Your Song of the Day

Cowtown

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My Wilco concert on Wednesday was cancelled, but I found this acoustic gem. Reminds me of the old MTV unplugged series.
For whatever reason, Wilco hadn't grabbed my attention. But after watching this I'm giving 'em another shot. On first blush, they have a certain Band/TomPetty/Jayhawks feel to them. I like acoustic roots/blues - well, I like a lot of stuff, but especially that genre. Real music played on real guitars with a lyric that says something somewhere in it. Doesn't have to be Dylan or Simon, just a little something to think about. :)
 

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If you can't rip off Bach, who can ya? :) The melody and chord progressions in this song are largely from Bach's Passion of St Matthew. Bach himself took it from a traditional German folk song. So when Paul Simon played/recorded this on Live Rhymin' in Concert, just him and his guitar, it was like it was being returned to its roots. It helped me get through a few times in the mid 70's when a lot of us were looking for a direction. Today in my September years, it still has much resonance. Simon is one of my idols. Imagine being able to write and play as well as he has for so long. And he even got to sleep with Princess Leia!
 
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For whatever reason, Wilco hadn't grabbed my attention. But after watching this I'm giving 'em another shot. On first blush, they have a certain Band/TomPetty/Jayhawks feel to them. I like acoustic roots/blues - well, I like a lot of stuff, but especially that genre. Real music played on real guitars with a lyric that says something somewhere in it. Doesn't have to be Dylan or Simon, just a little something to think about. :)
Try post 434! Gary Louris of the Jayhawks on lead vocals.
 

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Doesn't work... Was it this one?
No, they lived streamed an Orleans show from 1990 tonight. I will try to post it later if they make it permanently available on their channel.
 

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