Tag Archives: Jeff Tweedy

New Mavis Staples video: If All I Was Was Black

Video: Mavis Staples – “If All I Was Was Black” From If All I Was Was Black, out now on Anti. Mavis Staples is 78 years old and she’s been singing professionally for 70 of those. Thank about that. She’s been getting paid to sing since before most Baby Boomers were even born. She’s a … Continue reading New Mavis Staples video: If All I Was Was Black

The goal of Wilco

Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy talks to the Chicago A.V. Club about making “challenging” music, or not: People really think narrowly when it comes to those types of challenges, and the idea that something has to be aggressive or avant grade, or atonal, even, to be a challenge. I’ve found it to be the exact opposite. We … Continue reading The goal of Wilco

Chicago Mag Gives Credit to Jay Bennett

Chicago magazine gives credit where credit is due with a nice homage to Jay Bennett: Bennett’s vintage keyboards float throughout songs like “She’s a Jar” and “Pieholden Suite,” leaving a dreamy aftertaste. His presence provides a continual commentary on the melody at hand, whether from a spooky banjo clucking (“Via Chicago”) or an instrumental pile-on … Continue reading Chicago Mag Gives Credit to Jay Bennett

Jeff Tweedy talks to Spin

Spin: Wilco, Frankly. “I always think of the song [“Wilco (the song)”] as meaning not just Wilco,” Tweedy tells me at the band’s rehearsal space, the Loft. “I always think that song is saying, ‘Your records will love you, baby.’ The overall message is to find consolation through music. I think it’s sincere, but at … Continue reading Jeff Tweedy talks to Spin

Jeff Tweedy, Volunteer Babysitter

The New York Times profiles Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy as a Not-So-Tortured Star. Drummer Glenn Kotche shares an anecdote: “He’s generous as an artist and as a person. The other night in El Paso some of us were traveling with our wives and babies, and he offered to watch them while we went out for a … Continue reading Jeff Tweedy, Volunteer Babysitter