Tag Archives: Jeff Tweedy

New Jeff Tweedy video: Family Ghost

Video: Jeff Tweedy – “Family Ghost” From WARMER, due April 13 on dBpm. I can appreciate any song that starts out declaring “I’m a dope.” That is a sentiment I can get behind. Tweedy goes on to describe how it feels to be a liberal middle aged white guy in today’s environment. I’m a dope … Continue reading New Jeff Tweedy video: Family Ghost

New Jeff Tweedy video: I Know What It’s Like

Video: Jeff Tweedy – “I Know What It’s Like” Directed by Mark Greenberg. From WARM, out now on dBpm Records. I’m about 100 pages into Tweedy’s memoir, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back), and so far it’s really enjoyable. One of my favorite things about it so far is the antipathy he retains toward … Continue reading New Jeff Tweedy video: I Know What It’s Like

New Jeff Tweedy video: Some Birds

Video: Jeff Tweedy – “Some Birds” Directed by Seth Henrikson. From Warm, due November 20. Jeff Tweedy knows his audience. After all, he was once one of us. His only job outside of being in a band was as a record store clerk, so he understands well the things that set us off. The lead-off … Continue reading New Jeff Tweedy video: Some Birds

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