Nineteen years ago, my wife Heather Whinna stopped by the post office on the way home. She found bins there full of letters addressed to Santa Claus, left out by the post office for people to read and answer. Curious, she read a few of the letters and couldn't believe what she saw.
Jeff and son Spencer Tweedy join me to talk about their new album, Sukierae, as well as about autographing Dominick's receipts, a band called Sexfist and much more. Plus, they perform "You Are Not Alone," a song Jeff wrote for Mavis Staples.
Religion is bad, no doubt, and a destructive force in human history and in world today. But that's not the whole story. I let down my guard in that bar and did not speak the truth of what I think after all these years in the study of religion.
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy stopped by The Interview Show at The Hideout -- and, as you will see, so did the Chicago Fire Department -- on Feb. 1, 2013. Tweedy talked with me about music, crime shows and ... fire codes.
Bringing the fine art of jazz vocals into these modern times full of anarchy for the music business is probably not the easiest gig in music today, but the work that Curtis Stigers is doing right now is important and stunning and sexy and soulful.
Family music has changed much in recent years, with groups representing every possible musical genre (folk, rock, bluegrass, jazz, Latin, Americana, hip-hop, etc) only under the sub-genre of Kindie Rock.
Republican presidential straw polls are supposed to test the direction of that party's leading windbags. But what to do when there is no direction? A slew of these polls have so far produced results that reflect few votes and no trends.
Slash's first solo album shows continuity and expert songwriting despite all of the musical influences involved. But despite its being a solid release, the old school rock 'n' roll can sometimes get a little too reliable.
With Layne Staley's death, Alice In Chains was all but done. But fourteen years later, here we are with something that sounds a lot like what the group would have had they returned to the studio a couple years later.