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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Colin Meloy

happy to be here, happy to have shared the year with all of you and what a year it’s been!

here’s to many many more ❤️

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Colin Meloy

Excuse while I move to Greenland.

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Colin Meloy

Hello, Super fun year here! I loved your shower rankings (How does your home shower rank?). Totally in to that.

I hear The Decemberists are putting down some tracks for a new album.

Thanks to All Music for a wonderful article/interview on Jenny Conlee and her upcoming album and her mentioning The D's new recordings.

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Colin Meloy

The Machine Shop has been the breath of air that I didn’t know I needed so thank you for creating it! Happiest of birthdays!

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Colin Meloy

You forgot to add that you inspired people to pick up their guitars because of your *excellent* teaching skills! I even purchased one so I could play along.

I’ve been very impressed with how consistent and thoughtful you’ve been with your posts. Thank you for all that you do!

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Colin Meloy

Thanks broski slay💅💅💅💅💅💅💅💅💅💅💅i always look forward to seeing these💃🕺💃🕺💃

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Colin Meloy

Happy birthday to this medium of sharing your thoughts, music, behind the scenes stuff. There aren’t a lot of artists out there who share so much.

I look forwarded to every post. I’m one of your biggest fans!

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Colin Meloy

After a few years of pandemic and a few years of parenting some babies and young kids during said pandemic, this place is a lovely place to escape to. It’s invigorating to find that part of me again. To have this space to intentionally reconnect with music I love, read a charming perspective, talk about intellectual thoughts on the world and books. Be among *my* people that love the same things. It’s been emotional to rediscover my own adult self again. I knew I would enjoy attending a concert, always have and it’s always a treat to see you live, but I wasn’t expecting to start sobbing with the relief of (a degree of) normalcy again. So if you saw a mid-30s mom crying at the SLC concert, that was me. I was behind the drunk girls twerking the whole time, haha. Thanks ❤️

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Colin Meloy

Thank you, Colin. I love this “place”

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Colin Meloy

Reading this has become a highlight of the passing days. I truly enjoy this more intimate venue and look forward to another year!

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Happy birthday dear friend

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already? hey, would still love you to cover REM's find the river some day? <3

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Happy Birthday Machine Shop! And the inspiration it spreads, Colin.

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Mar 29, 2023Liked by Colin Meloy

Thank you. Really have enjoyed The Shop.

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Mar 29, 2023Liked by Colin Meloy

This past year has been inexpressably brighter for the presence of the Machine Shop! All of it — but the annotated songs, demos, lost songs and tour diaries have been such gifts especially— the kind of thing teenage me scavenging the barely-youtube-era internet for Decemberists content could’ve only dreamed of. Thanks so much for all you’ve shared with us! Happy birthday dear Machine Shop.

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Colin Meloy

Thanks Colin!

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