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  1. https://player.fm/series/rolling-stone-music-now-170040/a-conversation-with-wilcos-jeff-tweedy You can find it on Itunes, spotify etc
  2. This interview was conducted at the Loft. It’s from the forthcoming issue with Jeff on the cover. There are lots of interesting nuggets, including Jeff’s somewhat surprising feelings about Summerteeth and what I read as hints of a more rocking album to come after Ode to Joy. It’s a long article. Dig in. https://tapeop.com/interviews/132/jeff-tweedy/
  3. Hey! Jeff just signed a beautiful Martin for a benefit auction I'm helping with for Southern Poverty Law Center! Wanted to let the Via Chicago community know. It ships in time for Xmas! Here's the auction link with a pic of Jeff signing. https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/LoveSpeech
  4. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/drugs-anxiety-and-sobriety-define-jeff-tweedy-as-much-as-his-music
  5. Jeff made a wide ranging appearance on Live From Here last night, singing a total of 5 songs throughout the show. The highlight was an absolutely goosebump-inducing Hell Is Chrome. You can listen to the archived stream at the Live From Here website. In the first hour he sang Some Birds and later in the hour Having Been Is No Way To Be (with strings) followed by a very pretty You and I. In the second hour he sang Let’s Go Rain. Chris Thile remarked that although it sounded like a happy tune, it seemed to have a darker edge. Jeff said “It’s a plea for the sweet relief of death, yes.” This led to a barely veiled sociopolitical discussion followed by a breathtaking Hell Is Chrome. Both of these last songs were accompanied by Chris Thile’s band. I don’t remember a single musical guest on the show having as much airtime as Jeff got last night.
  6. Ok, so this is not from an unbiased source. My dear friend Gina Meyer (Fred and Wanda, Crescendo, County Road 3249 - aka Drunk Girl, etc.) Was thrilled that Tweedy not only sang our favorite Wilco song, but that he actually let her accompany him and seemed to enjoy doing it. Anyone who saw it (my daughter had heard about it in Burlington Vermont before the show ended) wants to comment, or would like to know more about Gina's music would be more than welcome to post . Thanks. My history goes back to the earliest Uncle Tupelo days (they toured the US with my good friends The Walkabouts from Seattle), playing pool with Jeff at an Uncle Tupelo show at TT The Bears in Cambridge, Ma, through being a devoted follower of Wilco. Peter S.
  7. Show page: http://www.abbeypub.com/event/665661-big-interview-show-jeff-chicago/ Saw Spencer tweet out the link. Tickets are $15 + $3 and change in fees. Got my ticket. Should be fun. And Jeff's previous appearance on The BIG Interview Show
  8. hello all... i hope i'm posting to the right forum here...but, there's rumors going around that jt is playing a secret show in fort worth tomorrow night (june 19th) and i was hoping someone here might have some information. he's playing tulsa tonight and austin the night after, so there might be some credibility to this rumor. craigslist has a few ads, one saying they have tickets for $100 and another saying, "no, don't pay money...tickets are $10 on a first come, first serve basis," but neither of them have a venue listed...probably because of the whole "secret" thing. anyway, that's all i know. please respond if you have any info!! thank you and have a great day!!
  9. My recording of the Mountain Jam set is up here for those interested to stream and download. Hope you enjoy it. http://www.nyctaper.com/2014/06/jeff-tweedy-june-7-2014-mountain-jam-x-hunter-ny-flacmp3streaming-full-set/ Jeff Tweedy 2014-06-07 Mountain Jam X (East Stage) Hunter, NY USA Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com Recorded and produced by acidjack MBHO KA200N/MBP603 (PAS, Side of Board)>Sound Devices USBPre2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (fades, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 ) Tracks [Total Time 1:14:14] 01 Down From Above 02 Flowering 03 Summer Noon 04 [banter1] 05 World Away 06 [banter2] 07 New Moon 08 [banter3] 09 Slow Love 10 Nobody Dies Anymore 11 High As Hello 12 Fake Fur Coat 13 [banter3] 14 Low Key 15 Honey Combed 16 Diamond Light 17 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart 18 New Madrid [uncle Tupelo] 19 [banter4] 20 California Stars 21 Jesus, Etc.
