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« Reply #135 on: March 06, 2006, 12:26:00 pm »
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 let it also be known that prior to last night, i had heard very little belle&sebastian; not because I didn't want to, but because everytime I get introduced to one of these overhyped indie bands, all they do is let me down and anger me.  
 
 i decided to stick around for B&S, because the girl was with was really into them.  so i decided to suck it up and stick around.  wow. what a group of people.  what a group of musicians.  I did not hear one song last night that I did not like; and I take back every derogatory thing I ever said about this band.  They are amazing.  I was simply blown away; and my next few paychecks will be dedicated to purchasing their collection and finding out what i've missed.  
 
warms my heart.
 
 i'm going tonight. and judging by the omissions from last night ("act of apostle I-II", "blues are still blue", "dog on wheels", "le pastie.."..."song for sunshine"?)... i'm very psyched. "i don't love anyone" would've been nice though.

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« Reply #136 on: March 06, 2006, 12:45:00 pm »
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Originally posted by callat703:
 were you the girl yelling for that when they ended up playing "Testament to Youth in Verse?"
 
 I thought both bands were outstanding last night.
Yeah that was me.  It came so close to happening like three times.  "Testament. . " wasn't a bad replacement though.

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« Reply #137 on: March 06, 2006, 12:51:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Charlie Nakatestes, Japanese Golfer:
  Funny, Belle and Sebastian and especially the New Pornos really had nothing very witty in their between song banter in NYC. Maybe they saved it all for DC.
Both bands were very "on" last night, so there was lots of chatter.  I wouldn't say "witty", but they were chatty and it was natural, funny and cute.
 
 Great show -- I was fine with New Pornographers.  Even with the lack of harmonies, I think their songs are catchy and fun, and it works live for me.  And they did "Slow Descent," which was just what I needed.
 
 B&S were great -- I'm not too familiar with their catalogue, but had seen them before (at Constitution Hall).  It was a lot of fun, they were very in to it, they do a really good job, and it was a good, long show.
 
 Also good to see bearman and his crew, along with my posse who, god bless 'em, always dance!  (Well, usually...)

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« Reply #138 on: March 06, 2006, 12:51:00 pm »
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Originally posted by bearman:
  Here's a rough setlist:
 
 ....
 Meat and Potatoes
 
The set list I got says that "Piazza, New York Catcher" was a possible addition right after that one.  Would have been a nice addition, but I can't complain, a fantastic show overall.  I was thrilled to hear "Your Cover's Blown."

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« Reply #139 on: March 06, 2006, 01:01:00 pm »
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Originally posted by kosmo vinyl:
  hmmm i prefer Bloc Party live and remixed...
Ditto...they really brought it the first time I saw them at Black Cat.

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« Reply #140 on: March 06, 2006, 01:19:00 pm »
sadies, you still got those tickets?  I'd love to make the drive again tonight (even thought it means missing 24) and see the show again.  i had a blast last night.

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« Reply #141 on: March 06, 2006, 01:20:00 pm »
by the way, for all you B&S nerds...what's the best album to start off with?  i know their setlist was from all sorts of albums last night, and included a lot of old stuff...any recommendations on a starting point?  my itunes music store giftcard is begging to be used.

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« Reply #142 on: March 06, 2006, 01:21:00 pm »
what time did show end last night... trying to decide between driving or metroing...
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« Reply #143 on: March 06, 2006, 01:22:00 pm »
If you're feeling sinister and dear catastrophe waitress are the only essentials in my book (and I have four others). guess that means I'm not a B&S nerd, but those are the best, in my book.
 
 
 
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  by the way, for all you B&S nerds...what's the best album to start off with?  i know their setlist was from all sorts of albums last night, and included a lot of old stuff...any recommendations on a starting point?  my itunes music store giftcard is begging to be used.

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« Reply #144 on: March 06, 2006, 01:25:00 pm »
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Originally posted by chokeychicken:
  by the way, for all you B&S nerds...what's the best album to start off with?  i know their setlist was from all sorts of albums last night, and included a lot of old stuff...any recommendations on a starting point?  my itunes music store giftcard is begging to be used.
If You're Feeling Sinister is considered their masterpiece.  I also recommend Push Barman to Open Old Wounds, the new compilation of EPs and B-Sides.

