 63 yr old wife can travel around the country in a tour bus day after day with their easy going obese friend tagging along. For so, so many years. And stay together as a couple plus one. Kudos to them. Freaking hot.

Then again, lots of seniors live the Winnebago lifestyle.


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The road goes on forever and may they enjoy a short movie in Hoboken tonight while I catch up on my own sleep.
Idk man, I really liked Nomadland.
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« Reply #4821 on: March 20, 2023, 12:12:43 pm »
So before I write a review and possibly say anything negative, let me say that I'm totally amazed that a 66 yr old and his 63 yr old wife can travel around the country in a tour bus day after day with their easy going obese friend tagging along. For so, so many years. And stay together as a couple plus one. Kudos to them. Freaking hot.

Then again, lots of seniors live the Winnebago lifestyle.


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The road goes on forever and may they enjoy a short movie in Hoboken tonight while I catch up on my own sleep.
Idk man, I really liked Nomadland.

Thanks for tying it together for me.

My "short movie" reference was in reference to the final huddle the band had where they were selecting the final song to play, and Georgia said, "It's like when you're trying to pick a movie on tv and it's like "which one is the shortest?""

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« Reply #4822 on: March 20, 2023, 06:00:10 pm »
Hi guys.  I can't really add anything to Space's review, though I leaned more on the excellent & good end of the spectrum.  Of course, it's been 10 years (?) since I've seen them last, so maybe it was just time.  Plus, i genuinely love every song they played in the second set, and really dig the new one. Also I'm a mark.

A few other thoughts:

1) Can't believe I joined this place 22 years ago and only just met Space.  I'm happy to report that we're [EDIT] NOW not NOT [/EDIT] BFFs.

2) I genuinely hate going to the club anymore.  Parking sucks. Area sucks.  I hate the no cash shit.

3) I am old, though.

4) Would've been cool to see bearman (we might have met 1,000 years ago). 

5) it was cool to see security escort who I believe was Hutch out lol. I was actually going to come over and say hi before the...unpleasantness. 

6) I love you all
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« Reply #4823 on: March 20, 2023, 06:37:59 pm »
5) it was cool to see security escort who I believe was Hutch out lol. I was actually going to come over and say hi before the...unpleasantness. 

6) I love you all
whoa NKOTB!
I'd like to hear more about #5, but don't think that was hutch...although I did see him get escorted out one time  ...JAMC?

#6 ...good to hear, we need some old dogs back here...
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Re: Post Show Banter >>>>
« Reply #4824 on: March 20, 2023, 07:14:54 pm »
Hi guys.  I can't really add anything to Space's review, though I leaned more on the excellent & good end of the spectrum.  Of course, it's been 10 years (?) since I've seen them last, so maybe it was just time.  Plus, i genuinely love every song they played in the second set, and really dig the new one. Also I'm a mark.

A few other thoughts:

1) Can't believe I joined this place 22 years ago and only just met Space.  I'm happy to report that we're not BFFs.

2) I genuinely hate going to the club anymore.  Parking sucks. Area sucks.  I hate the no cash shit.

3) I am old, though.

4) Would've been cool to see bearman (we might have met 1,000 years ago). 

5) it was cool to see security escort who I believe was Hutch out lol. I was actually going to come over and say hi before the...unpleasantness. 

6) I love you all
(1) Legends never truly leave as this post is proof, and,

(2) This man just came so hard in the fucking paint. So hard. JFC. POTW.
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« Reply #4825 on: March 20, 2023, 07:33:31 pm »
This man just came so hard in the fucking paint. So hard.

i believe there's a category on pornhub for that
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« Reply #4826 on: March 20, 2023, 07:51:44 pm »
I dunno...I was a few people away, but I've Hutch in person a few times, and most recently at a GBV show last year.  From where i was standing, I'm pretty sure it was him...he was just in front of Food Food, had one of this little hats, etc.  I was planning to go up between sets and say high, but somewhere in the middle of the first set, there was a lot of yelling from that direction ("you've touched me twice now" some other stuff I forgot), the yellee seemed meek about it, then some staff come up and walked him toward the back. I dunno...maybe he didn't leave leave, or maybe it was a Hutch clone. But I did just get new glasses and I was wearing them, so...

whoa NKOTB!
I'd like to hear more about #5, but don't think that was hutch...although I did see him get escorted out one time  ...JAMC?


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« Reply #4827 on: March 20, 2023, 08:01:53 pm »
It was me.

I was told to switch sides and got a much better spot from which I could see Georgia
What happened?
Some guy next to food pokes me hard. I turn around and  am like what did I do? Ten minutes later he pokes me hard again and I turn around and ask him what and he says “You are touching my wife” I was shocked. I think about it a minute and turn around and yell at him twice “You touch me again and I will punch you in the face.” It was particularly loud cause it was the first set. Next thing I know some security came. I went out to lobby and explained what happened and they said I understand but it seemed you were the aggressor. We are going to ask you go back on the right side. I said ok but being a sold out show hanging by merch was awful so I went out and told a supervisor whom I know look I was 15 feet away and now it’s 70. I am going to go back to the left side in a few minutes. Would you believe they stationed a security person by coat check to look out for me. Anyways I went back to right side and with two friends we got real close.

But I am very embittered about it. It wasn’t handled in a cool way. I am sorry it happened but guy made me so mad. I must have barely grazed his wife doing my right to left bob.
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« Reply #4828 on: March 20, 2023, 08:07:43 pm »
It was me.

“You touch me again and I will punch you in the face.” 
Whoa Dark Hutch, that’s rare and can’t believe I picked spring break with my elderly parents over that
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« Reply #4829 on: March 20, 2023, 08:09:03 pm »
had one of this little hats, etc.
Im dying here, people.
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