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by TragicFig
Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Album of the Decade is.....
Replies: 55
Views: 24960

OATMOR

Nuff said.
by TragicFig
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping Walbourne
Replies: 53
Views: 23770

Count me amongst those who hope JW becomes a permanent member of the band. SV needs a lead guitarist with energy and presence--they've already got 4 mellow, cerebral dudes--one more, as with Masterson--and they morph into a soporific alt-country parody act (see Cowboy Junkies). Jay recognized this d...
by TragicFig
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Son Volt at Willie's Picnic
Replies: 2
Views: 2066

I made it to the SV show at Willie's picnic. Here is a quick summary: it was hot. I mean HOT. 96 deg or greater throughout the day. The sun was merciless. I confess to spending most of my time in the cool zone shelter on the hill adjacent to the ampitheater. People wandered in and out of the cool zo...
by TragicFig
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Son Volt in San Diego June 5th?
Replies: 24
Views: 12380

VERY intimate show. 75-100 people max. Guys strolled out around 8:45. Jay in good humor throughout - chatty even, for him anyway. Thanked everyone for coming and apologized for people having to "jump through hoops" to get tickets for the show. Made a passing reference to the giant column that blocke...
by TragicFig
Wed May 30, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Son Volt in San Diego June 5th?
Replies: 24
Views: 12380

What the hell? I have signed up but not received an email! Can anyone who has received the email tell me where the tix are avail? I don't live near Lou's. I live near downtown. Thanks.

Tragic
by TragicFig
Wed May 30, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading now, playas?
Replies: 420
Views: 251462

Just completed:

Team of Rivals - Doris Kearns Goodwin

Now:

The Man Without Qualities - Robert Musil

Still:

The Search (Lyrics) - Jay Farrar










"Aintry? This River Don't Go to Aintry!"
by TragicFig
Fri May 25, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Son Volt in San Diego June 5th?
Replies: 24
Views: 12380

Holy Shit!! Yippee! Yeah boy! Fucking A! Pumped up for another night of the SV 2.0!!! Goddamn that makes my day!
by TragicFig
Wed May 23, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving the View - World Cafe
Replies: 35
Views: 15114

Those criticizing Jay's current voice are off base. True Jay's vocals have changed slightly, but I don't believe they've changed for the worse. Jay's current voice has a slightly richer, deeper tonal quality that is perfectly suited to his music. I have always preferred the haunting, droning Jay voc...
by TragicFig
Mon May 21, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: charlotte show review.........
Replies: 14
Views: 5846

Couldn't agree more. Those criticizing the current tour or, more specifically, Jay's stage presence are fucked. One of the things I like MOST about Jay is that he doesn't waste time on inane banter with the crowd. I've been to dozens of shows where I was inwardly pleading with the artist to shut the...
by TragicFig
Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new favorite Son Volt song is...
Replies: 22
Views: 12746

Regarding the "stuck" loop. I was at the LA show and know that the loop is supposed to run on a bit after the instrumentals have stopped, but in SDGO it went on and on, well past the "act" was meant to. I thought for a minute Ashlee Simpson was working the mixing board.
by TragicFig
Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What SHOULD SV 2.0 play on Letterman 4/17?
Replies: 46
Views: 21149

Should be Meth but probably will be The Search. Bouncy, short, good hook.
by TragicFig
Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consequences of "The Search"
Replies: 15
Views: 7832

Agreed. Buy Trace and Okemah. Then buy everything Jay has ever done.
by TragicFig
Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belly up
Replies: 29
Views: 15591

I have seen SV 1.0, OATMOR, SV 2.0 with Chris Frame, etc. Those complaining that this version of the band does not measure up I believe are wrong, especially with regard to SV 1.0. I don't believe the original line up had the live chops that the SV 2.0 line ups have had. True, Chris Masterson is not...
by TragicFig
Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solana Beach
Replies: 14
Views: 6791

Bummed the kids were sick. Hope they are doing better. For all: The opening act is lame. No need to arrive before 9:45 or so.
by TragicFig
Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belly up
Replies: 29
Views: 15591

I attended both the LA and the SDGO shows. Following the LA show I was prepared to write a lengthy critiique outlining the shows highs and (few) lows. The SDGO show, which was largely the same set, was so fucking incredible that I am left speechless. Phenomenal energy. Huge sound. Jay all smiles. On...