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Postby El Duderino » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:23 am

Great show! Where were TLW faithful? Nobody around me understood who "that John guy" was. Commander was saweeet!

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Postby Liesbeth » Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:54 pm

hey duderino, now you're just teasing those of us who don't live in Seattle!

Did you just say that Nada Surf played The Commander (wow!)? Did John sing this, or did Matthew Caws? Did they play more together? So many questions, we need details, detailed details, please.

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Postby Flyn » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:19 pm

I was at the previous night's show, which was good, but John didn't get on stage; I would've liked to have seen that. Chelsea went both nights, but I haven't heard about it yet.

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Postby NatureBoy » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:01 pm

Nada Surf played The Commander Thinks Aloud, with Matthew on lead vocals and electric guitar, and John on harmony vocals and acoustic guitar.

It was interesting to hear John sing harmonies, and when they turned up his mic he sounded strong and clear - as he has for the last several shows. When the band decides to tour again I really think people will notice a difference.

Also making an appearance was John's rad tan corduroy blazer.

It was a really good take on Commander, and so different given there were 6 band members on stage playing parts for it (including cello). When I interviewed Matthew Caws for the documentary (a few years ago now), he said it was one of the best songs he's ever heard in his life. I know it's a special song to John, and it was a cool moment to hear it interpreted by someone who appreciates it as much as Matthew does.

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Postby El Duderino » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:14 pm

NatureBoy is right on. I cautioned my pals that Roderick may appear Thursday but no dice.

John, if you're reading, I tried to buy you a shot of your favorite rye after your cameo but the large bouncer wouldn't allow the invitation. Thanks for the heartfelt white boy high-five/handshake on your exit.

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Postby sour29 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:34 pm

Favourite Rye? I thought John still didn't drink?

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Postby El Duderino » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:36 pm

Oh, that must have been rootbeer then.

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Postby El Duderino » Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:25 pm

The best part of the show was Lorca's rock star stance complete with omnipresent cigarette and magnificently timed plumes of smoke. Somehow, he pulled it off.... barely. I have to believe that Matthew chuckles at him under his breath.

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Postby chelsea » Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:49 pm

El Duderino wrote:The best part of the show was Lorca's rock star stance complete with omnipresent cigarette and magnificently timed plumes of smoke. Somehow, he pulled it off.... barely. I have to believe that Matthew chuckles at him under his breath.


no kidding. there's nothing greater than the smoking ban applying to everyone but daniel.

awesome shows both nights, including the "commander" cover last night. john's in long hair and mutton chops mode these days.

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Postby sour29 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:33 pm

Glad I'm not the only one going to see Nada Surf more than once on this tour. I think I've seen then an average of more than three times per tour since Let Go came out! WHOA.

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Postby kyle_s9 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:56 am

i'll see you at the opera house probably?
that'll be my first nada surf concert!

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Postby icapants » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:18 pm

Stupid, STUPID ICA. People told me to go, and I was all "nah."

I'd be interested in seeing a full setlist from either night, if anyone has it. Seeing what I missed out will remind me that I do like going to these "live show" things. Maybe I'll actually go to one again.

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Postby Harvey Winters » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:28 pm

El Duderino wrote:Oh, that must have been rootbeer then.


It's cranberry & soda, and DLorca never "barely" pulls something off...
It's either done, or it ain't...

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Postby pas de nom » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:37 pm

I took some video of Nada Surf covering "Commander" though I apologize that the quality is poor and I did not record long to hear John on vocals, but his vocals were amazing and hearing them just made me hunger for a TLW show, despite how wonderful Nada Surf was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePQiWW-U-Mk

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Postby sour29 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:11 pm

kyle_s9 wrote:i'll see you at the opera house probably?
that'll be my first nada surf concert!
I'll be there. I really wish your first Nada Surf experience wasn't at the UGHpra House. I hate that venue with a passion. In fact, I'm traveling to Montreal the next day to see them at a venue that's half-decent.

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Postby El Duderino » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:02 pm

So when is the next LW show. I ran into JR a the Nada Surf Triple Door show. He said Spring.... maybe. What's up with this rumored new album?

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Postby sour29 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:33 pm

Maybe is the key word, I think. :)

We haven't received much news this way in terms of a new album, excepting a brief mention of John recording demos of new songs in one of his Seattle Weekly blogs. If anyone knows anything I don't, by all means, let me know!

And that video is awesome. Matthew actually does a surprisingly fantastic version of the song -- I was surprised to find it suited his voice so nicely!

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Postby h4ck » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:04 pm

PLEASE someone have a recording of this?!!?!?!?!??!

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Postby h4ck » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:27 am

HMM... the same tan corduroy jacket that i was wearing at the last mercury lounge show (that if i remember correctly, john, you called me out on?)

HMM.... someone's sweatin' my style. whack, john, whack.


NatureBoy wrote:Also making an appearance was John's rad tan corduroy blazer.

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Postby Mike McCusker » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:43 am

Daniel was denied his cigarette at the Manchester, England show. "The man" came on stage and asked him to put it out. We are pretty law abiding types.

Mathew joined Rouge Wave on stage for one of their songs (off the new one - which I haven't got yet).


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