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Happy Birthday dude.
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Wilco enthusiasts should check out The Good, The Bad, & The Unknown. Did you know that Tweedy was commissioned to write the theme song, Friends-style, to the short-lived Christina Applegate sitcom Jessie back in the late-90s? Neither did I, but apparently it’s true. I know this because I read it on the internet. He’s got 2 demos (one you may recognize would later become “The Ruling Class”) that weren’t used for the program.
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Stereogum reported yesterday on an interesting debate on the state of modern music.

They also have a huge list from Paste magazine - they’re Top 100 Albums of the Year. That’s way to long, there’s no need to dilute the year’s music so much. And there was no need to leave Panda Bear and Handsome Furs off (among several others in my opinion, but you‘ll have to wait a few weeks for my list to know what). That’s just stupid. Way to go though with The National taking top honors. Somewhat gutsy move from a magazine that caters mostly to the Starbucks type - notice Norah Jones coming in ahead of Battles, and Josh Rouse coming in ahead of Beirut, Okkervil River, and Dan Deacon.
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Pitchfork has a great interview with Kevin Drew. It’s rare that I actually read an entire interview instead of just skimming through to find the parts where they actually talk music. Plenty of worthwhile bits here though, musical and not.
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Gorilla vs. Bear lists their favorite live shows of the year, as does Muzzle of Bees. List season is upon us, and Largehearted Boy is keeping track of all of them in one convenient place.
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That Truncheon Thing is all about quality over quantity. Part 1 of a 2-Part Led Zeppelin bootleg is their latest offering. They also have a live-in-studio version of Radiohead’s “Bodysnatchers” from the web cast last weekend that I don’t know if I’ve seen anywhere else.
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