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The Tweedy Show Tuesday September 22 Episode 100

# animated intro on screen
-- "Happy 100th episode!" Susie shows off the special 100th episode artwork done by Jeff Knurek which features the Tweedy family & friends that have appeared on the show. Plus, a few Easter eggs.
-- Susie pans the phone over to Jeff's spot on the couch and he isn't there. She and the Tweedy gang head upstairs to look for Jeff. They find him in the bathtub where he's confused as to why they are all there. He speaks of a dream he had where he started an Instagram show during a pandemic. Jeff says that he's going to have his wedding vows renewed during the special episode.
Jackie Wants A Black Eye (Dr. Dog cover sung by Casey w Spencer on guitar & backing vocals)
-- Jeff arrives in his bathrobe like a boss.
Long Time Ago (Golden Smog cover)
-- Jeff & Susie reminisce over Tweedy Show moments. 
-- the Tweedy family talk about all of the friends that have appeared on the episodes and the friends that called in. 
I'll Never Know 
-- Jeff answers the question if he thought that he'd still be doing this show on September 22 and when he thinks live music might return.
-- Casey shows off Basil's graduation picture  from obedience school.
Save It For Me (w Sammy on backing vocals  & Spencer on backing vocals and thigh slaps)
Locator (w Spencer on thigh slaps & backing vocals)
-- Jeff briefly sings a funny version of John Lennon's God with lyrics mentioning people at The Loft.
Human (Molly Sarle cover sung by Sammy)
-- Jeff thanks & loves all of the clients
Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover)

Happy 100th episode! Thank you, Tweedy family! 

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11 hours ago, u2roolz said:

Thank you for the kind words, Donna! 
 

It should be noted that I used the wrong link for Susie’s cancer fundraiser. Sorry if that caused any confusion for anyone trying to donate. Somehow I found the link for the one from 2018. (Insert Homer Simpson’s “D’oh!”)

That error has been fixed. Thank you to Susan Miller Tweedy for noticing the error. One of the more surreal sentences that I’ve typed out in this forum. 2020...am I right? 

Well of course Susie noticed! She likes your recaps.:wub

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When did he say he thought live music might return?

 

-This time next year.  Not surprising, but still incredibly depressing to hear!!

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Wow, he finally played "I'll Never Know"! I've been hoping to hear that song forever. I will have to check it out when it makes its way to YouTube.

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6 hours ago, Just a Kid said:

Here is the 100th Tweedy episode artwork. NEYOJ!

Tweedy 100.jpg

Jew Matt and Oona in the corner are everything. 

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Thanks to ASITA member Ron DeNicolo for sharing a snippet of episode 1 on FB. My first look at the episode I missed!

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The Tweedy Show Friday September 25 Episode 101

# animated intro on screen
-- a huge movie discussion is had by all ranging from Barbara Stanwyck to Alfred Hitchcock to Nicolas Cage
Before Us (w Sammy & Spencer on backing vocals)
-- Jeff wonders what ever happened to Harland Williams the star of RocketMan.
I Wish I Was Ian Dury (unreleased song that Jeff thought that he never played live. Apparently, a live recording exists from July of 1995. Paul Suwan says that this song was listed on WilcoBase as "Turn Around And Come Back To Me". Thanks, Paul!)
-- Jeff makes up song about eating pizza for dinner tonight and not being able to write songs anymore. 
Friday Night (The Darkness cover sung & performed on guitar by Spencer)
-- Sammy playfully sings the falsetto chorus of The Darkness' I Believe In A Thing Called Love.
Cold Hard World (Daniel Johnston cover w Spencer on thigh slaps)
-- Jeff & Spencer discuss a favorite line from Cold Hard World
Hotel Arizona (w Spencer on drums)
-- Sammy & Spencer work out Tom T. Hall's That's How I Got To Memphis
Chapter 8 - Seashore And Horizon (Cornelius cover sung & performed on guitar by Sammy w Jeff learning to play along on guitar)
"Sorry" (improvised song for Susie or was it? Paul and I are looking into it. Lol! Lyrics include "i'm staring at the wall there's nothing there to see. You're sorry so am I. You know it's not like me.")
Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover)

 

Correction: “Sorry” is an unreleased song that Jeff has been working on. Thanks to Paul Suwan for the scoop straight from Spencer. 

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7 hours ago, u2roolz said:

The Tweedy Show Friday September 25 Episode 101

# animated intro on screen
-- a huge movie discussion is had by all ranging from Barbara Stanwyck to Alfred Hitchcock to Nicolas Cage
Before Us (w Sammy & Spencer on backing vocals)
-- Jeff wonders what ever happened to Harland Williams the star of RocketMan.
Ian Dury (unreleased song that Jeff thought that he never played live. Apparently, a live recording exists from July of 1995. Paul Suwan says that this song was listed on WilcoBase as "Turn Around And Come Back To Me". Thanks, Paul!)
-- Jeff makes up song about eating pizza for dinner tonight and not being able to write songs anymore. 
Friday Night (The Darkness cover sung & performed on guitar by Spencer)
-- Sammy playfully sings the falsetto chorus of The Darkness' I Believe In A Thing Called Love.
Cold Hard World (Daniel Johnston cover w Spencer on thigh slaps)
-- Jeff & Spencer discuss a favorite line from Cold Hard World
Hotel Arizona (w Spencer on drums)
-- Sammy & Spencer work out Tom T. Hall's That's How I Got To Memphis
Chapter 8 - Seashore And Horizon (Cornelius cover sung & performed on guitar by Sammy w Jeff learning to play along on guitar)
"Sorry" (improvised song for Susie or was it? Paul and I are looking into it. Lol! Lyrics include "i'm staring at the wall there's nothing there to see. You're sorry so am I. You know it's not like me.")
Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover)

 

So after I'd insisted that "I Wish I was Ian Dury" had been played live, and Jeff was unsure, of course I had to tear my cd racks apart to locate a recording. At first I got nowhere because I was scanning for Ian's name in the tracklistings. But then I remembered the title that had been floating around back when we didn't know the real one...as Paul said, "Turn Around and Come Back to Me". Once I remembered that, I found a show easily. The Blue Note, Columbia MO, on 10-6-95. I think it was played several times that summer & fall.

 

Another fun factoid for the clients! How's this for full circle? Wilco's very first show as Wilco was on 11-17-94, at Cicero's in St. Louis, MO. Tucked in among their set was a little crowd-pleaser called "Reincarnation"! :wub

Somewhere, Roger Miller is grinning.

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Donna @kidsmoke, you should rip an MP3 of Turn Around and Come Back to Me and send it to Jeff (via Susan). Maybe Jeff can relearn the rest of the song and play it for us!!

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3 hours ago, ZiggyBratwurst said:

That little tidbit about Reincarnation is great!

It really is.  I wonder why Jeff hasn't mentioned it?

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18 hours ago, u2roolz said:
"Sorry" (improvised song for Susie or was it? Paul and I are looking into it. Lol! Lyrics include "i'm staring at the wall there's nothing there to see. You're sorry so am I. You know it's not like me.")
Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover)


That “Sorry” song was amazing. It sure sounded fully formed. Very curious to hear what you find out about it. 

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11 hours ago, kidsmoke said:

 

So after I'd insisted that "I Wish I was Ian Dury" had been played live, and Jeff was unsure, of course I had to tear my cd racks apart to locate a recording. At first I got nowhere because I was scanning for Ian's name in the tracklistings. But then I remembered the title that had been floating around back when we didn't know the real one...as Paul said, "Turn Around and Come Back to Me". Once I remembered that, I found a show easily. The Blue Note, Columbia MO, on 10-6-95. I think it was played several times that summer & fall.

 

Another fun factoid for the clients! How's this for full circle? Wilco's very first show as Wilco was on 11-17-94, at Cicero's in St. Louis, MO. Tucked in among their set was a little crowd-pleaser called "Reincarnation"! :wub

Somewhere, Roger Miller is grinning.

 

Yeah, I had forgotten in the moment that he played "Ian Dury" a handful of times way back in '95. Oops...and thanks for the correction, Donna. Anyway, it appears maybe only four times, though? I found this interesting little post that the Glorious Noise site did about it just over a decade ago now. I remember somebody tried to request it at one of the Vic shows once a while back — or maybe just inquired about it — and Jeff didn't seem too interested in playing it then. Guess pandemic times are good for something! :uhoh

 

And unfortunately, no further word on that mystery song near the end of the show last night yet. It sounded too composed to my ears as well to be just an improv, off-the-cuff tune, but I've obviously been wrong many times before. :loser

 

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The Tweedy Show Monday September 28 Episode 102 

# animated intro on screen
-- Jeff & Susie talk about Jeff's hair
Sick Server 
-- Susie says that they will not have a show tomorrow, so they can watch snippets of the debate.
-- Jeff says that he played Sick Server for his late father for what would've been his 87th birthday. Jeff wrote the song about him. 
-- Jeff thanks Donna for the live recording of unreleased song Ian Dury
-- episodes & choppers are briefly discussed 
-- what's the difference between a frog and a toad?
-- Jeff tells the epic story of why he was kicked out of the Cub Scouts
-- Jeff tells the story of why he was suspended in school. It involves plastic spoons and spiky gumball trees.
Nobody Sees Me Like You Do (Yoko Ono cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on drums)
-- Sammy & Spencer work on the harmonies of Nobody Sees Me Like You Do
-- Yoko Ono, Nick Offerman and Willie Nelson's tour bus are discussed
Casino Queen (w Spencer on drums. Dedicated to the late Bob Tweedy because it's his favorite song that Jeff wrote.)
-- Jeff ponders what it'd be like if he was on Dancing With The Stars
-- the Tweedy family have kind words for Tom Bergeron
-- Happy Son's Day is celebrated.
Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover)

 

 

The Tweedy Show shall return Thursday. 

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On 9/26/2020 at 5:48 PM, bböp said:

And unfortunately, no further word on that mystery song near the end of the show last night yet. It sounded too composed to my ears as well to be just an improv, off-the-cuff tune, but I've obviously been wrong many times before. :loser

 

Paul reached out to me after he heard back from Spencer regarding that mystery song. It is something that Jeff has been working on. 

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The Tweedy Show Thursday October 1 Episode 103

# animated intro is shown on screen
-- Basil is shown and Jeff ponders if they should have different intros when someone like Basil is on the episode. 
-- Jeff shows off his "Butthead of the house" socks from Diane. 
Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down (traditional)
-- Jeff compares his new eye glasses to his old eye glasses 
Where Do I Begin (w Spencer on drums)
-- Jeff wants 70s tv themes for moments when Sammy enters the living room. 
-- Jeff talks about chopped liver
-- Susie claims Jeff didn't want to watch Bonnie & Clyde, but instead the family watched Francois Truffaut's Shoot The Piano Player. 
-- Borat 2 is brought up and the realization that it comes out the same day as Love Is The King
Frank Mills (from the musical Hair sung by Sammy)
-- Jeff's Buckwheat pillow exploded last night 
-- Casey brings up that tonight is a Harvest Moon
Harvest Moon (Neil Young cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on drums & backing vocals and Casey on backing vocals)
Such Great Heights (The Postal Service cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on drums & Jeff playing his acoustic bass. Thanks to Kevin & Monty for the correction!)
All In It Together (Mavis Staples cover for w Spencer on drums)
-- Jeff speaks out against voter suppression. 
-- Jeff does a brief Jack Benny impression
Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover)

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, u2roolz said:

The Tweedy Show Monday September 28 Episode 103

# animated intro is shown on screen
-- Basil is shown and Jeff ponders if they should have different intros when someone like Basil is on the episode. 
-- Jeff shows off his "Butthead of the house" socks from Diane. 
Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down (traditional)
-- Jeff compares his new eye glasses to his old eye glasses 
Where Do I Begin (w Spencer on drums)
-- Jeff wants 70s tv themes for moments when Sammy enters the living room. 
-- Jeff talks about chopped liver
-- Susie claims Jeff didn't want to watch Bonnie & Clyde, but instead the family watched Francois Truffaut's Shoot The Piano Player. 
-- Borat 2 is brought up and the realization that it comes out the same day as Love Is The King
Frank Mills (from the musical Hair sung by Sammy)
-- Jeff's Buckwheat pillow exploded last night 
-- Casey brings up that tonight is a Harvest Moon
Harvest Moon (Neil Young cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on drums & backing vocals and Casey on backing vocals)
Such Great Heights (The Postal Service cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on drums & Jeff playing his acoustic guitar like a bass)
All In It Together (Mavis Staples cover for w Spencer on drums)
-- Jeff speaks put out against voter suppression. 
-- Jeff does a brief Jack Benny impression
Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover)

 

 

 

I kept drifting in and out of sleep for this episode.  That White Sox loss took a lot out of me.  

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11 hours ago, u2roolz said:

Such Great Heights (The Postal Service cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on drums & Jeff playing his acoustic guitar like a bass)

 

Without watching the episode again I am fairly certain that was an acoustic bass. I asked Susie to get Jeff to show us the instrument but alas, no luck. 

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1 hour ago, TCP said:

 

Without watching the episode again I am fairly certain that was an acoustic bass. I asked Susie to get Jeff to show us the instrument but alas, no luck. 

This is correct. It was an acoustic bass.

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6 hours ago, Chez said:

I kept drifting in and out of sleep for this episode.  That White Sox loss took a lot out of me.  

