Bits + Pieces: Listen to The Sinclair Show; Band’s Day Off

Bradley’s Almanac, a Boston music blog, posted a great overview of The Sinclair show, including audio of the entire show. He nails the anxiety and ticket frenzy that led up to the show:  “There was bitchin’, there was beggin’, there was resignation and self-righteousness. The Craigslist “TICKETS WANTED!” posts piled up, along with Facebook event page pleading, with offers of favors, cash, and eternal gratitude.”

See his Flickr album for show photos, including this one taken while Paul sat and sang “Within Your Reach”, a high point of the show for me.

paul westerberg the sinclair

Photo by Brad Searles

Looks like the band enjoyed a fine day off in Chicago, taking in a Cubs game. Josh Freese posted a photo from the broadcast booth.

Just crowding everyone in the broadcast booth here at the Cubs game. #personalspace #soblessed

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And The Replacements posted this shot of Dave Minehan and Ben Perlstein in the stands.

Dave Minehan spotted at today’s Cubs game #TheReplacements #DaveMinehan

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