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September 01, 2007

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Danny,
What can I say? I am literally drooling with envy ... about everything ... your loving family ... being with Wilco ... TV appearances ... knocking knees with celebs ... everything. And, also, very happy for you. As for the review? - Tom will really enjoy reading it because he is such a huge Wilco fan!

Word -- you are so lucky to be related to the coolest band on earth!

I love Wilco so much that I don't even consider how brilliant they are to be up for debate. And they have only gotten more amazing with time, and Jeff has surrounded himself with people who make their own mind-blowingly good contributions. How many bands have you seen where it's just as fun to watch the drummer or the bassist or the guitar player as it is to watch the singer??

Thanks for sharing this -- it's great to see that not only are these people awesome musicians, but awesome people, too.

Side note-- do you know John Lee? He shot photos of them during "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart," and a number of his pics appeared in Greg Kot's book. He's a good college friend of mine, and a lucky bastard, to boot.

I wish I could be like the last commenter, Nabbalicious, and say "Word --" but it just doesn't sound right coming from my mouth.

As I mentioned to you earlier, if you google search Wilco Greek Theater on Technorati you will find quite a few blog posts talking about the show... hardcore fans who think Wilco is the greatest band that ever existed. They thought the band was "on fire." It is great that you have such cool relatives, but thank God you aren't in the band because I know YOU wouldn't be able to handle all the ego-stroking and would become a diva bigger than Streisand and Liza combined.

The show was terrific. I sort of recognized Nels Cline, and then remembered he used to perform with an experimental music group in West LA every week.

And only in LA do James Spader and your rabbi go to the same show!

How awesome for you. I'm totally jealous.

And your sister looks WAY better at fifty, than I did at twenty. No fair.

Danny,

I am jealous I'm hopping mad and very JEALOUS! I'm also wiping my eyes a wee bit because this post makes me feel happy, as well as the old jealous.

It's wonderful to read about people like you who love their families so much and find this kind of richness in life. You love food and films and writing and fun and most of all your family and your favourite rock band is lucky to be related to you.

I am also taking a big trip back home to Northern England and Ireland next week to see my family. I live in Melbourne Australia with my husband and two little boys and even though I will not be living my Wilco dream which you have just done ( God, I'm jealous) I will be taking a leaf out of your book and really enjoy this time with all my lovely family.

I did see Wilco three times in one week back in April in Melbourne and Sydney and that will just about keep me happy until their return.

I am not really a Wilco fan (and God knows that I have tried getting excited about their music, but it's not really my cup of tea, for some reason. I do not dislike it, but I cannot get any passion in my gut for them. I do, however, know a good number of people, mostly my daughter's age, who worship the band.)

I have to say, though, that I have enjoyed immensely your post about going to these shows. What you keep on reminding us, here, Danny, is that, well - dammit, Jeff Tweedy and all of the members of Wilco are just regular guys (OK, they are very talented musicians, something that not everybody is...); hell, they even get bad cases of adult chicken pox (yikes! Must have been very painful!). By mentioning the conversation with Jonah Hill, you also stressed the fact that he is a very down to earth Jewish guy.

You are privileged to be part of the Wilco family in a literal sense. It's kind of cool to have your perspective on the band and on its members.

This is really thrilling. An insider's look at a rock tour, but an enthusiastic and fond account. Your excitement shows with every word and I think that is so great.

I love live music, that's why my house is littered with hundreds of tapes. I know how awesome Wilco is for two reasons. I got to see them on the first day of Bonnarroo in 2004--they blew me away--and a couple of years ago I listened to "Kicking Television" on my way back and forth to school practically everyday for a month. I must see them again. It also seems to me, from your account, that these are just great guys. What a pleasure to read about them and you.

Dude,

It seems you are ALWAYS writing about Jesus.

But in the most hateful & perjorative way.

Why is that?

Thanks!

Big Daddy

And even better, your b-i-l can say HE'S related to you and is on the same family tree as your grf, great-grandfather, etc. Lucky guy.

Great post as always, made me well up in memory of the 3 shows we saw in a row in May over here. *sigh*

I am SOOOO jealous that you got to see three shows from the sidelines.

Love the band. Amazing stuff. thanks for sharing this experience with us. not like being there, but its wonderful to see your passion about it.

I just had Nels Cline as a passenger on a recent flight back to LA (Super COOL Guy!!) and I told him to check out this particular blog entry, as it sings his guitar hero praises. I told him I was a fan of this blog and he told me what a super cool guy YOU were as well...

I saw WILCO on Austin City Limits for the first time this past winter...(why didn't someone tell me about them sooner?!) The next day I ran out and bought Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Tickets went on sale for them at Cains Ballroom here in Tulsa, it sold out immediately! ...what an amazing show! I know Bob Wills was smiling that night. Jeff makes you feel like you know him personally.One of the best shows I've seen in at least 5 years. I agree with the comment posted by someone else that it's as much fun watching the rest of the band as it is watching Jeff. You are blessed with an amazing family...and so am I. Cherish the moments! Love from Tulsa.

I saw WILCO on Austin City Limits for the first time this past winter...(why didn't someone tell me about them sooner?!) The next day I ran out and bought Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Tickets went on sale for them at Cains Ballroom here in Tulsa, it sold out immediately! ...what an amazing show! I know Bob Wills was smiling that night. Jeff makes you feel like you know him personally.One of the best shows I've seen in at least 5 years. I agree with the comment posted by someone else that it's as much fun watching the rest of the band as it is watching Jeff. You are blessed with an amazing family...and so am I. Cherish the moments! Love from Tulsa.

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