Thank you for the review! We had a wonderful show at Stage112 along side our friends and local Missoula talent, The Whiskey Hooves. It was a wonderful end to a wonderful tour and I was very happy to stop in Missoula, a place dear to my heart, before making my
way back home to Seattle WA. I would love to get a few copies sent to me of this edition of The Missoula Independent if at all possible. Be happy to send my address if someone could reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks again!
Tupelo broke up over 20 years ago! Let it go. Are you still mad at The Plastic Ono Band too?
Haven't bought a Wilco album in years, but you still come on to comment on a Wilco article?
This is a good band. I'm not caught up at all in what they were, or will be.
Been with Wilco from the start, with Jeff longer. You are missing out.
Explain why "Cry me a river..." Is mean spirited. Please be specific.
Ednor, thanks for your article. i get the struggle of loving the early expressions of an artist/band and never wanting them to 'change' because of MY love for their early period offerings. but i've realized the older i get that my expectation for that is like looking at my son (who turns 19 today and is accompanying me to our fifth experience seeing Wilco tomorrow night) and thinking 'i wish you were still 3 because that's when you were the most genuinely yourself and i enjoyed your company the most'. now every parent may have MOMENTS where those kinds of thoughts blip in our minds (especially when our teenagers are seemingly driving us to create voodoo dolls in their likeness). but ultimately LOVE for your child means (at least in part) that you grow to appreciate the ways that your child is growing more fully into themselves. so 'Half love' is a great title to this article, since 'half love' in artistic terms is hoping/expecting that Miles Davis would have continued to play replicas of 'Round Midnight' and 'So What' or Woody Allen would have just kept making films like his 'early funny ones' throughout his career to make a segment of his audience 'happy'. by taking chances for the sake of artistic growth, they not only pushed the music/filmmaking worlds forward, but also enriched those worlds with 'In a Silent Way' and 'Bitches Brew' and 'Hannah & Her Sisters' and 'Crimes & Misdemeanors'. the music Wilco is making today is leaps and bounds more adventurous and creative than 'A.M.' (which i love as well) with a much broader sonic palette and (dare i say) stronger, more mature songwriting (plus, the musicianship of the band today makes the band circa 'A.M.' sound like a good, solid bar band by comparison). i don't like all of their output over the years (yes, 'Less Than You Think' is a good 4 minute song that really has no reason to be 15 minutes long), and i have certain affinities for parts of their catalogue more than others. but i can't imagine staying interested in them (or any of my other favourite bands) if they just kept making the same kind of music without somehow GROWING...not in MY way, but in THEIR way. so i'm looking forward to hearing them play all of 'Star Wars' tomorrow night (which doesn't send me over the moon, but has some really great moments)...AND 'Casino Queen'...AND 'Misunderstood'...AND 'Born Alone'. and i hope that, if not for Wilco, you will discover, appreciate and enjoy the experience of the 'Whole love' for an artist who has grown in their own way.
I'm with you, haven't bought a Wilco album in years. Hope you're still listening to Farrar/Son Volt, he's making amazing music. Trace 20th anniversary release is coming this year, along with a short tour.
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