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« Reply #145 on: March 06, 2006, 01:25:00 pm »
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Originally posted by chokeychicken:
  by the way, for all you B&S nerds...what's the best album to start off with?  i know their setlist was from all sorts of albums last night, and included a lot of old stuff...any recommendations on a starting point?  my itunes music store giftcard is begging to be used.
"if you're feeling sinister" is the essential LP .... most of their best work, however, is on EPs, which are all collected on the double-CD "pushing barman to open old wounds" ... i would definitely start with those two
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« Reply #146 on: March 06, 2006, 01:27:00 pm »
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Originally posted by kosmo vinyl:
  what time did show end last night... trying to decide between driving or metroing...
Late.  I left at 11:30, at the encore.  So there were two more songs after that....  B&S played about an hour forty five.

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« Reply #147 on: March 06, 2006, 01:37:00 pm »
As a newer B&S fan I was of two minds regarding the show.  I really dig The Life Pursuit, I think it's a great album and will get repeated play.  Thus, it was good hearing Suki, Funny Little Frog, etc.  
 On the strength of The Life Pursuit I bought Dear Catasrophe Waitress.  It doesn't do it for like like the Life Pursuit did.  
 The sound and banter during the show were excellent and I was glad to hear the back catologue, but there were few tunes that really caught my ear.
 The fans seemed generally happy and glad to be there and that energy poured over to me somewhat.  
 On the negative side, I was standing in the worst possible area of the club, it was late and I had to work the next morning.  This all weighed in at various points and put a damper on the experience.
 Also, the fact that I didn't hear anything that really motivated me to run out and get Tigermilk or Sinster makes me question my the excitement that The Life Pursuit generated.  
 Who knows, most likely I'll get the albums, love them, and then wish I had been more familiar with the set list when I saw them last night.
 NPs are fine.  Great melodies/harmonies and they seemed cool with the banter.  I probably would have enjoyed their show back in October when they were the main event. But nothing would have kept me from seeing Rollins that night.

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« Reply #148 on: March 06, 2006, 01:48:00 pm »
a disclaimer, these are two of my favorite active bands, and it was the first time i'd seen either live
 
 i enjoyed the new pornos set, but i just love hearing the songs ("the body says no" was a highlight for me) ... i could tell they weren't at the top of their game, but i liked the all-request feel to the set (i was yelling for "on the table") and it definitely warmed me up for B&S
 
 i'm not sure how many of you were stage right, maybe 10 feet out from the food window, but there was this group of 5 or 6 girls there who might have been the most annoying people i've ever seen at a show ... one of them started complaining during the first song that "everyone here thinks they're too cool to dance," (this is during "stars of track and field," mind you) ... they then proceeded to throw elbows, dance wildly to every song (no matter how slow), and chat up any single guy in a 10-foot radius ... one of them literally talked throughout the entire show, she was physically incapable of keeping her mouth shut for more than 1-2 minutes ... needless to say, we got the fuck out of there and moved back to the bar about 20-30 mins into the show
 
 moral of the story?  dancing is not always cool.
 
 anyway, i really liked the B&S set ... not having seen them before, i was expecting them to be much more introverted and awkward, i was really surprised to see how much of a rock star stuart is ... he was bouncing all over the stage, making witty banter, even doing some morrissey-esque hand movements at some points ... his voice sounded really strong, just much more confident then i expected him to be
 
 "electronic renassaince" off of "tigermilk" was definitely a highlight (wasn't expecting to hear that one) ... "jonathan david", "string bean jean", and "a century of fakers" were really nice ... although i love "get me away from here," it was definitely a weak closer, i would have taken "boy with the arab strap" in a heartbeat as a rolicking closer
 
 the problem with seeing them (similar to wilco, or a bunch of other vets from the 90s) is that they just have too deep a catalogue to hear all of my favorites ... i guess i missed the boat, but i have some live shows from the late 90s, and the setlists are just perfect on those ... oh well, i really did enjoy their set, and seeing them definitely takes some of the mystery out of the band, they seemed pretty normal to me
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« Reply #149 on: March 06, 2006, 01:56:00 pm »
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5244680 Tune it at 3pm today.
 
 Chokeychicken, if you have an iTunes gift card, pick up the exclusive live version of "If You're Feeling Sinister". I much prefer the live version of the album to the studio one. You won't regret it!
 
 Personally, I am a huge fan of the "Jonathan David" and "I'm Waking Up To Us" EPs. Very good stuff. All of their LPs have something to offer, though "The Life Pursuit" is one of the strongest ones in my opinion. And I know that a lot of people are luke warm on it, but I still think "Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant" is a really solid record, even if there are a couple songs on it which are just OK.