View Full Version : Stevie Wonder is fucking amazing live

09-20-2011, 02:42 PM
We went to ACL 2011 this past weekend and saw a good 44 bands over 3 days, Stevie was the highlight of the whole shebang, what with his 2 hour set of awesomeness and a wicked keytar solo to start the show.

Other highlights:
Theophilius London
Big Boi
North Mississippi Allstars
Nas & Damian Marley
MAVIS STAPLES blew my mind out the back of my skull
Kanye West (say what you want, the man knows how to work a stage)
Allison Krauss and Union Station
Fitz and the Tantrums play some good funky soul and roll
Wanda Jackson
Cee Lo
Mariachi El Bronx
The Airborne Toxic Event
Ryan Bingham
DFA 1979
Jack Ingram
Social D (Mike Ness seemed to be having a fucking blast)
The Arcade Fire put on a good show, since their new album is called "The Suburbs" they showed the trailer for "Over The Edge" with Matt Dillon and the first 30 seconds of "The Warriors" up to Cyrus yelling "Can You Dig Itttttt!?"

Ian Jane
09-20-2011, 02:49 PM
Is Ness still sporting the beard?

I'd like to see Stevie live.

09-20-2011, 02:54 PM
Nah, no beard but there was a few days worth of stubble

Emilie wasn't very familiar with Social D, but she really enjoyed them and I kept thinking about how stoked 16 year old Chad would be to be here now

Ian, if you ever get the chance, y'all should go catch Stevie. Everyone even cheered when he played "I Just Called to Say I Love You"

09-20-2011, 02:55 PM
All the kids seemed to be really into Foster The People, I wasn't familiar with them and after hearing 2 songs, I was not duly impressed

Ian Jane
09-20-2011, 03:01 PM
I'm not familiar with them either. SxDx is still a good live act, even if the last album sucked. Glad she dug it. 36 year old Ian still likes them live too.

I like 'I Just Called...' - it's a nice song. Maybe not as cool as his earlier funk stuff but still catchy and sweet. Nothing wrong with that.

09-20-2011, 04:49 PM
I showed Emilie a picture of Mike Ness from '83 and she had a very hard time buying that it was the same guy we saw onstage

My buddy we met up with swore that he would leave if Stevie played that, when the song played, he was too drunk to realize what he'd said earlier and proceeded to dance with some random girl.

Barry M
09-25-2011, 11:49 PM
Foster the People's Helena Beat video may explain some of their popularity. No need to make FURY ROAD now.


09-27-2011, 12:22 PM
Yeah, just not my cuppa tea

Paul Casey
09-27-2011, 12:31 PM
Have you seen Stevie Wonder's new house?

Ian Jane
09-27-2011, 12:47 PM
Nope, and neither has he. Zing!

Paul Casey
09-27-2011, 01:54 PM
Indeed. Though, the joke led me to this (http://virtualglobetrotting.com/maps/) site.

Man, these houses are insane.

Ian Jane
09-27-2011, 02:17 PM
Oprah wins, but Little Wayne has more cars.

Paul Casey
09-27-2011, 02:58 PM
Here's the abandoned section...complete with Montauk.


Barry M
09-27-2011, 03:34 PM
Abandonment, nice!

Varosha (http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/abandoned-city-of-varosha-famagusta/) is pretty freaky. It's like a J.G. Ballard theme park, a whole hotel district turned into a ghost town.