>I don't think there was a whole lot of cultish pretension
>and snobbery at the Fur show.
Yes, it seems to be contained here quite well in "Guest's" posts.
Just to be clear, although I am quoting from Sumpin in this post, my comments are directed at "Guest".
I was at the Friday night LF show, and I've been listening to the Saturday night show that Sumpin has graciously shared. Honestly, I don't know much about Wilco, Uncle Tupelo or the whole arc of Jeff Tweedy's career. I'm just a casual lsitener who picked up the tickets on a whim.
This quote caught my eye:
>So let me ask you a question. In your mind, is it ever justified to
>criticise a performance with a brief heckle?
No, you self-obsessed twat. Shut up. Were you the one you yelled "You suck, Tweedy" ? There were a few shouts on Friday, too, but they were more humorous, they weren't as base or flatly confrontational as this moment.
Some people have posted that they were disappointed, that maybe some people came to hear wilco songs, or wanted to hear something different. We all have our tastes. Guess what? NOBODY came to hear a heckler. 99% of the audience just reviles these self-selecting ass clowns as the insecure punters that they are. If you don't like a show, vote with your feet -- write a review later. Don't ruin the experience for others. We have the choice to read your review or not, but when you interrupt a live show, trying to show how clever you are ("Judas!") you just look like an idiot. For an example of how clever you are NOT, re: Judas; please read http://www.nypress.com/15/48/nyc/nyc4.cfm
Then follow up with http://hipstersareannoying.blogspot.com/
Please remember to lay in your tub when you slit your wrists. You've made enough annoyances in your life, no need to add to your landlord's.
>Anyone who was looking for sure-fire entertainment could have found.
>Most people bought their tickets in blind faith, which is a gamble
>anyway. Nobody tells the blackjack dealer that they want their money
I enjoyed the show, overall. During a couple of songs I was bored. But I think they hit on a great jam with "opening titles / chelsea walls" (at least on friday). It was, to me, a meeting of King Crimson and the Allman Brothers.... without the weight of the technical frippery of KC or the sappy southern blues themes and repetition of the ABB. A really fantastic set, actually.
I think these guys just enjoy playing together -- and they chose the right path, to form a side project and have some fun.
>listen to the saturday show in its entirety: