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Which version of the song is better?

Slow Mimi
6
60%
Fast Mimi
4
40%
 
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I've seen the Long Winters play two versions of Mimi: the slow version (as heard on The Worst You Can Do Is Harm), and a fast version (not available in studio format, as far as I know, but a live version is available in MP3 format here.)

When they played at the Seattle Art Museum earlier this year, John took a poll of the audience to see which version of Mimi they should finish the gig with, and Fast Mimi won out.

I like both versions; I prefer the slow version when it's just John & Sean playing, but when the full band is present, Fast Mimi is just so POWERFUL.
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From where can more live tracks/concerts be downloaded?

Are LW friendly with the taping and trading of shows? I don't want to open up a can of worms...
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Sean Nelson will punch you in the face if you try to record him.
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It would be an honor if Sean Nelson punched me in the face...
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This is t best version of
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wow!

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You're right, that's a damn good version of Mimi.

I'm going to have to do something that I've been putting off for a long time: tracking down some Western State Hurricanes stuff. Where can I find the other songs? I take it that stuff is no longer in print?
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Post by NatureBoy »

The only WSH stuff I've found is here:

http://www.knerd.com/~indiepoplive/West ... 011-22-98/

They seem to limit the downloads though; I had to revisit the site several times to get the whole recording...
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Post by A Brutaful Smile »

I can't choose. The first time I heard slow Mimi I was almost in tears. I would have cried if it wasn't for the fact I would have felt ridiculous at the club bawling. The first time I heard fast Mimi I was completely blown away. I thought it was one of the best things I had ever heard them play.

A while back a friend found that WSH show and put it on a CD for me. It made my day. Especially since it was an unexpected gift.
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This was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made. Though (slow) Mimi was one of my favorite songs off of TWYCDIH, I went with (fast) Mimi, because it sounds better live, and The LW live show is amazing beyond words.
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Post by anthropomorphizing_kitty »

i asked john once if i could tape their show in an email and this was his reply:

"You can record it, you just have to make me a copy. Them's the rules."

So happy taping. Incidentally i did record the croc show but i forgot to set the rec volume and the recording was crappy. What a show though!
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The WSH were ahead of their time. Apparently they were "too rock".
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