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Just saw The Who last month. I'll be seeing them twice more in November. Also, I'll be seeing The Living End as well.

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This year is:
The Police (November)
Brian Setzer (November)

As for next year, people who are having new albums that I'd like to see if they would tour in the States:
Paul (well, he didn't tour last year and I missed him before ).
Radiohead (missed them last year, too )
Coldplay
U2
R.E.M.
The Living End (missed them last time, too )
Oasis (miss them last time, too )
Franz Ferdinand (missed them, too)
Babyshambles

People who I'd just like to see and don't know if their actually going to tour :
Tom Petty
The Who
AC/DC
Van Halen (if they would come back around)

And a pipe dream that will probably never happen, but the reunion talk had me at least a little happy : :
Blur

I'm sure I left people off and I'm sure I'll think of other people I'd like to see . There are lots of bands I'd love to see, but since I have such a wide range of different music I like , you can't see everyone unfortunatley . Missed some this year I would've like to have seen .

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Paul...thinking of you and your family. Good Luck!!!

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I'm getting ready to try to get tickets to see Ray Davies in April . Excited about that one.

As for other concerts, nothing new as of yet. I briefly thought of seeing the Foo Fighters back when tickets went on sale, but didn't think I knew enough of the back catalouge. I also kind of just decided to pass on it. They were here last week and the radio station played some of the concert and talked about it. It actually sounded really good . They had an orchestra and mixed up the set list a lot, doing an accoustic set.

The thing that impressed me most though, is how real that band seems to be when they preform live. Dave was going on about how they were going to tear down the venue that they played in that night, talked about places they like to go and once played in Philadelphia, and played for over two hours.

It always impresses me when a band seems like they're "there". Some bands or artists appear to be robotic, almost on autopilot. Almost like their oblivious to the crowd entirely. Do they even know what city their in? What country?

Another thing that I found interesting is that they played "Marigold" . I was actually thinking that it would be cool for them to cover it, but never expected them to play it. I mean, even if it's the only Nirvana song Dave sang, it's still a Nirvana B-Side .

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Walrus68:eddie vedder on wednesday

Have fun!!

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While looking for the Ray Davies link I happened upon this torrent (which is now downloading ):

Eddie Vedder
University of California Berkeley
Zellerbach Auditorium
Berkeley, Ca
April 7, 2008

Track listing (looks like you're in for a long nighr :

WALKING THE COW-(Daniel Johnston)
AROUND THE BEND
I AM MINE
DEAD MAN WALKING
I?M OPEN
MAN OF THE HOUR
SETTING FORTH
GUARANTEED
NO CEILING
FAR BEHIND
RISE
MILLWORKER-(James Taylor)
GOODBYE
SATTELITE
DRIFTING
YOU?VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY-(Lennon, McCartney)
HERE?S TO THE STATE?(PHIL OCHS)
TROUBLE-(Cat Stevens)
IF YOU WANT TO SING OUT, SING OUT-(Cat Stevens)
PARTING WAYS
FOREVER YOUNG-(Bob Dylan)
PORCH
SOCIETY with Jerry Hannan-(Jerry Hannan)
GROWIN? UP-(Bruce Springsteen)
LUKIN
NO MORE
ARC
HARD SUN with Liam Finn, EJ and Jerry Hannan-(Gordon Peterson)

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So far this is it :

Just saw Ray Davies on April 5th at the Tower Theater in Philly. GREAT show !!

June 5th- Tom Petty with Steve Wynwood opening .

June 18th- REM with Modest Mouse opening (hoping to see them I mean....thanks to Comcast 'messing' things up, I had no internet at the precise time tickets went on sale, of course : , so I'm looking for them now ....REALLY hoping).

June 20th- Pearl Jam with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists opening (don't know anything about them ).

July- The Police with Elvis Costello opening (sure beats seeing Sting's kid open ).

November- Brian Sezter's Christmas Show .

I'm sure more will come, though .

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Got my REM tickets in the mail yesterday . A bit hard considering my dad doesn't know about the tickets and he has the whole week off this week . But the Fed Ex guy came at just the right time without him knowing .

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"Coffee and TV" is fantastic . I love Blur .

This one's great (it's got Phil Daniels in it, too ). Plus Damon's just too cute . I've had a huge crush on him for years ops: . "Parklife" is a fantastic album, as well :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKCoBt43HWE&feature=related

Also, can't have a music videos thread without any Tom Petty videos . Those things are GREAT !!

"Into the Great Wide Open" (I think I remember reading that Johnny Depp was actually in a band before becoming an actor....maybe I'm thinking of someone else, though ):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-gVVGD7j3E

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Beatlemaniac:

Beatlesfan94:I might see Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. If I go, I hope he plays his greatest hits, "Saving Grace" (from Highway Companion) and some Mudcrutch songs. But as long as I go and the view is great, it'll be enough for me.

i hope you are able to see him ...btw he sang saving grace at his last tour...along with a few other hits and a traveling wilburys song....i love his music...and i'm certain he'll sing alot of his old hits....so you won't be disappointed.

Oh, you will not be disapointed . I can say this even though I won't be seeing Tom until June because of what I keep hearing people say . If I had a dime for everytime I heard:

"You'll leave a Tom Petty concert with a very sore throat because you'll be singing along to every song all night long because you'll know the words to every song"

I'd be very rich . Everyone keeps talking about how great he is live and from the DVDs I've seen, he is .

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