Damn. What a fine concert. Wilco, in its current incarnation, is a fine live ensemble. Wilco's new disc, "A Ghost is Born", was initially a hard listen for me. A rewarding disc, but where "Being there" was accessible, and "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" started their penchant for song deconstructions, "ghost" dove in, and I was curious to see how these pieces would work in a live setting. I wasn't dissapointed. The show openned with the latest's lead track "At least that's what you said" and when the vamp kicked in, I knew all was goin to be a-ok...Tweedy channelling his best Neil Young blissed out solo-isms. The set focussed primarily on Ghost and Foxtrot, and from "Heavy Metal Drummer" all the way to "Hell is Chrome", and back to the set closer "Spiders" (which I've gotta admit rocked so hard I was uncontrollably giddy and pogo-ing) the whole show was enthralling. The group came out for two encores, the latter being a call-to-duty for people to get out and vote. to do something. Tweedy is unabashedly anti-Bush, and tho I often hate the mix of artist and politics, I felt the whole room was "with him". Oh yeah: John, the bass player, played a real nice Lakland bass. It looked like a Glaub (that's the P copy, right?) but with a black DeArmond Starfire looking pickup in the P pup position instead. Sounded great thru an SVT and dual 4x10's. Anyone know about that pickup? I thought I had seen a thread about those here, but cannot find it. Oh yeah, great effin show. I only wished they had played "Kamera".