"Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

Discuss the weather here...

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

Postby Kali Durga » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:54 pm

rsimms3 wrote:Waiting to hear about the experience, enjoy it!


+1
"And the message is clear: if we want Jack White as our hero, he will entertain, but not pander. We have to accept all his flaws, whims, caprices and manias as a critical, sometimes uncomfortable, part of the contract."
User avatar
Kali Durga
Tiny Elephant
 
Posts: 7368
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:42 am

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

Postby koala » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:58 pm

Yes a detailed account of every minute, please.
koala
Little Acorn
 
Posts: 379
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:37 pm

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

Postby rsimms3 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:48 pm

Where you at Bobby? Off somewhere drunk with Jack watching some baseball?
"The chairs are too nice, the chandeliers are too beautiful, and the popcorn is too buttery." - Jack White
"What if my problem wasn't that I don't understand people but that I don't like them?" - Louis Bloom
User avatar
rsimms3
Tiny Elephant
 
Posts: 8685
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:32 pm

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

Postby dylnfan » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:39 pm

Driving back now, will post more later. Until then...

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439847573.954408.jpg


ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439847589.227933.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
"I haven't told him, but I'm adding him to my movement to bring nice back. Because nice is the coolest, most punk thing ever."

- Cmelo
User avatar
dylnfan
Little Ghost
 
Posts: 3029
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:28 pm
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

Postby rsimms3 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:04 am

Win!
"The chairs are too nice, the chandeliers are too beautiful, and the popcorn is too buttery." - Jack White
"What if my problem wasn't that I don't understand people but that I don't like them?" - Louis Bloom
User avatar
rsimms3
Tiny Elephant
 
Posts: 8685
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:32 pm

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

Postby Alabama Woody » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:22 am

Sweet !
Forget what you see
And what you thought was true
It's not really me
Speaking to you

Brendan Benson

"Rock and Roll mother fuckers do you speak it?"
hawke000

"B2F1" Pug/Woody
User avatar
Alabama Woody
Tiny Elephant
 
Posts: 7236
Joined: Sun May 16, 2010 4:55 am
Location: Northern Alabama/Southern Tennessee

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

Postby ColdNorth » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:32 am

You lucky people.
I didn't sign up for the competition.
Impossible to get to Nashville in time.
ColdNorth
Little Bird
 
Posts: 53
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:39 pm
Location: Norway

Re:

Postby shaneoftheroad » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:22 pm

dylnfan wrote:Driving back now, will post more later. Until then...

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439847573.954408.jpg


ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439847589.227933.jpg


Advanced listening party with the band, signatures and a one-of-a-kind photo print. Music fan perfection.
User avatar
shaneoftheroad
Little People
 
Posts: 4771
Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:17 am
Location: Owensboro, KY

Re: Re:

Postby dylnfan » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:39 pm

shaneoftheroad wrote:
dylnfan wrote:Driving back now, will post more later. Until then...

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439847573.954408.jpg


ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439847589.227933.jpg


Advanced listening party with the band, signatures and a one-of-a-kind photo print. Music fan perfection.


It was pretty epic. Couple of random thoughts, as I don't have time to write a full review of the experience (buried in work after missing yesterday).

1. The Stone Fox served up tasty libations (was driving so I had to pass) and grilled dogs w/pickled cabbage, mango salsa, and jalapeño ranch. Could have eaten them all day.

2. We all got a full tour of the TMR facilities (sans the main office space for some reason) - recording booth, design department, merch storage, distribution/packaging center, office space, etc. The office space is done up to look like an old manufacturing plant, that was at one point converted to a hotel, then the record business that it is now. My description does not even do it justice, only pictures will make sense. Oh yeah, and there's an elevator built to look like it's housed in a giant old blast furnace.

3. Stripped us of all phones and personal belongings before entering the blue room, where we were greeted individually by Jack. It was too freaking weird. I was so blown away by the room itself, that I had to do a double take when Jack introduced himself to me. Pretty cool, he really made an effort to introduce and shake everyone's hand. Did the same throughout the time we were listening to the record...moving across the room and sitting next to folks, getting people drinks, chatting folks up about the record, etc.

4. Per the aforementioned chatting, turns out Jack's favorite track on the new LP is "Three Dollar Hat," while all of the DW's friends like "Let Me Through." He said he was particularly proud of his performance on 3$Hat and, believe me, he's got every reason to be. It's got an incredibly cool hip-hop vibe, the drumming is insane, etc. Folks are really going to dig it.

5. My impression of the LP - heavy as fuck, and consistently good. Instantly loved most tracks but highlights were "I Feel Love" (vocal track and time changes are wicked), "Three Dollar Hat" (again, super cool hip-hop vibe), "Be Still" (Allison's vocal track is unbelievable), and "Impossible Winner." The latter will blow folks away, as it doesn't necessarily fit with anything else on the record. It's anthemic, uplifting, and according to Jack, "the best song Allison has ever written." I couldn't help gushing to Dean about how much it sounded like an old Queen track (as a kid who grew up on 70's rock, he totally took that as a compliment).

6. After the record was over, we were invited to stick around, chat with the band, get pics, etc. Everyone was incredibly gracious and appeared to genuinely enjoy talking with us. On our way out, we got a goodie back w/the signed HYFTH single I posted earlier, and the "video production department" interviewed us for our impression of the record. Let's hope my interview doesn't show up anywhere...I've got a face for radio.

Anyway, an incredible time that will not be forgotten. BTW, if some of you were hesitating to enter the contest thinking you'll never get selected, Cam said that because of the short notice you had about a 1/25 chance of winning...not bad really. And he's still not divulging the number of Vault members, so don't bother asking. LOL! :lol:
Last edited by dylnfan on Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:58 pm, edited 5 times in total.
"I haven't told him, but I'm adding him to my movement to bring nice back. Because nice is the coolest, most punk thing ever."

