Friday, July 01, 2011

Roger, Wilco

I got no reading done this past weekend. I spent the entire time at the Solid Sound festival in North Adams, MA. This was my first music festival ever and I had a really, really, really, really, really good time. More creative neurons were firing in my brain than had been firing for a very long time.

More power to the members of Wilco for encouraging each other to express themselves independently in so many different ways. My personal highlights:
  • Being right up front for two Wilco concerts on two consecutive days
  • Neil Finn joining the band on stage for an awesome two-fer: Wilco's "I Got You" followed by Split Enz's "I Got You"
  • Vivian Maier photo exhibit curated by Pat Sansone
  • Picturesque de-industrialization-of-America venue at Mass MoCA
  • Falconry
  • Sweet potato fries at the Samosa Man
  • Art & music everywhere
The rain only made it more memorable. I'm only sorry that I missed the handmade music lounge.

Waiting for WILCO
Nels's Guitars
Nels Cline
Jeff Tweedy
Pat Sansone
John Stirratt
Cline-Sansone Guitar Battle


Lord John Whorfin said...

Excellent! Did you relive our glory of hiking Mt. Greylock and sleeping on Mimi's floor?

jakemiller said...


Driving with Rose and the kids down to DC this past weekend, we enjoyed "Helen's Wilco Mix" possibly at the SAME TIME you were enjoying this festival.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

Eve's Apple said...

Cthulhu make pretty pictures!

Karlissimo del Banco said...

Fantastic weekend with fantastic friends!!

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