 

I am not Instagram, so I never see these shows ( thank you kindly to U2roolz for these recaps, ) -- anyway's I would have been in your same White Sox boat. Looking forward to next year.

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The Tweedy Show Monday October 5 Episode 104

# animated intro is on screen

-- Jeff shows off his shoes designed by the late Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada who died on Sunday from Covid.

-- Susie shows off the pin that she made as a response to Trump's quote about not to worry about Covid. Jeff reads the pin to the camera. 

-- Jeff tells the story of the only time that he called his dad "daddy". 

-- a bowling pin signed by Dick Weber is shown off. 
-- masks are available again at TweedyShow.com
-- Jeff gives us the scoop that the preorder is tomorrow for Love Is The King on vinyl and cd.
-- Jeff says that there should be a video dropping sometime tomorrow, but mostly everyone in the comments has seen it already. It's a music video for Gwendolyn. 

-- Jeff doesn't have any wrinkles in his forehead because he's carefree and his skin is smooth because he's well adjusted. 
Guaranteed (for Audrey's birthday)
-- Susie mentions that the new video is no longer up now.

-- Susie talks about someone buying a Tweedy Show 100th Episode poster which sounds like it's a bootleg. 

-- Jeff wants to edit down 104 hours of Tweedy Show footage into a tight half hour Best Of. 
-- Jeff strums a bit of Love's Alone Again Or

-- Jeff shows off a copy of How To Write One Song to prove that it's real. He reads a brief excerpt from it. He jokes that the number of songs that you want to write should equal the amount of books that you need to buy. 
-- Jeff mentions that the writer of the cult comedy Rocketman also wrote HBO's limited series Chernobyl.
Mi Shebeirach (Debbie Friedman cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on backing vocals.)

-- Sammy doesn't know if Jeff is strumming How To Fight Loneliness or ELO's Showdown.
Showdown (ELO cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on drums & backing vocals)
Lofty Skies (T. Rex cover sung by Sammy)

-- Jeff & Sammy discuss T. Rex 
-- Spencer speaks about his new book Mirror Sound which is about home recording that is coming out October 20 via MirrorSoundbook.com and/or Bookshop.org
-- Jeff & Sammy work through a bit of Love's Alone Again Or which has been covered by The Damned, The Autumn Defense and Calexico. 

-- Jeff, Sammy & Spencer discuss which Bread songs to possibly cover: Baby I'm-A Want You, Guitar Man & Aubrey 

-- Susie shows Jeff a jar full of guitar picks that he doesn't use
Kingpin (w Spencer on drums)

-- Jeff asks if the clients were clapping along with emojis.
-- Jeff strums a bit of Led Zeppelin's Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp for the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin III
Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover)

 

I'm going to touch up the first half of the notes, since I had a bit of technical difficulties. Updated...

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The Tweedy Show Tuesday October 6 Episode 105

# animated intro on screen
-- Jeff says that he was going to play Van Halen's Eruption to honor the late Eddie Van Halen who passed away today. Jeff talks about Eddie Van Halen. 
-- Jeff brings up David Lee Roth. 
-- Jeff thinks that he has a "founding fathers" hairdo. 
-- Jeff & Susie discuss the famous mouths in the Gwendolyn video. 
-- a stinkbug is spotted and Jeff must "relocate" it with the help of a yellow cup. 
-- the debate about whether Jeff looks better with or without a hat. 
-- Susie thinks Spencer looks like an "escaped hillbilly mental patient" when he has a mustache. 
Gwendolyn (w Spencer on drums)
-- Jeff describes the women in the Gwendolyn video to Susie, so she can know who's who. He also mentions that he wanted to have a train on his mouth. 
-- Spencer does a drum solo
So Much Wine (The Handsome Family cover w Spencer on drums & backing vocals)
Something On Your Mind (Karen Dalton cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on drums)
-- Sammy shows off his bees and astronaut necklace
-- Susie shows off a framed pic of a young Spencer. The frame includes an ad for Jeff's DJ set that he did. Susie jokes that she had to make sure that the ad mentioned that Jeff was in Wilco.
Turtles Have Short Legs (Can cover sung by Sammy w Spencer on drums)
-- Jeff says that an announcement is coming tomorrow. He shows a pic of the floor of the Lounge Ax that might be the back album cover for a release. 
-- Jeff gets word to spill the beans on the live Uncle Tupelo record that he just hinted at moments before. The album artwork reveals that the show is from the Lounge Ax recorded on March 24, 1994. The album gatefold is a picture of the crowd shot from the stage.
Reincarnation (Roger Miller cover)

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