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by Who Shot Sam?
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 429920

Re: New Gig Thread

Got tickets to see Andrew Bird at the Beacon in May. Wanted to see Pulp at Radio City but it sold out in 5 minutes. Ticket brokers suck.
by Who Shot Sam?
Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1602
Views: 458750

Re: Recently viewed films

Enjoyed Tintin, and don't really care that it wasn't like the books. Some absolutely breathtaking action sequences, a fun story that fizzed along at a headlong pace and a lot of humor. Why are people so hung up with films being slavishly faithful to written works?
by Who Shot Sam?
Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: re-issue wishlist
Replies: 16
Views: 6272

Re:

Boy With A Problem wrote:the Standells.


Gary Lane from The Standells was a barber for a number of years and used to cut my hair when I was a kid. Worked at a barber shop in La Cañada, CA near my dad's house.
by Who Shot Sam?
Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 429920

Re: New Gig Thread

A bit late on this one, but I was in LA two weeks ago and attended a tribute concert to Bob Mould at the magnificent Disney Hall. What a fantastic night. Lots of old Hüsker Dü and Sugar material. Appearances by Gave Grohl, Ryan Adams and Britt Daniel of Spoon,among others. Highlights for me were Rya...
by Who Shot Sam?
Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Tom Waits- "Bad As Me"
Replies: 27
Views: 10878

Re: Tom Waits- "Bad As Me"

Piece in this week's New Yorker on "Bad as Me" by the critic Sasha Frere-Jones which has some interesting parts about Waits and Dylan but which ultimately says very little about the new record other than that his song "Talking at the Same Time" could be a signature song for the ...
by Who Shot Sam?
Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Favorite Albums Of 2011 (So Far)
Replies: 31
Views: 10730

Re: Favorite Albums Of 2011 (So Far)

The thing that 's different about TWL is that it has more outright stompers than their recent efforts. I'm thinking particularly of "I Might" and "Standing O". Also love the Nieve-like keyboards in places. I was worried that "One Sunday Morning" would be too long, but i...
by Who Shot Sam?
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Favorite Albums Of 2011 (So Far)
Replies: 31
Views: 10730

Re: Favorite Albums Of 2011 (So Far)

Nothing's gonna top Wilco's "The Whole Love." Best album I've heard in a few years.
by Who Shot Sam?
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recent CD Purchases
Replies: 2208
Views: 445702

Re: Recent CD Purchases

Finally got a chance to buy the new Wilco - should arrive soon, along with St. Vincent's latest. Got my eye on Nick Lowe's new album too, but it will have to wait.
by Who Shot Sam?
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What is the most disappointing concert you've been to?
Replies: 21
Views: 8381

Re: What is the most disappointing concert you've been to?

David Bowie - Glass Spider Tour in Anaheim, CA. Utter crap.

But I saw him years later at Queens College (post-Heathen) and he blew my socks off.
by Who Shot Sam?
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: My Little Town
Replies: 17
Views: 9460

Re: My Little Town

Christopher Sjoholm wrote:It was nice to meet you-put a face to a name. I will take you up on the future get together offer should I be back in your lovely town.


Sounds good. Nice chatting with you!
by Who Shot Sam?
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: My Little Town
Replies: 17
Views: 9460

Re: My Little Town

Would be happy to say hello- will be back in your town Thursday and Friday filling in at the branch. Will be stopping for coffee and a scone each morning. Come down to the Branch over by the Mizzentop School- Rose & Kiernan, in the Daniels Porco building off of 22, formally The Daniels Agency. ...
by Who Shot Sam?
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: My Little Town
Replies: 17
Views: 9460

Re: My Little Town

I will vouch for that- the whole area is morphing around us. As you note Poughkeepsie is changing as we speak but it does have a way to go. Beacon is hot and getting hotter. I can vouch for your neck of the woods as I am working in Pawling today filling in it at one our local branch offices and bou...
by Who Shot Sam?
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: My Little Town
Replies: 17
Views: 9460

Re: My Little Town

Interesting. This has been coming for a while. When I lived in Poughkeepsie it was just starting to turn around. Still, you wouldn't want to go for a walk downtown after dark. Now they have several restaurants and nightclubs along Main St. (formerly crack town). Our town (Pawling) is still fairly un...
by Who Shot Sam?
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Mobile Fidelity to re-release Get Happy
Replies: 30
Views: 9469

Re: Mobile Fidelity to re-release Get Happy

strangerinthehouse wrote:Has anybody here actually ordered this? I'd be curious to hear how vastly different from the original vinyl it sounds.

I have vinyl copy from Israel I think and I love it. Just wondering if it's worth the $40.


I'd say it's about a 1000% improvement on the Columbia vinyl. Better in every way.
by Who Shot Sam?
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Who's the kid with E.C. on the Brutal Youth album cover?
Replies: 3
Views: 2324

Re: Who's the kid with E.C. on the Brutal Youth album cover?

Wasn't it some childhood friend of his? Thought I read that.
by Who Shot Sam?
Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: RIP Amy Winehouse
Replies: 6
Views: 4331

Re: RIP Amy Winehouse

Sad. What a waste.
by Who Shot Sam?
Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Spotify me!
Replies: 13
Views: 7188

Re: Spotify me!

I'm on there now. How do I find all you good people?
by Who Shot Sam?
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 429920

Re: New Gig Thread

Elbow coming here in September but I'm not sure I can make it.
by Who Shot Sam?
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recent CD Purchases
Replies: 2208
Views: 445702

Re: Recent CD Purchases

I think "The Reason Why" is a fine song. For me that's the most "hit-worthy" thing on the album, but it's too still too literate. Christopher, I don't really understand your comment there.
by Who Shot Sam?
Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Favorite Albums Of 2011 (So Far)
Replies: 31
Views: 10730

Re: Favorite Albums Of 2011 (So Far)

Agree on the Elbow album - magnificent. Also love the Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues and The Decemeberists' The King is Dead. Looking forward to the new Gillian Welch.
by Who Shot Sam?
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Wake up you footy fans!!!
Replies: 4653
Views: 694876

Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

so lacklustre wrote:Dare I mention Ryan Giggs again, superstar former sports personality of the year ha ha.


Makes John Terry look like a saint - that takes some doing.
by Who Shot Sam?
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Wake up you footy fans!!!
Replies: 4653
Views: 694876

Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

mood swung wrote:What's a "testimonial match"?


Match played to honor a retired or retiring player.
by Who Shot Sam?
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 429920

Re: New Gig Thread

Completely sublime as expected. Their playing and singing is better than ever. Far less banter than when I saw them in the small Junction. Every song comes over perfectly, and the doubly whammy of two of my very favourites of Montezuma straight into He Doesn't Know Why was just jaw-dropping. Only c...
by Who Shot Sam?
Tue May 31, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 429920

Re: New Gig Thread

I'm very excited because they've been playing a very fixed setlist this year, a nice mix of 10 from HP, 6 from FF (pretty much all my faves apart from Oliver James) and 2 from SG + Silver Dagger, trad song made famous by Joan Baez (known to me from Dylan Live 1964). All looking great, despite the r...
by Who Shot Sam?
Tue May 31, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recent CD Purchases
Replies: 2208
Views: 445702

Re: Recent CD Purchases

Picked up the new Ron Sexsmith album. Definitely a bigger, more produced sound than his last few efforts. Not sure what to think yet. A lot to like but I don't know that any of the songs have really grabbed me yet. Gonna give it some time. Really enjoying this after a few listens. "The Reason ...

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