  10. Here is the tab to one of the Jeff Tweedy penned songs from the new Mavis Staples record. Great song. Hope you find it correct. Jesus Wept Standard Tuning, No Capo Intro/Riff e--------------------------------- B--------------------------------- G--------------------------------- x2 D--------------------------------- A----0h2-0h2---0h2---0h2-0-0h2--- E--3----------------0------------3- G-----------------------Em My throat quits when I try to say G---------------Em How I long for the day -----Am--------------D--D* How I wish there was a way ------Am------D--D* I could see you again D* ---D---Em--F#m e--2----3----5--------------------------------- B--3----5----7--------------------------------- G--2----4----6--------------------------------- D------------------------------------------ A------------------------------------------ E------------------------------------------ G---------------Em--- I wither next to my thorns G--------------------------Em- I thread my tongue through the horn Am-------------D----D* Arm in arm we are born Am-------------D---D* Arm in arm to the end Chorus: Bm-------------C--- Side streets I have worn Bm----------------C----- Through late summer storms -----------Em----- I should have told you -----------C------- I could live without you --------------G But I don’t want to Intro/Riff Verse Chords: My heart lifts when I sing The joy I can bring Doesn’t mean a thing I want to see you again I wither next to my thorns I thread my tongue through the horn Arm in arm in arm we are born Arm in arm to the end Chorus x1 Verse Chords: My throat quits when I try to say How I long for the day How I wish there was a way To see you again Chorus x1 Oh I don’t want to
  11. Hi All, Are there any known Jeff Tweedy solo shows where he has performed Side with the Seeds? I am also looking for a good guitar tab of this song. Thanks in advance.
  12. Thanks, Analogman, for posting below with better formatting.
  13. This just in http://www.relix.com/news/2013/04/02/white-denim-working-on-new-studio-album-with-jeff-tweedy White Denim Working on New Studio Album With Jeff Tweedy White Denim in the studio with Jeff Tweedy. Photo by Zoran Orlic White Denim have exclusively revealed to Relix that they are currently working on a new studio album with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. In early March, the members of the psychedelic-influenced garage rock group spent a few days recording with Tweedy at Wilco’s famed Chicago headquarters/studio The Loft. They blasted through two full-realized tracks and also laid down a series of instrumentals that helped the group channel their high-energy live show. “When we started, Jeff said to us, ‘I like your records but I love your live show,’” White Denim guitarist/singer James Petralli told Relix over coffee one morning in Austin this past march. “We are hoping to change that with this record.” Not only was The Loft a change of scenery for the Austin-based band, but it was also the first time the group recorded with a producer in a proper studio. “We’ve always had a very D.I.Y. approach to recording,” Petralli says. “Early on, it was because of [financial] necessity but we always liked the idea of being a D.I.Y. band. So it was mind-blowing to go from that to recording in The Loft.” Though the band brought a few songs to the recording sessions, Petralli admits that those ideas were heavily workshopped by Tweedy and his team. “I had this Tom Petty-ish song which Tweedy totally turned on its head,” Petralli says by way of example. “Then it was a matter of fitting my lyrics and melodies back into the song. He encouraged us to record to record live in the studio.” After a few days of recording, White Denim returned home in part so Petralli could spend time with his new baby. The members of White Denim later reconvened in a remote home studio outside Austin. The band plans to charge through another set of songs and, Petralli says, they will likely send those tunes back to Chicago for Tweedy to look at. (There was some discussion of bringing in LA-based producer/musician Jonathan Wilson to work with the material as well but ultimately that idea didn’t materialize.) Tweedy isn’t the only new voice on White Denim’s next record. The album will also spotlight new guitarist Austin Jenkins who joined the band during their recordings sessions for 2011’s D. Petralli says that Jenkins has written a few songs for the album and will shoulder some of the band’s guitar responsibilities. In total, Petralli says the band has about “50 ideas” which they hope to whittle down to a cohesive but stylistically eclectic album. They are also focusing on songs that can be played live. “We are going to tackle Austin’s songs first,” Petralli says of White Denim’s next recording sessions. “It’s been funny to go from The Loft back to a ‘home studio’ but we set the bar high in Chicago. Now, we have something to hold everything we record up to.” The members of Wilco were a huge inspiration on Petralli and his bandmate’s when they decided to make their next record. Last year, White Denim spent time on the road with the band as an opening act. “It was inspiring to see them still working on all these songs and changing their setlist every night,” he says. “We did a few songs in a row in LA and every night they’d practice during soundcheck to make sure every show was different.” Petralli says that White Denim hopes to make their live show more diverse in the coming months. He plans to cycle in more songs from their five studio albums and stretch out those songs every night. “When we started [White Denim] I didn’t want to be labeled as a jamband, even though that’s all I listened to in college,” Petralli says. “I wanted it to be about the songs. But I think songwriting has come back [into the jam scene] a little bit and all my friends I used to go to see Widespread Panic with in college are into all this different type of music. I want to make a record that people can dance to live.” Though it remains to be seen if White Denim’s next album will be the “groove album” he still wants to make, filled with “sweaty, dark, psychedelic songs” or some combination of those styles, Petralli is determined to capture the wild energy of their live shows. “This album is going to be full of smaller moments larger in the mix,” he says. “It is going to sound more like ‘us’ that anything we’ve ever recorded.” Here’s a look at White Denim’s upcoming dates June 7 Hunter, NY—Mountain Jam June 21 North Adams, MA—Solid Sound Festival June 22 Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Bowl July 4-5 Quincy, CA—High Sierra Music Festival July 6 San Francisco, CA—The Independent July 18 Beccles, United Kingdom—Henham Park
  14. I spent a weekend listening to all the music Wilco recorded after "Summerteeth" and came up with a list of best to worst, which isn't much real estate to tell the truth. Read the story here: http://www.michaelcorcoran.net/archives/2822
  15. http://www.stereogum.com/1384762/progress-report-jeff-tweedy/franchises/progress-report/
  16. http://sooutoftune.org/concerts/977 This interview has been really hard to find in a usable format and I just noticed that it's now carried on the sooutoftune.org site. In fact, that site is now greatly expanded with tons more content, including lots of Uncle Tupelo shows, Tweedy solo shows and at least a sampling of various Wilco members' side projects. What a great resource this is!
  17. I was at this show while living in Tahoe. I would really really like to find a recording of this show. I had such a good time and it was my first Wilco show and my second is tonight in Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre 09/22/2012 . Please if anyone can help out or point me in the right direction I would be truly grateful. I am willing to pay a reasonable amount for a copy of this show if you have one or know someone that has one or we could also work out a trad3. Thank you guys! "we can make it better, pull ourselves together and start it again"
  18. Jeff plays his signature SG with Dan Wean of Chicago Music Exchange: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Okm4KzOLcc
  19. Just heard a short interview with Jeff Tweedy on All Things Considered, talking about the Mermaid Avenue project in conjunction with Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday. Link here: http://www.npr.org/2...guthries-legacy
  20. At the Tweedy solo shows in May, there was a film/video crew interviewing fans out in front of the Vic on rituals. They also filmed Jeff talking about rituals Just thought of it yesterday and googled jeff tweedy rituals and came across this website http://www.andrewwehde.com/Rituals-Jeff-Tweedy Sent an email to Andrew asking for the password to look at the video and he responded that the video was being released on Youtube today (6/27/12) Tried looking on youtube today but haven't found it yet. His response to my email was- "are you industry or just a wilco fan?"
  21. Listen Up Denver! got to sit down with Nels Cline as the band was in the midst of their spring tour. He had just crawled out of his bunk on a tour bus in southern Alabama and was sipping coffee as he stared out the window at the band’s crew playing football outside. For the most part, Cline is a regular guy, with regular problems and bills to pay just like the rest of us. The difference is, he pays those bills by playing guitar in Wilco. Check out the conversation! Listen Up Denver!'s Conversation With Nels Cline Enjoy!
  22. This is my favorite Wilco song at the moment (which is, of course, subject to change by tomorrow morning), so I thought I would take the time to formally analyze the lyrics, considering the thematic and emotional meaning behind the song. Enjoy! If you disagree or have an alternative opinion, I would love to hear it! She's a Jar “She's a jar With a heavy lid My pop quiz kid A sleepy kisser A pretty war With feelings hid She begs me not to miss her” This first stanza hits the listener with a lot all at once. The first two lines “She’s a jar/with a heavy lid,” firstly portrays this woman as an introvert, not apt to let people in. At the same time, however, Tweedy plays on the sound “a jar,” with “ajar.” In this case, he intends both phrases, which is emphasized in the next line: “My pop quiz kid.” This woman is an introvert, but she has opened herself up to the singer; she is ‘his.’ “A sleepy kisser” and “A pretty war,” are there to emphasize her unique perfection. Specifically, “a sleepy kisser” portrays a sort of homey feel, a place of comfort; “A pretty war” demonstrates that this girl has flaws, but her whole self--flaws included-–makes her perfect. Finally, the stanza ends with a twist: “With feelings hid/she begs me not to miss her.” Once again, Tweedy emphasizes that the girl is “his,” but then turns around: for some reason, she is leaving him. "She says forever To light a fuse We could use A handful of wheel And a day off And a bruised road However, you might feel Tonight is real" Starting with the second stanza, Tweedy goes to analyze the problems with their relationship-- to, eventually, provide a reason for why she left "him." The first two lines demonstrate that "he" has commitment issues; the following four drive the point home, elaborating on how badly “he” wants to escape. Whether it's driving away (“We could use/a handful of wheel”) or literally a “day off” from the relationship. But the last two lines drive home the inescapable feeling “he” has: “However, you might feel/tonight is real.” This is real. There is no “day off.” "When I forget how to talk, I sing Won't you please Bring that flash to shine And turn my eyes red Unless they close When you click And my face gets sick Stuck, like a question unposed" This stanza is a little trickier. Here, Tweedy is exploring “his” introverted nature. The first line articulates the singer’s preference toward his art over personal interaction. The rest of the verse drives home this insecurity: a picture perfectly captures his disability in such situations. “My face gets sick/stuck, like a question unposed.” "Just climb aboard The tracks of a train's arm In my fragile family tree And watch me floating inches above The people underneath" This stanza is when Tweedy really begins to dig deep. Here, the singer is introducing his lover to his family-- and, depicted as “the tracks of a train’s arm,” it isn’t the smoothest ride. His family is “fragile”: not desirable, and certainly not beneficial to his upbringing. Yet he feels that he has somehow moved past them: “Watch me floating inches above/the people underneath.” This line is both beautiful and significant; it shows that while he has gotten past his family issues, he's still significantly damaged. He is, after all, only “inches above” them. This is the true start of his downfall. "Please beware the quiet front yard I warned you Before there were water skies I warned you not to drive Dry your eyes, you poor devil" These next three stanzas constitute the emotional climax of the piece. In this verse, the singer is blatantly apologizing to his lover for the pain he has caused her. The “quiet front yard” is a reference back to the third stanza and his introverted nature; people see him as a quiet, serene man, but inside the house, he is only “floating inches above” his “fragile family tree”-- and this perfect girl walked right into the trap. Additionally, by inserting the foreboding line “I warned you not to drive,” Tweedy emphasizes the tragic effect of the situation: they all saw this coming, but it was out of “his” control. "Are there really ones like these? The ones I dream Float like leaves And freeze to spread skeleton wings I passed through before I knew you" This stanza is absolutely beautiful. It's a combination both of the singer’s horrid past and gorgeous present. He is speaking of the girl: “Are there really ones like these?” The singer cannot believe there is someone of his dreams, someone better than the family he grew up with (this is emphasized by using the same tree metaphor as the previous verse, where it was used as description of his family). He relies on this girl to look past his previous baggage; and, more importantly, to help him move past it (portrayed beautifully as “skeleton wings/I passed through before I knew you”). "I believe it's just because Daddy's payday is not enough Oh I believe it's all because Daddy's payday is not enough" This stanza is the singer’s attempt to understand the origin of his family’s horrendous experiences. The way Tweedy cries it out like a call for help is beautifully tragic, and characterizes the helplessness the singer feels: he realizes he can't keep the girl of his dreams. "Just climb aboard The tracks of a train's arm In my fragile family tree And watch me floating inches above The people underneath" This stanza is repeated so that the previous verse can give a basis for the “fragile family tree,” and can bring the singer’s issues full circle. "She's a jar With a heavy lid My pop quiz kid A sleepy kisser A pretty war With feelings hid You know she begs me Not to hit her" This has to be the greatest repeat of a stanza of all time. The repetition of the line makes it sound desperate-- even tragically hopeless. At last, the final line: “You know she begs me/not to hit her.” At once, the moment when he lost her is revealed. Saving this until the end is absolutely ingenious: the listener leaves the song both questioning the singer’s sanity and feeling his unbearable pain. All in all, this song is about an introverted man with an unforgettable past. He finally gets the chance to receive the life he deserves through this perfect girl: she can both look through and help him deal with his past. However, he eventually comes to the conclusion that he doesn’t deserve it… when it’s too late. Through the flashback form of the song, the singer slowly begins to understand the tragedy of what's occurred-- and finally ends wishing they could escape his torturous life. Sorry I couldn’t analyze the musical aspects of this song as well, there was just so much poetic material to work with!
  23. It's been announced by the A.V. Club that Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music is to release, December 13, a 127-song retrospective that includes a Jeff Tweedy track. The song is “Three is The Magic Number", recorded back in February 2002. For a complete list of the tracks and participating artists, see here: http://www.oldtownsc...LiveFromTOC.pdf To view the A.V. Club story follow this other link: http://www.avclub.co...-great-p,64986/
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