Michael E Hartigan
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I’d really like to check this out. Um, where’s that .zip file, again?
Makes me so glad I stopped reading the Weekly a long time ago, and yet still ashamed to be an L.A. resident.
Whoa. My bad. Didn’t know there was so much love for corporate marketing strategies.
Bullshit category. Bullshit list. Come on.
I want to be picked up by Jen Turner. She probably wouldn’t tweet about it if she did.
When I saw ‘I am trying to break your heart’ in the theater, I already owned all of Wilco’s albums, and felt that YHF was the natural progression of a great band into making it’s masterpiece. Like I’m sure the vast majority of the audience, I was on Jeff Tweedy’s side when he argued with Jay Bennett, not knowing until it played on-screen that Bennett would be fired.
Jay Bennett comes across in the film, as I recall, as a sort of irritating personality. Were I to have to deal with him, I thought, I’d want to get rid of him, too.
But, many years later, when the news of Jay Bennett’s death broke, the blogosphere seemed to come overwhelmingly to his defense. I reconsidered my opinion of Mr. Bennett, especially in light of the fact that, after buying only one more CD after YHF, I found myself no longer interested in Wilco’s music.
But Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is a record I hold dear. And, I believe Jay Bennett gets as much credit for its genius as anybody else involved. Which is why it is heartbreaking that he died having filed suit against Tweedy and Wilco in an attempt to claim royalties from that record so that he could pay for treatment of the condition that ended up killing him.
I don’t mean any disrespect to Jeff Tweedy. I think he’s a great musician, and one of the great songwriters of our time. I guess I just wonder how he looks on that film and his relationship with Bennett.
Let ‘em In – the first Paul McCartney song I ever heard, I think even before the Beatles. I was a toddler, I think, so it left a huge impression.
ELO – “Yours Truly, 2095″
Genesis – “Supper’s Ready”
Grimes – ‘Oblivion’ (that goes for the video, too, in case that ends up being a contest)
“I’m not sure what took so long.”
The demise of the Republican party is what took so long.
Bass flanger…the only effect pedal I ever used. (I am a bass player)
Goodbye Blue Sky
Um…where’s the video?
‘Scale It Back’ by DJ Shadow feat. Yukimi Nagano
It’s rare when a video actually endears me more to a song I already really liked. this is one of those. Although, I’m not sure why. I’ll just chalk it up to Regine.
Annie Clark is awesome. So is Alex Lifeson
The criticism heaped upon her for explaining the mundane circumstances that led to the ‘Video Games’ song (and resulting phenomena) is total fucked up bullshit.
Where do people get off thinking that artists should only take their inspiration from ‘approved’ ideas? That’s kind of the whole thing about the arts. Insipiration can come from anywhere. Neither she nor any other musician should have to defend the source of their songs to anyone. Least of all, music-blog trolls.
I’m not going to call you crazy. I’m going to call you ‘of the same mind as the Interscope executives who signed her’.
And then, I’m going to agree with you 100% and then watch more videos of her and drool.
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
Kokomo. No, wait, I change mine.
‘Zombie’ is one of my all-time favorite songs, and I associate their first album with my horizon-opening move from hickville AZ to big city Chicago in my early 20′s. So, am I glad they are back together? Yes. Will I be dropping my e-mail in the above slot in order to hear what they’re doing? Frankly, I’d have to hear it and like it first. But the odds that I will are long.
God I love awesome giveaways!
the White Album, you guys.
Lou Reed – New York (I know, obvious choice)
Metallica – Some Kind of Monster soundtrack (if there is one)
To me the sign of a good song is when it rewards repeated listening. This song, as well as all her other songs I’ve heard, fit that bill. Can’t really say how, but they do.
Seeing as though I was introduced to her through a post of the ‘Video Games’ video on likecool.com, I have to admit what drew me in was her physical beauty. I searched for her other videos and songs because I couldn’t tell if she was for real or if it was some sort of committee-based construct. But I soon came to realize that I didn’t care, I just wanted more of her singing. Guess you could say I came for the looks, but stayed for the song-writing.