- Cmelo
User avatar
dylnfan
Little Ghost
 
Posts: 3029
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:28 pm
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

Postby rsimms3 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:53 pm

You've got to be the luckiest SOB ever! Couldn't happen to a better guy, hope your +1 had as much fun. If I'd been there I would have talked Jack's ear off about record lathes and the booth. Man I wish things had been different, maybe next time.
"The chairs are too nice, the chandeliers are too beautiful, and the popcorn is too buttery." - Jack White
"What if my problem wasn't that I don't understand people but that I don't like them?" - Louis Bloom
User avatar
rsimms3
Tiny Elephant
 
Posts: 8685
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:32 pm

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

Postby Bikedo » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:29 pm

Thanks for the story.
"A face for radio" I laughed.

Not a Dead Weather fan but off course I'll give this a spin and your review sounds promising.
I'd like to sleep 100 days, my feeling has gone, flesh cold and numb.
User avatar
Bikedo
Little Ghost
 
Posts: 2746
Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:44 pm

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

Postby Aquamarine » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:35 pm

I'd totally agree with dylnfan's review, except that it was so dark in the room that I couldn't read the track listings and match them to the tracks, so it's all going to be a big surprise for me when the album comes out. :lol: I THINK my favorite track was Cop and Go, but I can't be sure! Loved the album as a whole, anyway.


Oh, and luckily when they tried to interview me, it was in a spot that was too loud to get good audio, so I was saved from that. :D
User avatar
Aquamarine
Little Ghost
 
Posts: 1273
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:42 am
Location: Louisiana

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

Postby love_islander » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:11 am

Sounds like a pretty cool experience. Jealous over here
User avatar
love_islander
Little People
 
Posts: 4628
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:12 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

Postby jesxsmith » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:28 am

Great recap! I completely agree about the album, I don't know if its because of the experience or if its purely the music but I loved it instantly. Every single song.

Side note, during the tour we got to see the listening booth thats heading to Detroit :D
User avatar
jesxsmith
Little Bird
 
Posts: 77
Joined: Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:10 am

Re: Re:

Postby dylnfan » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:53 am

dylnfan wrote:
shaneoftheroad wrote:
dylnfan wrote:Driving back now, will post more later. Until then...

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439847573.954408.jpg


ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439847589.227933.jpg


Advanced listening party with the band, signatures and a one-of-a-kind photo print. Music fan perfection.


It was pretty epic. Couple of random thoughts, as I don't have time to write a full review of the experience (buried in work after missing yesterday).

1. The Stone Fox served up tasty libations (was driving so I had to pass) and grilled dogs w/pickled cabbage, mango salsa, and jalapeño ranch. Could have eaten them all day.

2. We all got a full tour of the TMR facilities (sans the main office space for some reason) - recording booth, design department, merch storage, distribution/packaging center, office space, etc. The office space is done up to look like an old manufacturing plant, that was at one point converted to a hotel, then the record business that it is now. My description does not even do it justice, only pictures will make sense. Oh yeah, and there's an elevator built to look like it's housed in a giant old blast furnace.

3. Stripped us of all phones and personal belongings before entering the blue room, where we were greeted individually by Jack. It was too freaking weird. I was so blown away by the room itself, that I had to do a double take when Jack introduced himself to me. Pretty cool, he really made an effort to introduce and shake everyone's hand. Did the same throughout the time we were listening to the record...moving across the room and sitting next to folks, getting people drinks, chatting folks up about the record, etc.

4. Per the aforementioned chatting, turns out Jack's favorite track on the new LP is "Three Dollar Hat," while all of the DW's friends like "Let Me Through." He said he was particularly proud of his performance on 3$Hat and, believe me, he's got every reason to be. It's got an incredibly cool hip-hop vibe, the drumming is insane, etc. Folks are really going to dig it.

5. My impression of the LP - heavy as fuck, and consistently good. Instantly loved most tracks but highlights were "I Feel Love" (vocal track and time changes are wicked), "Three Dollar Hat" (again, super cool hip-hop vibe), "Be Still" (Allison's vocal track is unbelievable), and "Impossible Winner." The latter will blow folks away, as it doesn't necessarily fit with anything else on the record. It's anthemic, uplifting, and according to Jack, "the best song Allison has ever written." I couldn't help gushing to Dean about how much it sounded like an old Queen track (as a kid who grew up on 70's rock, he totally took that as a compliment).

6. After the record was over, we were invited to stick around, chat with the band, get pics, etc. Everyone was incredibly gracious and appeared to genuinely enjoy talking with us. On our way out, we got a goodie back w/the signed HYFTH single I posted earlier, and the "video production department" interviewed us for our impression of the record. Let's hope my interview doesn't show up anywhere...I've got a face for radio.

Anyway, an incredible time that will not be forgotten. BTW, if some of you were hesitating to enter the contest thinking you'll never get selected, Cam said that because of the short notice you had about a 1/25 chance of winning...not bad really. And he's still not divulging the number of Vault members, so don't bother asking. LOL! :lol:


One other addition, I think Jack has a personal assistant or butler or something. There was this young guy following him around the whole time, getting him shit, getting him out of sticky fan situations, buttling, etc. LOL. He was wearing what looked like TMR-styled sherwani. Very odd.
"I haven't told him, but I'm adding him to my movement to bring nice back. Because nice is the coolest, most punk thing ever."

- Cmelo
User avatar
dylnfan
Little Ghost
 
Posts: 3029
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:28 pm
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

PreviousNext

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest