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40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?

Posted by VagabondKing 
40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 05, 2012 10:38PM
Besides four or five of my friends, anyway, and hopefully some trans-continental Magic: the Gathering cards.
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 05, 2012 10:50PM
im very jealous of you seeing them at this venue. great place to see a show.
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 06, 2012 02:51AM
[quote=VagabondKing]and hopefully some trans-continental Magic: the Gathering cards.[/quote]

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Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 06, 2012 06:06AM
Lived on Easy Street for summer of '91. 40 Watt was my home. Saw loads of great shows there. Played pool with Courtney and Caroline from Hole. Great, great venue. Is it still (Not A) Furniture Store?
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 06, 2012 06:00PM
'91's a long time before I ever got to Athens, I've only lived here full time for a year now. I can't even pretend to be enough of a townie to know 40 Watt backstories or anything, sorry.

But on the plus side, anybody who wants to see the show at the 40 Watt can crash at my place. So long as you're not murderers or anything. Or maybe you are a murderer and just don't do any murdering in my fair city, that's cool too. I'm trying to be reasonable, we all have different hobbies.
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 25, 2012 03:59PM
I cannot accurately describe how excited I am for this show. I've been in a weird place emotionally after having live tMG show experiences two nights in a row, and I think I just need this to happen now.

Just wanted to share.
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 25, 2012 05:31PM
[quote=Johnp]Is it still (Not A) Furniture Store?[/quote]

[url=http://maps.google.ie/maps?q=athens+GA&hl=en&ll=33.958418,-83.380115&spn=0.005437,0.011362&sll=53.401034,-8.307638&sspn=8.009188,23.269043&vpsrc=6&hnear=Athens,+Clarke,+Georgia,+United+States&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=33.958445,-83.379987&panoid=RuMs9vDC1CrNQH78QnY2lg&cbp=12,181.56,,0,-8.11]Clearly not.[/url] When I was there, the sign across the front of the building said "Furniture Store", in front of which the 40 Watt had painted [i]Not A[/i]. Appropriate for tMG. You can still see the ghost of Not A in the linked pic, to the left of the hanging diamond.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/25/2012 05:32PM by Johnp.
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 25, 2012 06:48PM
I used to work at the vision video that was acroos the street from peaches/ben's bikes (or whatever it was called). I love /miss Athens. Would love to see them at the 40 watt.
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 26, 2012 07:18PM
I just left Vision on my way to Pain and Wonder, the tattoo parlor shown in that pic. MIND=BLOWN.

It shouldn't be, as I live here and all, but two strangers mentioning my itinerary before I leave my house is pretty strange. And JohnP, thanks for the Athens trivia. I can now pretend to be more of a townie than I am. I raise a beer at the Manhattan and some feta and fries from The Grill to both of you.
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 26, 2012 08:00PM
My mistake - Furniture Mart, not Store:

[img]http://i39.tinypic.com/19rv2w.jpg[/img]

Enjoy the show!
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 30, 2012 12:56PM
See y'all tonight?
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 31, 2012 08:27PM
All I really have to say is that my hand was grabbed during Houseguest. Good time.
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 31, 2012 10:26PM
Intro- [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIPRSzVHfCM]Sing Your Praise to the Lord[/url] (blazingly loud over the PA while the band danced in singing along)
1. In Memory of Satan
2. See America Right
3. For Charles Bronson
4. Song for Lonely Giants
5. Quito
6. Game Shows Touch Our Lives
7. Ghosts
8. You Were Cool
9. The Day the Aliens Came
10. Woke Up New
11. New Song--- Heart Cedar
12. New Song--- The Diaz Brothers
13. New Song--- Transcendental Youth (title track of new album)
14. Never Quite Free
15. Southwood Plantation Road
16. International Small Arms Traffic Blues
17. Counterfeit Florida Plates
18. Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod?
19. No Children
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20. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq9VaFJkpG0]Mr. Wurster takes a brief solo, to thunderous applause[/url]
21. This Year
22. Houseguest
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23. Going to Georgia


At least that's how I had it. Apparently "No Children" was begun on a plane ride from Des Moines to Athens, inspired by the music from Lee Ann Womack's "Just Dance" after hearing it in the airport. He finished the lyrics in a Days Inn here in Athens, and if you've spent a night there, the song makes a crystalline sort of sense. That is, if the story wasn't just funny stage banter. Either way, I'm claiming that song as townie music now.

*edit: many thanks to Alpha Puppington for some corrections.
*edit 2: many thanks to Carpender for posting the reply to [url=http://www.mountain-goats.com/forums/read.php?3,129067]this[/url].
*edit 3: many thanks to batesjc1 for the video for #20



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/01/2012 09:41PM by VagabondKing.
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 31, 2012 10:55PM
I have Wursters solo on video, will share. So good. VagabondKing, I have a sneaking suspicion we chatted. If you remember a girl in a purple vest, that was me.
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 31, 2012 10:56PM
i think that's the finest set list i have seen on this tour.
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 31, 2012 10:57PM
Ghosts, The Day the Aliens Came, and Tetrapod? Nice.

12 is The Diaz Brothers and 13 is Transcendental Youth.

Mercy for the Diaz Brothers!
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 31, 2012 11:09PM
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq9VaFJkpG0]Potentially very bad quality video of aforementioned drum solo.[/url]

But I tried, you know I tried.
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
January 31, 2012 11:32PM
Awesome video, batesjc1. I think we may have chatted, but if you were where you are for that video all night I doubt it. I had to wait on some friends to show up who didn't want to be in the upfront crush so I was about 8-10 feet back stage right. Were you the one I talked about starting a mosh pit with? Did I tell you the story about Harry Potter knocking out some hesher with vaseline all over his ponytail and beard with a throat punch at a High on Fire concert?
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
February 02, 2012 12:08PM
Someone MUST have the House Guest performance on video? Please post it on youtube, it was amazing!
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
February 02, 2012 12:56PM
I take back thinking we chatted. But I would like to hear the HP story.

As for a House Guest video, I think he made every effort to distract/grab cameras of the people in the front row, so a full video may not be a thing. It was amazing though.
Re: 40 Watt Athens GA- 1/30/12- Who's coming with me?
February 03, 2012 09:00AM
1) Got there early & was about three feet from the stage, on the right, awesomely. Granted I was right next to/rather pressed up against the cluster of folks that the good Mr. Darnielle had to shush partway through the show. For what it's worth they were pretty bad (a few young women who would have been charming and polite sober, I'm sure).

2) Whoever Stephen Cramer is, he's uploaded [url=http://www.youtube.com/user/stephencramer]quite a few videos[/url], including the "no songs written in hotel rooms" bit.
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