Anyone who knows me knows that I love the band, Wilco. Within the past year I’ve be turned on to Uncle Tupelo, the band Jeff Tweedy was in before Wilco. After listening to Uncle Tupelo non-stop I became interested in the break up of the band. Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy are both amazing songwriters and it saddens me to know that I’ll never be able to see this band live. I just finished this book, “Wilco: Learning How to Die” and it was absolutely fascinating. It takes you all the way back to the late 1980′s and the good ol’ Tupelo days through “A Ghost is Born”. Greg Kot is a very articulate writer and I enjoyed his precision of the English language as he displayed with each and every word. If you’re a Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt or Wilco fan, you must read this book.
Last weekend my mom and I went up to Boston to celebrate my sister graduating from New England Law | Boston. The commencement was held at the Wang Theater which was a very nice place. A ton of good bands play there and I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for sweet acts in the future. Mom and I stayed at a hotel in downtown Boston and we went to Page’s apartment on the last day. She lives in Brookline in a very cool spot. She’s literally got a few Chinese places, 7-Eleven, beer/wine shop, laundry mat, the Publick House and much more within a minute walk. Super cool. Anyhow, we jammed for a while and above is a video on a song I wrote, dubbed “Old Man”. Hope you enjoy it.