Six MP3s from yesterday’s My Morning Jacket performance at KCRW are up on My Old Kentucky Blog.
In the new Rolling Stone, there’s a good feature in which Associate Editor Brian Hiatt (my college newspaper editor) struggles to get the Kentucky space rockers to do a proper sit-down. Good journalist that he is, Brian ultimately gets some eye contact from Jim James and concludes that MMJ are America’s answer to Radiohead (Z is their Kid A). I find this amusing because Brian’s response to the first piece I ever submitted to him was, “Um … are you really comparing Shannon Hoon to John Lennon?” (I’ve since realized the error of my ways. Though Blind Melon is way underrated.)
But is Jim James America’s answer to Thom Yorke? Or is that Jeff Tweedy?
PREVIOUSLY: MMJ Love “Trapped In The Closet.”
ELSEWHERE: Jeff Tweedy Is Touring.