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Jeff Tweedy is your Daddy

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Posted by admin On August - 2 - 2008

~Z.T.~ With Wilco playing Saturday night, lead singer Jeff Tweedy, a native Chicagoan/father of two played an intimate, acousitc set on the kids stage Friday afternoon. Tweedy never went on stage. He got down in front of it and tried to make it as much about the kids as he could. “What Wilco songs do you kids know? Oh, you raised your hand and changed your mind. That’s OK.” A request for “Hummingbird” came up and Tweedy obliged.Jeff Tweedy dished out some nice afternoon acoustic action with a side of parenting advice.

Twenty seconds into the song, it sounded pretty rough and Tweedy stopped. “I’m gonna switch to another guitar. This sounds like hell. I mean H-E- double toothpicks. That’s a good lesson for you kids. It’s never too late to go back and fix things.” He made the switch and it sounded just lovely.

I’m gonna let Tweedy’s banter speak for itself: “‘Hell is Chrome?’ No, that’s not a kid-friendly song. How about ‘Heavy Metal Drummer?’ Oh, yay, I picked one! This is the one kids always want to hear. Especially the part about smoking marijuana. I changed the lyrics though. This is kid approved.”“You can wiggle a little bit…or sleep.” -Jeff Tweedy

Then we got treated to the Uncle Tupelo song “New Madrid” before Tweedy dedicated “I am the Man Who Loves You” to his wife. He closed with a Woody Guthrie song and declared “If your parents have never bought you any Woody Guthrie, they aren’t good parents and you can divorce them.”

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    […] a commendable festival headliner at Bonnaroo (I gave them a 9.1), and Lollapalooza. I’ve seen Tweedy enchant the kids stage at Lolla and seen them play a strong homecoming show in Chicago over the holidays several years ago. I even […]

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