Tuesday, 12 May 2009

New Wilco Download + Other Random Information

Well, well well. I haven't been able to keep my finger on the pulse of music news in the last week. I've been waylaid by essays, the natural enemy of the masters student. I've also been quite depressed - the depression mainly concerning recent events at the Arsenal football club (my other great obsession) - they got hammered by both Manchester United and Chelsea within the last week. Let us speak of this no more.

I just wanted to mention that Wilco have put up a pseudo-free download at their website. It's a Woody Guthrie cover. Wilco are asking for a $2.00 US donation for the pleasure of listening to the song.

Quick review: Its OK. It actually reminds me of a song that I just cannot put my finger on at the moment. I think its some kind of irish traditional music song, something concerning 'scupples' or something. Anyway, go have a gander at it. Tell me what you think.

It's natural that Wilco should dabble in a bit of Woody, after all, their great collaboration with Billy Bragg in the late 90s "Mermaid Avenue" was a contemporary take on Woody Guthrie's lyrics (meaning, the songs were Woody's lyrics, Bragg and Wilco wrote the music).

I hear rumours that Wilco are set to tour Australia some time this year. I hope they do. I've stupidly missed out the last two times they were here. Must. Rectify. This. Error.

In other news, local Brisbane acts Skinny Jean and Little Scout play at the Brisbane Powerhouse this coming Sunday. Oh, yeah, its also free.

My Fiction also play at my house this Friday night for a private party. And you're not invited. Oh, perhaps that's a bit harsh. Everyone's invited!

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