O is the One that is Real

The dual concert of two of my favorite bands, Band of Horses and My Morning Jacket, is in two days, and even though I have exactly zero friends who are fans of both these bands (I know a few people who *kinda like* each one but no superfans), I have to get a few things out into the public sphere here.  I’ve been following both band’s setlists on this tour (here are Band of Horses’ and here are My Morning Jacket’s), and both bands are mixing up their setlists more than any band I’ve ever seen short of Pearl Jam, and I dare say that if they had PJ’s depth of catalogue, it would be even more extensive than Pearl Jam.  Band of Horses (BoH) and My Morning Jacket (MMJ) are mixing up their openers and closers a lot more than Pearl Jam ever has.

So, although my so-called friend Kyle once mercilessly mocked me in a blog entry of his for making entries like this, I feel compelled to put my wish list for both bands here, as well as my predictions for what will open and close each band’s sets.  Even though none of you are fans, if I am right or I get my wishlists, at least I can point back to this and say I did it!  And if I don’t, nobody will care, so it’s really win-win for me.

Band of Horses

Opener prediction:  Am I a Good Man
Closer prediction:  The Funeral

Top 3 wishlist:
–Evening Kitchen
–No One’s Gonna Love You More Than I Do

My Morning Jacket

–Opener prediction:  War Begun
–Closer prediction:  Steam Engine

Top 3 wishlist:

–O is the One that is Real
–Steam Engine (anywhere in the setlist will do)
–It’s About Twilight Now

And here is a sweet video of MMJ playing “Dancefloors” at Red Rocks a little over a week ago:

8 Responses to “O is the One that is Real”

  1. Kyle Sundgren Says:

    Hahhahaha! If anyone wants to read that mock it’s here http://lovesaxy.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/ode-to-the-notes/
    Read the whole thing though so you don’t think I’m a dick!

    I’ve posted blogs like this too. You just go to more concerts is all.

    • sethdellinger Says:

      wait…I thought you deleted that entry after I raised a stink???

      • Kyle Sundgren Says:

        Haha, no. Was I supposed to?

        • sethdellinger Says:

          No, I don’t care, I just thought you did….maybe I’m just remembering your apology. I was pretty genuinely shocked at the time…I don’t mind being made fun of but to be made fun of in such a long-form way was weird feeling. Like five minutes into reading it I’m like…oh, I’m still being made fun of!

          • Kyle Sundgren Says:

            I just re-read it for the first time since last year and I laughed more than I thought I would. I so wanted you to write your own version in return! I would have loved to have read that!

            • sethdellinger Says:

              Well I don’t want to start the actual bickering about it again, but I certainly would have been much more receptive to it, and to doing one for you too, if you would have warned me. They don’t surprise celebrities with roasts, they ask them and let them prepare themselves. I’m not being over-sensitive about it!

              • Kyle Sundgren Says:

                Yeah you got a point. I’d watch a surprise roast of most celebrities.

                • sethdellinger Says:

                  Hell yeah I’d watch it, but I wouldn’t want to be them! Sorry, I never would have brought it up again if I thought we hadn’t adequately come to an understanding there.

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