Choosing cool covers is what a hootenanny is all about, and Jeff Tweedy recently weighed in on will.i.am’s party anthem (which I happen to love on a non-ironic level). Can’t tell if Mr. Wilco’s contempt for the tune mars his reading – it still sounds sweet in his folk-guitar hands.
Did you listen to The Whole Love while it was streaming the other day? Thoughts? Here’s the clip for “Born Alone,” newly dropped in cyberville this morn. The Atlantic has the backstory on the song’s creation, and its flecked with swiping Emily Dickinson verbs and rerouting William Burroughs’ cut-up processes. Have you read Tweedy’s thoughts on dissonance?