Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Wilco and Williamsburg

I celebrated my 39th birthday a few weeks ago-not a big deal, especially since my wife turned 40 a week later. We celebrated my birthday a few days early in Williamsburg, first at a great little bistro, The Blue Talon, and then with Jeff Tweedy and Wilco. First things first.

The Blue Talon Bistro
is located right in the heart of Williamsburg on the edge of the William & Mary campus. It's a comfortable space, polished woods and shiny metal in the tradition of a French bistro. And the chef David Everett has been successful in serving up "serious comfort food." We started with the chef's homemade charcuterie platter, with fresh country pate, and other sausages, served with a crock of coarse mustard. Perfect with a pint of cloudy Belgian beer. I opted for comfort food in my entree choice- a pork schnitzel, lightly breaded, fried, and served with fresh sauerkraut. A light Shiraz was a great accompaniment. We even stayed for dessert and I indulged in a creme brulee- good, but not exceptional.

Wilco played a great show-very solid all around- Tweedy even preached a bit.

1. I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
2. War On War
3. Company In My Back
4. Hell Is Chrome
5. Handshake Drugs
6. A Shot In The Arm
7. At Least That's What You Said
8. Jesus, Etc.
9. Ashes Of American Flags
10. Theologians
11. Spiders (Kidsmoke)
12. Hummingbird
13. Walken
14. I'm The Man Who Loves You

Encore 1:
15. Via Chicago
16. Kingpin
17. The Late Greats

Encore 2:
18. Heavy Metal Drummer
19. I'm A Wheel

1 comment:

Liz K. said...

Sounds like a great way to celebrate your birthday! I wish we could have been there for you both.