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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Wilco, Old 97's, M. Ward, and Ashlee Simpson (again)

Here are my recommended music links for the day.

Here's a cool MP3 of Wilco covering The Band's "I Shall Be Released" at their New Year's Eve show at Madison Square Garden. Check out Tweedy on the falsetto vocals, Richard Manuel would be proud.

The Old 97's just released a DVD of a live performance recorded at The Troubadour in Los Angeles in March 2004. You can watch a clip of "The New Kid" on the New West Records site.

M. Ward's new album is titled Transistor Radio, and is scheduled to be released on February 22. Supporting artists on the album include Jim James, Jenny Lewis, Howe Gelb, Jordan Hudson (of The Thermals) and Vic Chesnutt.

Enough's enough. It's time to join that age old American tradition of showing our outrage by sitting in our chairs and signing a petition. If you're like me this one looks like a good place to start. Do it for the kids. (BTW, yes I realize this is my second Ashlee Simpson post and no I am not proud)