Monday, May 25, 2009
A very sad day for Wilco fans; former Wilco multi-instrumentalist and singer Jay Bennett was found dead in his sleep in Urbana, IL. As a member of Wilco from 1994-2001, Jay was partner to creating some of my favorite music of all time. We can debate all day if Wilco was better with or without Jay Bennett, but not today.
Wilco founder Jeff Tweedy released a statment today that reads:
"We are all deeply saddened by this tragedy. We will miss Jay as we remember him -- as a truly unique and gifted human being and one who made welcome and significant contributions to the band's songs and evolution. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends in this very difficult time."
I'll be spending the day listening to the fantastic music Jay helped create. Rest in peace my rock and roll friend.
Posted by David Connell at 11:25 AM
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
One of my most anticipated releases of 2009 is Sonic Youth's upcoming "The Eternal". From what I've heard so far, this will be one of their best. Here are some great videos of them performing some new tracks and a classic on BBC's Later With Jools Holland. Make sure to watch for my favorite moment; about 3 minutes into "Teenage Riot" the quick shot of the show's bandleader leader looking very confused is priceless.
Posted by David Connell at 8:43 PM