This is a cliché-free zone.
Mixtapes are really flattering self-portraits, but the best ones are selfies of two.
Whether you’re distraught, angry, or feeling sorta numb, these are the records that are there for you when you need it most. Some will cheer you up, and others will just let you wallow.
Imitation is flattery, or something like that. Or influence? That’s the nice word for it.
It might sound crazy, but you can thank Wilco for the first hand-drawn Popeye cartoon in over thirty years. Yes, in the band’s latest music video for “Dawned On Me,” Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, and the gang rock out with Jeff Tweedy and company in front of the SS Wilco in a video that’s visually appealing, easy on your earbuds, and full of win. Collaboration of the year?
One of the coolest “backstage” performances in recently memory, here are Wilco, Nick Lowe, and Mavis Staples collaborating on The Band’s 1968 single,”The Weight.” It’s a soulful, down-to-earth rendition that will make you want to quit your day job, pick up an acoustic guitar, and join your local gospel choir.
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The Wilco frontman popped into the WGN Chicago newsroom and delivered a hilarious 7-Day Forecast. “You’re probably thinking that some virus has swept through the WGN studios.”
This is my favorite rendition of “My Humps” yet. Not that the bar was set very high in the first place.