Bonnaroo: Where Indie Cynicism And Hippie Idealism Collide

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Bonnaroo: Where Indie Cynicism And Hippie Idealism Collide

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Postby chelsea » Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:35 pm

But Andrew Bird actually rules at it. He plays violin, xylophone, guitar and piano, making all these loops on the fly, and the end result sounds like Arabic jazz-pop with Buckley singing over it, which is actually super-great. I stayed until the end of his set, and ultimately gave it five out of five stars for excellence. The hippie kids and I were all transported to a higher plane.

amen! andrew bird really, really, really needs to return to seattle.

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Postby junker347 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:22 pm

Maybe they thought I was Trey Anastasio.

I am pretty sure that John is living my dream. I saw Andrew Bird a while back and was also totally wowed by his great live show. Pretty much everything he just reviewed were the acts that were compelling me to go to Bonnaroo. Alas, I needed money to get there, and my employer wasn't about to give me 5 days off to go see a show.

Next time, Gadget... next time...

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Postby GMM » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:20 am

That was brilliant. Thanks for the link.

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Postby heather » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:40 pm

Part two. Enjoy.


I also found this on the internets..


For the lazy peeps I'll just post the picture here.

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Postby thepeter » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:36 pm

goddamn goddamn goddamn. until bonnaroo this year i'd never skipped out on seeing music 1000+ miles away for school. what, like when i'm old i'll remember how much fun i had going to class? i know! i know! how did i fall for the oldest trick in the legitimize-yourself book?!!?

goddamn! i want to have run into roderick and been all "uh dude, you remember that band harvey danger? you kinda look like one of those dudes i think. dude."

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Postby longhorn1 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:02 pm

"Right there he not only achieved a very special musical moment, he also saved on paying for a bunch of horn players."


Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/beitilyng/ ... /set-9000/[/list]

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Postby Betty Felon » Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:19 pm

These articles are great! Thanks for the links, heather!

Favs:

1.) The Thumbs up for Elvis Costello-- sweet jesus thank the lord for a respectable opinion that allays part of my biggest muscial fear-- that Paul Simon and Elvis Costello are getting old and crappy.

2.) Emilio Estevez reference! Warms my heart.

3.) Hahaha:

"The bass was so loud it went past the point of hurting my ears, even past the point of hurting my stomach, until it was hurting my feelings."

"The security were like white blood cells, or scrubbing bubbles, until no specks of filth remained."

4.) I've never read a "100% best EVER IN THE WHOLE WORLD AND ALL OF HISTORY!!!" band review before that didn't come across as either compeltely retarded or as breathy, obsequious, star-gazing GUSH, but John's Radiohead review wasn't any of those things and became the first time I've seen how to tell the story experiencing a master artist and give a string of super-superlative compliments without sounding like you're a 15year old girl who is high and really into it.

I can't give a strong of compliments without gushing, so I'll gush and say that the whole thing was compulsively readable and left my brain switched to "on" while still being grounded in pleasant reality. If he can do this with a blog about freakin' Bonaroo, John might be a world-class writer.

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Postby Joe Szczepaniak » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:16 pm

wait until you here the stories and lyrics on the new album. you're opinion will be solidified.


+joe

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Postby Betty Felon » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:50 pm

Joe Szczepaniak wrote:wait until you here the stories and lyrics on the new album. you're opinion will be solidified.


+joe


Don't worry, Szczepaniak, I'm a full blown fan already.

But I wanted to throw down a bigass compliment on the blog because songwriter and essayist are very different kinds of writing.

I don’t know the mechanics of either well enough to analyze it, but in my interweb experience, blogs like that are rare. The kind that are fun and effortless to read, but leave you thinking about beauty for the next week or so.

T-1day and I’m still thinking about Hawaiian glowstick volcanoes and seen-it-all cynicism melting with a smile…

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Postby Liesbeth » Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:51 am

the one and only thing keeping me from saying that john should absolutely pursue his writing more, is that he has said that it draws from the same source as songwriting - now if only he wrote a song a day i would surely trade in a few tunes for a book

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Postby beitilyng » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:40 am

longhorn1 wrote:
"Right there he not only achieved a very special musical moment, he also saved on paying for a bunch of horn players."


Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/beitilyng/ ... /set-9000/[/list]



http://www.flickr.com/photos/beitilyng/1347752/in/set-9000/
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Postby longhorn1 » Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:42 pm

ooops, sloppy code. thanks, beitilyng.

those were honkin' good times.

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Postby NatureBoy » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:36 pm

So gonzo...I love it.

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Postby junker347 » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:35 pm

but... it's a superjam...

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Postby GMM » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:14 am

SUPERJam: For when marmalade just won't do it

(This post to be read only by English people. Who will understand it. Yes)

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Postby Joe Szczepaniak » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:21 am

i understand marmalade very well. i understand it thoroughly and completely!

and i'm not even English.

+joe

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Postby LoveSickJerk » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:57 am

This essay is fantastic! I could definitely see some paralells in thought to the French Connection's experience at Sasquatch this year.

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Postby A Mess » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:36 am

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ujozr6dkivs&search=Bonnaroo%20death%20cab

the infamous ben gibbard guitar toss-off to john. wish i was there.


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