Tuesday, June 24, 2003  

These Democratic candidates are starting to get downright scary. Dick Gephardt, at Jesse Jackson's Democratic pep rally yesterday, said, "When I'm president, we'll have executive orders to overcome any wrong thing the Supreme Court does tomorrow or any other day."

Why have a Supreme Court at all? Sounds dangerously like a monarchy . . .

there. I said it.| 7:45 AM

Monday, June 23, 2003  

An open letter to Jeff Tweedy:

My dearest Jeff,

I'm getting old, Jeff. When I was a young pup I could follow hundreds of bands at a time. At any given time, I could give the line-up for just about any current or past band that I happened to like. But, now that I'm starting to get somewhat long in the tooth, my memory is failing me. I just can't keep track of who has new albums coming out anymore. My No Depression reading frequency has gone down considerably, and I just don't have the time or money to keep up any more.

In light of this, I would like to ask you a favor. I realize that it's a big one, and I appreciate how much work is involved. Here's the deal: I implore you, I beg of you, I beseech you . . . stop doing side projects under different names. My feeble mind can't keep track any more. Maybe it's the scotch, maybe it's the pipe tobacco, maybe it's all of the bacon grease, but my mind can't handle this many variations. Golden Smog, Minus 5, etc., I just don't know anymore. It's all great music, I'm sure, and I'd love to listen to it, but can't you just release it as Wilco?

Do an old man a favor. Slow down a bit, let some of us catch up. Thank you for your time.


John Barber

there. I said it.| 2:42 PM

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